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This family of fixed voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits
capable of driving loads in excess of 3.0 A. These three–terminal regulators
employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe–area
compensation. Devices are available with improved specifications, including
a 2% output voltage tolerance, on AC–suffix 5.0, 12 and 15 V device types.
Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices
can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and
currents. This series of devices can be used with a series–pass transistor to
supply up to 15 A at the nominal output voltage.
• Output Current in Excess of 3.0 A
• Power Dissipation: 25 W
• No External Components Required
• Output Voltage Offered in 2% and 4% Tolerance*
• Thermal Regulation is Specified
• Internal Thermal Overload Protection
• Internal Short Circuit Current Limiting
• Output Transistor Safe–Area Compensation
MAXIMUM RATINGS (TA = +25°C, unless otherwise noted.)
Input Voltage (5.0 V – 12 V)
Input Voltage (15 V)
VI 35 Vdc
Power Dissipation and Thermal Characteristics
Plastic Package (Note 1)
TA = +25°C
Thermal Resistance, Junction–to–Air
TC = +25°C
Thermal Resistance, Junction–to–Case
Storage Junction Temperature
Operating Junction Temperature Range
0 to +125
NOTES: 1. Although power dissipation is internally limited, specifications apply only
for PO ≤ Pmax, Pmax = 25 W.
Pin 1. Input
Heatsink surface is connected to Pin 2.
DEVICE TYPE/NOMINAL OUTPUT VOLTAGE
A common ground is required between the input and the output voltages. The input voltage must
remain typically 2.2 V above the output voltage even during the low point on the input ripple voltage.
XX these two digits of the type number indicate voltage.
** Cin is required if regulator is located an appreciable distance from power supply filter.
** (See Applications Information for details.)
** CO is not needed for stability; however, it does improve transient response.
MOTOROLA ANALOG IC DEVICE DATA
Tol. Range Package
TJ = 0° to
TJ = – 40° to Plastic
XX Indicates nominal voltage.
* 2% regulators available in 5, 12 and 15 V devices.
# Automotive temperature range selections are avail-
able with special test conditions and additional
tests. Contact your local Motorola sales office for
© Motorola, Inc. 1996