ZHCSEM3D February 2016 – November 2018 TPS82130
For best output and input voltage filtering, low ESR ceramic capacitors are required. The input capacitor minimizes input voltage ripple, suppresses input voltage spikes and provides a stable system rail for the device. A 10-µF or larger input capacitor is required. The output capacitor value can range from 22μF up to more than 400μF. Higher values are possible as well and can be evaluated through the transient response. Larger soft start times are recommended for higher output capacitances.
High capacitance ceramic capacitors have a DC bias effect, which will have a strong influence on the final effective capacitance. Therefore the right capacitor value has to be chosen carefully. Package size and voltage rating in combination with dielectric material are responsible for differences between the rated capacitor value and the effective capacitance.