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# TPS7A88-Q1: Thermal Derating Curve

Part Number: TPS7A88-Q1
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TPS82140,

Hi team，

Some power IC datasheet will have the Thermal Derating Curve which will show how the output current/output power change when temperature rise.

For example，tps82140 has the following curve.

However, I can't find the curve in TPS7A88-Q1/TPS7A8101-Q datasheet. How can I know the Power Derating about these socket? Does any other Parameter or curve also describe Thermal Derating?

Thanks a lot !

• Hi Amelie,

This curve can be derived for the TPS7A88-Q1 with the θja parameter specified in the datasheet. Note that this LDO is a dual output device, so for these calculations I will assume both individual LDOs are being used equally. The junction temperature is therefore calculated as:

Tj = Ta + θja * (2*Pd)

Tj = junction temperature

Ta = ambient temperature

θja = junction-to-ambient thermal resistance

Pd = power dissipation of one TPS7A88-Q1 pass FET

After rearranging this equation to make Iout the dependent variable and Ta the dependent variable:

Pd,max = (Tj,max - Ta) / (2*θja)

Iout,max = (Tj,max - Ta)/(2*(Vin - Vout)*θja)

For this example I will use the following conditions:

Vin = 3.3 V

Vout = 1.8 V

Tj,max = 125 C

θja = 39.8 C/W

The thermal derating curve is the maximum rated output current (1 A for the TPS7A88-Q1) or the Iout,max calculation above, whichever is smaller. You can use graphing software like Excel to plot the curve across the recommended operating temperature. I have also attached the spreadsheet in which these conditions can be changed to see the effects on the curve.

Thermal Derating.xlsx

Thanks,

Gerard

• Gerard,
It helps a lot! Thanks!