Demonstration circuit 534 is a fast transient response, very low dropout linear regulator featuring the 4A output current LT3150 linear regulator controller. The DC534 has an input voltage range of 1.1V to 10V and generates a jumper-selectable output voltage of 1.2V, 1.5V or 1.8V.
With the LT3150 driving external N-channel MOSFETs as source followers, the DC534 can produce very fast transient response. The proper selection of the Rds(on) of the MOSFETs allows dropout voltages below 300 mV. These capabilities, plus its ability to maintain stable operation with ceramic output capacitors, make the DC534 voltage regulator ideally suited for low VIN-to-VOUT applications, such as microprocessor/microcontroller/FPGA power supplies.