The ATL431 and ATL432 are three-terminal adjustable shunt regulators, with specified
thermal stability over applicable automotive, commercial, and industrial temperature ranges. The
output voltage can be set to any value between Vref (approximately
2.5 V) and 36 V, with two external resistors. These devices have a typical output impedance
of 0.05 Ω. Active output circuitry provides a very sharp turn-on characteristic, making these
devices excellent replacements for Zener diodes in many applications, such as onboard regulation,
adjustable power supplies, and switching power supplies.
The ATL43x has > 20x improvement cathode current range over its TL43x predecessor. It
also is stable with a wider range of load capacitance types and values.
ATL431 and ATL432 are the exact same parts but with different pinouts and order numbers.
The ATL43x is offered in two grades, with initial tolerances (at 25°C) of 0.5%, 1%, for the B and A
grade, respectively. In addition, low output drift vs temperature ensures consistent voltage
regulation over the entire temperature range.
The ATL43xxI devices are characterized for operation from –40°C to +85°C, and the
ATL43xxQ devices are characterized for operation from –40°C to +125°C.