21 Dec 2012

LDO from Diodes Incorporated Boosts Drive Capability

Diodes Incorporated has introduced a pair of ultra-low dropout, LDO, linear regulators, capable of delivering a continuous 3.0A output for a dropout voltage of just 0.23mV.

With maximum input voltages of 3.65V and 5.5V, respectively, the AP7175 and AP7176B provide an adjustable output voltage suitable for high-efficiency systems in a wide range of products including notebooks, PCs and set-top boxes.

To meet the sequencing requirements of FPGAs, DSPs and other digital devices, both LDOs provide an enable input and power-good output, allowing users to configure custom power management solutions with different start-up and power-down characteristics.

When disabled, the devices also facilitate automatic discharge of the output voltage stored on the output capacitor, thereby improving system reliability.

The AP7175 and AP7176B also integrate a soft-start function that reduces in-rush current during the start-up period, which is typically 0.6ms.

In addition, the LDOs’ on-board current limit, short-circuit and thermal shutdown protection functions ensure that connected loads are fully protected against any possible current excesses.

Both LDOs are provided in the reduced thermal impedance, industry-standard SO-8EP and smaller form factor MSOP-8EP exposed pad packages. These packages reduce the junction-to-case temperature differential, enabling the devices to deliver high load currents over their whole -40ºC to +85ºC ambient temperature range.

Most popular news in Electronics components

2.6-GHz A/D converter engineered for Aerospace / Defence
Fast body diode N-channel MOSFETs improve reliability
Ultra-bright compact LEDs deliver highest brightness
Diodes reveals mains-dimmable LED lamp driver
Heavy duty magnetostrictive position sensors unveiled

All news in this channel | All news


Share this page


Want more like this? Register for our newsletter








Guidebooks for electronics engineers
Whitepapers
Low Loss Dynamic Compression of CPRI Baseband Data
Read this paper from Altera that describes a method of using Mu-Law compression for Gaussian-like waveforms providing an efficient methodology.

More whitepapers

Books for electronics engineers
Training
On-line: RF and Wireless Essentials for Engineers
This on-line course enables you to quickly get up-to-speed & understand key concepts of modern radio frequency, RF & wireless communications systems

More training courses

A Guide to Superheterodyne Radio Technology
A Guide to Superheterodyne Radio Technology

Ian Poole
This book covers all aspects of the superhet radio. The aim was to provide all...
Read more . .

USA bookstore UK bookstore









Radio-Electronics.com is operated and owned by Adrio Communications Ltd and edited by Ian Poole. All information is © Adrio Communications Ltd and may not be copied except for individual personal use. This includes copying material in whatever form into website pages. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on Radio-Electronics.com, no liability is accepted for any consequences of using it. This site uses cookies. By using this site, these terms including the use of cookies are accepted. More explanation can be found in our Privacy Policy