SAN FRANCISCO Diodes Inc. Wednesday (July 27) introduced a product platform featuring two series of application specific complex arrays.
Diodes (Westlake Village, Calif.) said the new arrays, designed to bridge the gap between analog IC and multi-package discrete solutions typical for voltage regulation and relay driving functions, provide cost-effective, single-package solutions.
Including a line of relay drivers DRDxxxxW and voltage regulators DVRxVxW, the devices combine multiple discrete elements into a single package, enabling circuit designers to save printed circuit board (PCB) area and cut component and placement costs, the company said.
"This new product platform is another significant step in our ongoing quest for continued miniaturization with an eye on customer needs using multi-chip packaging integration," said Keh-Shew Lu, Diodes president and CEO, in a statement.
Diodes said the complex arrays for relay driving integrate a robust suppression/recovery diode and a bi-polar junction transistor (BJT) to provide fast and reliable control of a wide variety of relays. The complex arrays for voltage regulation combine specially paired BJT and Zener discrete elements to provide an optimal balance of precise voltage regulation and low quiescent current, according to the company.