TPS74401-EP Enhanced-product single-output 3A LDO, adj (0.8V to 3.3V), fast transient resp, program soft start |

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Enhanced-product single-output 3A LDO, adj (0.8V to 3.3V), fast transient resp, program soft start

Enhanced-product single-output 3A LDO, adj (0.8V to 3.3V), fast transient resp, program soft start - TPS74401-EP


The TPS74401 low-dropout (LDO) linear regulator provides an easy-to-use robust power management solution for a wide variety of applications. User-programmable soft-start minimizes stress on the input power source by reducing capacitive inrush current on start-up. The soft-start is monotonic and well-suited for powering many different types of processors and ASICs. The enable input and power-good output allow easy sequencing with external regulators. This complete flexibility permits the user to configure a solution that will meet the sequencing requirements of FPGAs, DSPs, and other applications with specific start-up requirements.

A precision reference and error amplifier deliver 1% accuracy over load, line, temperature, and process. Each LDO is stable with low-cost ceramic output capacitors and the device is fully specified from –55°C to 125°C.


  • Soft-Start (SS) Pin Provides a Linear Startup with Ramp Time Set by External Capacitor
  • 1% Accuracy Over Line, Load, and Temperature
  • Supports Input Voltages as Low as 0.9 V with External Bias Supply
  • Adjustable Output (0.8 V to 3.6 V)
  • Ultra-Low Dropout: 115 mV at 3.0 A (typ)
  • Stable with Any or No Output Capacitor
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Available in 5 mm × 5 mm × 1 mm QFN Package
  • Active High Enable
    • Controlled Baseline
    • One Assembly/Test Site
    • One Fabrication Site
    • Available in Military (–55°C/125°C) Temperature Ranges(1)
    • Extended Product Life Cycle
    • Extended Product-Change Notification
    • Product Traceability
    • FPGA Applications
    • DSP Core and I/O Voltages
    • Post-Regulation Applications
    • Applications with Special Start-Up Time or Sequencing Requirements
    • Hot-Swap and Inrush Controls

(1) Custom temperature ranges available
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Thermal calculator

Estimate the LDO IC temperature at your design conditions:
Part number
Vin  V
Vout  V
Iout  A
Ambient temp  °C
Package option
Voltage option
PCB construction
Enhanced Thermal = single thermal spreading plane of 1 oz Cu
Minimum Thermal = single thermal spreading plane of 1/2 oz Cu
View the user guide for more details.

Junction temperature vs. PCB copper coverage area
These are estimated power dissipation and thermal results.
Care must be taken to ensure that device junction temperature
does not exeed the maximum ratings as indicated in the datasheet.

This calculator uses the PCB copper area to estimate the device junction temperature. See notes on usage and calculation method.


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Part number Order Output options Iout (Max) (A) Vin (Max) (V) Vin (Min) (V) Vout (Max) (V) Vout (Min) (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)
TPS74401-EP Order now Adjustable Output     3     5.5     0.8     3.6     0.8     VQFN | 20     Enable
Power Good
Soft Start    
1     -55 to 125     27     13     8.36 | 1ku     HiRel Enhanced Product     50     1     115     3     20VQFN: 25 mm2: 5 x 5 (VQFN | 20)