Choosing the right LDO linear voltage regulator is critically important. Power management is vital in a world driven by smaller devices reliant upon batteries that require efficient power consumption and precision. Our linear low dropout LDO regulators feature ultra-low quiescent current, ultra-low dropout voltage, ultra-high ripple rejection, very accurate output, fast transient response, a wide selection of packages and a wide input voltage range.
LDO regulators with the highest performance for quiescent current, including the lowest quiescent current LDO in the market that consumes only 20 nA (typical) while operating in a no-load state
The MCP1792/3 are high-voltage Low Dropout (LDO) regulators that can generate 100 mA output current.
Linear LDO regulators are a simple solution for regulating a higher voltage to a lower voltage through an integrated circuit without the use of an inductor. LDOs span a wide spectrum of specialized uses and can be widely implemented in today’s electronics because of their simplicity and low cost.
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Today, as battery operated devices drive nearly every aspect of everyday life, LDOs prove to be an effective tool in achieving low power consumption and high power efficiency. Many other types of regulators exist on the market but, in many cases, linear LDO regulators prove to be the most cost-effective solution to modern power regulation. The lack of a large and expensive inductor allows LDOs to achieve a much smaller footprint and higher overall value when considered from a cost/benefit perspective. LDOs are a straightforward and cost-effective solution to linear power regulation.
With such a large variety of LDOs available in today’s market it can be difficult to identify the optimal LDO for your application. Here are four important characteristics to consider before selecting an LDO:
This is the main purpose of the linear LDO regulator. Though there are many ways to utilize an LDO, maintaining a low dropout between the input and output voltage is the LDO’s primary purpose. This is an important aspect to consider before choosing an LDO as a power regulation solution.
As the performance and capability of technology continues to grow at a rapid rate, it is crucial that the core components of these devices meet stringent requirements and operate on a consistent and leading-edge basis. The LDO’s responsibility is not only to have a low input to output dropout but also to ensure that the voltage is outputted with the smallest margin of error.
In the process of dropping input voltage to output voltage, various unwanted frequencies could find their way into the integrated circuit. The PSRR of a linear regulator is the measurement of how well the integrated circuit filters/rejects out extraneous noise in the input voltage signal before voltage is outputted. High PSRR typically correlates to a more consistent output accuracy.
Also known as IQ, quiescent current is the current that is drawn from an integrated circuit while it is in a quiescent (no-load, non-switching) state. IQ can be understood as the minimal amount of current needed to power the basic functionalities of a device. The lower the rated quiescent current of a linear regulator, the more power efficient the linear regulator is in a no-load state.
Provides design suggestions for common circuit needs, estimates performance for common modifications, and can export to MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator for verification.
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