IR's High-voltage IRS2980 LEDrivIR™ IC for Non-isolated LED Driver Applications Offers Improved Performance and Greater Cost Efficiency



International Rectifier, IR, (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the IRS2980 high-voltage buck regulator control IC for LED light bulb replacement, LED tube lighting and other non-isolated LED driver applications. Rated at 600 V, the IRS2980 is the first in a family of high-voltage LEDrivIR™ ICs, and utilizes hysteretic average current mode control for precise current regulation. The LED buck driver features low-side MOSFET drive with high-voltage internal regulator and high-side current sensing. The converter is compatible with electronic PWM dimming allowing for 0%-100% current control. "In the rapidly growing solid state lighting sector, there is a need for low cost driver electronics to supply constant current output to high brightness, high power LEDs. The new IRS2980 LEDrivIR™ IC offers improved performance at a lower system cost than alternative solutions for non-isolated LED driver applications," said Peter Green, LED Group Manager, IR's Energy Saving Products Business Unit. Available in an SO-8 package, the IRS2980 utilizes IR's advanced high-voltage IC process which incorporates latest-generation high-voltage level-shifting and termination technology to deliver superior electrical over-stress protection and higher field reliability, in addition to other new features and enhancements. Design Tools A datasheet and application note are available on the International Rectifier website at A reference design, the IRPLLED7, featuring the IRS2980DS is also available. Availability and Pricing Pricing for the IRS2980 begins at US $0.60 each in quantities of 10,000-units. The IRPLLED7 costs US $99 per kit. Production quantities are available immediately. The devices are lead free and RoHS compliant. Prices are subject to change. About International Rectifier International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR's analog- and mixed-signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems, and components enable high-performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy-efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft, and defense systems rely on IR's power-management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more information, go to