Stabilization capacitor for S12ZVL32 Regulator

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Stabilization capacitor for S12ZVL32 Regulator

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rajivbandodkar
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Hi,

Wondering if the recommended stabilization Capacitor can be reduced (minimum 4.7uF is recommended). My application using S12ZVL32 is running at 25MHz with internal oscillator, without external ballast transistor and an external load of around 20mA max. Application uses LIN Phy (+SCI), ADC, RTI, API, HVI and Timers. I am already using a 1uF ceramic capacitor across Vdda and Vddx pins, so around 2uF near the MCU.

Please comment..

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rajivbandodkar
Contributor II

Hi Daniel,

Thanks. Please note this application has to comply with ISO26262 ASIL A and whatever value we select must be either recommended in the datasheet or need to be justified by a calculation (if we select other). There must be some calculation from the designer of the regulator to have selected a 4.7uF capacitor. We need precisely that calculations so that we can justify in writing the value we select.

Please check with the designer.

Regards,

Rajiv Bandodkar. 

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danielmartynek
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Hi

I discussed this issue with another team but I didn’t obtain any calculation that could validate your changes. The conclusion is that the value is given and you should follow the datasheet.

Regards

Daniel

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rajivbandodkar
Contributor II

Hi Daniel,

Can you share any detailed specks with formula to calculate the value for stabilization capacitor for this regulator in S12ZVL?

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danielmartynek
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi

Unfortunately, I haven’t got any specks regarding this capacitor. The value 4.7uF is given. But if your application doesn’t stress the power supply so much, you measured it and it is stable, in my opinion, it can be reduced.

 

Regards

Daniel

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danielmartynek
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi

It depends on an application. 4.7uF is recommended value. If you use only 2uF, make sure the voltage is stable.

Regards

Daniel

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