400V Linear Regulators from Diodes Incorporated Deliver Constant LED Current in Compact PackagesMay 11, 2018 by Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the AL5890 linear constant-current regulator developed to provide simple and more cost-effective solutions
Diodes Incorporated, 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 introduction of 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 ideal for any LED application where a lower BoM cost and sizes are important. The fully integrated design includes a power transistor and it is available in 10mA, 15mA, 20mA, 30mA, and 40mA variants. A single device or multiple devices in parallel can be used to source or sink enough current for long LED strings, with an overall accuracy of less than ±2.0mA (typ), working over a wide ambient temperature range of -40°C to +105°C.
Its simple two-pin PD123 design means it can be inserted directly in the LED string in low-side AC or DC, or high-side AC or DC linear configurations without any external resistors. It is designed to tolerate DC voltages of up to 400V and can be used in off-line applications up to 230VAC. Thermal foldback protection is included, which prevents system failure by reducing the current in the event of high operating temperatures. As well as lowering the overall BoM, it also provides an effective solution to tackling EMI without the need for additional switching inductors.
Packaging options include PDI123, SOT89-3L, and TO252-3L to help address heat dissipation in various LED lighting applications including LED lamps, commercial LED fixtures, emergency lighting, signage and downlights, as well as decorative and architectural lighting.
The AL5890 PDI123 package is priced at $0.09, the SOT89 is priced at $0.1 and the TO252 is priced at $0.12 for 10K volumes.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated, 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 serve 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 have 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.