The LM2937 is a positive voltage regulator capable of supplying up to 500 mA of load current. The use of a PNP power transistor provides a low dropout voltage characteristic. With a load current of 500 mA the minimum input to output voltage differential required for the output to remain in regulation is typically 0.5 V (1-V ensured maximum over the full operating temperature range). Special circuitry has been incorporated to minimize the quiescent current to typically only 10 mA with a full 500-mA load current when the input to output voltage differential is greater than 3 V.
The LM2937 requires an output bypass capacitor for stability. As with most low dropout regulators, the ESR of this capacitor remains a critical design parameter, but the LM2937 includes special compensation circuitry that relaxes ESR requirements. The device is stable for all ESR below 3 Ω. This allows the use of low ESR chip capacitors.
Ideally suited for automotive applications, the LM2937 will protect itself and any load circuitry from reverse battery connections, two-battery jumps, and up to 60-V/−50-V load dump transients. Familiar regulator features such as short circuit and thermal shutdown protection are also built in.
|Part number||Order||Output options||Iout (Max) (A)||Vin (Max) (V)||Vin (Min) (V)||Vout (Max) (V)||Vout (Min) (V)||Fixed output options (V)||Package Group||Features||Regulated outputs (#)||Operating temperature range (C)||Thermal resistance θJA (°C/W)||Noise (uVrms)||Approx. price (US$)||Rating||PSRR @ 100 KHz (dB)||Accuracy (%)||Dropout voltage (Vdo) (Typ) (mV)||Iq (Typ) (mA)||Package size: mm2:W x L (PKG)|
DDPAK/TO-263 | 3
SOT-223 | 4
TO-220 | 3
-40 to 125
-40 to 85
|42||150||0.65 | 1ku||Catalog||57||5||500||2||
3DDPAK/TO-263: 155 mm2: 15.24 x 10.16 (DDPAK/TO-263 | 3)
4SOT-223: 46 mm2: 7 x 6.5 (SOT-223 | 4)
3TO-220: 47 mm2: 4.58 x 10.16 (TO-220 | 3)