Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the BCR430UW6
linear LED driver with ultra-low dropout voltage and constant current
regulation between 5mA and 100mA. This combination allows more LEDs to
be driven from a low supply voltage, making the BCR430UW6 suitable for
applications that require multiple LEDs to operate together, such as
signage illumination and architectural lighting for commercial and
The ultra-low dropout voltage of 115mV and low operating current of just
285μA provides a greater level of system efficiency and scope to drive
more LEDs per string reliably. These factors are particularly important
in applications where the characteristics of the lighting are essential
to the user experience, such as signage and architectural illumination.
The device requires no external power transistors or capacitors,
reducing the overall BoM cost and increasing system stability. Long-term
reliability is also improved through the robust design, which is
tolerant to overvoltage levels resulting from faults in the LEDs or
supply transients. Integrated thermal protection limits the output
current in the event of high operating temperatures, avoiding
operational failure and maximizing the working lifetime of the LEDs.
With an adjustable output current level between 5mA and 100mA, the
BCR430UW6 can provide greater flexibility, allowing a single design to
be used to drive various LED configurations. The output is highly
stable, held at ±5% across temperature variations and supply voltage
fluctuations. This stability delivers a uniform output lighting level
under all operating conditions.
Other advanced features include PWM-based dimming, an operating voltage
range of 5V to 42V, and support for parallel operation to further
increase the regulated output current.
The BCR430UW6 is provided in a SOT26 package.
Further information is available at www.diodes.com.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and 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, logic, analog, and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing,
communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products
include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices,
function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators,
Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including
LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and
linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special
function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage
supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are
located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan;
Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, UK; and Neuhaus,
Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Manchester
and Greenock, UK, and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test
facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as
well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus, and Taipei. Additional engineering,
sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong
Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea;
Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with support offices throughout the
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