April 19, 2017

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Launches 5A EZBuck™ DC-DC Regulator with Ultra Pulse Energy Mode (U-PEM)

New synchronous buck regulator with enhanced light load efficiency and lower output voltage

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors today announced the release of the AOZ6605, a high efficiency and simple-to-use synchronous step-down regulator with PWM switching frequency of 650 kHz and input voltage range of 4.5V to 18V.  The solution is ideal for consumer, networking and industrial applications such as LCD TVs, set-top boxes, cable modems, and power supplies.

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Leveraging AOS's co-package EZBuck™ design, the AOZ6605 integrates a 55mΩ high-side and 12mΩ low-side MOSFET, and provides 5A of continuous output current at over 90% efficiency and maintains it at 86% efficiency while in 10mA light load operation.

When operating in low output current conditions, the AOZ6605 will operate in an ultra pulse energy mode (U-PEM) to obtain high efficiency. Under heavy load steady-state conditions, the AOZ6605 will operate in fixed frequency and Continuous-Conduction Mode (CCM).

"As AOS's latest generation of 5A DC-DC Buck Converter, AOZ6605 reduces standby current and improves light load efficiency to minimize standby power consumption.  With an output voltage adjustable down to 0.6V, AOZ6605 becomes more intuitive and a more applicable DC/DC solution," said Kenny Hu, Power IC Marketing Manager at AOS.

Technical Highlights

 AOZ6605Major Competitor 
Input Range4.5V to 18V4.5V to 18V
FET On-resistance (typ)High-side: 55mOhms
Low-side: 12mOhms
High-side: 68mOhms
Low-side: 37mOhms
PackageEpad-SO8Epad SO-8
Efficiency at 5A92%89%
Thermal (5A)70.9 °C74.9°C

Device Spec Table

Part NumberOperating
Min (V)
Max (V)
Max Load
Current (A)

Pricing and Availability

The AOZ6605 is immediately available in production quantities with a lead-time of 12 weeks. The unit price of 1,000 pieces is $1.30.

About AOS

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS, is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET, IGBT, IPM and Power IC products. AOS has developed extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the latest advancements in the power semiconductor industry, which enables us to introduce innovative products to address the increasingly complex power requirements of advanced electronics. AOS differentiates itself by integrating its Discrete and IC semiconductor process technology, product design, and advanced packaging know-how to develop high performance power management solutions. AOS's portfolio of products targets high-volume applications, including portable computers, flat panel TVs, LED lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for TVs, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. For more information, please visit www.aosmd.com.

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