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12V, Ultra-Low-IQ, Low-Dropout Linear Regulators

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Applications/Uses

Parametric specs for Linear Regulators
VIN (V) (min) 2.5
VIN (V) (max) 12
Adj. VOUT (V) (min) 1.5
Adj. VOUT (V) (max) 5
Rated ILOAD (mA) 20
# Regulators 1
VDROPOUT @Rated ILOAD (V) (typ) 0.3
ICC (µA) (max) 4.5
Output Voltage Noise (µV RMS) (typ) 350
Ref. Bypass No
Low Batt./ Pwr. Fail Out No
Watchdog No
Reverse Batt. Protect. Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins SOT23/5
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
0.88
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Linear Regulators
VIN (V) (min) 2.5
VIN (V) (max) 12
Adj. VOUT (V) (min) 1.5
Adj. VOUT (V) (max) 5
Rated ILOAD (mA) 20
# Regulators 1
VDROPOUT @Rated ILOAD (V) (typ) 0.3
ICC (µA) (max) 4.5
Output Voltage Noise (µV RMS) (typ) 350
Ref. Bypass No
Low Batt./ Pwr. Fail Out No
Watchdog No
Reverse Batt. Protect. Yes
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
Package/Pins SOT23/5
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
0.88

Key Features

  • 2µA Supply Current
  • Reverse-Battery Protection
  • +2.5V to +12V Input Voltage Range
  • Fixed 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, and 5V Output Voltages (MAX1726)
  • Adjustable 1.5V to 5V Output Voltages (MAX1725)
  • 20mA Guaranteed Output Current
  • 1.5% Output Voltage Accuracy
  • Small 1µF Output Capacitor
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Thermal Protection
  • Tiny 5-Pin SOT23 Package

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Alarms
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Microcontroller Power
  • PDAs and Handy-Terminals
  • Real-Time Clock Backup Power
  • Remote Transmitters
  • Smart Battery Packs/Chargers
  • Smoke Detectors

Description

The MAX1725/MAX1726 are ultra-low supply current, low-dropout linear regulators intended for low-power applications that demand the longest possible battery life. Unlike inferior PNP-based designs, the MAX1725/MAX1726s' PMOS pass elements maintain an ultra-low 2µA supply current throughout their entire operating range and in dropout. Despite their ultra-low power consumption, the MAX1725/MAX1726 have tight output accuracy (1.5%) and require just 1µF output capacitance to achieve good load-transient response.

These regulators have a wide input voltage range (+2.5V to +12V), making them excellent choices for systems powered from two lithium-ion (Li+) cells and 9V batteries. Other features include reverse-battery protection, short-circuit protection, and thermal protection.

The MAX1725 provides an adjustable 1.5V to 5V output using an external resistor-divider. The MAX1726 provides factory preset 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, or 5V output voltages (see the Ordering Information in the full data sheet). Both devices are available in a tiny 5-pin SOT23 package.

Simplified Block Diagram

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