The RESET function, built into the LM53625/35-Q1, has special features not found in the ordinary Power-Good function. A glitch filter prevents false flag operation for short excursions in the output voltage, such as during line and load transients. Furthermore, there is a delay between the point at which the output voltage is within specified limits and the flag asserts Power Good. Because the RESET comparator and the regulation loop share the same reference, the thresholds track with the output voltage. This allows the LM53625/35-Q1 to be specified with a 96.5% maximum threshold, while at the same time specifying a 94 % worst case threshold with respect to the actual output voltage for that device. This allows tighter tolerance than is possible with an external supervisor device. The net result is a more accurate Power-Good function while expanding the system allowance for transients, and so forth. RESET operation can best be understood by reference to Figure 10 and Figure 11. The values for the various filter and delay times can be found in Timing Characteristics. Output voltage excursions lasting less than TRESET-filter do not trip RESET. Once the output voltage is within the prescribed limits, a delay of TRESET-act is imposed before RESET goes high.
This output consists of an open-drain NMOS; requiring an external pullup resistor to a suitable logic supply. It can also be pulled up to either VCC or VOUT, through an appropriate resistor, as desired. The pin can be left floating or grounded if the RESET function is not used in the application. When EN is pulled low, the flag output isl also be forced low. With EN low, RESET remains valid as long as the input voltage is ≥ 1.5 V. The maximum current into this pin should be limited to 10 mA, while the maximum voltage must be less than 8 V.
While the LM53625/35-Q1 reset function resembles a standard Power-Good function, its functionality is designed to replace a discrete reset device, reducing additional component cost. There are three major differences between the reset function and the normal power good function seen in most regulators.
The threshold voltage for the RESETfunction is specified taking advantage of the availability of the LM53625/35-Q1 internal feedback threshold to the RESET circuit. This allows a maximum threshold of 96.5% of selected output voltage to be specified at the same time as 96 % of actual set point. The net result is a more accurate reset function while expanding the system allowance for transient response without the need for extremely accurate internal circuitry.