Diodes Incorporated Articles
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
Fast switching between high speed and low power across five lanes
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI3WVR648GEAEX five-lane MIPI 2:1 switch, capable of switching physical layers that comply with either C-PHY or D-PHY serial interfaces, as defined by the industry standard specification for image sensors and cameras in smartphones and displays in mobile applications.
Flash LED drivers deliver stability in quad-channel applications
Diodes Incorporated has announced the AL3644, a high-speed, dual-channel flash LED driver designed to support advanced camera flash and torch functionality, as offered by the latest smartphones and other portable consumer devices.
Miniature automotive MOSFETs bring increased power density
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the 40V-rated DMTH4008LFDFWQ and 60V-rated DMTH6016LFDFWQ automotive-compliant MOSFETs packaged in DFN2020. These miniature MOSFETs occupy just ten percent of the PCB area of larger packages, such as SOT223, enabling greater power density in DC/DC converters, LED backlighting, ADAS, and other ‘under-the-hood’ automotive applications.
High-reliability quartz crystals for harsh automotive conditions
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a series of automotive-compliant timekeeping crystals that withstand harsh operating conditions to ensure outstanding accuracy and reliability in tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), infotainment, telematics, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Automotive buck LED drivers streamline lighting
Diodes Incorporated introduced two automotive LED drivers that combine robust performance, simplified design, and flexibility to address internal and external lighting applications, such as fog lamps, position lamps, rear lamps, and door lamps. The AL8860Q and AL8861Q have a wide-operating voltage range from 4.5 to 40V to withstand load-dump events and operate correctly at low-cranking voltages in stop-start applications.
USB Type-C port switch to support audio signals and legacy data
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI3A6386 USB Type-C multimedia port switch, designed to enable manufacturers to continue supporting legacy data and analogue peripherals through USB Type-C ports. As a result of the adoption of USB Type-C ports in mobile phones and tablets, manufacturers are removing other ports such as USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio sockets. The PI3A6386 port switch enables legacy data and audio signals to be passed throu...
Voltage level translator provides flexibility for networks and servers
Diodes Incorporated has announced a new addition to its family of low voltage level translators, offering simple and autonomous bidirectional operation. The PI4GTL2002 is a 2-bit level shifter designed to translate signals conditioned for one voltage level to signals at a higher or lower voltage, such as Gunner Transceiver Logic (GTL) or GTL+ to LVTTL/TTL.
Super barrier rectifier technology improves efficiency
Newly introduced by Diodes Incorporated are the SBR10M100P5Q and SBR8M100P5Q. These automotive-compliant super barrier rectifier (SBR) diodes employ patented and proprietary technology and can significantly reduce power loss and lower operating temperatures in automotive applications.