Texas Instrument Releases Diode Controller to Offer Low Power Consumption

By CIOReview | Friday, December 4, 2015
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DALLAS, TX: Texas instruments (TI), provider of analog and embedded processing products, has launched the diode controller- a semiconductor device with two terminals, typically allowing the flow of current in one direction only, with zero quiescent current.

The new product, LM74610-Q1, is ideal for high-current industrial power tool and automotive applications that delivers better efficiency and offers lower power consumption and heat in a compact solution size.

Combined with TI’s CSD17313Q2Q1 NexFT n-channel MOSFET, the LM74610-Q1 features a unique floating ground architecture that forms a diode behavior with zero ground current. Also, the combination of the two follows a diode rectifier when connected in series with a power source, discharging the MOSFET gate in the event of reverse polarity. The new release is also useful when combined with the two alternate power sources in an ORing configuration to deliver redundancy.

Packaged in an 8-pin, 3-mm by 5-mm by 1.1-mm VSSOP package, it highlights 45V reverse voltage capability, which protects against automotive transients and AEC-Q100 qualified with 4 kV ESD protection for automotive applications.