March 13, 2018

60V/1A Buck LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

The AL8862 is supplied in a thermally enhanced, space-saving SO-8EP
package. Further information is available at

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, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing,
communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products
include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices,
function-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 also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are
located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan;
Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and
Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facility is located in
Manchester, with an additional facility located in Shanghai, China.
Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan,
Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus and
Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices
are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China;
Seongnam-si, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices
throughout the world.

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