Switching at a frequency of up to 1MHz and ensuring closely controlled rise and fall times, the AL8807 buck LED driver from Diodes Incorporated has been purpose designed to reduce EMI issues in the lower cost MR16 LED lamp market. To achieve required higher output powers, the driver can operate at input voltages between 6V to 30V and provide up to 8 series connected LEDs with a constant 1A current.
The driver’s current accuracy of ±5% means it will meet the requirements of most general low voltage lighting applications and lead to an improvement in inter-lamp luminance matching in 3W LED lighting systems. The driver is up to 96% efficient and its output current is simple to set using a single external resistor.
Dimming control is via the application of either a DC voltage or PWM signal on the driver’s Control input, which also protects against any over-driving of the LED current. The AL8807’s 1000:1 PWM dimming ratio and dc dimming range from 16% to 100%, provide users with flexible and wide-ranging lamp brightness control.
The AL8807 LED driver is provided in the small footprint SOT25 package and will soon be available in the MSOP-8EP package. Further information is available at www.diodes.com.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard & 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 and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect sensors and temperature sensors, power management devices including LED drivers, DC-DC switching regulators, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices including USB power switch, load switch, voltage supervisor and motor controllers. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. A sales, marketing, engineering and logistics office is located in Westlake Village, California. Design 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 http://www.diodes.com.
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