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Lighting & Illumination

July 2013
Six-channel μModule isolator simplifies protection and  expansion of SPI/Digital or I²C systems
Linear Technology introduced the LTM2892, a 6-channel SPI/digital or I²C μModule® (micromodule) isolator for 3.3V to 5V systems. Ground potentials can vary widely in systems, potentially exceeding
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07/31/2013
Talking about intelligent lighting
In this PSDcast, Stephen Smith of Enlighted talks with Power Systems Design about energy savings and intelligent lighting. Excess and improperly used light is wasted money and energy, and there
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07/31/2013
White body LED protectors from Littelfuse enhance overall light engine efficiency
Littelfuse, a leader in circuit protection, has introduced an addition to the company's PLED Open LED protection devices line. The PLEDxSW Series LED Protector, unlike earlier PLED devices from Littelfuse
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07/26/2013

AVX introduces reliability assessment & testing process for tantalum capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed an innovative and extremely effective new process for the manufacture and test of high-reliability
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07/25/2013
IAR Systems experiment kits enable creative, easy, and low-cost evaluation
IAR Systems® launched its Experiment! starter kits, aimed at creative evaluation for a low price. Developers can use the Experiment! kits to evaluate the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded
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07/25/2013
TI's high-power LED driver serves automotive and general-purpose area lighting apps
Texas Instruments introduced what is believed to be the industry's smallest off-line, phase-dimmable, constant-current lighting controller, and an easy-to-use lighting driver that simplify the retrofit
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07/25/2013
Smart sensors deliver energy savings
At an estimated cost of $38 billion a year, lighting represents the largest source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings. For nearly 30 years, commercial buildings have relied on
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07/25/2013
Allegro MicroSystems' multiple-output automotive LED driver IC includes I²C interface
The A8517 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a programmable multiple-output LED driver IC incorporating an I2C interface, and is designed for automotive applications such as LCD backlighting, instrument
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07/24/2013
Smart connector designed to meet needs of high-power storage batteries
Anderson Power Products® (APP®), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, announces an addition to their multipole connector selection with the release of the new SB® Smart connector, designed
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07/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, along with Minister for Industry
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07/24/2013
A study commissioned by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on the impact of Enlighted's advanced lighting controls on workplace energy consumption finds that organizations can substantially
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07/24/2013
Mouser Electronics is now globally distributing Plessey Semiconductors' complete range of innovative products, including Plessey's multi award-winning EPIC™ sensor and MAGIC GaN LEDs. Mouser's
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07/19/2013
iWatt's iW7019 8-channel LED backlight driver serves next-generation TVs.
iWatt, a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), debuted its latest 8-channel LED backlight driver designed to deliver better screen performance and lower cost
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07/18/2013
IR Introduces smallest claimed PFC boost IC in a 5-pin SOT-23 package
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the introduction of the IRS2505LTRPBF, the industry's smallest power factor correction (PFC) boost IC in a 5-pin SOT23
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07/18/2013
CUI high-isolation DC/DC converters have 105°C operating temp for challenging apps
CUI has introduced a family of low-power board mount dc-dc converters that provides 3000 Vdc I/O isolation and an ultra-wide operating temperature range of -40~105°C for the most demanding applications.
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07/18/2013
DC/DC converter from Diodes Incorporated saves space in LED lighting apps
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a miniature DC-DC converter supporting boost, buck and voltage-inverting circuit topologies for LED lighting and general-purpose power management applications.
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07/15/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has presented the ST75MM as the first smart-meter IC to have built-in support for the
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07/11/2013
High-power controller drives LEDs, regulates solar cells, charges batteries, and other demanding consumer apps

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Figure 1. A single high power LED (20A) driver with analog and PWM dimming

The best LED drivers accurately regulate LED current for consistent color reproduction and modulate it rapidly for high contrast dimming. They also recognize and survive short and open circuits, monitor
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07/08/2013
European regulation impacts ecodesign requirements for lamps
The new requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012 apply to directional lamps (80% of light is within a solid angle of 120 degrees), LED lamps and lamp control gear, and also pertain
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07/08/2013
KEMET expands its SMT high-voltage multilayer ceramic capacitor portfolio
KEMET announced the expansion of its surface-mount high-voltage multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) portfolio. In order to meet the growing demand for higher capacitance in surface mount high voltage
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07/05/2013
Linear's LED Driver includes an Internal PWM generator
The LT3955, a DC/DC converter designed to operate as a constant-current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch, is now available from Linear Technology. The device's internal
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07/05/2013
Yazaki North America names Osram Opto Semiconductors green supplier of the year
Leading automotive supplier Yazaki North America named Osram Opto Semiconductors as a Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony. Yazaki also recognized Osram Opto Semiconductors as
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07/03/2013
Constant-current controller serves offline LED driver applications
The XC9401 is a highly efficient step-down constant-current controller for offline LED driver applications that can operate from 85VAC to 270VAC. The XC9401 uses a constant off-time control method
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07/02/2013
Gaia Converter to exhibit advanced power conversion products at DSEI 2013
Gaia Converter, a leading manufacturer of modular power components, will be exhibiting at this year's DSEI - the world's leading defence and security exhibition. Gaia will be displaying its extensive
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07/01/2013
Mike Speed of Fairchild explains their latest GreenBridge high-efficiency replacement
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Date:
07/01/2013

 



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