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TPS7A80: VDO question for TPS7A8001

Part Number: TPS7A80
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TPS74401

Hi team,

For the LDO dropout, we can find the Max dropout spec from datasheet.

The max dropout spec is different according to actual load current. I have a question about the LDO Vin dropout calculation. For our actual design which is shown as follow:

Vin=5.5V±3%, Vout=4.984±3.92% (the accuracy of output is calculated according to IC, external resistor accuracy)Imax of load =0.75A;

So the min Vin dropout of our design should meet: Vin dropout>350mV according to datasheet. But I have a question about the Vin dropout calculation. Please see the following calculation method:

Cal Method 1:  Vin dropout=Vin(Typ)-Vout(Typ)=5.5-4.984=516mV>350mV;

Cal Method 2:  Vin dropout=Vin(Typ)-Vout(Max)=5.5-5.18=320mV<350mV;

Cal Method 3:  Vin dropout=Vin(Min)-Vout(Typ)=5.5*(1-3%)-4.984=351mV>350mV;

Cal Method 4:  Vin dropout=Vin(Min)-Vout(Max)=5.5*(1-3%)-4.984*(1+3.92%)=155mV<350mV;


Please help to confirm which cal method is true because it is really important for our circuit design. Thanks a lot!