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Which is the purpose of overheat protection IC or peripheral circuits?

Latest Updated:02/01/2007

Question:

Which is the purpose of the overheat protection circuit, to protect the regulator IC itself or the peripheral circuits?

Answer:

There are cases where the IC overruns immediately before it breaks down, affecting the peripheral circuits. The overheat protection circuit is to secure safety of the peripheral circuit as well by protecting the IC itself.
Suitable Products
CMOS Operational Amplifiers
Bipolar Operational Amplifiers
3 Terminal Regulators