The SG3525A pulse width modulator control circuit offers improved performance and lower external parts count when implemented for controlling all types of switching power supplies.The on−chip +5.1 V reference is trimmed to 1% and the error amplifier has an input common−mode voltage range that includes the reference voltage, thus eliminating the need for external divider resistors. A sync input to the oscillator enables multiple units to be slaved or a single unit to be synchronized to an external system clock.A wide range of dead time can be programmed by a single resistor connected between the CT and Discharge pins. This device also features built−insoft−start circuitry, requiring only an external timing capacitor. A shutdown pin controls both the soft−start circuitry and the output stages, providing instantaneous turn off through the PWM latch with pulsed shutdown, as well as soft−start recycle with longer shutdown commands. The under voltage lockout inhibits the outputs and the changing of the soft−start capacitor when VCC is below nominal. The output stages are totem−pole design capable of sinking and sourcing in excess of 200 mA. The output stage of the SG3525A features NOR logic resulting in a low output for an off−state.