Diodes Incorporated has announced the introduction of an overvoltage clamp for the protection of power management ICs (PMIC) in portable applications. Provided in the small form factor 1.1mm x 1.4mm x 0.8mm W-DFN1114-3 package, the AP9060 is suitable for the latest generation battery-backed products including smart phones, tablets and ultra mobile PCs.
Supporting a wide battery charger output range of 3V to 30V, the device will pass the voltage through to the PMIC only up to a safe clamp voltage limit, factory set at 11V. AP9060's feedback loop maintains the clamped output voltage level by backing off the drive to its p-channel MOSFET switch. With an ultra low bias current, the device also minimizes self-heating, thereby further increasing product reliability.
In addition, AP9060's use of a very low resistance p-channel MOSFET as the pass element ensures that any EMI issues are removed. This is achieved by avoiding noise generation on the input supply circuit normally associated with the charge pump of alternative n-channel MOSFET solutions.
To increase its application flexibility, the AP9060 will also support reverse-current operation, allowing it to pass up to a maximum of 1A from the PMIC to a load connected to a USB port, therefore meeting the needs of USB On-The-Go (OTG) enabled products.
The AP9060 overvoltage clamp is a cost-effective alternative to larger and more complex combined overvoltage and overcurrent protection devices.
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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