The Great Search – Alternative replacement for our go-to 3.3V regulator part 2 #TheGreatSearch @DigiKey @adafruit

(Video) On last weeks’ The Great Search, we spent some time looking for a drop-in replacement for our go-to regulator, the Diodes AP2112K-3.3 and we found some SOT23-5 sized parts that have a fairly low drop-out and fair current output for most of our breakouts – the AP7354.

However what we really need is something with 500mA+ current output that we can use for our Feather/Itsy/QT Py/etc. dev boards. While there are a few other SOT23-5 options that might come into stock that we’ll keep our eyes peeled for, we also want to see if we can future-proof our designs to use another footprint, so that we have more options if this part shortage continues for another 2 years. Let’s see what’s available in smaller-than-SOT23-5 that can provide the same kind of current output!

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See episodes of The Desk of Ladyada in the playlist here and other Great Searches in the playlist here.


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