The LM1084IT-5.0 is a beast of a +5V voltage regulator! Spawning from the same family as the LM317 (sharing the same pinout), this regulator takes current limitations to a whole new level. Perfect for powering servos and handling the load they generate up to 5A!
This regulator allows for single supply operation for motors and a microcontroller as long as the battery can deliver the discharge capacity needed for the application. We found that this regulator works optimally at ~8VDC input voltage. A fully charged 7.4V LiPo battery works beautifully. The LM1084 not only is a force to reckon with but it has the added feature of Low drop out voltage as well: where most regulators drop 2V between the input and output, this regulator only drops 1.5V!
Heat sinking is recommended for higher loads to prevent premature thermal shutdown.