100-mA Ultra-Low Dropout Regulator With Shutdown, 1.25% Tolerance

100-mA Ultra-Low Dropout Regulator With Shutdown, 1.25% Tolerance - LP2981


The LP2981 and LP2981A families of fixed-output, low-dropout regulators offer exceptional, cost-effective performance for both portable and non-portable applications. Available in fixed voltages of 2.8 V, 3 V, 3.3 V, and 5 V, the family has an output tolerance of 0.75% for the A-grade devices (1.25% for the standard grade) and is capable of delivering 100-mA continuous load current. Standard regulator features, such as overcurrent and overtemperature protection, are included.

The LP2981 and LP2981A have features that make the regulators ideal candidates for a variety of portable applications:

  • Low dropout: A PNP pass element allows a typical dropout of 200 mV at 100-mA load current and 7 mV at 1-mA load.
  • Low quiescent current: The use of a vertical PNP process allows for quiescent currents that are considerably lower than those associated with traditional lateral PNP regulators.
  • Shutdown: A shutdown feature is available, allowing the regulator to consume only 0.01 µA when the ON/OFF pin is pulled low.


  • Output Tolerance of
    • 0.75% (A Grade)
    • 1.25% (Standard Grade)
  • Ultra-Low Dropout Typically:
    • 200 mV at Full Load of 100 mA
    • 7 mV at 1 mA
  • Low IQ: 600 µA Typical at Full Load of 100 mA
  • Shutdown Current: 0.01 µA Typical
  • Fast Transient Response to Line and Load
  • Overcurrent and Thermal Protection
  • High Peak Current Capability
  • Low ZOUT Over Wide Frequency Range
  • –40°C to 125°C Temperature Range

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Iout (Max) (A)
Output Options
Vin (Min) (V)
Vin (Max) (V)
Fixed Output Options (V)
Vout (Min) (V)
Vout (Max) (V)
Iq (Typ) (mA)
Vdo (Typ) (mV)
Accuracy (%)
Noise (uVrms)
Output Capacitor Type
Operating Temperature Range (C)
LP2981 LP2981A
0.1    0.1   
Fixed Output    Fixed Output   
2.2    2.2   
16    16   
2.8    2.8   
5    5   
0.065    0.065   
200    200   
6    2   
160    160   
Non-Ceramic    Non-Ceramic   
-40 to 125    -40 to 125   
5SOT-23    5SOT-23