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Advanced Power Electronics Corp

3150 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, 95118, US

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United Kingdom
Phone: 44-1491-636393
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Ralph Waggitt
President/CEO
USA
Phone: 408-717-4231
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Load Switch offers low on-resistance, 4 A max continuous current.

March 28, 2014

Supplied in 2 x 2 mm, 8-pin DFN package with thermal pad, APE8937-HF-3 is controlled by on/off input and contains one N-channel MOSFET that can operate over 0.8–5.5 V input range and support continuous current up to 4 A. On-resistance is 22 mΩ from VIN=1.8 V to VIN=5.0 V, and 300 Ω on-chip load resistor is included for output quick discharge when switch is turned off. For power-sequencing, rise time is adjustable via external ceramic capacitor on CT pin, which also reduces inrush current. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power MOSFETs feature very low on-resistance.

February 27, 2014

Available in TO-263 and TO-220 packages, respectively, Models AP99T03GS-HF-3 and AP99T03GP-HF-3 feature low on-resistance of 2.5 mΩ, drain-source breakdown voltage of 30 V, and continuous drain current of 120 A. Model AP99T03GS-HF-3 is suited for commercial and industrial surface-mount applications, while Model AP99T03GP-HF-3 is intended for applications where small PCB footprint or attached heatsink is required. Both N-channel MOSFETs are halogen-free and RoHS-compliant. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Current Mode Step-Up Converter offers adjustable output to 27 V.

February 18, 2014

Intended for small, low-power applications, APE1913-3 comes in RoHS-compliant and halogen-free TSOT-23-5 package, has 2.6–5.5 V input range, and automatically switches from PWM to PFM during light load conditions to increase efficiency. Nominal operating frequency is 1.2 MHz, internal soft-start minimizes inrush current and extends battery life, and internal power MOSFET promotes efficiency. Protection functions include UVLO, current limit, and thermal shutdown. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

PWM Buck DC/DC Converter helps conserve board real estate.

December 16, 2013

Available in SO-8 or 5-lead SOT-23 package, monolithic APE1723-HF-3 has adjustable output voltage range of 0.745–24 V and can drive 1 A load without external transistor. Step down convertor, operating at fixed switching frequency of 200 kHz, is RoHS compliant and completely free of BFR and halogen. External shutdown function is controlled with logic level signals, and other features include internal compensation as well as thermal shutdown, current limit, and short circuit protections. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power MOSFETs suit DC-DC converter applications.

December 12, 2013

Available in 3 models, AP4034 Series N-Channel MOSFETs feature low typical gate charge of 15 nC. Model AP4034GMT-HF-3, housed in PMPAK5x6 package, offers max on-resistance of 8 mΩ and drain-source current rating of 44.3 A. Supplied in standard SO-8 package, Model AP4034GM-HF-3 offers max on-resistance of 9 mΩ and drain-source current of 13 A. Model AP4034GYT-HF-3 has same low max on-resistance of 9 mΩ, but with drain-source current of 15.5 A in 3 x 3 mm footprint. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power MOSFET features max on-resistance of 0.99 milliohm.

December 10, 2013

Provided in PMPAK5x6 package with integrated thermal pad and standard SO-8 footprint compatible with other enhanced 5 x 6 mm power packages, AP1A003GMT-HF-3 is intended for use in high-current load switching where low voltage drop across MOSFET switch is required to minimize conduction losses. This RoHS-compliant and BFR-/halogen-free product features breakdown voltage rating of 30 V and max drain-source current rating of 260 A. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

LDO Regulators have low quiescent current, 300 mA max output.

October 4, 2013

Featuring quiescent current of ~30 µA and output voltage accuracy of ±2%, APE8800A-HF-3 positive linear regulators can supply 300 mA output current with drop-out voltage of 250 mV. Current limit protection and thermal shutdown features are also standard, and LDOs can operate with low ESR ceramic output capacitors as small as 1 µF for stability. Available with fixed output voltages from 1.2–5 V, regulators come in RoHS-/REACH-compliant, halogen-free, 5-lead SOT-23-5 and TSOT-23-5 packages. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fully Protected LED Driver suits backlighting applications.

August 26, 2013

Step-up converter APE1612-3, capable of driving up to 8 white LEDs in series for backlighting applications, uses current mode, 1.2 MHz fixed frequency architecture to regulate LED current, which is set using external current sense resistor. While 300 mV feedback voltage reduces power loss and promotes efficiency, 200 Hz to 200 kHz range enables use in PWM dimming. Over-voltage, UVLO, current limiting, and thermal shutdown protection features are standard. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Dual Channel MOSFETs simplify synchronous buck designs.

August 15, 2013

Comprising high-side control MOSFET (CH-1) and low-side synchronous MOSFET (CH-2), AP6950GYT comes in 3 mm² square PMPAK®3x3 and is optimized for synchronous buck applications. This asymmetric, dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET offers Drain-Source breakdown voltage (BVDSS) of 30 V for both channels and on-resistance of 18 mΩ for CH-1 and 10.5 mΩ for CH-2. Targeting synchronous buck DC/DC converter power designs, MOSFETs are RoHS compliant and halogen free. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Miniature Dual Load Switch features low on-resistance.

