Voltage Level Translator from Diodes Incorporated Provides Direction-Free Flexibility for Networks and Servers

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced a new addition to its
family of low voltage level translators, offering simple and autonomous
bidirectional operation. The PI4GTL2002 is a 2-bit level shifter
designed to translate signals conditioned for one voltage level to
signals at a higher or lower voltage, such as gunner transceiver logic
(GTL) or GTL+ to LVTTL/TTL. As leading processor manufacturers continue
to include GTL+ interfaces in their products, the need for high
performance level translators is increasing in applications such as
server/data centers and networking. The PI4GTL2002 meets that demand
with the added benefit of not imposing the need for directional control.

The open-drain design of the PI4GTL2002 means the device can translate
voltage levels in either direction without incurring the design
complexity or performance penalty of a dedicated direction control
signal. The device operates in either direction, shifting between 0.8V
and 5V (CMOS), with less than 1.5ns propagation delay between inputs and
outputs. As such, the PI4GTL2002 can support a number of use cases,
including standard and fast mode I2C.

The NMOS-based pass transistors in the design use a common gate to
enable bidirectional operation, with reference voltages for each of the
two signals. This enables the design team to apply a different voltage
to either side of the device, allowing voltage translation between
signals ranging from 0.8V to 5V.

The pin-out of the PI4GTL2002 follows a convenient flow-through design,
making PCB layout simpler. A low input and output capacitance keeps the
propagation delay low, while the device also features an on-resistance
of just 3.5Ω to minimize signal distortion.

The PI4GTL2002UEX is available in the U-QFN package, the PI4GTL2002WEX
W-QFN package, and the PI4GTL2002XTEX in the XT-QFN package. Further
information is available at www.diodes.com.

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.
Written requests may be sent directly to the Company, or they may be
e-mailed to: diodes-fin@diodes.com.

Contacts

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Emily Yang
VP,
Worldwide Sales and Marketing
P: 972-987-3900
E: pressinquiries@diodes.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K.
Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

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