Bay Linear, Inc 2418 Armstrong Street, Livermore, CA 94550 Tel: (925) 606-5950, Fax: (925) 940-9556
3-Terminal 1.5Amp Adjustable Voltage Regulator LM317
Packaging Information
Ordering Information
Device Package Type Output
LM317T TO-220 1.5 Amp
LM317N SOT-223 1.0 Amp
LM317S TO-263 1.5 Amp
LM317D TO-252 1.5 Amp
SOT-223 Vs. TO-252 Package
The Bay Linear LM317 are monolithic integrated circuit in
TO- 220, TO-252, SOT-223 and D2PAK packages intended
for use as positive adjustable voltage regulators.
They are designed to supply more than 1.5A of load current
with an output voltage adjustable over a 1.2 to 37V range.
The nominal output voltage is selected by means of only a
resistive divider, making the device exceptionally easy to use
and eliminating the stocking of many fixed regulators.
Output Current of 1.5A
Output Voltage Tolerance of 5%
Adjustable Output 1.2V to 37V
0.1% Load & Line Regulation
Internal Short-Circuit Limited
Current Limit
Offer in plastic TO-252, TO-220, SOT-223
& TO-263
Direct Replacement for LM317
Post regulator for switching DC/DC
Bias supply for analog circuits
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1. ADJ
2. Output
3. Input
Bay Linear, Inc 2418 Armstrong Street, Livermore, CA 94550 Tel: (925) 606-5950, Fax: (925) 940-9556
Absolute Maximum Rating
Parameter LM317 Unit
Power Dissipation Internally Limited
Input Voltage Differential +40V, -0.3V V
Operating Free-Air, Case, Virtual Junction Temp. 0 to 150
Storage Temperature Range -65 to 150
Lead temperature 1.6 mm from case for sec. 260
Electrical Characteristics (LM317)
Parameter Symbol Conditions MIN TYP MAX UNIT
Reference Voltage VO 3V(VIN-VOUT) 40V
1.20 1.25 1.30 V
0.01 0.02 Line Regulation VO 3V(VIN-VOUT) 40V (Note 4)
0.02 0.05
0.1 0.3 Load Regulation VO 10mAIOUT IMAX (Note 4)
0.3 1
VI = 10V,, f=120Hz
65 dB
Ripple Rejection RR
VI = 10V,, f=120Hz
66 80 dB
Thermal Regulation 20ms 0.03 0.07 %W
Adjustment Pin
50 100 µA
Adjustment Pin
Current Change
0.2 5 µA
Temperature Stability TMINTJTMAX 1 %
Long Term Stability TJ=125°C, 1000 hrs 0.3 1 %
RMS Output Noise %
10Hzf10KHz 0.003 %
Minimum Load
(VIN-VOUT) =40V 3.5 5 mA
1.5 2.2 A Maximum Load
0.4 A
Bay Linear, Inc 2418 Armstrong Street, Livermore, CA 94550 Tel: (925) 606-5950, Fax: (925) 940-9556
Application Notes:
The LM317 provides an internal reference
voltage of 1.25V between the output and
adjustments terminals. This is used to set a
constant current flow across an external resistor
divider show below, giving an output voltage
VO of:
VO = VREF ( 1 + R 2 R 1 ) + IADJ R2
The device was designed to minimize the term
IADJ ( 100 m A max) and to maintain it very
constant with line and load changes. Usually,
the error term IADJ V R2 can be neglected. To
obtain the previous requirement, all the
regulator quiescent current is returned to the
output terminal, imposing a minimum load
current condition. If the load is insufficient, the
output voltage will rise. Since the LM317 is a
floating regulator and ” sees” only the input- to-
output differential voltage, supplies of very high
voltage with respect to ground can be regulated
as long as the maximum input- to- output
differential is not exceeded. Furthermore,
programmable regulator are easily obtainable
and, by connecting a fixed resistor between the
adjustment and output, the device can be used as
a precision current regulator. In order to
optimise the load regulation, the current set
resistor R1 show below should be tied as close
as possible to the regulator, while the ground
terminal of R2 should be near the ground of the
load to provide remote ground sensing.
Performance may be improved with added
capacitance as follow:
An input bypass capacitor of 0.1µF
An adjustment terminal to ground 10µF
to improve the ripple rejection of about 15 dB (
An 1µF tantalium ( or 25 µFAluminium
electrolitic) capacitor on the output to improve
transient response. In additional to external
capacitors, it is good practice to add protection
diodes, as shown in below.
D1 protect the device against input short circuit,
while D2 protect against output short circuit for
capacitance discharging.
Bay Linear, Inc 2418 Armstrong Street, Livermore, CA 94550 Tel: (925) 606-5950, Fax: (925) 940-9556
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