Lighting & Illumination

March 2018
Plano, Texas - Diodes Incorporated announces the AL5814, AL5817, AL5815 and AL5816 linear LED controllers, delivering dimmable and adjustable drive current for LED strings with more than 80% efficiency. The AL58xx series provides a low BOM-cost solution for a range of applications in the commercial and industrial
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03/28/2018
Murata releases new 1W regulated SMT DC-DC converter
Murata has expanded its product range of embedded-core technology DC-DC converters with the NXF1 series, a cost effective, fully regulated, high isolation converter with 3.3 V or 5 V outputs from Murata Power Solutions. Inputs available are nominal 3.3 V and 5 V
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03/21/2018
Toshiba releases N-channel MOSFET driver ICs
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced the launch of two new N-channel MOSFET drivers suitable for rapid-charging and other high current applications. The new TCK401G (active-high) and TCK402G (active-low)
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03/21/2018

WÃrth Elektronik eiSos joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program to one common goal: success for their customer!
Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has joined the partner program of STMicroelectronics. The goal of the initiative set up by ST, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
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03/21/2018
MIPAQ Pro, the intelligent device for smart grids
Infineon Technologies has optimized its high power intelligent power module (IPM) MIPAQ Pro for the fields of energy storage and smart grid. Customers now profit from complete monitoring and easy scalability of the IPM. Additional features comprise of higher power
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03/21/2018
Toshiba launches 1.5A LDO regulators in ultra-small package
Toshiba Electronics Europe has started shipping a new low-dropout (LDO) regulator series in the industry’s smallest WCSP6F package measuring just 1.2mm x 0.8mm x 0.3mm. The TCR15AG series comprises of 47 different voltage options and is suitable for any mobile
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03/21/2018
Murata launches ultra-efficient 1/16th brick DC/DC converters for industrial and railway applications
Murata launches its latest in a series of encapsulated DC-DC converters designed specifically for industrial, industrial mobility and railway applications. The 50 watt IRS-Q48 series from Murata Power Solutions provides market-leading efficiency using the latest
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03/21/2018
Maxim's Himalaya uSLIC Solution, the Industry's Smallest Power Modules, Revolutionizes Design for Highly Space-Constrained Applications
Designers working on space-constrained applications can now dramatically reduce solution size and increase efficiency with the family of micro system-level IC ("uSLIC") modules from Maxim Integrated Products. The MAXM17532 and MAXM15462 ultra-small (2.6mm
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03/21/2018
Plasmons Triggered in Nanotube Quantum Wells

A wafer of highly aligned carbon nanotubes, seen in gray on a piece of glass, facilitated a novel quantum effect in experiments at Rice University.

A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropolitan University. The Rice-Tokyo team reported an advance in the ability to manipulate light at the
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03/16/2018
AC Module Achieves 150lm/W
Ansan, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor has demonstrated an AC LED module that achieves an industry-leading efficacy of 150lm/W. This demonstration module was developed using the NanoDriver Series LED driver configured for optimum efficiency and employing Acrich MJT 5630 LEDs characterized at 5000K and CRI
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03/15/2018
TVS Diode Arrays Protect CAN BUS Lines from Damage Due to ESDs, EFTs, and Other Voltage Transients
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced a series of AEC-Q101-qualified TVS Diode Arrays optimized to protect automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) lines from damage due to electrostatic discharges (ESDs), electrical fast transients (EFTs), and other overvoltage transients. AQ24CANFD
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03/14/2018
60V/1A Buck LED Driver From Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting
Plano, Texas – A wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET make the AL8862 buck LED driver a solution well-suited for developers of LED lighting drive circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost with excellent analog and PWM dimming functions. With a typical output current accuracy
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03/14/2018
Innovations in Lighting & Illumination
Innovation in electronics in lighting has greatly increased the efficiency of the process of converting electrical energy into light.  Energy savings have been increased further by increased knowledge of the effects of light intensity and wavelengths on plants, animals and humans.   Not only has
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03/13/2018
The World's First, Fully Integrated, 8-channel LED Boost Power Supply
SAN ANTONIO - APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (APEC) - pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) introduces the PE23300, the industry's only fully integrated LED boost power supply in package (PSiP) based on a charge-pump, switched-capacitor architecture that offloads most of the power-conversion
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03/09/2018
NextPower 100V power MOSFETs from Nexperia feature low Qrr, and high 175°C rating
Nexperia announced its NextPower 100 V family of power MOSFETs which delivers low reverse recovery charge (Qrr) and includes parts that are qualified to 175°C in the LFPAK56 (PowerSO8) package. NextPower 100
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03/07/2018
KEMET Introduces KONNEKT Technology Enabling Higher Power Densities in Smaller Form Factors
KEMET announced new patented KONNEKT technology enabling high power density by combining multiple components into a single surface mountable package. This technology is designed for use by power electronics engineers where high-power density in a small form factor
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03/07/2018
Toshiba Launches High Peak Pulse Current TVS Diodes for Power Line Protection
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of TVS diodes that protect USB power lines and power supply connectors used in mobile devices. Toshiba’s DF2SxxP2 series protects the power lines of smartphones
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03/07/2018
Power Integrations announced the release of its InnoSwitch3-Pro family of configurable off-line CV/CC and CP flyback switcher ICs. Capable of delivering up to 65 W and achieving up to 94% efficiency across line and load conditions, the new devices permit precise,
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03/07/2018
New PS/2 ATX flagship presented: High-end Industrial PC Power Supply with 80PLUS® Platinum for latest mainboard generations
The Industrial PC Power Supply BEA-550K is the new flagship of worldwide used BEA power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany. The highly efficient and very robust 500 Watt IPC power supply impresses with uncompromising quality and longevity.
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03/07/2018
New high efficiency controller solutions for LED lighting applications from ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor has announced two new QR PSR PWM controllers for LED lighting with Power Factor Control (PFC) function. The dimmable NCL30386 and the non-dimmable NCL30388 provide market-leading options for designers of LED lighting units such as luminaires used
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03/07/2018
PSDcast - Using Silicon Carbide to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Silicon carbide

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re talking with Texas Instruments about a popular disruptive technology – silicon carbide gate drivers – and its potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in high-voltage applications. Texas
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Date:
03/01/2018