App note: TQFN package thermal pad via design guide

TQFN footprint pad via design guide for proper thermals from Diodes Incorporated. Link here (PDF) TQFN packages have exposed pads to provide excellent electrical grounding paths to the PCB and transfer the device heat through thermal vias on the PCB thermal landing to the internal copper planes. In order to maximize the removal of heat […]

App note: Understanding thermal resistance in the real world

App note from Diodes Incorporated about thermal resistance and how to manage them in real world scenario. Link here (PDF) There can be significant differences between the thermal characteristics stated on a device datasheet and what actually happens in a realworld application. Semiconductor manufacturers usually provide thermal resistance values for Junction to Case (RθJC) and […]

App note: 12Vac LED Driving without smoothing capacitors

Application note from Diodes Incorporated on driving 12Vac LED without smoothing capacitors with their Zetex ZXLD1360 LED driver IC and SBR2A40P1 super barrier rectifier. Link here (PDF) LED based architectural lighting is now coming of age, but there are still some problems to be considered when designing luminaires to be fitted into existing installations. This […]

App note: Active capacitor discharge circuit considerations for FPGAs

Power down sequencing and discharging on FPGAs app note from Diodes Incorporated. Link here (PDF) FPGA’s need the different power rails to be powered up and down in a defined sequence. For power down, each sequenced rail needs to be fully off before the next rail is turned off. With large high speed and high […]

App note: Automotive reverse battery protection diode

Super Barrier Rectifier™ (SBR) from Diodes Incorporated offers good power efficiency compared to normal PN junction diode and design simplicity compared to MOSFETs reverse protection. Link here (PDF) This application note compares the performance of Diodes Inc. Super Barrier Rectifier™ (SBR) as an automotive reverse battery protection diode with other solutions. An overview of the […]

App note: A closer look at LVDS technology

A general overview of Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) from Diodes incorporated. Link here (PDF) With the increase in demand for high throughputs, current technologies are becoming less efficient. Data transmission devices like RS-422, RS-485, SCSI and other devices are limited in data rate and power dissipation. With LVDS, data rate has increased tremendously to […]