The LM2931 are very low drop regulators. The very low drop voltage and the low quiescent current make them particular suitable for low noise, low power applications and in battery-powered systems. In the 8-pin configuration (SO-8), fully compatible with the older L78L family, a shutdown logic control function is available. This means that when the device is used as a local regulator it is possible to put a part of the board in standby, decreasing total power consumption. Ideal for automotive applications, LM2931 is protected from reverse battery installations or 2 battery jumps. During the transient, such as a 60 V load dump, when the input voltage can exceed the specified maximum operating input voltage of 26 V, the regulator automatically shuts down to protect both internal circuitry and the load.