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LT3012B 5V Low Dropout µPower Supply

5V Low Dropout µPower Supply

The LT3012B is a high voltage, micropower low dropout linear regulator. The device is capable of supplying 250mA of output current with a dropout voltage of 400mV. Designed for use in battery-powered or high voltage systems, the low quiescent current (40µA operating) makes the LT3012B an ideal choice. Quiescent current is also well controlled in dropout.

Other features of the LT3012B include the ability to operate with very small output capacitors. The regulators are stable with only 3.3μF on the output while most older devices require between 10μF and 100μF for stability. Small ceramic capacitors can be used without any need for series resistance (ESR) as is common with other regulators.

Internal protection circuitry includes reverse-battery protection, current limiting, thermal limiting and reverse current protection.

Dropout Voltage

 


Software

LTspice

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