Part Number : MAX687
Function : High-Accuracy, Low-Dropout Linear Regulators / Directly Drives External PNP Transistor
Manufacturers : Maxim Integrated
The MAX687/MAX688/MAX689 low-dropout linear regulators operate with an input-to-output voltage differential limited only by an external PNP transistor. Outputs are fixed at 3.3V (MAX687/MAX688) or 3.0V (MAX689).
The only external components required are a PNP pass transistor and output, compensation, and bypass capacitors. Base drive to the external transistor is at least 10mA, permitting
output currents to exceed 1A when using high-gain transistors (β > 100). Output current limiting is implemented by limiting the external transistor’s base current. Output voltage monitoring and shutdown functions are included.
The 3.3V MAX687 automatically shuts down whenever the output voltage drops below 2.96V. An internal power-fail comparator also monitors the output and provides an early warning of low output voltage before the device shuts down.
When shut down, the output is latched off until the ON input is pulsed. Turning off the power supply in this way prevents battery damage due to excessive discharge or cell-reversal. Typical applications include portable telephones and other battery-powered equipment where the power supply must be disabled when the battery voltage is low.
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