Offline switcher IC reduces BoM for bias power supplies

A universal AC high voltage input, non-isolated offline switcher IC from Diodes addresses the challenges associated with using a bias power supply. The AP3928 switcher IC is optimised for situations where higher power levels are mandated, such as in industrial control or home automation systems, home appliances, and IoT devices.

The AP3928 has a 600mA maximum output current that allows for a 10W output power rating. A key differentiator of this high voltage switcher IC is that it supports conventional offline, non-isolated flyback configurations, as well as more streamlined non-isolated buck configurations, keeping the bill of materials (BoM) spend to a minimum, claimed Diodes.

Peak current and switching frequency will continuously reduce as the load decreases, meaning that the IC can achieve heightened degrees of efficiency in light load conditions and is therefore suitable for use in equipment that spends prolonged time in sleep mode.

The AP3928’s low standby power of less than 30mW is suitable for small domestic appliances and IoT devices, where it is important to conserve available battery power.

The AP3928 switcher IC is supplied in a compact SO-8 package. It meets high voltage creepage requirements and can support operational junction temperatures up to +150 degrees C. Over-temperature, output short, overload and open-loop protection functions are included and there is also under-voltage lockout. 

Diodes is a Standard and Poor SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company. It delivers semiconductor products to companies in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Its portfolio includes discrete, analogue and mixed-signal products and packaging technology. The company has 31 sites around the world, including engineering, testing, manufacturing, and customer service.

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