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Lighting & Illumination

 



 

 

Lighting & Illumination

May 2010
Inductors for Illumination
A wide variety of driver circuits is needed to support new LED applications and the demands for high performance are challenging designers to be as creative as possible with new circuit techniques.
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05/01/2010
Meeting LED Expectations
The past year has seen significant advances in LED packaging and manufacturing technique as well as LED price reduction. Thanks to these achievements, the expectations based on using LED as an
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05/01/2010
LED Lighting Variants
A power-saving, environmentally friendly, long-life, compact and (above all) cost-effective light source - LEDs have created an entirely new generation of lamps. According to the International
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05/01/2010

High Brightness LED Driver
This article discusses the merits of a new control IC specifically designed to improve on the performance of a high side buck controller. Tighter current regulation may result in savings as fewer
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05/01/2010
As is typically found with most types of high-end equipment, LED lighting systems require a minimum of 5 to 10 years of working life with 100% up?time in order to justify the user's cost and maintenance
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05/01/2010
LED Action
Light emitting diodes were first demonstrated by Nick Holnyak of General Electric in 1962. Over the following two decades the physics of LED illumination was understood sufficiently for LEDs to
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05/01/2010
Better LED Intensity Control in Video Displays
When a video display application uses a pulse-width modulated LED driver such as the MAX6975, higher PWM resolution is needed to provide gamma (visual effect) correction, LED characteristic matching,
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05/01/2010
Simple and cost effective dimming solutions
Dimming of fluorescent lamps will normally require the incorporation of a complex, high pin count controller IC into the circuit design. As a result, dimming circuits are more difficult to create
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05/01/2010
Efficient and Cost Effective LEDs
The continuous demand for more efficient and cost effective LEDs is prevalent in the lighting industry. Many applications nowadays have space constraints and require the LEDs to have a smaller
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05/01/2010
LED Ballast Design
In 2009 the EU decided to abandon incandescent lighting step by step, starting with the poorest efficiency bulbs in 2010. Higher efficiency alternatives like CFL lamps or high efficiency LEDs are
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05/01/2010
Symbiosis of Active and Passive
For an advanced PCB-design, developers want to make the right choice by knowing thoroughly the application and specific requirements. Next to the design assistance this is the most important reason
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05/01/2010
New Automotive Display Backlighting
In 2010, the market size for high brightness LEDs is expected to reach $8.2 billion and grow to $20.2 billion by 2015 at a 30.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) according to Strategies Unlimited.
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05/01/2010
LED Lighting Circuit Protection Strategies
As government agencies, industry and consumers look for ways to reduce energy costs, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technology is expected to boom. LED technology has advanced rapidly, with
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05/01/2010
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