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Basics of Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulators

In this e-learning course, you will learn the basics of LDO regulators, operation, features.

In this e-learning course, you will learn the basics of LDO regulators, operation, features.
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Includes:

Chapter1 Introduction to Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulators

  • Types of voltage regulator ICs
  • Advantages and disadvantages of linear regulators and switching regulators
  • What is an LDO regulator?
  • Need of LDO regulators for electronic systems
  • What is a linear regulator?
  • Operations of linear and switching regulators
  • Principle of operation of series regulators
  • Circuit configuration of a series regulator
  • Differences between a three-terminal voltage regulator and an LDO regulator

Chapter2 Convenient functions of LDO

  • Useful functions available with LDO regulators
  • Overcurrent protection operation of LDO regulators
  • Thermal shutdown (TSD) operation of LDO regulators
  • Inrush current reduction function of LDO regulators
  • Auto discharge function of LDO regulators
  • Undervoltage lockout (UVLO) function of LDO regulators

Chapter3 Glossary of terms used in the datasheets for LDO regulators

  • Glossary of terms used in the datasheets for LDO regulators

Chapter4 Efficiency and power loss calculation for LDO

  • Efficiency of LDO regulators
  • Calculating the power dissipation and junction temperature of an LDO regulator

Chapter5 Precautions for use

  • Usage considerations for LDO regulators

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Chapter1 Introduction to Low-Dropout (LDO) Regulators

1-1. Types of voltage regulator ICs
1-2. Advantages and disadvantages of linear regulators and switching regulators
1-3. What is an LDO regulator?
1-4. Need of LDO regulators for electronic systems
1-5. What is a linear regulator?
1-6. Operations of linear and switching regulators
1-7. Principle of operation of series regulators
1-8. Circuit configuration of a series regulator
1-9. Differences between a three-terminal voltage regulator and an LDO regulator

Chapter2 Convenient functions of LDO

2-1. Useful functions available with LDO regulators
2-2. Overcurrent protection operation of LDO regulators
2-3. Thermal shutdown (TSD) operation of LDO regulators
2-4. Inrush current reduction function of LDO regulators
2-5. Auto discharge function of LDO regulators
2-6. Undervoltage lockout (UVLO) function of LDO regulators

Chapter3 Glossary of terms used in the datasheets for LDO regulators

3-1. Glossary of terms used in the datasheets for LDO regulators

Chapter4 Efficiency and power loss calculation for LDO

4-1. Efficiency of LDO regulators
4-2. Calculating the power dissipation and junction temperature of an LDO regulator

Chapter5 Precautions for use

5-1. Usage considerations for LDO regulators