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Lighting & Illumination

October 2014
Cree's latest LED bulb delivers better light at a lower price

Cree LED Bulb

Cree introduces the new Cree LED Bulb, delivering superior light performance while looking just like an incandescent light bulb at an even more affordable price. Featuring a new innovative design, the Cree LED Bulb provides the same cost savings and 25,000-hour lifetime that made the original Cree LED Bulb America’s
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Date:
10/31/2014
Mark Adams of CUI on the new AMP consortium

Mark Adams of CUI

In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design wearing the hat of spokesman for the new "Architects of Modern Power" (AMP) Group. The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for
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10/27/2014
High performance power systems have now progressed to the point where designers are working with multiple input voltages, driving multiple rails for a wide variety of applications.  With a need to ensure that the PoL regulators are located as close to the load as possible, designers need to pack
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10/27/2014

Consider this near-perfect storm: Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long past its predicted useful life.  In addition, many utility workers are aging and approaching retirement, which means they will soon end their careers and take
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10/26/2014
There are many factors driving an increased interest in low power semiconductor solutions. Battery-powered products and Internet of Things devices need to ensure a long lifetime to be of use in the consumer markets they target. Energy-harvesting modules, as an alternate source of energy, tend to provide either
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10/26/2014
Hardware manufacturers are taking advantage of increasing integration and improvements in technology to pack more functionality into a smaller space. In servers and communications switches they are applying the benefits of multicore hardware to provide load balancing and resiliency as well as technologies such
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Date:
10/26/2014
Simple handheld multimeters often have two inputs for DC current measurements. One input is usually for ranges up to 200mA and the other is for high currents up to 10A or 20A. There is no 2000mA range. So if you need to measure currents in the order of 250mA, you need to use the 20A range, which offers limited
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10/26/2014
Power quality events are a common occurrence in industrial facilities and standard “industrial” power supplies typically provide a level of immunity to these events.  The most common events are voltage sags (nearly 50%) followed by voltage transients and short duration overvoltage events or “swells”
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10/26/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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10/25/2014
NXP's SSL5015TE LED driver now at Mouser

SSL5015TE LED Driver

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the SSL5015TE LED Driver IC from NXP Semiconductors. Engineered to drive LED lamps for general mains non-dimmable light applications, this high-voltage, integrated controller and MOSFET provides enhanced power functionality with up to 93 percent efficiency. On-chip protection
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10/23/2014
Allegro's multi-output LED driver ICs offer fault-tolerant protection

The A8518 and A8519 from Allegro MicroSystems

The A8518 and A8519 from Allegro MicroSystems are the latest additions to the company’s portfolio of LED driver ICs for LCD backlighting applications, and are multi-output boost converter devices with built-in fault-tolerant protection. Each device integrates a current-mode boost converter with
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10/21/2014
Dialight, a leader in LED lighting technology, unveiled the most energy-efficient Class 1, Division 1 LED High Bay available to date. At 110 lumens per Watt (LPW) and with Dialight’s industry-leading 10-year full-performance warranty, the new SafeSite LED fixture offers customers the best value proposition
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10/15/2014
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, part of the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, began construction of a new addition to its 500,000 square-foot medical center in November 2011. The hospital had specific lighting and energy requirements for its new 85,000 square-foot, 72-bed patient tower and
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10/08/2014
Mouser Electronics, a leading engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of a PCB design integration tool MultiSIM BLUE, designed in collaboration with National Instruments. The powerful tool is available free online, and is offered in English and German
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10/07/2014
SL Power's latest LED driver meets EMI + EMC global lighting standards

LB115 power supply

SL Power Electronics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, introduced the LB115 power supply family intended for architectural LED lighting applications. The new power supply series delivers 115 watts in a compact 2” x 4” x 1.2” footprint and has a
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Date:
10/07/2014
Texas Instruments introduced a 450-V linear controller that simplifies current regulation of high-voltage LED strings. The TPS92410 controller integrates a multiplier and tunable phase dimmer detection, as well as analog dimming inputs and drive circuit protection functions to ease design of downlights, fixtures
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Date:
10/01/2014

 



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