Lighting & Illumination

November 2019
Low profile open frame OVC III certified power supplies
Benefiting from the latest power switching technologies, the LHA150F is 30% smaller and gains up to 4.5 efficiency points compared to the previous LFA150F, whilst the more powerful LHA300F gains up to 6 points of efficiency and is 50% smaller than the LFA300F. In
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11/27/2019
Microchip delivers up to 90 W over Ethernet wiring
This development eases the transition to using IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users, and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers. As the industry adopts the
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11/27/2019
High-Side Load Switch with True Reverse Current Blocking
Single-channel high-side load switches provide an effective way of applying or removing power to a load, particularly to removable peripherals powered through a USB port. The large output capacitors (100µF) associated with the USB port and self-powered USB peripherals
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11/27/2019

Infineon adds industrial-grade CoolGaN devices
The CoolGaN 400 V device (IGT40R070D1 E8220) is tailored for premium HiFi audio systems where end users demand every detail of their high resolution sound tracks. These have been conventionally addressed by bulky linear or tube amplifiers. With the CoolGaN 400 V
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11/27/2019
ROHM presents Ultra-High Noise Tolerant Comparators
The comparators are ideal for sensor applications in automotive systems such as ECUs and powertrain. New advancements in computerization and increase of densely packed electric devices have increased the amount
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11/27/2019
RS Components adds high-voltage regulated DC power supplies
Aimed primarily at electronic engineers designing IT equipment for industrial, instrumentation and transportation applications, TRI Series power converters combine a sophisticated reinforced isolation system, able to withstand high test voltages, with high common-mode
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11/27/2019
TEN 40E & TEN 40WIE Series â€
Driven by current market trends these series were developed to maximize quality and cost efficiency in one product. Due to a new design approach the TEN 40E and TEN 40WIE thus offer a cost efficient solution with not only no concession on quality or reliability but
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11/27/2019
40V, 2.2MHz Synchronous Buck Converters
The MOSFETs provide point-of-load (PoL) solutions with a continuous output current of either 3.5A or 5A. The devices feature proprietary gate driver technology, delivering superior EMI performance in step-down DC-DC conversion for consumer, industrial, networking,
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11/27/2019
Analog Devices Acquires Test Motors
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Test Motors offers products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they cause damage to production cycles and advises on how and when to repair them. The acquisition expands ADI’s portfolio of condition-based monitoring
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11/27/2019
FN 2580 power line EMC Filter Family for Lighting Equipment
The filter can be used in typical single-phase applications (120 VAC and 230 VAC). Or industrial applications when utilizing phase to neutral voltage off three phase power. Example: 480 VAC P-P / 277 VAC P-N and 600 VAC P-P / 347VAC P-N.
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11/27/2019
Components Bureau Adds Artesyn to Its Power Portfolio
This new agreement is part of the company’s strategy to expand its power product portfolio and build on its already established specialist power franchises. Artesyn has a broad power offering with products
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11/27/2019
New Compact 36W, 60W and 90W DIN-Rail Mini Power Supplies
Three new 24VDC output DIN-Rail power supplies have been added to the range; PIM36 (36W - coming soon), PIM60 (60W) and PIM90 (90W). The new PIANO Mini (PIM) power supplies free-up space in industrial automation,
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11/27/2019
CoolSiC MOSFET evaluation board for motor drives up to 7.5 kW
The board will help to pave the way for SiC in motor drives and help strengthening Infineon’s market position as #1 for industrial SiC. It was developed to support customers during their first steps in designing industrial drives applications with a maximum of
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11/27/2019
High power density 15A/50W output digital PoL regulator
The new module provides up to 15A/50W at an adjustable output voltage of 0.6-3.3V, which equates to a 25% higher current and power delivery at 3.3V than the previous 12A maximum for that voltage. The input voltage range of the device is 4.5V to 14V.
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11/27/2019
Medical Blueline Power Range from 5-60W External Adapters
Meeting both DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2 efficiency requirements, the five Blueline models are UL approved and cover power ratings from 5W to 60W. They are certified to EN 60601-1 medical safety and EMC specifications. Safety features include overvoltage and short-circuit
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11/27/2019
Robust, Low-Latency PHY Technology for Industrial Ethernet
The ADIN1300 is a low-power, single port Ethernet transceiver with industry leading power and latency specifications primarily designed for time-critical industrial Ethernet applications up to Gigabit speeds. As industrial automation increases the adoption of Ethernet
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11/27/2019
Light-Trapping Nanocubes for Cheap Multispectral Camera

A new type of lightweight, inexpensive hyperspectral camera could enable precision agriculture. This graphic shows how different pixels can be tuned to specific frequencies of light that indicate the various needs of a crop field.

Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated photodetectors that could span an unprecedented range of light frequencies by using on-chip spectral filters created by tailored electromagnetic materials. The combination of multiple photodetectors with different frequency responses on a single chip could enable
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11/25/2019
Water-Based Optical Device Revolutionizes Optics Research

Extracting light modulation using the interfacial Pockels effect.

Light is versatile in nature. In other words, it shows different characteristics when traveling through different types of materials. This property has been explored in various technologies, but the way in which light interacts with materials needs to be manipulated to get the desired effect. This is done using
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11/21/2019
 Environmental Lights Introduces Continuous LED Strip Light
Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new Continuous LED Strip Light. Continuous LED Strip Light is a new style of strip light that utilizes chip on board LEDs to create one diffused line of light. It is ideal for use around reflective surfaces, such as marble floors and countertops, because
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11/21/2019
Nexperia Launches High-efficiency GaN FET
The GAN063-650WSA features a low RDS(on) - down to 60 mΩ - and fast switching to offer very high efficiency. Nexperia is targeting high performance application segments including xEV, datacentres, telecom
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11/21/2019
High-Speed IR Emitters Deliver 30% Higher Brightness
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of new high speed infrared (IR) emitters in a 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 0.8 mm 0805 surface-mount package, the industry's smallest package to offer opaque side walls. Built on Vishay's SurfLight surface emitter chip technology, the
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11/20/2019
Access Fixtures Introduces Brackets and Mounts for Lighting
Access Fixtures has introduced an introductory line of brackets and mounts for lighting. This launch includes three different bullhorn sizes, two round pole reducer tenons, and a 90 degree wall mount bracket arm. These mounts are for heavy duty commercial and industrial use as well as for home use such as with
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11/20/2019
Mouser Electronics Stocks NXP MCUs for Smart LED Lighting
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the S32K ISELED-enabled microcontrollers from NXP Semiconductors. Part of NXP’s family of S32K automotive-qualified microcontrollers, the S32K ISELED-enabled devices offer the same feature set, but add the ISELED communication protocol. ISELED is an open alliance dedicated
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11/19/2019
Environmental Lights Launches 5-in-1 LED Light Sheets
Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new 5-in-1 LED Light Sheets. The 5-in-1 LED Light Sheet is a cuttable and modular light sheet designed specifically for backlighting applications where bolder colors or softer pastels are of critical importance. Five LEDs are packaged in every node
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11/19/2019
CIMCON Granted Wi-SUN Certification
CIMCON has been granted Wi-Sun Certification for its smart lighting controllers. Wi-SUN certification validates CIMCON's interoperability with standard based field area networks and head-end equipment used to deliver a secure Internet of Things (IoT) for smart city applications. With this certification, CIMCON's
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11/19/2019
TDK Announces Compact, High-Performance Disk Varistors
TDK Corporation announced the EPCOS Compact S14 AdvanceD-MP series of metal oxide disk varistors that feature smaller dimensions with the same excellent performance as the EPCOS S14 AdvanceD-MP standard series. The disk diameters of the new B72214P2* varistors range from 13 mm to 14 mm, a reduction of approximately
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11/16/2019
New Access Fixtures Indoor Riding Arena Packages
Access Fixtures has introduced sixteen new budget friendly indoor riding arena packages. These indoor riding arena lighting packages use the new HILO high bay fixtures, which are both budget friendly and equipped with specially designed frosted lenses to reduce or eliminate glare. The packages are designed for
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11/14/2019
Protection Devices: Compact, High-Performance Disk Varistors
TDK Corporation presents the EPCOS Compact S14 AdvanceD-MP series of metal oxide disk varistors that feature smaller dimensions with the same excellent performance as comparable S14 AdvanceD-MP types. The disk diameters of the new B72214P2* varistors range from 13 mm to 14 mm, a reduction of approximately 3
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11/14/2019
Flatland Light

A 2D prism

In 1884, a schoolmaster and theologian named Edwin Abbott wrote a novella called Flatland, which tells the story of a world populated by sentient two-dimensional shapes. While intended as a satire of rigid Victorian social norms, Flatland has long fascinated mathematicians and physicists and served as the setting
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11/07/2019
LED Drivers for Dynamic Automotive Lighting
Texas Instruments has introduced new high-performance LED drivers to make scalable LED-based systems approachable to carmakers across the globe. From static headlights, to customizable dynamic features – swiping turn, animated daytime running lights (DRL) and adaptive driving beams – the TPS92520-Q1 and
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11/06/2019
Super Barrier Rectifiers Deliver Design-Free Efficiency

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Figure 1. Simplified Schematic of Buck-Boost LED Driver for DRL Application

Successive generations of power-semiconductor devices based on existing technologies strive to deliver incremental improvements in energy efficiency. Now there is a device, realized through proprietary technology, that enables power supplies to achieve a significant leap forward in performance and efficiency—the
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11/01/2019