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Single-channel comparator prolongs battery life

Single-channel comparator prolongs battery life
Designed for use in low voltage battery-powered equipment, the AZV3001 comparator has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The single-channel device consumes only 6μA and provides guaranteed operation from 1.6 up to 5.5V, making it well-suited for use in mobile phones, tablets and notebook computers, where it delivers superior performance and helps extend battery life.
26th March 2015

Integrated regulator minimises PCB area in MCU applications

Integrated regulator minimises PCB area in MCU applications
A regulator, which monolithically integrates a transistor, Zener diode and resistor to provide a 5V 15mA output from inputs of up to 60V, has been released by Diodes Incorporated. Offered in a small SOT-23 package, the ZXTR2105F reduces component count and minimises PCB area in MCU applications, such as DC cooling fans for PCs and servers, as well motor drive, blowers and sensor applications in industrial and automotive market segments.
13th March 2015

Rectifiers increase electronic charge efficiency

Rectifiers increase electronic charge efficiency
Enabling higher integration and efficiency in portable chargers, two synchronous rectifiers combining a driver circuit with an internal MOSFET have been released by Diodes Incorporated. Providing cost effective rectification with reduced power dissipation and using fewer external components, the APR3415 and APR34330 are suitable for applications including adapters/chargers for cellular and cordless phones, ADSL modems and MP3 players.
4th March 2015


Hall effect sensors improve contactless switching accuracy

Hall effect sensors improve contactless switching accuracy
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of micro-power 8-bit Hall effect sensors for contactless switching in portable consumer, domestic and industrial applications. The AH8500, AH8501, AH8502 and AH8503 sensors operate over a supply range of 1.6-3.6V and a magnetic range of ±400G, minimising current consumption down to micro-power levels.
4th March 2015

Amplifier drives bridge-tied speakers & Class-AB headphones

Amplifier drives bridge-tied speakers & Class-AB headphones
A 3W stereo class-D audio amplifier and class-AB headphone driver, the PAM8009, has been released by Diodes Incorporated. Targeting the makers of LCD monitors, all-in-one PCs and video projectors, the device features power limit technology for speaker protection and an advanced DC volume control for precise 64-step gain adjustment, enabling minimal external components to be used.
26th February 2015

Driver consumes 12 times less power than industry-standard

Driver consumes 12 times less power than industry-standard
Diodes Incorporated has introduced the ULN2003V12 and ULN2003F12A relay and inductive load sink drivers, providing seven and four channels, respectively. The ULN2003V12 consumes 12 times less power while offering a direct replacement to the industry-standard ULN2003A from other vendors, while the ULN2003F12A provides a smaller footprint when fewer output channels are required, such as when driving low-voltage stepper motors.
24th February 2015

Dual-gate logic devices help extend battery life

Dual-gate logic devices help extend battery life
Extending its advanced ultra-low power CMOS logic family, Diodes Incorporated has introduced dual-gate devices. The 74AUP2G logic devices support low-voltage, low-power system design which helps to extend battery life in super slim, next-gen portable products, such as smart phones and tablets. The devices provide seven dual gate logic functions: AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR and a choice of two tri-state buffers.
12th February 2015

Controller targets portable device chargers

Controller targets portable device chargers
Designed for portable electronic device chargers, the APR343 synchronous rectification controller has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. To support a primary side control system, the device integrates a secondary side MOSFET driver with an output voltage detection function.
30th January 2015

MOSFET H-bridge simplifies inductive wireless charging

MOSFET H-bridge simplifies inductive wireless charging
Cutting component counts and reducing PCB footprints by 50%, Diodes Incorporated has announced a pair of MOSFET H-bridges which simplify motor driving and inductive wireless charging circuits. The 40V DMHC4035LSD suits automotive motor driving applications, while the 30V DMHC3025LSD is suitable for 12V single-phase fan applications.
22nd January 2015

Small-signal MOSFETs save space for wearables

Small-signal MOSFETs save space for wearables
Diodes Incorporated has introduced three small-signal MOSFETs in a tiny DFN0606 package, measuring only 0.6x0.6mm. The 20 and 30V N-channel and 30V P-channel transistors require 40% less board space than the commonly used DFN1006 (aka SOT883) packaged MOSFETs, making them suited for next-gen wearables, tablets and smartphones.
8th January 2015

