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Lighting & Illumination

March 2016
Molex has joined the EnOcean Alliance, and will integrate EnOcean energy-harvesting technology into the Molex Transcend Network-Connected Lighting system. The EnOcean Alliance is sponsored by EnOcean, inventor of patented energy harvest wireless technology for use in building automation, smart home applications
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03/31/2016
Phihong's 10A touch-dimming control module serves constant-voltage LED lighting

PDA-DIM10A touch dimming control module

Phihong, a leading supplier of OEM power solutions, has introduced a new 10A, touch-operated dimming control module for constant voltage indoor LED lighting applications, such as under cabinet lighting and architectural accent lighting. Designed to integrate into both new and existing LED applications, the new
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03/28/2016
Arctic Sand Technologies claims highest efficiency lowest-profile LED driver ICs

ARC1C0608 LED driver

Arctic Sand Technologies, a performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs, launched its ARC1C0608 IC – a ‘triple-play’ delivering industry leading power conversion efficiency, in the lowest ‘z’ height profile and smallest footprint in the industry. The ARC1C0608 is an LED driver that
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03/25/2016

Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
Enabling the AR-VR revolution
Microdisplays, initially developed for large screen projectors, found a perfectly matching application in head-mounted displays. When Google Glass launched in 2013, it integrated a reflective, near-eye Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display based on an LCoS chip from Himax Display. There are several suppliers
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
TDK's new compact SMT current-sense transformers suit power apps

EPCOS SMT current sense transformer

TDK Corporation presents two new series of EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for power electronics. The various types in the B78417A* series are based on EP7 ferrite cores, have compact dimensions of just 10.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 11.0 mm and are designed to measure pulse currents of up to 20 A. The maximum DC
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03/12/2016
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it will be joined by 60 member companies at the Light + Building 2016 conference. In both the ZigBee Alliance booth (Hall
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03/10/2016
Linear's 42V latest triple synchronous step-down converter delivers 93% efficiency

LT8601 42V input capable high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator

Linear Technology announced the LT8601, a 42V-input capable, high-efficiency triple-output synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator. Its triple-channel design combines two high voltage 2.5A and 1.5A channels with a lower voltage 1.8A channel to deliver three independent voltage outputs as low as
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03/09/2016
Allegro unveils LED driver with integrated hall-effect switch

The A1569 LED driver IC integrates a Hall-effect switch

Allegro MicroSystems presented the first LED driver IC that integrates a Hall-effect switch. The A1569 enables compact, elegant, reliable, and fault-tolerant LED lighting with minimal electrical engineering and low component-count and cost. A single silicon chip integrates: a Hall plate, a small-signal amplifier,
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03/09/2016
Henkel to show comprehensive material solutions at Light & Building 2016

Thermal Clad from Henkel keeps LEDs intense, bright and reliable

From March 13 through 18 in Frankfurt,Hall 4, Booth G61 at the upcoming Light & Building event, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will showcase its total solutions approach to modern lighting applications. With an innovative materials portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of lighting manufacturing requirements
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03/07/2016
Power Integrations' LYTSwitch-3 LED drivers support widest range of TRIAC dimmers

LYTSwitch-3 family

Power Integrations, a leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED driver ICs, announced the LYTSwitch-3 family – the latest addition to the company’s LYTSwitch line of LED driver ICs. Ideal for bulbs, tubes and downlights up to 20 watts, LYTSwitch-3 ICs offer excellent dimming performance with both leading-edge
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03/03/2016
Wuerth Electronic eiSos presents connectors for LED boards

WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles

The use of LED strip PCB’s is popular in the efficient production of electrical lighting solutions. Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is now introducing a completely new series of connectors for connecting LED strip PCB’s: WR-LECO is available with two, three, four or five poles and is attractive due to its very flat
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03/03/2016
Toshiba launches new generation of transistor arrays

TBD62783A series

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, presented as the industry’s first with a DMOS FET type source-output driver. The new TBD62783A series succeeds the TD62783 series of bipolar transistor arrays, cutting power loss by about 40% and
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03/03/2016
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 27-28th April 2016. The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype
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03/03/2016
When design engineers, purchasing professionals and policy makers gather at this year’s ELEXCON, one of China's largest and most important electronic exhibitions, a wide range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry will be featured: • Start-ups: hardware, software & the
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03/02/2016

 



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