The LFC789D25 is a dual linear FET controller that simplifies the design of dual power supplies. The device consists of two independent controllers, each of which drives an external MOSFET to implement a low-dropout regulator. One controller is programmed to regulate a fixed 2.5-V output, while the second controller can be programmed to regulate any desired output voltage via a reference input pin, allowing for the creation of a tracking regulator often needed for termination schemes. And, because heating effects of the external FETs easily can be isolated from the controllers, the controllers can regulate the output voltages to a maximum tolerance of ±2% across temperature and load.
The LFC789D25 allows designers a great deal of flexibility in selecting external components and topology to implement their specific power-supply needs. With appropriate heat sinking, the designer can build a regulator with as much current capability as allowed by the external MOSFET and power supply. And, because the dropout of the regulator is simply the product of the RDS(on) of the external power MOSFET and the load current, very low dropout can be achieved via proper selection of the power MOSFET.
Packaged in 8-pin SOIC and space-saving TSSOP, the LFC789D25 is characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.
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