NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics , has introduced an ultra-low quiescent current low voltage dropout (LDO) regulator that expands National's portfolio of power management devices for the automotive and industrial markets.
The LM9076, a 150mA LDO voltage regulator, is available in 5V with other voltage options to follow. It contains a variety of protection features such as thermal shutdown, input transient protection and a wide operating temperature.
The LM9076 has a quiescent current of 25 microamps typical for a 0.1mA load. It features a simplified circuit design, which is rugged enough to withstand harsh automotive environments with voltage transients up to +70V/-50V.
With a wide operating temperature range, the LM9076 is well suited for all automotive environments, from cockpit to "under the hood" applications. It features on/off control, delayed reset output and a variety of other protection features.
Its current load range allows it to function in both "keep alive" and normal operations, all in a single device. Additionally, due to its wide voltage range and wide current load, this single device can be used in multiple applications.