TLV431 is a low power counterpart to TL431, having lower reference voltage (1.24 V vs 2.5 V) for lower voltage adjustability and lower minimum cathode current (Ik(min)= 100 µA vs 1 mA). Like TL431, TLV431 is used in conjunction with it's key components to behave as a single voltage reference, error amplifier, voltage clamp, or comparator with integrated reference.
TLV431 can be operated and adjusted to cathode voltages from 1.24 V to 6 V, making this part optimum for a wide range of end equipments in industrial, auto, telecom, and computing. For this device to behave as a shunt regulator or error amplifier, > 100 µA (Imin(max)) must be supplied in to the cathode pin. Under this condition, feedback can be applied from the Cathode and Ref pins to create a replica of the internal reference voltage.
Various reference voltage options can be purchased with initial tolerances (at 25°C) of 0.5%, 1%, and 1.5%. These reference options are denoted by B (0.5%), A (1.0%), and blank (1.5%) after the TLV431.
The TLV431xC devices are characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C, the TLV431xI devices are characterized for operation from –40°C to 85°C, and the TLV431xQ devices are characterized for operation from –40°C to 125°C.