Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Space Saving SOT-223 Surface Mount Package
  • 3-Terminal Adjustable or Fixed 2.85V, 3.3V, 5V
  • Output Current of 800mA
  • Operates Down to 1V Dropout
  • Guaranteed Dropout Voltage at Multiple Current Levels
  • 0.2% Line Regulation Max
  • 0.4% Load Regulation Max

Product Details

The LT1117 is a positive low dropout regulator designed to provide up to 800mA of output current. The device is available in an adjustable version and fixed output voltages of 2.85V, 3.3V and 5V. The 2.85V version is designed specifically to be used in Active Terminators for the SCSI bus. All internal circuitry is designed to operate down to 1V input to output differential. Dropout voltage is guaranteed at a maximum of 1.2V at 800mA, decreasing at lower load currents. On chip trimming adjusts the reference/output voltage to within ± 1%. Current limit is also trimmed in order to minimize the stress on both the regulator and the power source circuitry under overload conditions.

The low profile surface mount SOT-223 package allows the device to be used in applications where space is limited. The LT1117 requires a minimum of 10μF of output capacitance for stability. Output capacitors of this size or larger are normally included in most regulator designs.

Unlike PNP type regulators where up to 10% of the output current is wasted as quiescent current, the quiescent current of the LT1117 flows into the load, increasing efficiency.

Applications

  • Active SCSI Terminators
  • High Efficiency Linear Regulators
  • Post Regulators for Switching Supplies
  • Battery Chargers
  • 5V to 3.3V Linear Regulators

Product Lifecycle icon-recommended Production

At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

Tools & Simulations

LTspice

LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.

To launch ready-to-run LTspice demonstration circuits for this part:

Step 1: Download and install LTspice on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the link in the section below to download a demonstration circuit.

Step 3: If LTspice does not automatically open after clicking the link below, you can instead run the simulation by right clicking on the link and selecting “Save Target As.” After saving the file to your computer, start LTspice and open the demonstration circuit by selecting ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu.

LTspice

Models for the following parts are available in LTspice:

LT1117
lt1117-2
LT1117-2.85
lt1117-3
LT1117-3.3
LT1117-5

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