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Diodes Inc. Announces LED Lighting Drivers for Low Power Single Cell Applications

May 11, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Diodes Inc. introduced its ZXLD381 and ZXLD383 LED drivers, which the company says have been designed to provide the simplest possible solution for driving low power high brightness LEDs from a single solar or rechargeable battery cell. PFM dc-dc converters with an on-board low saturation voltage switching transistor, the devices only need an inductor for high efficiency LED illumination.

Operating from an input voltage as low as 0.9V and delivering up to 80mA, they generate a constant current for driving single or multiple LEDs, determined by the external inductor value. Offering efficiency as high as 93%, the drivers help extend battery life in a wide range of illumination applications.

The ZXLD383 combines the features of the ZXLD381 with a dual function enable input which provides an inhibit control and an ultra-low voltage drop isolation diode for battery charging purposes in garden lights. This eliminates the need for an external photocell array isolation diode, making the driver well suited for solar powered garden and walkway lamps.

The ZXLD381 is priced at $0.28 each in 1k quantities, the ZXLD383 is priced at $0.30 each in 1k quantities.