USB Type-C Port Switch from Diodes Incorporated Enables Latest Mobile Devices to Continue Supporting Legacy Data and Audio Signals

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the PI3A6386 USB
Type-C™ multimedia port switch, designed to enable manufacturers to
continue supporting legacy data and analog peripherals through USB
Type-C ports. As a result of the adoption of USB Type-C ports in mobile
phones and tablets, manufacturers are removing other ports such as USB
2.0 and 3.5mm audio sockets. The PI3A6386 port switch enables legacy
data and audio signals to be passed through the USB Type-C port,
allowing consumers to continue using existing peripherals.

The performance of the PI3A6386 port switch ensures a high level of
audio quality, without signal distortion or noise. It includes
autonomous microphone and ground line switching, while its CMOS design
delivers an ON resistance of just 1Ω for the audio switching transistor.
Low crosstalk between data and audio channels was also a design priority
for the PI3A6386, and it succeeds here with a crosstalk rejection of
-85dB at 30kHz.

Other design features include a programmable soft-start and soft-stop
time, which eliminates the pop and click that audio signals can
experience when they are DC-coupled. This delivers an audio experience
free from distortion. The PI3A6386 operates from a supply of between
1.7V and 5.5V, making it suitable for portable devices. It can also
process signals of ±3V, which further improves the dynamic range and
audio quality.

The PI3A6386 supports USB 2.0 High Speed and Full Speed signals and USB
Type-C Audio Accessory Mode. The THD of -110dB is maintained from 20Hz
to 20kHz with a signal of 2.0V RMS into a 32Ω load. Separate ground
switches are also used for the audio and data signals, to further
minimize crosstalk.

The PI3A6386 is available in the TQFN-24 package. Further information is
available at www.diodes.com.

USB Type-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum.

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, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing,
communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products
include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices,
function-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 also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are
located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan;
Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and
Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in
Manchester and Greenock, UK, and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly
and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou,
China, as well as in Hong Kong, 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.

Recent news releases, annual reports and SEC filings are available at
the Company’s website: http://www.diodes.com.
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e-mailed to: [email protected].

Contacts

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Emily Yang
VP,
Worldwide Sales and Marketing
P: 972-987-3900
E: [email protected]

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K.
Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: [email protected]

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