AMS1117 Spanningsregelaar

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Pin Configuration

Pin NumberPin NameDescription
1Adjust/GroundThis pins adjusts the output voltage, if it is a fixed voltage regulator it acts as ground
2Output Voltage (Vout)The regulated output voltage set by the adjust pin can be obtained from this pin
3Input Voltage (Vin)The input vo


  • Fixed/Adjustable 3-terminal Linear voltage regulator
  • Low Drop-Out (LDO) Voltage regulator
  • Fixed Voltage type: 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 2.85V, 3.3V and 5V
  • Variable Voltage range: 1.25V to 13.8V
  • Output current is 1000mA
  • Maximum Drop-out Voltage: 1.3V
  • In-built Current Limiting and thermal protection.
  • Operating junction temperature is 125°C
  • Available in SOT-223, TO-252 and SO-8 Package

How to use AMS1117

Using the AMS1117 is pretty much straight forward. If it a fixed voltage regulator just power the IC though the Vin pin and the regulated output can be obtained in the Vout pin. The Adj/Ground pin in this case acts only as a ground pin and is grounded. Also a capacitor can be added at the output side to filter out the noise.  The circuit diagram for a variable output regulator is show below

Circuit diagram for a variable output regulator

For an Adjustable type voltage regulator we need two external resistors to decide the output voltage of the Regulator. A reference circuit diagram for adjustable voltage is shown below, where the resistors R1 and R2 decides the output voltage of the regulator. The capacitor CAdj is an optional component which can be added to improve ripple rejection if required.  The other two capacitors are to filter the input and output noise respectively.

Circuit diagram for adjustable voltage

The formulae to calculate the output voltage of AMS1117 regulator is given below. Select the value of R1 and R2 based on the output voltage required for your project. Keep in mind that the value of R1 should be less than 1k. You can use a variable resistor at R2 if you want to vary the voltage in real time.

VOUT = VREF (1 + R2/R1) + IADJR2

With the ability to be used as a fixed voltage or a variable voltage regulator the AMS1117 often finds its application in battery charging circuit and can also be designed to provide negative voltage if required. Refer the datasheet at the end of this page to find more application circuits for this IC.


  • Used for Positive voltage regulations
  • Variable power supply
  • Current limiting circuits
  • Reverse polarity circuits
  • Commonly used in Desktop PC, DVD and other consumer products
  • Used in motor control circuits