Cost-Effective PWM Controllers from Diodes Optimized for Quick-Charge Applications

PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 3, 2015 — 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 introduced the AP3127/H current-mode PWM controllers. These devices are optimized for quick-charge applications in consumer portable products such as intelligent cell phone chargers and notebook adaptors and deliver a high-performance and cost-effective charging solution. Additional applications in the consumer electronics and communications markets include: set-top boxes, game consoles, modems and networking equipment.

In normal operation, the PWM switching frequency of the AP3127 and AP3127H controllers is internally fixed at 65kHz and 100kHz, respectively. However under moderate load conditions the device will enter a green mode that uses frequency fold-back to reduce the switching frequency for improved system efficiency, although a minimum switching frequency of 20kHz ensures any audible noise is avoided. Under no-load or light-load conditions, the ICs use a burst mode to minimize standby power while a built-in frequency dithering function reduces EMI emissions.

In addition to offering superior power control with higher average efficiency than pin-equivalent competitive products, the AP3127/H controllers include a comprehensive range of protection features to ensure stable, robust and reliable operation. These cover various overload and fault conditions such as over-current, secondary-side over-voltage (SOVP), internal over-temperature (OTP), and secondary-side under-voltage protection (SUVP), which protects a supply if its output cable is shorted. 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 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 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 additional facilities located in Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai and in Chengdu, China, as well as in Neuhaus and in 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. For further information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at www.diodes.com.



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