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Automotive-compliant fast dimming linear LED controller

Automotive-compliant fast dimming linear LED controller
Global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, Diodes Incorporated, has the availability of the AL5816Q, an automotive-compliant linear LED controller for Automotive LED lighting.
29th March 2019

Linear regulators deliver constant LED current in compact packages

Linear regulators deliver constant LED current in compact packages
Diodes Incorporated has introduced the  AL5890 linear constant-current regulator developed to provide simple and more cost-effective solutions to driving LED strings from an off-line or DC power supply. Available in a range of packages, the small form-factor of the AL5890 makes it suitable for any LED application where a lower BoM cost and sizes are important.
10th May 2018

Linear LED controllers deliver efficiency and accuracy

Linear LED controllers deliver efficiency and accuracy
Diodes Incorporated has announced the AL5814, AL5817, AL5815 and AL5816 linear LED controllers, delivering dimmable and adjustable drive current for LED strings with more than 80% efficiency. The AL58xx series provides a low BOM-cost solution for a range of applications in the commercial and industrial areas including signage, instrumentation illumination, lighting of appliance interiors, architectural details and general smart-lighting installations.
29th March 2018


Buck LED driver adds dimming for commercial lighting

Buck LED driver adds dimming for commercial lighting
The new AL8862 buck LED driver is made up of a wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET, and is a solutions well-suited for developers of LED lighting drive circuits looking to minimise board space and reduce BoM cost with excellent analogue and PWM dimming functions.
13th March 2018

Constant-current LED drivers suitable for edge lighting

Constant-current LED drivers suitable for edge lighting
  As a result of growing demand for smaller LED lighting installations that also provide high efficiency and ultra-low EMI, Diodes Incorporated has extended its BCR420U and BCR421U families of linear LED drivers to include the BCR420UFD and BCR421UFD devices in the ultra-low profile DFN2020 package, making them suitable for 12 and 24V LED edge-lighting applications.
1st February 2018

Linear LED drivers increase efficiency in LED strips

Linear LED drivers increase efficiency in LED strips
The constant current regulators introduced by Diodes Incorporated, BCR401U, BCR402U and BCR405U, are appealing to lighting designers as they enable simple driving of low-current LED strips and panels in the commercial and industrial lighting sectors. Targeted at 12 and 24V linear LED strips, these regulators increase light output efficiency as they only require a 1.4V supply, allowing more LEDs in the string.
11th May 2017

Design platform drives LED lamps up to 25W

Design platform drives LED lamps up to 25W
The AL1692 LED controller/driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is a platform-based design solution for triac-dimmable LED lamps. The internal MOSFET versions provide a low-cost solution with compact PCB size and directly drive lamps rated from 3W to 13W. The controller-only version with an external MOSFET can support higher power applications up to 25W.
13th December 2016

Programmable dimming LED driver offers integrated 30V MOSFET

Programmable dimming LED driver offers integrated 30V MOSFET
The AL3050 current-mode boost-type LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated provides programmable brightness for LED backlighting of portable devices. Its advanced dimming features, small solution size, low BOM-cost and high efficiency make it well-suited for use in single-cell Li-ion based equipment with smaller LCD panels.
6th October 2016

LED controllers drive lamps up to 150W with high PF

LED controllers drive lamps up to 150W with high PF
Operating at up to 150W and featuring multiple dimming options, Diodes Incorporated announce the AL1663 and AL1663R single-stage dimmable LED controllers. These devices support flyback and buck-boost topologies to provide primary-side regulation that achieves an accurate constant-current output without requiring opto-couplers and secondary control circuitry.
2nd August 2016

Super barrier rectifier suits retrofit MR16 LED lamps

Super barrier rectifier suits retrofit MR16 LED lamps
Designed to deliver a low forward-voltage drop in a small form factor while maintaining low reverse-current leakage, the SBRT3M40P1 Trench Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. This capability addresses requirements for input bridge rectifiers in SSL applications focused on 12VAC LED retrofit lamps, which provide a more efficient and longer life alternative to popular MR16 halogen bulbs.
28th June 2016

