Diodes Incorporated Articles
Diodes launches AP61100Q low voltage auto buck converter
Diodes Incorporated has announced the AP61100Q, a 5.5V, one amp continuous output current, automotive-compliant, synchronous buck converter for point of load (POL) applications. With a fully integrated 110mΩ high-side power MOSFET and 80mΩ low-side power MOSFET, it provides high-efficiency step-down DC/DC conversion from five and 3.3V input rails.
Low dropout regulator with high PSRR in small footprint
Diodes Incorporated has announced the AP7353 low dropout regulator, which offers a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) in a small package, meeting the need for voltage regulation in noise-sensitive, battery-operated devices such as wearables, portables, and connected sensors.
MIPI D-PHY/C-PHY 2:1 switch enables dual interface
Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of the PI3WVR626, a MIPI D-PHY/C-PHY 2:1 switch that enables a single host device to interface with two MIPI compliant modules, helping engineers optimise the design of multi-camera cell phones and other personal computing devices.
DMN3012LEG power block MOSFET increases efficiency
Diodes Incorporated has announced the availability of the first in a new generation of discrete MOSFETs. The DMN3012LEG delivers increased efficiency in a smaller package to provide significant cost, power, and space savings in a wide variety of power conversion and control applications.
PI3DPX1207Q ReDriver enables DisplayPort via USB Type-C
Diodes Incorporated has announced an automotive AEC-Q100 grade 3 qualified 10Gbps USB-C DisplayPort Alternate (DP-Alt) mode linear ReDriver IC. The DP-Alt mode allows the transfer of DisplayPort signals through a USB Type-C connector.
HDMI 2.1 active switch optimised for signal integrity
Diodes Incorporated announced the PI3HDX12221, an HDMI 2.1 active switch with linear ReDriver that enables manufacturers of TVs, PCs, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes to adopt the latest 12Gbps HDMI standard.
PCIe 4.0 ReDrivers for high-speed serial bus signals
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI3EQX16612 and PI3EQX16621 PCI Express compliant ReDriver devices offering four differential channels with either 1:2 (demultiplexing) or 2:1 (multiplexing), respectively. PCIe 4.0 is the preferred serial interface for high-performance IT equipment including desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, and for use in embedded systems.
CMOS clock buffers deliver low jitter operation
Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of its new family of automotive-compliant CMOS clock buffers, designed for low power operation in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C, as found in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment applications, and automotive gateways.
PCIe 5.0 clock generators offer forward compatibility
Diodes Incorporated has announced the company's first families of clock generators and clock buffers that meet PCIe 5.0 specifications while still complying with PCIe 4.0 and previous generations. This gives product developers the forward compatibility they require when developing server, storage, and networking equipment for datacenters that today use PCIe 4.0 but must be ready for the widespread roll-out of PCIe 5.0.
ReDrivers boost signal of high-speed USB interfaces
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a series of USB ReDrivers for the industrial, embedded, and consumer market segments. The PI3EQX1004E and PI3EQX1002E are USB 3.2 compliant, 5Gbps to 10Gbps, 2-Port/1-Port, linear ReDrivers. The devices provide adjustable linear equalisation, output swing, and flat gain to optimise performance over a variety of physical media by reducing intersymbol interference.
MOSFET driver for synchronous rectification supports CCM
Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of the APR348 secondary-side, multi-mode synchronous rectification MOSFET driver, designed for AC/DC rectification circuits in general consumer applications, notebooks, and USB adapters.
Real-time clocks offer low-standby current
Diodes Incorporated has announced that automotive-compliant versions of its popular, low-power, real-time clock (RTC) solutions, PT7C4363BQ and PT7C4563BQ (with an adjustable timer), are now available. Their wide temperature range makes them suitable for automotive applications, including infotainment systems, dashboard displays, and telematics boxes (T-Box).
Ultra-low dropout linear LED driver extends lighting strips
Diodes Incorporated has announced the BCR430UW6 linear LED driver with ultra-low dropout voltage and constant current regulation between five and 100mA. This combination allows more LEDs to be driven from a low supply voltage, making the BCR430UW6 suitable for applications that require multiple LEDs to operate together, such as signage illumination and architectural lighting.
High-side load switch with slew rate control improves reliability
Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of the AP22913, a 2.0A single-channel, slew-rate-controlled load switch with true reverse current blocking (TRCB) for high-side load-switching applications. Single-channel high-side load switches provide an effective way of applying or removing power to a load, particularly to removable peripherals powered through a USB port.
Sounder drive enables audio UI in sensors and wearables
Diodes Incorporated has announced an enhanced version of its sounder driver for small and portable devices. The PAM8904E delivers higher performance at a lower voltage in a smaller package. Miniature piezo and ceramic sounders are now used extensively in trackers, alarms, health monitors, security devices, and smart sensors as a form of audio user interface.
Simple, robust solutions for automotive LED lamps
Diodes Incorporated has announced the AL8843Q and AL8862Q automotive-compliant DC/DC buck converters, designed for driving single LEDs and multiple LED strings in and around vehicles. Applications include daytime running lights (DRL), which many manufacturers now offer as standard, as well as fog lights, turn lights, and brake/stop lights.
High-speed crossbar switch supports signal routing
Diodes Incorporated has announced, at USB Developer Days, the PI3DBS16222 crossbar switch for high-speed differential and serial signals. Optimised for the latest protocols, it provides a solution to routing high-speed signals up to 20Gbps around high-performance electronic equipment, from personal computers and mobile devices to network switch backplanes and high-end test tools.
PCIe packet switches meet automotive demands
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI7C9X2G304EVQ and PI7C9X2G404EVQ PCIe 2.0 packet switches, offering three-ports/four-lanes and four-ports/four-lanes, respectively. The packet switches are automotive-compliant for use in telematics/ADAS, navigation systems, in-vehicle wireless routers, and emerging applications such as V2V and V2X communications.
Bringing synchronisation to digital electronics
Most electronic systems that you design or use will have one or more oscillators to provide a clock to synchronise operations, act as a frequency reference or enable accurate timing. This article discusses the advantages of quartz crystal oscillators, and some of the choices available. Qin Zhuang, Applications Engineering Manager, Diodes Incorporated explains.
Helping networks adopt optical interfaces
The demand for greater bandwidth is present in all applications but nowhere is this more apparent than in telecommunications and data communications infrastructures. The use of fibre optics is an effective way of adding bandwidth, but it comes with the requirement of a transceiver module to terminate each end of the cable. By Eric Lan, Assistant Product Marketing Manager of Connect ASIC Product Line, Diodes