May 23, 2013

Model APE8990-3 dual load switch has RDS(ON) of 20 mΩ and controlled turn on. Unit's two N-channel MOSFETS each support maximum current of 6 A and operate over input voltage range of 0.8–5.5V. Controlled by ON/OFF input interfacing directly with low voltage control signals, switch also includes 150 Ω load resistor and is available in 3 x 2 mm, 14-pin DFN package with thermal pad. Rise time is adjustable, to avoid inrush current, using external ceramic capacitor on CTx pin. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

High-Voltage MOSFETs feature RDS(ON) as low as 0.19 ohms.

May 23, 2013

Available in TO-220CFM through-hole package with high isolation capability and low thermal resistance between tab and external heat sink, Models AP11S60-HF-3, AP14S50-HF-3, and AP20S60-HF-3 serve as main switching devices for universal 90–265 Vac converter designs. Devices provide high blocking voltage to withstand voltage surges in demanding power systems, making them suited for PFC correction and PWM stages in servers, telecom rectifiers, PCs, and lighting systems. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Dual N- and P-Channel MOSFETS suit battery management applications.

May 7, 2013

Suited for battery management and protection applications, Model AP9922GEO-HF-3 dual N-channel MOSFET features RDS(on) of 16 mΩ while model AP9923GEO-HF-3 dual P-channel unit has RDS(on) of 25 mΩ. Available in TSSOP-8 package, both products can operate with gate drive down to 1.8 V. Units are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Ultra-LDO Linear Regulators suit high-current POL conversion.

April 1, 2013

Designed to provide POL DC-DC conversion in board-level applications, Series APE8968MP-HF3 provides dropout of just 0.23 V at 3 A. Units require 2 supply voltages, one for control circuitry and another for main supply. Power-On-Reset circuit monitors both supply voltages to prevent incorrect operation. Available in ESOP-8 package, regulators include thermal shutdown and current limit protection, as well as POK that indicates output status with time delay that is set internally. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

VFM Step-Up DC/DC Converter meets battery-powered system needs.

March 21, 2013

Supplied in SOT-23-5L package, APE2902 can operate from positive input voltage between start-up voltage and VOUT and convert it to higher output voltage, adjustable in 0.1 V steps from 2.5–5 V with ±5% accuracy. Quiescent supply current of 22 µA typ and efficiency of 87% (typ) at VOUT = 5 V help maximize battery life. Along with max shutdown current lower than 1 µA and output current up to 100 mA, converter offers internally limited peak inductor current and internal soft-start. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power MOSFET suits space constrained applications.

March 14, 2013

Housed in TO-92 through-hole package, Model AP4002T is suited for low current applications such as small switch power supplies and load switches. N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFET features BVDSS of 600 V, RDS(on) of 5 Ω, and  400 mA ID. Operating from -55 to 150°C, miniature device is RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Linear Voltage Regulator is optimized for accuracy.

November 15, 2012

Available in fixed and adjustable output voltage versions, APU1205-3 series offers better than 2% initial voltage accuracy and dropout voltage of 270 mV at 300 mA or 170 mV at 150 mA. Quiescent current at shutdown is 5 µA, and other features include TTL-compatible enable/shutdown control input, current limiting, and thermal shutdown. Suited for handheld, battery-powered equipment, product comes in 5-pin, SMT, halogen-free, and REACH-/RoHS-compliant, SOT-23 package. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Controller IC is designed for on-board DC/DC conversion.

November 15, 2012

Intended for on-board DC/DC converter applications with designs down to 1.8 V, APU3037-3 synchronous buck regulator features internal 200 kHz oscillator (400 kHz for the A version), UVLO for Vcc and Vc supplies, and external programmable soft-start function. IC comes in halogen-free, RoHS-/REACH-compliant package, operates with single 5 or 15 V supply in fixed frequency voltage mode, and has 500 mA peak output drive capability. Output under-voltage detection is also included.
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Electronic Components & Devices

MOSFETS offer switching speed and on-resistance.

October 22, 2012

Supplied in SO-8 package that is halogen-free as well as compliant with RoHS and REACH environmental requirements for hazardous materials, AP9930GM-HF-3 quad complementary N- and P-channel enhanced-mode MOSFETs target full bridge applications such as servo and DC motors. Respective performance ratings for N- and P-channel devices include Drain Source Voltage (VDS) of 30 and -30 V, RDS(ON) of 33 and 55 mΩ, and Continuous Drain Current (ID) of 5.5 and -4.1 A. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

PWM Controllers feature space saving design.

October 12, 2012

Housed in 8-lead, 3 x 3 mm DFN package, Model APE3061GN3-HF-3 supports input voltages from 3–24 V and is designed to drive external N-channel MOSFET. Output voltage is dependent on external N-MOSFET and is programmable using internal reference voltage of 1.0 V and external resistors connected as voltage divider. Using copper wire for internal wire bonding, Model APE3061AM-HF-3 supports input voltages from 3–24V, with oscillation frequency of 500 kHz and enable/shutdown function. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

High-Speed Discrete IGBTs feature low saturation voltage.

September 7, 2012

Suited for use in AC and DC motor control, home appliances, UPSs, solar inverters, and induction cookers, AP20GT60 series features collector/emitter voltage (VCE) rating of 600 V and peak gate emitter voltage rating (VGE) of ±20 V. Nominal models have saturation voltage, VCE(sat), rating @ Ic=20 A of 1.8 V and max power dissipation of 25, 125, or 104 W at 25°C. Corresponding models with internal diode and fast recovery diode feature VCEsat of 1.7 V at Ic=19 A or Ic=12 A or 1.8 @ Ic=20 A. Read More

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