RH3083 - Adjustable 2.8A Single Resistor Low Dropout Regulator


  • Processed in Compliance with Linear’s Certified MIL-PRF-38535 Class V Flow
  • Wide Input Range: 1.2V to 23V 
  • Output Current: 2.8A
  • Low Dropout Voltage: 310mV
  • Output Adjustable to 0V 
  • 50μA Set Pin, ±2% Accurate to 200kRad TID
  • Stable with 10μF Ceramic Output Capacitor
  • Current Limit and Thermal Protection
  • Easy to Parallel for Higher Current

Radiation Performance

  • Total Ionizing Dose (TID) Tolerance, per TM1019.8, MIL-STD-883 Up to:
    • 200kRad (Si), per Condition A at 50Rads (Si)/sec
    • 100kRad (Si), per Condition D at 10mRads (Si)/sec
    • ELDRS Pass 100kRad (Si)
  • Displacement Damage Defect (DDD) Tolerance
    •  Up to 1E12 Neutrons/cm2
  • Single Event Latchup (SEL) Threshold Linear Energy Transfer (LET)
    •  ≥ 110MeV.cm2/mg at TCASE = 100°C 

Typical Application

RH3083MK Typical Application


The RH3083 is a 2.8A low dropout linear regulator with a unique architecture featuring a precision current source and voltage follower which allows the output to be programmed to any voltage between zero and 18V. Multiple regulators can be paralleled to increase total output current and spread heat over a system PC board with no need for heat sinking. The pass transistor collector can be brought out independently of the circuit supply voltage to allow dropout voltage to approach the saturation limit of the pass transistor. A small 10μF capacitor on the output with an ESR of less than 0.5Ω is adequate to ensure stability. Applications with large output load transients require a larger output capacitor value to minimize output voltage change. Input circuitry ensures output safe operating area current limiting and thermal shutdown protection. The rated output current of an RH3083-based part is fixed by internal wire length/resistance. Linear Technology dice element evaluations are based on parts rated for 2.8A output current.

Third Party Vendor Availability

Linear Technology partners with third party vendors who assemble and test packaged products with LTC RH Dice inside.

For MSK prefix products please click on the Part Number in the table below and scroll down the linked page to find the part number.

Part Number Description SCD or SMD#
MSK5983 2.8A Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator -
MSK5984 2.8A Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator -
MSK5985 2.8A Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator -
MSK5986 2.8A Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator -
VRG8669 2.5A Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator Pending
VRG8697 2.5A Dual Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator Pending
VRG8698 2.5A Dual Positive Adjustable LDO Regulator Pending


For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

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