LDO basics: Thermals
You can further improve your application’s performance when you consider thermals. An LDO’s nature is to regulate a voltage by turning excess power into heat, making this integrated circuit a good fit for low-power or small VIN-to-VOUT differential applications. With this in mind, choosing the right LDO with the right package is crucial to maximizing an application’s performance. Watch this video to understand how the smallest available package isn’t always the best match for the desired application.