The LD1086 is a low drop voltage regulator capable of providing up to 1.5 A of output current. Dropout is guaranteed at a maximum of 1.2 V at the maximum output current, decreasing at lower loads. The LD1086 is pin-to-pin compatible with older 3-terminal adjustable regulators, but has better performance in terms of drop and output tolerance. Unlike PNP regulators, where a part of the output current is wasted as quiescent current, the LD1086 quiescent current flows into the load, increasing efficiency. Only a 10 μF (minimum) capacitor is needed for stability. The device is available in a TO-220, D²PAK, D²PAK/A, DPAK or DFN8 (4x4) package. On-chip trimming allows the regulator to reach a very tight output voltage tolerance; within ± 1% at 25 °C. The LD1086 is available as automotive grade for adjustable output voltages in the TO-220 and DPAK packages. The PAT, SYL, SBL statistical tests have been performed, and the devices are qualified according to the AEC-Q100 specification for the automotive market in the temperature range of - 40 °C to 125 °C.