DC-DC Converter from Diodes Incorporated Saves Space in LED Lighting
PLANO, Texas -- June 27, 2013
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier
of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad
discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced a miniature
DC-DC converter supporting boost, buck and voltage-inverting circuit
topologies for LED lighting and general-purpose power management applications.
The AL8811 is available in the 3.0mm x 4.9mm x 1.1mm MSOP-8L package,
requiring minimal external components and enabling significant reductions in
both circuit footprint and BOM cost.
While the AL8811 is advantageous for many low-voltage LED lighting
applications, dimmable MR16 lamps will particularly benefit from the new
device. For example, using the AL8811 in boost mode in conjunction with an
AL8807A buck LED driver creates a high-power factor, dimmable MR16 solution
that is both compact in size and low in component cost. Additionally, this
two-stage design ensures good compatibility with a variety of electronic
transformers and low LED current ripple.
With a wide 3V to 20V input voltage operating range and an output voltage up
to 36V, the AL8811 is suitable for an array of different 12V AC lighting
applications. The device’s shut-down current is also very low at 0.01µA
(typical), while its maximum output switch current is 1.6A.
Comprising an internal temperature-compensated reference, a controlled duty
cycle oscillator with an active current-limit circuit, driver and high-current
output switch, the AL8811 from Diodes Incorporated provides designers with a
particularly versatile solution for DC-DC conversion circuits. For further
information, visit the Company’s website at www.diodes.com.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor's SmallCap 600 and
Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of
high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete,
logic and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer
electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets.
Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection
devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and
comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors; power management devices,
including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and
linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function
devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and
motor controllers. Diodes’ corporate headquarters, logistics center, and
Americas' sales office are located in Plano, Texas. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei,
Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication
facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two more
located in Shanghai, China. In addition, two assembly-test facilities are
located in Shanghai; two are located in Chengdu, China, with one in Neuhaus
and one in Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics
offices are located in Fort Worth, Texas; Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester;
Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; Suwon, South Korea;
Tokyo, Japan; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world.
For further information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
Investor Relations Contact:
Leanne K. Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
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