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I am searching for a linear regulator with tab connected to GND instead of Vout because it would be easier for thermal management. Unfortunately, all linear regulators seem to have their tab connected to output. Is there any linear regulator with tab connected to GND ? Thanks a lot.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ All? Which ones? How many you searched? \$\endgroup\$
    – Justme
    Aug 14, 2020 at 12:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ All +ve LDO’s have high side drive only and thus gnd current is from supply not IC. So you must use a mica & grease or thermal conductor/electrical insulator 3M tape \$\endgroup\$ Aug 14, 2020 at 14:09

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Is there any linear regulator with tab connected to GND ?

All the 78 series have tab connected to ground: -

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