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From: email@example.com (Dale Chisholm)
Subject: Re: three-terminal regulator question
Date: 9 Jan 2003 07:10:18 -0800
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"fred bartoli" wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> Jim Thompson a écrit dans le message :
> > On Wed, 8 Jan 2003 21:00:47 +0100,
> > (1) With three-legged regulators it is *impossible* to obtain more
> > voltage at the output than is available at the input.
> Hmmm, are you *sure* Jim ?
> I can remember some early 80's app note showing such linear regs perversely
> used as a (probably bad) self oscillating switcher but I don't remember
> exactly how it was done.
> Those were step down ones though but if some one can recall this I'm pretty
> sure that I can convert it for stepping up or inverting.
Yeah, I recall something like that, too. In the late 70's,
"Switch-mode Power Supply" and "Microprocesser" were the only
buzz-words that marketeers knew, so EVERYTHING you built had to have
at least one of each. I believe there's a similar circuit in the
uA723 data sheet from the same era. As you imply, it's like the bear
walking upright on his back legs: the marvel is NOT that it's done
well, but that it can be done AT ALL!
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