The LM78LXX series of three terminal positive regulators is available with several fixed output voltages making them useful in a wide range of applications. When used as a zener diode/resistor combination replacement, the LM78LXX usually results in an effective output impedance improvement of two orders of magnitude, and lower quiescent current. These regulators can provide local on card regulation, eliminating the distribution problems associated with single point regulation. The voltages available allow the LM78LXX to be used in logic systems, instrumentation, HiFi, and other solid state electronic equipment.
The LM78LXX series are: LM78L05, LM78L62AC, LM78L82AC, LM78L09AC, LM78L12AC and LM78L15AC. Characteristics: LM78L05 in micro SMD package; output current of 100 mA; internal thermal overload protection; internal short circuit current limit; no external components; output voltages of 5.0V, 6.2V, 8.2V, 9.0V, 12V, 15V.
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