First USB Type-C Load Switch
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the AOZ1375, AOS’s first Type-C Power Delivery full-compliant power protection switch.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the AOZ1375, AOS’s first Type-C Power Delivery full-compliant power protection switch. AOZ1375 is bidirectional current-limited load switch with reverse current blocking capability intended for applications that require circuit protections and soft start function. This device offers a best-in-class RDS(ON) (17.8mohm) in a thermally enhanced 3x3mm DFN package, making it an ideal solution for the latest notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, monitors, dockings/dongles, and Thunderbolt/USB Type-C PD applications.
The device operates from voltages between 3.4V and 23V, and features two power switch terminals, VINT and VBUS which are rated at 28V Absolute Maximum. This is a perfect protection load switch solution for battery charging using USB PD protocol. When used as a source switch, the internal current limiting circuit protects the supply from large load current. The back-to-back switch configuration blocks any leakage between VINT and VBUS pins when the device is disabled.
The AOZ1375 is fully programmable with comprehensive protections including soft start; short-circuit protection, thermal protection, over-current and over-voltage protection. Multiple operating voltages (5V/9V/15V/20V) with programmable over-voltage threshold make it fully compliant with USB PD 3.1 power profile.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS, is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET, IGBT, IPM, TVS, HVIC, GaN/SiC, Power IC and Digital Power products. AOS has developed extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the latest advancements in the power semiconductor industry, which enables us to introduce innovative products to address the increasingly complex power requirements of advanced electronics. AOS differentiates itself by integrating its Discrete and IC semiconductor process technology, product design, and advanced packaging know-how to develop high performance power management solutions. AOS’ portfolio of products targets high-volume applications, including portable computers, flat panel TVs, LED lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for TVs, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment.