Voltage Reference: Performance Plus Features

April 11, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Demand for higher performance in mixed-signal circuits requires ever-better voltage references. But the highest-performance references of yesterday aren’t suitable, as they are generally simple products with few additional features.

With the development of high-performance bandgap references, plus improvements in process technology, we can design IC products that have unprecedented performance as well as a host of features, including low dropout, wide supply range, excellent line and load regulation, high output current capability, low noise and low drift. In addition, they may have self-protection features such as current and thermal limiting, as well as fault-protection like reverse-supply protection.

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