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New Application Note for Automotive Lighting Solutions

Application Note for Automotive Lighting Solutions

Discover our latest application note for Automotive Lighting Solutions. We offer a wide range of silicon based, power discrete components such as small signal, high voltage, transient protection, current limiting, Schottky, Zener diodes and transistors.


Lighting in the automotive industry is heading towards a transition stage with several technological advancements emerging in the market, enabling enhanced performance, safety, security and aesthetics. Based on the current trend, investments in R&D by major OEMs make it evident that there will be a significant growth in the lighting sector.
In Automotive industry particularly in lighting segment a new era came with the light emitting diodes (LED). Due to their advantages like smaller size, high efficiency, lower energy consumption and thus fuel efficiency, long service life and design freedom, LEDs are becoming a more popular choice to replace traditional lamps.


Their small size and design flexibility let them fit very well in the interior lighting, creating comfortable ambience and good mood, which improves the concentration of the driver. While in the exterior lighting, the laser headlight, LED/OLED matrix are added to the high beam, promoting higher luminance and greater visibility, to enhance safety driving.


Discrete components always provide flexibility in choosing the perfect match based on the circuit requirements. By choosing the best suited semiconductor components in the design, power losses decrease and energy savings can be pushed even further. Hence, the selection of the right components can also boost-up the overall performance.
For more information regarding our Automotive Lighting Solutions, please download the application note here.

Automotive Load Dump Protection

TVS Diodes for Automotive Load Dump Protection

Diotec offers TVS product families for load dump protection according to ISO 16750-2:2012(E), both for applications without central load dump limitation (according to standard Table 5, Test A) and for those with central limitation (Table 6, Test B).

The new 6.6SM8Z series with 6.6kW peak pulse power in DO-218AB is already available, it will soon be complemented by the 4.6SM6Z series with 4.6kW. Both versions are compliant to AEC-Q101. The 5KP represents an alternative in axial package, it allows up to 5kW at the usual rating with 10/1000µs pulses. Classical alternator rectifier diodes in pressfit housings are the BYZ35 and BYZ50, which we offer especially for the after sales market. They offer a suppressor characteristic and thus provide the central load dump protection.

GBU Bridge Rectifiers in Tube Packaging

GBU Bridge Rectifiers in TubePackaging

From now on we offer the bridge rectifiers of the GBU series also packed in tubes. This form of packaging allows the automated feeding and assembly of the components, which saves time and costs. The previous bulk packaging form is still available; to order the bridges in tubes, simply add the suffix "-T" to the article number (e.g. GBU8M-T). Each tube contains 20 bridge rectifiers, which are then packed in boxes of 1000 pieces each. This is the minimum order quantity, also valid for the bulk packed components.

The GBU series from Diotec is available with output currents of 4A, 6A, 8A and 12A, and each with 50 to 1000V reverse voltage. As a special feature, the GBU12 offers a forward surge current capability of 270A at 50Hz half sine wave (10ms), which is a unique selling point in the market.

Solutions for Automotive Lighting

Discover our latest application note for Automotive Lighting Solutions. We offer a wide range of silicon based, power discrete components such as small signal, high voltage, transient protection, current limiting, Schottky, Zener diodes and transistors.

SRL1 Series - A 1 Amp Standard Rectifier in low Profile SOD-323 Power Package

datasheet srl1a

Discover our low profile, standard rectifier diode SRL1x. It comes in a SOD-323 power package with only a height of just 0.6 mm. The SRL1x offers up to 1A/600V and Ifsm of 15A at 60Hz/8.3ms. Its case dimensions are 2.5 by 1.25 mm² size.

Typical applications of the SRL1x series are low frequency / low voltage rectification at miniature power converters and reverse battery polarity protection in compact electronic designs.

DI5315-02F - Dual ESD Protection Diode in tiny DFN1006-3 Package

datasheet di5315-02f

The DI5315-02F is a dual ESD protection diode in the tiny DFN1006-3 package. Its very low junction capacitance makes it ideally suited for high speed data lines and I/O ports, such as USB 2.0 and 3.0, SATA and HDMI. Two separate lines can be protected against ESD surges up to +/- 15kV (HBM).

Diotec Wall Calendar 2020 is available now

email to Diotec

The Diotec wall calendar for 2020 can be ordered now. Of course, everyone uses digital calendars today. But even in the age of digitization, a year's planner on the wall is still handy for a quick overview to make appointments in the office. So please let us now if you want one (or more) by sending an email to orderconfirmation@diotec.com.

Easy Design of Power Supplies with our High Voltage Diodes

Flyer HV Diodes

Our high voltage rectifiers allow for easy design of power supplies up to several kilovolts. This product range includes single diodes with fixed voltage rating and standard to ultrafast reverse recovery. Very flexible solutions are available in the avalanche rectifiers, which can be stacked in order to get any voltage range required.

Features and Benefits are:

  • Large Clearance and Creepage
  • Easy Assembly
  • Standard, Fast and Ultrafast Recovery
  • Controlled Avalanche Rectifiers
  • Available in Hockey Puck, Axial Lead, Cylinder, SMD Packages
  • Stackable to build High Voltage Cascades

Applications can be:

  • Paper, Film and Foil Treatment
  • Corona Discharge Treatment
  • Plasma Generation
  • Surface Preconditioner
  • Laser Power Supply
  • X-Ray Generators
  • Electrostatic Dust Removal
  • Microwave Generators

For more information please download our new HV Diode Flyer. It contains all the necessary information and shows the partnumbers available together with their parameters. More detailed information about every product including the data sheets can be found on our website www.diotec.com. Just type in the partnumber into the quickfinder on our homepage.

New Application Note for Industrial Lighting Applications

application note industrial lighting

Discover our latest application note for Industrial Lighting Applications. We offer a wide range of silicon based, power discrete components like diodes and bridge rectifiers. Additionally, we also offer a new product portfolio of MOSFETs and linear voltage regulators fitting perfectly into a broad range of industrial lighting applications.

As we all know, lighting is an essential element in our present world. It plays a decisive role in our daily lives, right from low power indoor lighting at home or offices, to mid and high power outdoor lighting, industrial and horticulture lighting systems. Lighting accounts for about 15% of global electricity consumption.

A new era came with the light emitting diodes (LED). They consume little electricity, are long lasting, versatile and contain no toxic substances. LEDs have been successful in replacing the traditional lighting sources like fluorescent, Halogen, HID lamps and in many other high density lighting applications. Other intelligent technologies such as digital lighting control systems and smart lighting solutions are emerging in the market, further ensuring an increase in efficiency, greater energy savings and thus lower the carbon emissions. The discrete components always provides flexibility in choosing the perfect matching based on the circuit requirements. By choosing the best suited semiconductor components in the design, power losses decrease and energy savings can be pushed even further. Hence, the selection of the right components can also boost-up the overall performance.

For more information regarding our Industrial Lighting Solutions, please download the application note here.

BCP53/BCP56 Series - Bipolar Power Transistor in SOT-223 Package

Meet our new BCP53/BCP56 Series! The BCP5 series is a family of NPN and PNP transistors in the powerful SOT-223 package. They feature a Collector current of 1A, a very low saturation voltage of 0.5V and a Collector-Emitter voltage of 80V. The BCP53 is the complementary PNP version of the NPN type BCP56. The parts are offered in three current gain groups -6/-10/-16. Applications are power amplifiers and driver stages.