Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 14, 2010

LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Simplifies Low Voltage Low Cost Lighting Design

Diodes Incorporated has announced an LED driver tailored to fit low voltage illumination products operating at between 6V and 30V. The AL8805, a 1A rated buck mode constant current switching converter, will support up to ten 3W LEDs connected in series, suiting a range of low cost ‘safe electrical’ designs including the ubiquitous MR16 lamp.

The driver’s typical constant current output accuracy of 5%, irrespective of source voltage and LED chain length, is more than sufficient to meets the needs of low cost lighting products, ensuring uniform LED brightness and good inter-lamp matching without the need for ballast resistors.

With nominal output current determined by external resistor setting, LED dimming is simply achieved by either a DC voltage or PWM signal on the AL8805’s control input.  A DC voltage between 0.5V and 2.5V yields an output current between 25% and 100% of nominal, while a PWM signal between normal CMOS or TTL levels offers a highly flexible 1000:1 dynamic dimming range.  On/off control is provided via a <0.4V signal applied to the same control input.

The LED driver’s enhanced switching speed and low on-resistance provide 1MHz switching frequency capability which reduces the size of the external components required in thermally demanding environments.  The AL8805 is provided in the SOT25 package and is priced at $0.90 USD in 1000 piece quantities.  Further information 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, 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, 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.  The Company’s corporate headquarters, logistics center, and Americas’ sales office are located in Dallas, Texas.  Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Dallas; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany.  The Company’s wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, another in Neuhaus, and a joint venture facility located in Chengdu, China.  Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; and Munich, Germany; with support offices located throughout the world.  For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at


tony2010electronic says: (on Nov 24, 2010 07:29 AM)
Dear Sir,
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