LED driver meets worldwide retrofit lamp requirements

LED driver meets worldwide retrofit lamp requirements
Providing a design that delivers high efficiency and a low BOM cost, the AL1676 universal AC-input LED driver has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. Designed to meet or exceed worldwide power-factor regulations for non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs and tube lighting, options for the integrated MOSFET allow for 300 to 650V drain voltages and 1 to 4A drain currents in order to suit most 3 to 18W bulb requirements.
17th May 2016

Enhancing dimmer capability

Enhancing dimmer capability
Well suited for line powered, triac-dimmable LED lighting applications, the new AL1697 LED driver by Diodes Incorporated provides compatibility with leading and trailing edge triac dimmers using a single-stage, high power factor dimming circuit that complies with the NEMA SSL-6 dimming curve, delivering optimal line and load regulation.
29th March 2016

LED driver suits triac-dimmable lighting applications

LED driver suits triac-dimmable lighting applications
Designed to fit a range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, particularly retrofit lamps, the AL1696 LED driver has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current ratings provides design flexibility for meeting manufacturing requirements for residential lighting.
17th December 2015

Adjustable current regulators simplify LED strip driving

Adjustable current regulators simplify LED strip driving
Offering a simple method of driving low-power linear LED strips, the BCR420U and BCR421U Constant-Current Regulators (CCR) have been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. Target applications, such as LED strips for mood lighting, emergency and advertising signage and decorative lighting for retail refrigeration and vending machines, will benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source.
8th December 2015

Drivers ensure flicker-free dimming of tunable LEDs

Drivers ensure flicker-free dimming of tunable LEDs
Providing both analogue and PWM dimming control, the AL179x single-, dual-, triple- and quad-channel DC to constant current (DC/CC) LED driver ICs have been unveiled by Diodes Incorporated. When combined with an AC/DC power conversion block and an MCU, these current-ratio-optimised regulators provide a cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-implement solution for smart connected lighting applications that use tunable white and colour LED bulbs.
8th September 2015

LED drivers support output powers of up to 15W

LED drivers support output powers of up to 15W
  Suitable for driving non-dimmable retrofit LED bulbs in general illumination applications that do not require high power factor, the AL1678 family of LED drivers has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated.
21st August 2015

LED driver suits non-dimmable MR16 lamp designs

LED driver suits non-dimmable MR16 lamp designs
Offering high power factor, low THD and low-output current ripple, Diodes Incorporated has announced a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution. The AL8820 LED driver converter operates in continuous-current mode and employs an innovative control scheme to ensure high compatibility with most commonly used electronic transformers.
18th December 2014

Linear regulator improves LED current tolerance

Linear regulator improves LED current tolerance
Featuring 1.2W maximum power dissipation, excellent 20ppm/°C temperature stability and high power-supply rejection ratio, a constant current linear LED driver has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The AL5809 delivers LED currents with a ±5% tolerance over a -40 to +125°C temperature range, simplifying solutions for LED signage, LED strip lighting and low-current retrofit lamps.
5th December 2014

Boost controller reduces external component count

Boost controller reduces external component count
  A constant-frequency, voltage-mode, external-compensation boost controller has been introduced by Diodes Incorporated. The AL3022 is suitable for TV and monitor manufacturers needing a cost-effective solution for driving LED backlights in 14-42" LCD panel designs.
25th September 2014

LED lamp driver increases performance & reduces BOM

LED lamp driver increases performance & reduces BOM
Optimising the design of sub-12W triac dimmer-compatible LED lamps, the AP1695 LED lamp driver from Diodes Incorporated features a 1-100% dimming range and reduces BOM costs by up to 30%. The single-stage driver integrates a 500V MOSFET and employs PFM technology to tightly regulate output current up to a maximum of 230mA.
21st August 2014


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