MAX8873R, MAX8873S, MAX8873T

Low-Dropout 120mA Linear Regulators


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Description

The MAX8873T/S/R and MAX8874T/S/R low-dropout linear regulators operate from a +2.5V to +6.5V input range and deliver up to 120mA. A PMOS pass transistor allows the low, 82µA supply current to remain independent of load, making these devices ideal for battery-operated portable equipment such as cellular phones and cordless phones.

The devices feature Dual Mode operation: their output voltage is preset (at 3.15V for the T versions, 2.84V for the S versions, or 2.80V for the R versions) or can be adjusted with an external resistor divider. Total error on the output is ±3.5%. Output voltages are set on the low side of popular ranges so that power drain is minimized for longer battery life. Other features include low-power shutdown, short-circuit protection, thermal shutdown protection, and reverse battery protection. The MAX8874 also includes an auto-discharge function, which actively discharges the output voltage to ground when the device is placed in shutdown mode. Both devices come in a miniature 5-pin SOT23 package.

For dual versions, refer to the MAX8865/MAX8866 data sheet. For low-noise versions with 30µVRMS output noise, refer to the MAX8877/MAX8878.

MAX8873R, MAX8873S, MAX8873T, MAX8874R, MAX8874S, MAX8874T: Typical Operating Circuit MAX8873R, MAX8873S, MAX8873T, MAX8874R, MAX8874S, MAX8874T: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • LP2980 Pin-Compatible SOT23 Package
  • Low, 55mV Dropout Voltage at 50mA IOUT (130mV at 120mA)
  • Low, 73µA No-Load Supply Current
  • Low, 82µA Operating Supply Current (even in dropout)
  • Miniature External Components
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Output Current Limit
  • Reverse Battery Protection
  • Dual Mode Operation: Fixed or Adjustable (1.25V to 6.5V) Output
  • Low-Power Shutdown

Applications/Uses

  • Audio Systems
  • Cordless Phones
  • Electronic Planners
  • Handheld Instruments (PDAs, Palmtops)
  • Modems
  • Palmtop Computers
  • PCMCIA Cards
  • PCS Telephones
Part NumberRegulatorsVIN
(V)
VIN
(V)
Preset VOUT
(V)
VDROPOUT @Rated ILOAD
(V)
Rated ILOAD
(mA)
Rated ILOAD
(mA)
ICC
(µA)
Output Voltage Noise
(µV RMS)
Ref. BypassLow Batt./ Pwr. Fail OutWatchdogReverse Batt. Protect.Oper. Temp.
(°C)
Package/PinsBudgetary
Price
minmaxtypmaxtypSee Notes
MAX8873 12.56.5
2.8
2.84
3.15
0.13120120150220NoNoNoYes-40 to +85
SOT23/5
$0.75 @1k
MAX8874 
SOT23/5
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