I have here, a component from TI, The number on it as marked "2425C", all info found leads to being a Virtual Ground device with IN, COMMON, out.. the example spec's are 5V in, 2.5 out. now i understand the use of virtual grounds in systems that do not have a real - rail and is not using a DC-DC to derive it. what i would like to know is, a simple use/configeration for this device so that i can better understand it's operations. Virtual grounds that i have worked with before in the past used zener diodes that feed the - side of the bridge through these ZENERS that would connect to the main common. this way, components that needed some - voltage (in effect of), would simply connect it's
- rail to some point in this Zener diode chain to obtain the desired zener voltage. this of course, reduces the amount of V you get on the
- rail. in using one of these TI2425C/ TLE2425CN etc...i would like to know how a simply wiring to obtain some - rail voltage. the PDF doc TI supplies does not show a test circuit, and it only mentions 5 VOLTS in and 2.5 out. i can only assume that, the INPUT maybe from the - side of the supply, common to the main common and output would be the - rail voltage of lets say 2.5 volts ?