Diodes Incorporated

Hot-Swap USB Loads with 0.2A Power Switch from Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the AP21410/AP21510. These single-channel current limited power switches are optimized for USBs and other hot-swap applications and meet design requirements for laptop computers, tablets and Chromebooks™, especially those deploying the new Type-C USB port.

This family of power switches incorporates 0.4A current limiting, while operating from a 2.7V to 5.5V supply with a maximum continuous load current rating of 0.2A. Other protection features, such as 0.4ms controlled rise and fall times, support hot-swap connections between computing, communication and consumer electronics equipment and peripherals. In addition, under-voltage lockout (UVLO) and reverse-current blocking protect the input power supply while thermal protection prevents damage to the IC under heavy-overload or short-circuit fault conditions.

In full compliance with USB 2.0 and available with both polarities of enable input, the AP21410 (active-low) and AP21510 (active-high) switches also benefit from a 95mΩ on-resistance and a very low 1μA shutdown current that contribute to reduced power consumption and extended battery life. Both versions of this power switch are supplied in a compact 6-pin U-DFN2018 package. Further information is available at www.diodes.com.


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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 and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional 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’ corporate headquarters and Americas' sales office are located in Plano, Texas. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two additional facilities located in Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai and in Chengdu, China, as well as in Neuhaus and in Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at www.diodes.com.

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Julie Holland
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
P: 972-987-3900
E: pressinquiries@diodes.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com 


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