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Lighting & Illumination

April 2016
Dialog Semi's Dual-Dim LED driver provides single-chip TRIAC and digital dimming

the iW3690, a novel driver IC for LED smart lighting

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low-energy technology, announced the iW3690, a novel driver IC for LED smart lighting that combines digital control (I2C) with the company's advanced phase-cut TRIAC
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04/27/2016
Coilcraft's latest high-current inductors suit high-frequency apps

SLR1050 Series High Current Shielded Power Inductors

Coilcraft's new SLR Family of high current, shielded power inductors is offered with current ratings up to 100 Amps and inductance values from 85 to 370 nH, making it suitable for high frequency applications such as multi-phase VRM/VRD/EVRD regulators, Intel IMVP compatible systems, and GPUs/video graphic cards.
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04/21/2016
PSDcast - Mark Bishop of LynTec on smart facilities

Mark Bishop of LynTec

In this PSDcast Mark Bishop, President of LynTec, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges in implementing intelligent power systems in a facility. LynTec is a leading manufacturer of remotely-operated AC power control systems for the installed sound, lighting and video industries.
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04/20/2016

Cree claims highest efficacy and reliability for the XP-G LED family

XLamp XP-G3 LED

Cree introduced the XLamp XP-G3 LED, which delivers 31% more lumens and 8% higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-G2 LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G
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04/18/2016
IAR Systems announced that the world-leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM now supports the Wireless Gecko SoCs from Silicon Labs. With its highly optimizing build tools, smart integrated profiling tools and comprehensive debugging capabilities, IAR Embedded Workbench enables developers
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04/18/2016
LED technology has developed over recent years, and is now the obvious choice for many applications from energy-efficiency architectural lighting to outdoor displays. These applications tend to vary considerably, each requiring a different number, type, color and configuration of the LEDs, which means that driver
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04/17/2016
The buzz around a concept called The Internet of Things has been around for a few years, and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, it might be bigger than anyone ever imagined. And all that added connectivity brings with it a great deal more control. The industry is becoming excited
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04/17/2016
LEDs are increasingly used in 24VAC and 12VAC lighting systems as a robust, energy efficient and high performance alternative to halogen lamps. Power converters that drive the LEDs should have a high power factor (above 90% in order to meet generally-accepted green standards), should be efficient, use a minimal
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04/17/2016
Transformers can often provide an inexpensive solution for a variety of applications. The purpose of the transformer is to isolate the secondary side of the circuit from the primary power source, transfer power efficiently from the electrical source to the target load and protect users from hazards like electric
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04/17/2016
An effective method for filtering high-frequency power supply noise and cleanly sharing similar voltage supply rails (i.e. analog and digital rails for mixed-signal ICs) while preserving high-frequency isolation between the shared rails is the use of ferrite beads.  A ferrite bead is a passive device that
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04/15/2016
EnOcean kinetic power challenges the industry

PTM 215ZE 2.4 GHz radio pushbutton transmitter module

At Light + Building 2016 in Frankfurt, EnOcean presented a new self-powered product family for wireless communication in the globally-usable 2.4 GHz frequency band. This adds to the company’s products in 868 MHz, 902 MHz and 928 MHz for new markets and regions. With the 2.4 GHz offering, OEMs can now realise
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04/15/2016
The desire for ever higher image quality has seen frame rates in high-end televisions increase to 240 frames per second (fps) simply to ensure that the fast moving action in sports programs or movies does not suffer from smearing or multiple images. Display panels for PCs similarly need to support high frame
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04/14/2016
In the third part of this series, we’ll see how Dr. Fred Lee’s analysis of current-mode control resulted in a high modulator gain, and also look at the consequences of this gain on current-loop predictions. Current-Mode Control Circuit Figure 1 shows a buck converter
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04/13/2016
The state of solid-state lighting

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

I’m not sure that I have seen anything in the electronics industry shift from an emerging technology to a commodity as fast as high-brightness LED lighting. Only 10 or so short years ago I was trying to talk marketing people at two major semiconductor companies into making parts for the market.  Since
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04/13/2016
The ability to create light is one of the definitive things that we do that separates us from the other animals on this planet. Fire, our first great technical discovery (or a really neat gift from a Greek God with a cool name), gave us two very powerful things that are still central to us: heat and light. The
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04/13/2016
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente has launched a new range of selected products and solutions under Rutronik POWER. It comprises a broad portfolio of power semiconductors, passive components and electromechanical components for industrial, household appliance and automotive applications. A preferred
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04/12/2016
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leader in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced they acquired the assets of former Power Technics in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. The assets includes products IPs, laboratory equipment, warehouse etc. This acquisition
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04/12/2016
ROHM to show new key products for efficient, high-power performance at PCIM 2016

ROHM Semiconductor Presents Its New Power Management Key Products

At PCIM in Nuremberg from May 10-12, 2016, ROHM Semiconductor will showcase its latest power product novelties for high-speed switching and high power performance, at the same time meeting the need for greater energy savings and higher efficiency (Hall 9 - Booth 316). Advanced power devices make a huge impact
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04/11/2016
Lighting the future

Patrick Le Fèvre, Powerbox

With the vital need to save energy, the power industry has permanently innovated the way we convert electron to electron. Power conversion ratios are approaching physical limits, energizing researches and inventions. New applications are now requiring power designers to explore a new dimension, the efficient
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04/08/2016
Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems (ISI), which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex,
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04/08/2016
Ampleon announced its participation at the forthcoming Electronic Design Innovation Conference - EDI CON – held in Beijing, China between April 19 – 21, 2016. At their booth, number 607, Ampleon will showcase demonstrations of a plasma light module developed by Luma in collaboration with Ampleon and, a new
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04/07/2016
Telink Semiconductor, developer of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has announced that its Bluetooth mesh technology is being used in connected LED light bulbs from GE Lighting, in its C by GE product family. “For many, lighting
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04/07/2016
Linear's 20V, synchronous 4-switch buck-boost LED driver with spread spectrum suits a variety of lighting applications

LT8391 synchronous buck-boost DC/DC LED controller

Linear Technology announced the LT8391, a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC LED controller that regulates LED current from input voltages above, below and equal to the output voltage. Its 4V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural
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04/06/2016
Power management company Eaton announced its 93PM uninterruptible power system (UPS) is now UL 924-certified for emergency lighting applications, providing the highest power capacity and double-conversion efficiency in the industry. Available from 20-120 kilovolt-amperes (kVA), Eaton’s newest solution is designed
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04/04/2016
PSDcast - Thomas Riener of AMS on advanced sensors in the IoT

Thomas Riener of AMS

In this PSDcast Thomas Riener of AMS talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about advanced sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT). A truly intellilgent system needs precise measurement systems in order to provide accurate analysis and feedback. The company recently agreed to acquire CMOSIS, a leader
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Date:
04/04/2016

 



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