September 5, 2001 – Chandler, AZ – Microchip Technology Inc. has released six new additions to its low dropout (LDO) regulator family, the TC2014, TC2015, TC2054, TC2055, TC2185, and TC2186.
According to Microchip, these six new devices feature extremely low dropout voltage (140mV at 150mA) and supply current (55uA), dramatically extending battery life and improving system efficiency.
The devices feature very low output noise and a shutdown mode is also provided to reduce power consumption to as low as 0.05uA.
Furthermore, the device’s small package and the ability to utilize tiny external ceramic capacitors result in significantly smaller board space and lower overall system cost, according to Microchip. The TC2XXX family of LDOs provides users with higher performance LDOs, without sacrificing any of the electrical parameters or dynamic behavior.
All devices are offered with a wide range of voltage options. The TC2014, TC2015, and TC2185 feature a reference bypass input for further reducing output noise. The TC2054, TC2055, and TC2186 feature an /ERROR output that can be used as a low-battery indicator or as a microprocessor reset.
The TC2014 and TC2054 have a maximum output current of 50mA, the TC2015 and TC2055 have a maximum output current of 100mA, and the TC2185 and TC2186 have a maximum output current of 150mA.