Diodes Incorporated Releases New LED Driver Family Which Allows Use of Fewer Components

Diodes Incorporated, a leading global provider of semiconductor products, has recently released a family of LED driver ICs which require the support of only four components and operate at switching frequencies up to 600kHZ, which makes possible the use of fewer and smaller external components to be required by driver circuits.

Pvoviding a cost effective match for 1W LED systems, the AP8800 device drives a string of seven LEDs with a 350mA current under voltage ranging from 8V to 28V. And higher output power is provided by AP8801 which produces a drive current of 500mA to support 13 series-connected LEDs from an operating voltage of 8V to 48V, while AP8802, the third product in the driver family, offers a good choice for high power 3W LEDs with a constant current of up to 1A. Efficiencies no less than 92% are delivered by all three drivers.

The AP880X family features an integrated soft-start function to reduce the stress on LEDs and help to extend LED lifetime. Besides, the choice of PWM and DC input dimming control is offered to increase design flexibility. The industry standared SOP-8L package is adopted in all three drivers, with AP8800 and AP8801 also available in MSOP-8L and the AP8802 in exposed pad DFN and SOP-8L packages.

The three drivers, AP8800, AP8801 and AP8802, are suitable for a broad range of high-brightness, general illumination applications, like the signage, architectural, emergency lighting and MR16 lamp replacement. Uniform LED brightness are provided by the drivers without the need to use ballast resistors.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets.

Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect sensors and temperature sensors, power management devices including LED drivers, DC-DC switching, regulators, linear voltage regulators and voltage reference along with special function devices including USB power switch, load switch, voltage supervisor and motor controllers.

The Company has its corporate offices in Dallas, Texas, with a sales, marketing, engineering and logistics office in Southern California; design centers in Dallas, San Jose, Taipei, England and Germany; wafer fabrication facilities in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, England; two manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, China, one in Neuhaus, Germany and a joint venture facility in Chengdu, China; engineering, sales, warehouse and logistics offices in Taipei, Hong Kong and Manchester, England, and sales and support offices throughout the world.

For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.

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