Integrated Automotive Inductive-Load Driver from Diodes Incorporated Reduces Space and Cost

PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 9, 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 DMN61D8LVTQ. This inductive-load driver is designed for automotive inductive-load switching applications, such as window, door latch and antenna relays, solenoids and small DC motors. The on-chip integrated Zener diodes and bias resistors eliminate the need for several external components, which saves cost and reduces the PCB footprint.

Inductive-load switching normally requires a freewheeling diode to suppress the voltage spike that typically results when the switch is opened. The DMN61D8LVTQ inductive-load driver avoids this requirement by using a low-side circuit configuration that employs back-to-back Zener diodes to provide an active over-voltage drain clamp of the internal MOSFET. The MOSFET is also protected from potentially destructive transient voltages by ensuring that this clamp voltage is set below the MOSFET’s avalanche breakdown voltage.

System design is eased with inputs that can be directly driven by standard logic devices, microcontrollers and FPGAs. These inputs feature ESD protection provided by further Zener stacks. The MOSFETs are rated with a drain-source voltage (VDS) of 60V and a maximum gate-source voltage (VGS) of ±12V. The DMN61D8LVTQ dual-channel inductive load driver is available in the space-saving TSOT26 package. For further information, visit the Company’s website 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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