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Teilenummer LP2992AILDX-2.5
Beschreibung Micropower 250 mA Low-Noise Ultra Low-Dropout Regulator in SOT-23 and LLP Packages Designed for Use with Very Low ESR Output Capacitors
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LP2992AILDX-2.5 Datasheet, Funktion
June 2002
Micropower 250 mA Low-Noise Ultra Low-Dropout
Regulator in SOT-23 and LLP Packages
Designed for Use with Very Low ESR Output Capacitors
General Description
The LP2992 is a 250 mA, fixed-output voltage regulator
designed to provide ultra low-dropout and low noise in bat-
tery powered applications.
Using an optimized VIP(Vertically Integrated PNP) pro-
cess, the LP2992 delivers unequalled performance in all
specifications critical to battery-powered designs:
Dropout Voltage: Typically 450 mV @ 250 mA load, and
5 mV @ 1 mA load.
Ground Pin Current: Typically 1500 µA @ 250 mA load, and
75 µA @ 1 mA load.
Enhanced Stability: The LP2992 is stable with output ca-
pacitor ESR as low as 5 m, which allows the use of ceramic
capacitors on the output.
Sleep Mode: Less than 1 µA quiescent current when
ON/OFF pin is pulled low.
Smallest Possible Size: SOT-23 and LLP packages use
absolute minimum board space.
Precision Output: 1% tolerance output voltages available
(A grade).
Low Noise: By adding a 10 nF bypass capacitor, output
noise can be reduced to 30 µV (typical).
Multiple voltage options, from 1.5V to 5.0V, are available as
standard products. Consult factory for custom voltages.
n Ultra low dropout voltage
n Guaranteed 250 mA output current
n Smallest possible size (SOT-23, LLP package)
n Requires minimum external components
n Stable with low-ESR output capacitor
n <1 µA quiescent current when shut down
n Low ground pin current at all loads
n Output voltage accuracy 1% (A Grade)
n High peak current capability
n Wide supply voltage range (16V max)
n Low ZOUT: 0.3typical (10 Hz to 1 MHz)
n Overtemperature/overcurrent protection
n −40˚C to +125˚C junction temperature range
n Custom voltages available
n Cellular Phone
n Palmtop/Laptop Computer
n Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
n Camcorder, Personal Stereo, Camera
Block Diagram
VIPis a trademark of National Semiconductor Corporation.
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LP2992AILDX-2.5 Datasheet, Funktion
Typical Performance Characteristics Unless otherwise specified: CIN = 1µF, COUT = 4.7µF, VIN =
VOUT(NOM) +1, TA = 25˚C, ON/OFF pin is tied to VIN.
VOUT vs Temperature
Short-Circuit Current
Short-Circuit Current
Short Circuit Current vs Output Voltage
Ripple Rejection
Ripple Rejection

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LP2992AILDX-2.5 pdf, datenblatt
Application Hints
Like any low-dropout regulator, the LP2992 requires external
capacitors for regulator stability. These capacitors must be
correctly selected for good performance.
Input Capacitor
An input capacitor whose capacitance is 1 µF is required
between the LP2992 input and ground (the amount of ca-
pacitance may be increased without limit).
This capacitor must be located a distance of not more than 1
cm from the input pin and returned to a clean analog ground.
Any good quality ceramic, tantalum, or film capacitor may be
used at the input.
Important: Tantalum capacitors can suffer catastrophic fail-
ure due to surge current when connected to a
low-impedance source of power (like a battery or very large
capacitor). If a Tantalum capacitor is used at the input, it
must be guaranteed by the manufacturer to have a surge
current rating sufficient for the application.
There are no requirements for ESR on the input capacitor,
but tolerance and temperature coefficient must be consid-
ered when selecting the capacitor to ensure the capacitance
will be 1 µF over the entire operating temperature range.
Output Capacitor:
The LP2992 is designed specifically to work with ceramic
output capacitors, utilizing circuitry which allows the regula-
tor to be stable across the entire range of output current with
an output capacitor whose ESR is as low as 5 m. It may
also be possible to use Tantalum or film capacitors at the
output, but these are not as attractive for reasons of size and
cost (see next section Capacitor Characteristics).
The output capacitor must meet the requirement for mini-
mum amount of capacitance and also have an ESR (equiva-
lent series resistance) value which is within the stable range.
Curves are provided which show the stable ESR range as a
function of load current (see ESR graph below).
Important: The output capacitor must maintain its ESR
within the stable region over the full operating temperature
range of the application to assure stability.
The LP2992 requires a minimum of 4.7 µF on the output
(output capacitor size can be increased without limit).
It is important to remember that capacitor tolerance and
variation with temperature must be taken into consideration
when selecting an output capacitor so that the minimum
required amount of output capacitance is provided over the
full operating temperature range. It should be noted that
ceramic capacitors can exhibit large changes in capacitance
with temperature (see next section, Capacitor Characteris-
The output capacitor must be located not more than 1 cm
from the output pin and returned to a clean analog ground.
Noise Bypass Capacitor:
Connecting a 10 nF capacitor to the Bypass pin significantly
reduces noise on the regulator output. It should be noted that
the capacitor is connected directly to a high-impedance cir-
cuit in the bandgap reference.
Because this circuit has only a few microamperes flowing in
it, any significant loading on this node will cause a change in
the regulated output voltage. For this reason, DC leakage
current through the noise bypass capacitor must never ex-
ceed 100 nA, and should be kept as low as possible for best
output voltage accuracy.
The types of capacitors best suited for the noise bypass
capacitor are ceramic and film. High-quality ceramic capaci-
tors with either NPO or COG dielectric typically have very
low leakage. 10 nF polypropolene and polycarbonate film
capacitors are available in small surface-mount packages
and typically have extremely low leakage current.
The LP2992 was designed to work with ceramic capacitors
on the output to take advantage of the benefits they offer: for
capacitance values in the 2.2 µF to 10 µF range, ceramics
are the least expensive and also have the lowest ESR
values (which makes them best for eliminating
high-frequency noise). The ESR of a typical 4.7 µF ceramic
capacitor is in the range of 5 mto 10 m, which easily
meets the ESR limits required for stability by the LP2992.
One disadvantage of ceramic capacitors is that their capaci-
tance can vary with temperature. Most large value ceramic
capacitors (2.2 µF) are manufactured with the Z5U or Y5V
temperature characteristic, which results in the capacitance
dropping by more than 50% as the temperature goes from
25˚C to 85˚C.
This could cause problems if a 4.7 µF capacitor were used
on the output since it will drop down to approximately 2.3 µF
at high ambient temperatures (which could cause the
LP2992 to oscillate). If Z5U or Y5V capacitors are used on
the output, a minimum capacitance value of 10 µF must be
A better choice for temperature coefficient in ceramic capaci-
tors is X7R, which holds the capacitance within ±15%. Un-
fortunately, the larger values of capacitance are not offered
by all manufacturers in the X7R dielectric.
Tantalum capacitors are less desirable than ceramics for use
as output capacitors because they are more expensive when
comparing equivalent capacitance and voltage ratings in the
1 µF to 4.7 µF range.
Another important consideration is that Tantalum capacitors
have higher ESR values than equivalent size ceramics. This
means that while it may be possible to find a Tantalum
capacitor with an ESR value within the stable range, it would
have to be larger in capacitance (which means bigger and
more costly) than a ceramic capacitor with the same ESR

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