Switching Regulators Offer an Efficiency of up to 96%
GAPTEC Electronic launched a family of LMS78 non-insulated 0.5A switching regulators with an extended input voltage range (up to 4:1). These drop-in switching regulators are size and pin- out compatible with the company's linear regulators. In contrast, they do not require a heat sink and thus need less space on the PCB.
The regulators can be switched for positive or negative output voltage, have a MTBF of > 2 million hours and offer extremely high efficiency up to 96%. Their operating temperature range is -40°C to +85°C. Features include short-circuit protection as well as low ripple and noise (typically 25mVp-p at 20MHz bandwidth). The no-load current is max. 8mA.
The LMS78 switching regulators provide a great alternative to most standard switching regulators from other manufacturers. At an order quantity of 1000 units, the price per unit (through hole or SMT!) is € 1.95 plus VAT.