LT3080 - Adjustable 1.1A Single Resistor Low Dropout Regulator

The LT3080 is a 1.1A low dropout linear regulator that can be paralleled to increase output current or spread heat in surface mounted boards. Architected as a precision current source and voltage follower allows this new regulator to be used in many applications requiring high current, adjustability to zero, and no heat sink. Also the device brings out the collector of the pass transistor to allow low dropout operation —down to 350 millivolts— when used with multiple supplies.

A key feature of the LT3080 is the capability to supply a wide output voltage range. By using a reference current through a single resistor, the output voltage is programmed to any level between zero and 36V. The LT3080 is stable with 2.2μF of capacitance on the output, and the IC uses small ceramic capacitors that do not require additional ESR as is common with other regulators.

Internal protection circuitry includes current limiting and thermal limiting. The LT3080 regulator is offered in the 8-lead MSOP (with an exposed pad for better thermal characteristics), a 3mm × 3mm DFN, 5-lead DD-Pak, TO-220 and a simple-to-use 3-lead SOT-223 version.

  • Outputs May be Paralleled for Higher Current and Heat Spreading
  • Output Current: 1.1A
  • Single Resistor Programs Output Voltage
  • 1% Initial Accuracy of SET Pin Current
  • Output Adjustable to 0V
  • Low Output Noise: 40μVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz)
  • Wide Input Voltage Range: 1.2V to 36V
  • Low Dropout Voltage: 350mV (Except SOT-223 Package)
  • <1mV Load Regulation
  • <0.001%/V Line Regulation
  • Minimum Load Current: 0.5mA
  • Stable with 2.2μF Minimum Ceramic Output Capacitor
  • Current Limit with Foldback and Overtemperature Protected
  • Available in 8-Lead MSOP, 3mm × 3mm DFN, 5-Lead DD-Pak, TO-220 and 3-Lead SOT-223
Typical Application

  • High Current All Surface Mount Supply
  • High Efficiency Linear Regulator
  • Post Regulator for Switching Supplies
  • Low Parts Count Variable Voltage Supply
  • Low Output Voltage Power Supplies

Order Information
Part NumberPackageTempPrice(1-99)Price (1k)*
LT3080EDD#PBF3x3 DFN-8E$2.69$1.88
LT3080EDD#TRPBF3x3 DFN-8E$1.94
LT3080IDD#PBF3x3 DFN-8I$3.09$2.16
LT3080IDD#TRPBF3x3 DFN-8I$2.21
Demo Boards
Part NumberDescriptionPrice
DC1294ALT3080EDD Demo Board | LT3080(x4), Paralleled, Single Resistor LDOs, 3.8V ≤ VIN ≤ 25V, Vout = 3.3V @ 4.4A$150.00
DC995ALT3080EDD Demo Board | Single Resistor Prog Linear Regulator, 2.3V ≤ VIN ≤ 25V, Vout = 0.6V/1.0V/1.2V/1.5V/1.8V/2.5V/3.3V/5V @ 1.1A$75.00
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