This series of fixed-voltage integrated-circuit voltage regulators is designed for a wide
range of applications. The applications include on-card regulation for elimination of noise and
distribution problems associated with single-point regulation. Each of these regulators can deliver
up to 500 mA of output current. The internal current-limiting and thermal-shutdown features of
these regulators essentially make them immune to overload. In addition to use as fixed-voltage
regulators, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable output voltages
and currents and also as the power-pass element in precision regulators.