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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

BLDC motor driver offers PWM or DC voltage speed control

BLDC motor driver offers PWM or DC voltage speed control
Diodes Incorporated has announced BLDC motor drivers featuring a Bridge-Tied-Load (BTL) drive architecture to minimise audible switching noise and EMI. The AM9468 and AM9469 provide smart driving of cooling fans in notebook and desktop computers, instrumentation and similar equipment, as well as supporting a wide range of other medium-voltage, low-power, motor-driving applications.
7th June 2016

SPDT analogue switch is designed for multiplexing

SPDT analogue switch is designed for multiplexing
Designed for multiplexing digital or analogue signals, the 74LVC1G3157 SPDT analogue switch has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. Its low on-state resistance ensures high integrity when routing audio signals, making this switching solution well-suited for a wide range of advanced consumer electronics from cell phones, tablets and e-readers to personal music players, hand-held games, satellite navigation and other audio equipment.
19th May 2016

Latest diode offers power delivery protection

Latest diode offers power delivery protection
Offering TVS for USB data and power connections, the D5V0F3B6LP20 diode array introduced by Diodes Incorporated is one of the most rugged protection devices in its class. It is aimed at consumer and mobile communications products with a USB interface, especially those employing the new USB PD protocol that supports quick charging and higher power connections.
6th April 2016

Gate drivers provide switching for power MOSFETs or IGBTs

Gate drivers provide switching for power MOSFETs or IGBTs
The DGD21xx series of six half-bridge and six high/low-side 600V gate drivers introduced by Diodes Incorporated provides a simple means of switching power MOSFETs and IGBTs in half- and full-bridge configurations. Target applications include driving motors in white goods, industrial automation systems and battery-operated vehicles such as eBikes and drones.
2nd March 2016

Buck converter delivers high efficiency over full load range

Buck converter delivers high efficiency over full load range
Designed for battery-powered applications such as mobiles and wearables, the AP3405 DC/DC buck converter has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. Delivering high efficiency under light and heavy loads, the converter's fixed switching frequency of 2MHz reduces the size of external components while a small U-DFN2020-8 package saves board area.
27th January 2016

Enhance the safety of 1-cell lithium-ion battery packs

Enhance the safety of 1-cell lithium-ion battery packs
Designed for the safe operation of 1-cell Li-ion battery packs, Diodes Incorporated has introduced a battery protection device aimed at the manufacturers of protection circuit modules who supply the battery pack makers. The AP9211 combines a protection chip with a dual N-channel MOSFET to provide a rich set of features that include overcharge, over-discharge and load short-circuit detection.
26th January 2016

100V H-bridge combines dual N- & P-channel MOSFETs

100V H-bridge combines dual N- & P-channel MOSFETs
Incorporating dual N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs into a 5.0 x 4.5mm DFN5045 package, a 100V full H-bridge has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The DMHC10H170SFJ's configuration reduces component count and board space, which is especially important in applications that require multiple devices.
21st January 2016


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