Diodes Incorporated

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Gate drivers simplify the switching of MOSFETs and IGBTs

Gate drivers simplify the switching of MOSFETs and IGBTs
A range of gate drivers that feature a floating high-side driver has been introduced by Diodes. The DGD2103M, DGD2104M and DGD2304 simplify the switching of two N-channel MOSFETs or two IGBTs in a half-bridge configuration. These drivers suit a wide range of motor control and power supply applications in industrial automation and white goods, that require AC and DC motor control boards rated above 100W, and LLC resonant converter power supply topologies.
18th May 2017

Linear LED drivers increase efficiency in LED strips

Linear LED drivers increase efficiency in LED strips
The constant current regulators introduced by Diodes Incorporated, BCR401U, BCR402U and BCR405U, are appealing to lighting designers as they enable simple driving of low-current LED strips and panels in the commercial and industrial lighting sectors. Targeted at 12 and 24V linear LED strips, these regulators increase light output efficiency as they only require a 1.4V supply, allowing more LEDs in the string.
11th May 2017

50V MOSFET gate-drivers control battery-powered BLDC motors

50V MOSFET gate-drivers control battery-powered BLDC motors
The DGD0506 and DGD0507 high-frequency gate-driver ICs introduced by Diodes Incorporated are designed for driving two external N-channel MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration. A 50V rating suits a wide range of motor driving requirements, especially brushless DC (BLDC) motors, which are increasingly being used in battery-powered applications such as drones, fans, e-cigarettes, and cordless power tools including drills, handheld vacuum cleaners and blenders.
10th May 2017


Power switches designed for USB port protection

Power switches designed for USB port protection
  Featuring a low on resistance to reduce power losses, the AP22811 and AP22804/AP22814 power switches introduced by Diodes Incorporated are optimised for Universal Serial Bus (USB) and other hot-swap applications.
31st March 2017

Dropout regulator supports wide input voltage range

Dropout regulator supports wide input voltage range
A series of ultra-low dropout regulators has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated that operates from a 24V input voltage range and offers various fixed output voltage options to address common system requirements. These features, combined with high accuracy and an ultra-low quiescent current, make the AP7380 device well-suited for use in various USB power, portable equipment, consumer, instrumentation and metering applications.
30th March 2017

Automotive switches introduced at Embedded World 2017

Automotive switches introduced at Embedded World 2017
Diodes Incorporated has introduced the PI7C9X2G304SLQ and PI7C9X2G404SLQ at Embedded World 2017, representing the first-ever packet switches to be automotive-qualified to AEC-Q100 grade 3. These PCI Express (PCIe) 3‑Port/4‑Lane and 4‑Port/4‑Lane Packet Switches are specifically designed to meet automotive industry requirements, targeting applications in infotainment, telematics and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
14th March 2017

Power switcher improves efficiency of line-powered chargers

Power switcher improves efficiency of line-powered chargers
Offering a cutting-edge solution for consumer and industrial applications with its unique integrated high-voltage (HV) start-up circuit, the AP3984 introduced by Diodes Incorporated is a high-performance power switcher for line-powered chargers and adaptors. Delivering increased conversion efficiency with better voltage and current accuracy, the AP3984 also features ultra-low power consumption and improved protection functions.
21st February 2017

Diodes unveil packet switches at Embedded World 2017

Diodes unveil packet switches at Embedded World 2017
Diodes Incorporated will be introducing a number of notable new products at Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, March 14-16. These include the industry’s first unidirectional 1800W automotive-compliant transient voltage suppressors; 40V and 60V dual, co-packaged enhancement mode MOSFETs that are also qualified for automotive applications; and, coming from its Pericom connectivity product line, the world’s first and only automotive, AEC-Q100 grade, PCIe Packet Switches.
16th February 2017

IC family offers wide choice of switching sensitivities

IC family offers wide choice of switching sensitivities
  Targeting automotive applications, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of high-voltage, unipolar Hall effect switch ICs that are qualified to AECQ100 Grade 0 and offer a range of operating sensitivities.
11th January 2017

Micropower hall switch targets consumer and industrial tech

Micropower hall switch targets consumer and industrial tech
Specifically designed for battery-powered consumer equipment such as cellular phones, tablets, digital still and video cameras, while also embracing home appliances and industrial systems, the AH1389 Hall-effect switch IC introduced by Diodes Incorporated offers a small, simple and versatile contactless switch solution. Applications include open/close detection for smart cover switches for cell phones and tablets, in addition to holster and dock detection for phones.
4th January 2017

