The TPS71xx integrated circuits are a family of micropower low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators. An order of magnitude reduction in dropout voltage and quiescent current over conventional LDO performance is achieved by replacing the typical pnp pass transistor with a PMOS device.
Because the PMOS device behaves as a low-value resistor, the dropout voltage is very low (maximum of 32 mV at an output current of 100 mA for the TPS7150) and is directly proportional to the output current (see Figure 1). Additionally, since the PMOS pass element is a voltage-driven device, the quiescent current is very low and remains independent of output loading (typically 285 µA over the full range of output current, 0 mA to 500 mA). These two key specifications yield a significant improvement in operating life for battery-powered systems.
● Available in 5-V, 4.85-V, and 3.3-V
Fixed-Output and Adjustable Versions
● Very Low-Dropout Voltage . . . Maximum of
32 mV at IO = 100 mA (TPS7150)
● Very Low Quiescent Current – Independent
of Load . . . 285 µA Typ
● Extremely Low Sleep-State Current
0.5 µA Max
● 2% Tolerance Over Specified Conditions
For Fixed-Output Versions
● Output Current Range of 0 mA to 500 mA
● TSSOP Package Option Offers Reduced
Component Height for Space-Critical
● Power-Good (PG) Status Output