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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.

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New Updated PWM Controller from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. Offer Size and Cost Benefits

Press release date: October 10, 2012

San Jose, CA…Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has updated two of its most popular PWM controllers to provide customers with space saving and more cost effective devices without sacrificing performance and reliability.

The well-accepted APE3061 PWM controller is now available in a small 8-lead DFN package, reducing package size down from 5x6mm (SO-8) to 3x3 mm, without any negative impacts on power handling capability. The new APE3061GN3-HF-3 component supports input voltages from 3V up to 24V and is designed to drive an external N-channel MOSFET. The output voltage is dependent on the external N-MOSFET and is programmable using an internal reference voltage of 1.0V and external resistors connected as a voltage divider. The controller benefits from built-in enable and thermal shutdown functions. Switching frequency is fixed, around 500kHz, allowing for easy filtering and low noise. The size of the external components can be reduced as well. A soft-start time, preventing overshoot at startup, can be programmed by an outside capacitor.

Using copper wire for internal wire bonding, the APE3061M-HF-3 PWM controller has been updated to the new APE3061AM-HF-3 version. This offers customers a more cost effective solution without impacting performance and reliability. The new, lower cost version uses the same SO-8 Pb-free package as existing APE3061M-HF-3 controllers, which will stay in production for customers wanting to avoid requalification costs. The new APE3061AM-HF-3 device supports input voltages from 3V up to 24V, with an oscillation frequency of 500kHz and an enable/shutdown function. The pulse width varies in a range from 0 to 85%, according to the load current. A soft-start time, preventing overshoot at startup, can be programmed by an outside capacitor.

About Advanced Power Electronics Corp.
Established in Taiwan in 1998, Advanced Power Electronics Corporation has become a leading supplier of MOS power discretes, IGBTs and Power ICs which enable cost-effective efficient solutions for new and existing power applications. The company’s wide range of solutions broadly targets the computing, consumer electronics, display, communications and industrial segments. ISO-certified, with a commitment to consistent quality assurance and increased economies of scale, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. has seen the company revenue increase - trading profitably each year since its foundation - and it has been ranked as one of the world's top fifteen power MOSFET suppliers by iSuppli.

For further information:
Ralph Waggitt
President/CEO, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA)
Tel: +1 408-717-4231
Email: rwaggitt@a-powerusa.com
www.a-powerusa.com

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