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I am creating a board based on a circuit diagram that just states "HT7333A" as identifier for a part.

Searching on octoparts.com, I can find two different manufacturers that make pretty similar voltage regulators: Holtek and UMV

Spec sheets:

They look similar, but their internal circuit diagrams differ slightly.

Still, I assume that the identical serial numbers suggest that they are meant to be used equivalently?

Can I use them interchangeably?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ My browser warns me about an unsecure connection when I click the Holtek datasheet link. You may want to find another source for it. And I'm afraid I can't read Chinese, so I can only get the gist of the UMV one. I would just skip both of these and go for one from a company I've heard of, personally. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Feb 20, 2022 at 19:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ As a pro I would recommend that you choose a regulator that is suitable for the design - if you are a hobbyist and don't know how to do this then sorry. \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Feb 20, 2022 at 19:23

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Yes, I am sure you will find they work perfectly well either way. Based on their pinouts, input, and output descriptions and limits, I would say they are equivalent. I wouldn't be surprised if they are the exact same IC, with just different manufacturers (who knows how they both happened to design the same chip lol)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe it's the same factory line even... \$\endgroup\$ Feb 20, 2022 at 19:27

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