Protect Vehicle ECUs Against Reverse-Battery Connections with Automotive MOSFETs from Diodes Incorporated

Plano, Texas - October 27th, 2015 - The DMP4015SPSQ 40V P-channel MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to protect automotive Electronic Control Units (ECUs) against the risk of reverse-battery connection. ECUs are used in a growing number of automotive control applications and, with some vehicles deploying up to 80 ECUs, the need to protect each one demands a simple and cost-effective solution, which this MOSFET provides.

Plano, Texas - The DMP4015SPSQ 40V P-channel MOSFET introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to protect automotive Electronic Control Units (ECUs) against the risk of reverse-battery connection. ECUs are used in a growing number of automotive control applications and, with some vehicles deploying up to 80 ECUs, the need to protect each one demands a simple and cost-effective solution, which this MOSFET provides.

The DMP4015SPSQ MOSFET acts as an ideal diode, allowing current to flow when the battery is correctly connected and blocking the current when the battery is accidentally connected in the reverse direction. Driving this device only requires a minimal number of passive components. By comparison N-channel MOSFETs require a charge pump to provide the gate drive voltage, adding complexity, cost and component count. Eliminating the switching topology of a charge pump also avoids issues with EMI emissions.

The avalanche rugged DMP4015SPSQ is 100% unclamped-inductive switch (UIS) tested to ensure the MOSFET will withstand the worst-case ISO7637 energy pulse that would occur if the supply was disconnected while powering an inductive load. The low RDS(on) of the DMP4015SPSQ, less than 11mΩ, ensures that power loss is minimized, resulting in lower temperature operation; this eases thermal design considerations and improves reliability. The parallel configuration of several MOSFETs can further reduce power losses, by a factor of n2.

The DMP4015SPSQ is offered in a PowerDI®5060 package priced at $0.38 each in 1k quantities. Also available, for the same application, are the DMP4015SK3Q in TO252 (DPAK) package and DMP4015SSSQ in SO-8 package. Further information is available from www.diodes.com

PowerDI is a registered trademark of Diodes Incorporated.

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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 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.

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