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Lighting & Illumination

May 2013
Single-stage SSL LED drivers boast exceptional bulb-dimming performance with lower BOM cost
iWatt, a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), launched its latest single-stage, solid state lighting (SSL) LED drivers to address cost, performance and lifetime
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05/31/2013
Vishay expands 650V N-Channel power MOSFET Series with devices offering RDS(on) to 30 mohms
Vishay Intertechnology added additional 650 V power MOSFETs to its E Series family of devices. These 22 new devices in eight different packages offer an extended on-resistance range from 30 m? to
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05/23/2013
Automotive Forward Lighting Applications Demand  High Performance LED Drivers

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Figure 1. 2013 Honda Accord Touring/Hybrid LED DRL & Headlamp

The market size for high brightness (HB) LEDs is expected to reach $12 billion in 2012 and grow to $20.2 billion by 2015 with a 30.6% CAGR ramp (source: Strategies Unlimited). One of the key application
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05/21/2013

The no-load power crunch: 30 mW and beyond

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Figure 1. DOE proposed regulations vs. Level V performance for a 5V output EPS.

The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is somewhat obvious. What has not been so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby and no-load when products are essentially doing nothing.
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05/20/2013
Improving the reliability of MR16 LED lamps

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Figure 1. Forward operating mode of SBR structure

With their attractive low forward voltage drop and significant cost advantage, it's no surprise that Schottky diodes have become a defacto standard for AC bridge rectification in a myriad of different
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05/17/2013
Migrating from

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Figure 1: Daylight harvesting energy savings

Incumbent lighting installations today fail to address the most important energy saving "feature" a lighting system can implement, namely maintaining a user-defined amount of light that considers
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05/17/2013
Wireless systems for Internet control of smart lighting
Electric lighting has been around since the first commercial incandescent lamps were sold in 1880. Since then, we have seen little widely adopted innovation - the introduction of the fluorescent in
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05/17/2013
Integrated power management enables smaller machine vision systems
As the form factor of machine vision systems continues to get smaller while the processing power in these systems continues to increase rapidly. Power management is becoming a more important design
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05/17/2013
Advanced LED Drivers for Automotive Instrument Clusters
The usage of LEDs in automotive applications continues to grow due to their longer service life and lower power consumption. Simultaneously, the diversity and size of integrated state-of-the-art instrument
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05/17/2013
Lighting Control - How much do you need?
Lighting controls are becoming ever more sophisticated with the capability to provide real-time data on system status, settings, light levels, energy consumption, etc. For some applications this level
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05/16/2013
Automobile lighting in the face of things to come
Going from lanterns to LEDs, in a nutshell, describes the course of development in automotive lighting since cars first came on the scene 100 years ago. What originally served only a functional purpose
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05/16/2013
This article is the fourth of a series in which Dr. Ridley shows the steps involved in designing and building an offline flyback converter. The power transformer is added to the circuit, and the current sensing and snubbers are designed to operate at full power without excessive stress on the components. Power
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05/16/2013
Power Adapter Opportunities in the LED Lighting Market

Jonanthon Eykyn, IMS Research

The adoption of LED lighting is shaping up to be one of the most radical changes to the lighting market for more than 100 years. The nature of LED products means that there is a fast growing opportunity
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05/15/2013
Technological advances in picosecond and sub-picosecond lasers are opening the possibility of machining materials previously thought to be too hard or too brittle for processing by the current generation
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05/15/2013
IGBT-driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie, a Power Integrations company, has launched a new IGBT-driver core designed to suit inverters operating in the power range from 10-75 kVA. The new dual-channel
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05/15/2013
Excelitas Technologies, a technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized optoelectronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced the latest of its industry-leading
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05/15/2013
Who's Managing Your Power Management?
A few dozen years ago, engineers fresh out of school were assigned to the power supply team; the most boring and least challenging aspect of the system and the one most forgiving of inexperience.
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05/14/2013
One way to look at change is to see it as the unfolding path we take on our journey to the future version of normal. Every trip brings us encounters we did not plan to meet, challenges we had not
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05/14/2013
Humberto Evans, founder of CircuitLab, describes and demonstrates their new online schematic capture and design tool for Power Systems Design. Circuitlab allows people to design online
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05/14/2013
International Rectifier announced that it has qualified and shipped product built on its revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform for a home theater system manufactured
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05/13/2013
Hirose connector family provide solid-state lighting solutions
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed several new wire-to-board and board-to-board connectors to complete your solid state lighting fixture
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05/10/2013
Solid-state lighting and energy savings
Solid-state lighting, especially LED-driven luminaires, are in the process of changing how we deliver and manage light.
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05/09/2013
In many of today's smart buildings, power is being shifted from the devices that once required separate alternating current (AC) power to devices that can both communicate and be powered over a
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05/08/2013
Ultra-broadband capacitors address DC blocking from 16 KHz to 40GHz
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new ultra-broadband capacitor series. Designed to address DC blocking from 16KHz to 40GHz, AVX's
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05/06/2013
High-output LED downlights suit high-ceiling environments
Toshiba International announced that it is introducing the TLS DCA6 and TLS DCA8 LED downlights, which offer a variety of lumen outputs (2800 lm, 5500 lm and 8500 lm), making LED lighting a viable
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05/03/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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05/03/2013
Dialight, a leader in LED lighting technology, announced its innovation program has developed an industry leading solid state power supply with an expected life of 20 years. Dialight's new power
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05/03/2013
GaN-on-SiC HEMT pulsed power transistor delivers high gain, efficiency and ruggedness
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced a market-leading GaN on SiC HEMT Power Transistor for L-Band pulsed radar
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05/03/2013
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05/02/2013
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