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What is a voltage regulator?
A voltage regulator is an electronic circuit used to maintain a level amount of voltage in an electrical line. It eliminates power surges, spikes and brownouts, which can cause harm to sensitive electronics.
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2005-02-01 Zetex regulator provides 3.3V output voltage
Zetex rolled out a new voltage regulator that meets the needs of circuits subjected to a wide variation in supply voltage.
2011-08-05 Voltage regulator touts 2.5C36V output voltage
Linear Technology's three-terminal, adjustable shunt regulator operates from -55C to 150C and has a 100mA sink capability and 0.4 percent initial reference voltage accuracy.
2011-02-07 Voltage regulator supplies 1A output current
Torex Semiconductor has developed the XC6602 series, a 0.5V low input, 1A, ultra-low dropout voltage regulator with soft-start.
2005-11-10 Voltage regulator optimized for low-voltage microprocessors
Micrel Semiconductor's MIC49500 is an ultra-high-bandwidth, low-dropout, 5A voltage regulator for powering core voltages of low-voltage microprocessors
2011-09-30 Voltage regulator offers 4.5-14V input voltage
Ericsson's digitally controlled POL regulators that are engineered for space critical applications cut energy consumption.
2008-07-18 Voltage regulator modules have ultralow profile
Murata Power Solutions has added a new model to its VR110 series of single inline packaged (SIP) voltage regulator modules (VRMs) to address applications where component height is restricted.
2010-04-30 Voltage regulator integrates multiphase controller
From IDT comes a family of voltage regulators designed to help customers reduce total system power loss by combining its timing portfolio with multiphase controller.
2011-03-28 Voltage regulator fits into compact LIN tranceiver
The TJA1028 LIN transceiver family released by NXP features integrated low-drop voltage regulator in a very small 3x3mm leadless package.
2010-01-11 Voltage regulator delivers up to 10A at 60C
A hysteretic constant on-time modulator with adaptive dead-time control and RDSon current sensing maximizes efficiency.
2005-10-28 VLDO voltage regulator with input voltage capability down to 0.9V
Linear Technology announced a new I-grade version of its LT3020 LDO regulator for industrial and automotive applications.
2001-09-21 Using the PT78 series integrated switching regulator (ISR)
This application note discusses the critical parameters (ripple and noise, over-current protection and minimum input voltage) that must be considered when using the PT78 Series of ISRs.
2008-11-24 Using the enable pin in a linear regulator as a voltage supervisor
The combination of a voltage regulator and a voltage supervisor is a popular circuit configuration. The addition of the supervisor ensures that the regulated output turns on and off at sufficient input voltages, as well as giving the system the luxury of a safe and ordered startup.
2011-09-02 Using LIN alternator regulator devices
Read about the detailed description of LIN alternator regulator devices and its uses in practical applications.
2009-07-30 Using a linear regulator to produce a constant current source
This application note shows how to use linear voltage regulators to provide a constant current.
2005-06-14 Understanding the stable range of equivalent series resistance of an LDO regulator
This app note explores the stable range of equivalent series resistance
2006-06-20 Ultrawide regulator handles varying input voltages
Allegro's A8498 3A buck regulator is especially suited to consumer and industrial applications where the range of input voltages vary widely.
2008-03-17 Ultralow-dropout regulator guarantees 200mA output
An ultralow dropout regulator with a guaranteed 200mA output current has been launched by austriamicrosystems for space critical applications such as mobile phones and PDAs that require high performance despite limited PCB space.
2009-05-11 Ultra-low quiescent-current linear regulator for automotive air bags
This application note presents a circuit using the MAX15006/MAX15007 linear regulators for reducing the quiescent current of automotive air-bag applications.
2004-11-30 U.K. regulator eyes open market for RF spectrum
Britain's communications and media industry regulator Ofcom is planning a radical overhaul of the way the country allocates and makes use of the wireless spectrum, the key change being that the market forces will dominate while government regulation takes a back seat.
2009-02-04 Triple buck regulator provides adjustable outputs
Linear Technology has developed the LTC3569, a triple channel, high efficiency 3MHz synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 1.2A of continuous output current from one channel and 600mA from each of the other two channels.
2002-09-25 Toshiba voltage regulator consumes 955A
The TB9001FN voltage regulator from Toshiba Corp. employs BiCD process technology and internal circuits that enables the IC to consume 955A.
2005-02-09 Toko LDO regulator IC with on/off control
Toko announced the general availability of its TK70203CS2G0 low dropout linear regulator that is suitable for use in battery powered systems.
2004-09-15 Toko LDO regulator IC with 200mV VDROP
The TK637xxS, a new positive low dropout regulator IC from Toko, features an input voltage between 2V and 6V, and output voltage from 1.5V to 4.2V.
2004-09-14 Toko LDO regulator IC provides 150mA
The new negative LDO regulator IC from Toko can supply 150mA of load current, and provides an output voltage, trimmed with high accuracy, from -2V to -9.5V.
2002-05-08 Tips for minimizing troublesome problems with voltage regulator paralleling circuits
This application note discusses tips for minimizing troublesome problems through the use of voltage regulator paralleling circuits.
2008-03-12 Tiny step-down regulator delivers 10A
Linear Technology has announced the LTC3611, a high-efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 10A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6V.
2007-06-26 Tiny buck regulator ups system thermal performance
Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN2106 is the first product in a new family of TinyBuck DC/DC buck regulators that integrate an advanced analog IC, MOSFETs and a boot diode into an ultracompact MLP housing.
2008-04-07 Tiny buck regulator touts 2.4MHz switching frequency
Linear Technology has rolled the LTC3523/-2, a combination of a 600mA (ISW) synchronous boost and a 400mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
2010-08-10 Timing controller eliminates external regulator
Parade Technologies introduced their DP616 video display timing controller (TCON) device, which the maker claims is the first eDP TCON to meet VESA eDP v1.2 and to integrate an on-board switching regulator.
2005-08-30 TFT-LCD regulator offers a cool way out
The EL7585A quad-output regulator from Intersil provides a highly integrated power source for large (19 inches and greater) TFT-LCDs of the kind used in TVs and desktop monitors.
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