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Lighting & Illumination

December 2015
A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for commercial building lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024. The market for lighting controls has
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12/29/2015
Everlight introduces low-power color sensor for display apps

CLS-16D17-34-DF6 sensor

Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the LED and optoelectronics industry, announced the introduction of the company’s first RGB integrated color sensor. Based on CMOS technology and therefore able to operate at a minimum supply voltage of 1.7 volts, the CLS-16D17-34-DF6 adjusts
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12/23/2015
ams, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, introduced the AS3824, a 16-channel LED TV backlight controller which performs local dimming of sections of a display screen to provide both improved picture quality and valuable power savings of up to 20-30%. The new backlight controller
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12/17/2015

 Diodes' dimmable LED driver delivers wide triac compatibility

AL1696 LED driver

The AL1696 LED driver introduced by Diodes Incorporated is designed to fit a wide range of triac-dimmable lighting applications, especially retrofit lamps. An integrated MOSFET, which also eliminates the need for an auxiliary winding, reduces BOM cost and component count while the option of three MOSFET voltage/current
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12/17/2015
Phihong releases its smallest PoE midspans

15W single port PoE midspan

Phihong USA, a leader in the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology solutions, has released a new series of volumetrically compact 15W single port PoE midspans designed to power IEEE802.3af compliant applications, including: IP telephones, wireless network access points, and security cameras. Currently
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12/14/2015
Stuck in a car

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Almost all of us have spent a large amount of their lives in a car. From being ferried from the hospital at both, to school as a child, or to work (and if you are lucky, vacation) as an adult. (You could say that the car made moot the riddle of the Sphinx.) People have been conceived, born, and died in cars
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12/13/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
Richardson Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Applied Power Systems, a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-power inverters, converters, AC controllers and custom power assemblies. The agreement aligns with both companies’ pursuits of supplying and supporting high performance products
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12/10/2015
Linear's 8-switch matrix LED dimmer simplifies complex LED matrix designs

LT3965 LED bypass switching device

Linear Technology announced the LT3965, a LED bypass switching device that enables independent dimming and diagnostics of eight individual LEDs or LED segments. The LT3965 works in conjunction with a LED driver circuit configured as a current source. It features eight individually controlled floating 17V/330mΩ
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12/10/2015
Diodes' adjustable current regulators simplify driving LED strips

BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators

The BCR420U and BCR421U constant-current regulators (CCR) introduced by Diodes Incorporated provide a simple means of driving low-power linear LED strips. Target applications are those that benefit from the improved efficiency, flexibility and longer life offered by LEDs as an emerging lighting source. These
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12/08/2015
Omron's durable miniature switches can handle 5 million operations

Omron D2LS durable compact SMT switches are aimed specifically at high-use switching applications

Omron Electronic Components Europe has launched two durable new compact surface mount switches aimed specifically at high use switching applications such as elevator switches, circuit breakers, digital pens and laser pointers. The new Omron D2LS switches have a rated life of at least 5 million
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12/08/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015

 



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