SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR MaxLinear IC REG LINEAR 3.3V 150MA SOT23-5


The SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR is a linear regulator IC manufactured by MaxLinear. Here are the key specifications and details about this component:


  • Manufacturer: MaxLinear
  • Model: SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR
  • Type: Linear Regulator
  • Output Voltage: 3.3V
  • Output Current: 150mA (Milliampere)
  • Package: SOT-23-5
  • DataSheet

    SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR PDF

Key Features:

  1. Linear Regulator: Linear regulators provide a straightforward method of regulating voltage with a low-noise output suitable for various applications.

  2. Output Voltage (3.3V): The regulator produces a fixed output voltage of 3.3V, a common voltage level in many electronic circuits.

  3. Output Current (150mA): This regulator is designed to deliver up to 150mA of current to the connected load.

  4. Package (SOT-23-5): The SOT-23-5 package format has five pins and is often used for compact and space-constrained designs.

Main Specifications and Uses:

  • Stable Voltage Regulation: The SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR is designed to regulate input voltage to a stable 3.3V output.

  • Low Current Application: With a 150mA output current capability, this regulator is suited for low-power applications.

  • Compact Design: The SOT-23-5 package is ideal for applications where space-saving is essential.

  • Low Noise Output: Linear regulators generally offer low-noise performance compared to switching regulators, making them suitable for noise-sensitive applications.

Operation Principle:

  • Linear regulators maintain a steady output voltage by dissipating excess power as heat. They establish a fixed output voltage by adjusting the resistance to regulate the current flow to the load.

Typical Applications:

  • Battery-Powered Devices: Suitable for low-power devices, such as sensors or small microcontroller systems running on batteries.

  • Embedded Systems: Used in various embedded systems and IoT devices requiring a stable 3.3V power supply.

  • Signal Conditioning Circuits: Ideal for providing a stable voltage supply to analog signal conditioning circuits.

  • Portable Electronics: Commonly employed in portable electronic devices where space and power efficiency are crucial.

Implementation Considerations:

  • Thermal Management: Ensure proper heat dissipation, especially in applications where the regulator operates close to its maximum power dissipation.

  • Input Voltage Range: Operate the regulator within the specified input voltage range for optimal performance.

  • Load Capacitance: Consider the recommended output capacitance for stability under various load conditions.

  • Output Voltage Accuracy: Verify the regulator's output voltage accuracy to meet the requirements of your circuit.

Before integrating the SPX5205M5-L-3-3/TR linear regulator into your circuit design, refer to MaxLinear's datasheet and application notes for detailed information on electrical characteristics, thermal considerations, and recommended operating conditions to ensure proper performance and reliability in your application.