LOW CURRENT REGULATOR INPUT RANGE EXTENDER
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-19
Many electronic devices operating from a variety of power sources require regulators to supply fixed operating voltages. For low current applications, the ICL7663 programmable voltage regulator (by lntersil and others) is desirable in that it has a low input-output differential and low operating current. However, the input voltage of the ICL7663 regulator is limited to 16 volts. This limitation can present significant design constraints in low current systems.