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What are Regulators & References?

A voltage regulator is an electronic device that automatically maintains a constant voltage level. It may be a simple feed-forward design or may include negative feedback control loops and could be used to regulate one or more DC or AC voltages. A voltage reference is an electronic device that produces a constant amount of voltage regardless of the loading on the device, temperature changes, passage of time and power supply variations.

Types of Regulators & References

There are several different kinds of regulators & references at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including reference voltage, rated voltage, input voltage, type, configuration, topology, maximum output current, maximum switching frequency, rated current, drive current and packaging type, among others. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

Regulators & References from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of programmable regulators & references from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need Battery Charger Chips, Linear Regulators, Shunt Regulators, Switching Regulators or Voltage References, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific regulator & reference application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Analogitech-AATI, Fairchild, Micrel Semiconductor, Microchip, New Japan Radio, ON Semiconductor, Richtek, ROHM Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and Zetex, among others. You can easily refine your regulator & reference product search results by clicking your preferred regulator & reference brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for Regulators & References:

Regulators & references can be found in personal computers, mobile internet devices, tablet PCs, low output voltage switching power supplies, current source and sink circuits, error amplifiers, switching power supplies, voltage monitoring applications, analog and digital circuits requiring precision references and precision current limiters. Regulators can be found in a large array of everyday applications including the automation, medical, data processing, electro-mobility, industrial, lighting, power management and renewable energy fields. Personal navigation devices and consumer & in-vehicle infotainment devices use integrated power modules. Voltage references are found in analog to digital converters, digital to analog converters, power supply voltage regulators as well as several other control and measurement systems and precision electronic equipment.

Choosing the Right Regulator & Reference:

With the parametric search, when looking for the right regulators & references, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of regulators & references:

Once you choose the regulator & reference category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by reference voltage, topology, type, configuration, rated voltage, input voltage, maximum switching frequency, rated current, drive current and maximum output current, to name a few. You will be able to find the right Voltage References, Linear Regulators, Battery Charger Chips, Shunt Regulators and Switching Regulators using these filters.

Regulators & References in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of regulators & references you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our regulators & references in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.

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