Load switch offers programmable soft-start & discharge rate

Load switch offers programmable soft-start & discharge rate
The AP22800 is a 5V single-channel load switch, introduced by Diodes Incorporated, with programmable soft-start and discharge rate. The ultra-low on-resistance (19mΩ) N-channel switch reduces voltage drop and power dissipation and offers continuous current handling of 6.0A, providing tighter regulation of system power delivery in ultrabooks and tablets.
6th January 2015

PWM controllers designed to eliminate no-load losses

PWM controllers designed to eliminate no-load losses
Optimised for use in offline AC/DC converters in portable products, consumer electronics and domestic appliances, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of PWM controllers. The AP3125 current-mode devices have been designed to improve operating efficiency and eliminate no-load losses.
17th December 2014

MOSFET enables higher capacity lithium batteries

MOSFET enables higher capacity lithium batteries
Offering superior protection for charging one- and two-cell lithium batteries, a bi-directional MOSFET has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The DMN2023UCB4's low RDS(ON) reduces power while its thin chip-scale packaging saves space to allow increased battery capacity in consumer applications where size, weight and battery life are critical, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and portable media players.
16th December 2014

Transistors' 0.4mm off-board height suits wearables

Transistors' 0.4mm off-board height suits wearables
Claimed to be the world’s first DFN0606-packaged NPN and PNP devices, Diodes Incorporated has announced four transistors which occupy a board space of only 0.36mm2 with an off-board height of only 0.4mm. The devices are suited for wearables, such as smart watches, as well as other space-constrained consumer products, such as smartphones and tablets.
10th December 2014

MOSFET gate drivers improve conversion efficiency

MOSFET gate drivers improve conversion efficiency
Designed to control the high-current power MOSFETs used in on-board and embedded power supplies and motor drive circuits, a pair of compact 40V, 1A-rated gate drivers have been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The ZXGD3009E6 and ZXGD3009DY help MOSFETs to be more rapidly and fully switched on and off, minimise switching losses, improve power density and increase overall conversion efficiency.
2nd December 2014

Soft-start functionality improves power reliability

Soft-start functionality improves power reliability
Providing simple and cost-effective soft-start functionality to improve 3.3 and 5V system power reliability in notebooks, tablets and datacomms, the 5V dual-channel AP22966 load switch has been announced by Diodes Incorporated. With fully adjustable output slew rates set via ground-connected external capacitors on its soft-start inputs, the device’s two N-channel MOSFET outputs can be independently controlled.
25th November 2014

Programmable op-amp offers a bias-select mode

Programmable op-amp offers a bias-select mode
A programmable op-amp which offers a bias-select mode, enabling closer matching of power dissipation and AC performance with the specific requirements of battery-powered consumer and industrial products, has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The op-amp is the company’s own version of the TLC271.
24th November 2014

OR'ing controller enhances power supply reliability

OR'ing controller enhances power supply reliability
Aimed at improving reliability of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in telecomms, data centers and server duties, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a 40V-rated active OR’ing controller. The ZXGD3108N8 is designed to enhance very low RDS(ON) power MOSFETs, enabling lossy Schottky blocking diodes to be replaced and resulting in a lowered operating temperature and increased UPS system integrity.
19th November 2014

Buck converters enable smarter power regulation

Buck converters enable smarter power regulation
For low output voltage power regulation in digital TV, monitor and other high density, fast changing point-of-load system architectures, Diodes has introduced a series of synchronous buck converters. Employing adaptive constant on-time (AdCOT) control, the AP65450, AP65452 and AP65552 ensure high DC output accuracy, high efficiency and fast transient response.
18th November 2014

Dual DC/DC converter maximises portable device battery life

Dual DC/DC converter maximises portable device battery life
Designed to meet the demands of wireless and DSL modem applications, the PAM2322AGEAR dual PWM step-down DC/DC converter has been released by Diodes Incorporated. Maximising portable device battery life, the device’s pulse-skipping mode enables a reduction in quiescent current under light load operation.
29th October 2014


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