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May 31, 2010

Linear and LDO Regulators Explained

at 11:18 am. Filed under Educational, Electronic Hacks

Dave Jones has made a great video that gives a high level overview of how different regulators work. You might be surprised to see that the classic 7805 and a new LDO regulator are actually quite similar. Dave also goes over how a switch mode power supply operates under the hood. It’s good information to have in the back of your head because you never know when it will pay off.


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One Response to “Linear and LDO Regulators Explained”

  1. Nick McClanahan Says:

    I like the videos this guy has done because they’re not too basic. I’ve used fixed linear and LDO regs before, but I haven’t played with switch mode regulators yet – interesting stuff!

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