shunt regulator


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shunt regulator

[′shənt ¦reg·yə‚lād·ər]
(electricity)
A regulator that maintains a constant output voltage by controlling the current through a dropping resistance in series with the load.
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To ensure the DP32 sounds as good as it possibly can the Perreaux design team have included features such as - digital re-clocking for jitter reduction, discrete shunt regulators to provide clean power, a buffered passive volume control for extremely low noise and direct coupled inputs to retain purity and tonal balance.
Compatible with 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, and 5.0V logic level circuits, these devices provide circuit designers the flexibility to configure as Series or Shunt regulators capable of sourcing or sinking up to 100mA of load current with exceptionally precise voltage regulation as compared to the discrete multi-package circuits commonly used.