Diodes announced 60V Buck LED Driver with Dimming Functions
Plano, Texas - March 13, 2018 - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, today announced the AL8862. Featuring a wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET, this buck LED driver is well-suited for developers of LED lighting circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost, while maintaining excellent analog and PWM dimming functions. With a typical output current accuracy of 5% at up to 1A and 97% efficiency, the AL8862 can operate from an input voltage range between 5V and 60V, making it suitable for commercial, industrial, or architectural lighting. Its small profile also means it can be used in appliances of all sizes.
An external control pin accepts either an analog or PWM signal to add dimming capabilities, which brings an additional dimension, such as color mixing, to connected lighting. The integrated MOSFET is rated at 60V, making the AL8862 a viable solution for higher power output applications. Leveraging Diodes Incorporated’s proprietary technology, the MOSFET also has an ultra-low RDS(ON) of just 0.4Ω, which delivers high efficiency while minimizing the need for external components. Comprehensive protection against possible fault conditions caused by short or open circuits is also included, along with over-temperature protection.
・Commercial & Industrial Lighting
・Appliances Interior Lighting
・External Driver with Multiple Channels and Smart Lighting
・Wide Input Voltage Range: 5V to 60V
・Output Current up to 1A
・Internal 60V NDMOS Switch
・Typical 4% Output Current Accuracy
・Single Pin for On/Off and Brightness Control by DC Voltage or PWM Signal
・High Efficiency (Up to 97%)
・LED Short-Circuit Protection
・Inherent Open-Circuit LED Protection
・Current-Sense Resistor Short-Circuit Protection
・Over Temperature Shutdown
・Up to 1MHz Switching Frequency
・SO-8EP Packages Available in Green Molding Compound (No Br, Sb)
The AL8862 is supplied in a thermally enhanced, space-saving SO-8EP package. Further information is available 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 highquality 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, DCDC 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 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 four manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, and two joint venture facilities located in Chengdu, China, as well as manufacturing facilities located in Neuhaus and 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 http://www.diodes.com.