Diodes wins NMI Award for “Electronics Manufacturing Site of the Year”

Diodes wins NMI Award for “Electronics Manufacturing Site of the Year”
Diodes Incorporated have been declared winner of the “Electronics Manufacturing Site of the Year” at 2016 NMI Awards and Gala Dinner, held at London’s Bankside. The award recognises Diodes’ electronic systems manufacturing facilities in Oldham as the best in the UK and is a tribute to all the staff who work there. The award was presented to David Ogden, Production Manager at Diodes, by Gerry Thurgood, CEO of Thermo System and sponsor of this award category, accompanied by Derek Boyd, CEO of the NMI.
24th November 2016

DC/DC LED driver provides up to 40W output

DC/DC LED driver provides up to 40W output
Diodes Incorporated has introduced the AL8860 hysteresis mode DC/DC step-down converter, which is designed for driving single or multiple series‑connected LEDs efficiently from a voltage source higher than the LED voltage. With its integrated MOSFET, this product provides a low BOM cost solution for low-voltage industrial and automotive LED lighting applications, including illuminated signs and backlighting, as well as an LED retrofit for replacing low-voltage halogen lamps.
11th November 2016

PWM controller optimises efficiency in power adapters

PWM controller optimises efficiency in power adapters
The AP3301 quasi-resonant (QR) PWM controller introduced by Diodes Incorporated enables the implementation of high-performance, cost-effective power supplies that are capable of meeting DOE6/COC Tier 2 efficiency requirements at all load levels. Targeting the key market of AC/DC adapters for set-top box and gaming console applications, this controller also meets the auxiliary power requirements of ATX/BTX computer motherboards and is suited for use in open-frame switching power supplies.
11th October 2016

Primary-side switcher raises power supply efficiency

Primary-side switcher raises power supply efficiency
  Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of primary side power switchers that enables power supply designers to handily achieve the high conversion efficiency needed to meet Energy Star Level 6 and EU CoC Tier 2 requirements. 
8th September 2016

Be aware of datasheet thermal figures

Be aware of datasheet thermal figures
Thermal management requires an understanding of how heat is transferred away from a semiconductor device’s junction. However, Siva Uppuluri, Applications Engineer, Diodes stresses that understanding how datasheet thermal figures are calculated and used is instrumental in assessing the thermal capability of a semiconductor device.
17th August 2016

1A DC/DC buck converters offer efficient light-load operation

1A DC/DC buck converters offer efficient light-load operation
Driving loads up to 1A, the AP3401 and AP3428 DC/DC step-down converters from Diodes Incorporated provide excellent line- and load-regulation provided by a constant-frequency PWM control that requires no external compensation and so minimises component count and material costs.
9th August 2016

Transceiver enables asynchronous communication between data buses

Transceiver enables asynchronous communication between data buses
Featuring a control pin to determine data flow direction, the 74LVT245BB octal transceiver from Diodes Incorporated enables asynchronous communication between data buses. Disabling the tri-state outputs allows the buses to be completely isolated. Once reserved primarily for computer applications, data buses are now commonplace in TVs, set-top boxes, base stations and other data communication devices, providing a broad market for transceiver circuits.
3rd August 2016

Active OR-ing MOSFET controller features 200V rating

Active OR-ing MOSFET controller features 200V rating
An active OR-ing MOSFET controller, suited for power systems that use redundancy to achieve high reliability in telecomms, data centre and server applications, has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The ZXGD3111N7 increases performance with a 200V maximum drain voltage, from the previously announced 40V ZXGD3108N8, allowing it to address requirements in 48V common rail systems where the outputs of two or more power supplies are OR’ed together in order to provide redundancy.
26th July 2016

Unipolar Hall-effect switches operate from 3 to 28V

Unipolar Hall-effect switches operate from 3 to 28V
Designed to operate from 3.0 to 28V in consumer and industrial applications, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of high‑performance unipolar Hall-effect switches. The AH337x series of four devices features open-drain outputs in varying sensitivities from +30G to +115G while the high‑sensitivity AH3382 has an internal pull-up on its output.
19th July 2016

Secondary-side MOSFET driver reduces BOM cost

Secondary-side MOSFET driver reduces BOM cost
A secondary-side MOSFET driver from Diodes Incorporated,is claimed to deliver the smallest size, lowest BOM cost solution for synchronous rectification in 5 to 12V power supplies. The APR345 is suitable for line-powered adapters and chargers for consumer products such as smartphones and tablets, PVRs and IPTV boxes, cable and xDSL modems, datacomms equipment and other portable consumer/home appliances.
12th July 2016


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