The LM2825N-5.0 and LM2825N-5.0/NOPB are two variants of the same regulator, specifically the LM2825 series made by Texas Instruments.
The LM2825N-5.0 is a fixed output regulator that provides a constant output voltage of 5.0 volts. It is designed to regulate and stabilize the input voltage to a consistent 5.0V for various applications.
The LM2825N-5.0/NOPB, on the other hand, is essentially the same as the LM2825N-5.0, but the "/NOPB" suffix indicates that it is part of a Texas Instruments "Pb-Free" package designed to meet certain environmental requirements by Pb-free regulations.
Both versions of the LM2825N-5.0 offer similar features and specifications:
- Input Voltage Range: The LM2825N-5.0 operates within the specified input voltage range, typically between 6V and 42V. This enables it to handle a wide range of input voltages and regulate them to the required 5.0V output.
- Output current: The LM2825N-5.0 is capable of delivering a certain maximum output current, typically around 500 mA. This means it can deliver up to 500mA at a regulated output voltage of 5.0V.
- Dropout Voltage: Dropout voltage is the minimum voltage difference between the input and output required by a regulator to maintain regulation. The LM2825N-5.0 typically has a low dropout voltage, ensuring efficient operation even when the input voltage is close to the desired output voltage.
- Thermal Shutdown Protection: The LM2825N-5.0 integrates built-in thermal shutdown protection to help prevent damage to the regulator due to overheating. When the temperature exceeds a certain threshold, the voltage regulator will automatically shut down for self-protection.
These regulators are commonly used in various applications requiring a stable and regulated 5.0V supply. Some typical applications include automotive electronics, industrial control systems, battery-powered equipment, and other electronic systems requiring reliable voltage regulation.