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LM5123-Q1: Loop Compensation Component Value Selection

Part Number: LM5123-Q1

I have used both the WEBENCH Power Designer and the spreadsheet based tool to calculate the compensation network component values for an LM5123-Q1 boost converter with the following parameters with wildly different results.

Vin: 12-15V

VinNom: 13.8V

Vout: 50V

Iout: 4A

Fsw: 200kHz

The WEBBENCH Power Designer suggests the following component values:

Rcomp: 2.94kOhm

Ccomp1: 470nF

Ccomp2: 3.3nF

The spreadsheet quickstart tool suggests the following component values:

Rcomp: 110kOhm

Ccomp1: 8.8nF

Ccomp2: 33pF

These values are quite disparate and so I am wondering which tool I should trust. Thank you for your assistance!


  • Hi Justin,

     You should determine the crossover frequency/ phase margin you want to have first, and then find the component values. Both component values can be OK as they have different crossover frequency/ phase margin.

    Best Regards,

    Feng Ji

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