Fully compliant with the HDMI standard, the AP2331 single channel current-limited load switch from Diodes Incorporated has been optimised for HDMI and monitor port protection duties, 3V-5V hot swap interconnects and other applications subject to heavy capacitive loads and the prospect of short-circuit.
Designed for a wide range of consumer electronics products, including set-top boxes, laptops and LCD TVs, this 0.2A rated, SOT23 packaged load switch helps improve system robustness with its fast and accurate over-current, over-voltage, reverse-current, thermal and short-circuit protection features as well as controlled turn-on time and under-voltage lockout functionality.
By including a built-in soft-start capability, delivering a 0.7ms typical turn-on time, the AP2331 increases system reliability by reducing inrush currents to a safe level, while its output discharge function ensures a controlled discharge of the output voltage stored on the output capacitor when disabled.
The load switch’s very tight 0.4A current-limiting tolerance means power rail current requirements can be reduced along with overall system cost. Device on-resistance is also low at 250mΩ, helping to minimize circuit voltage drop. System robustness is further enhanced by the AP2331’s reverse-current blocking capability, which avoids any current leakage from output to input, and ESD protection performance rated at 3KV in HBM and 300V in MM tests.
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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