Lighting & Illumination

September 2013
LED controller offers spread-spectrum frequency modulation & robust short-circuit protection
Linear Technology released the LT3795, a 110V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter designed to regulate a current or voltage to a constant value, ideal for driving high brightness (HB) LEDs. Its
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09/28/2013
Compact SMT Osram LED for automotive headlights touts higher performance
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness
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09/26/2013
Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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09/24/2013

LED flourescent-replacement tubes deliver an industry-leading 130 lumens per watt
Energy Focus announced the launch of its new EF(R) Series 300 product family of LED tubes for fluorescent retrofit applications. The LED tubes deliver an industry-leading 130 lpw (lumens per watt) efficiency. "Our
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09/23/2013
In cars, conventional halogen headlamps are increasingly being phased out in favor of more modern technology. While standard halogen lamps are still used in the subcompact class, xenon headlamps are
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09/23/2013
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI 13), North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, brings new formats and focused sessions to educational programming during
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09/18/2013
Mouser Electronics, announced the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies.
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09/13/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
LED drivers from Stadium Power serve a wide range of indoor and outdoor apps
Stadium Power, a leading UK-based provider of power supply solutions, offers a range of competitively priced LED drivers for a wide range of indoor and outdoor use in LED based lighting and signage
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09/05/2013
Portable handheld pulse generator delivers shots from 80ns to 1s in width at frequencies from 5 Hz to 1 Mhz
IXYS, a leader in power semiconductors, mixed-signal and digital ICs for power conversion and motion control applications, announced the introduction of the PDG-2500 Handheld +5V Digital Pulse Generator.
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09/05/2013