Lighting & Illumination

July 2020
Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted for Children’s Room Lighting
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted by KOIZUMI Lighting Technology Corp. (“Koizumi”), a traditional Japanese lighting company, for use in lights for children’s rooms and living rooms. SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs are optimized to
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07/29/2020

Environmental Lights Enters Low-Voltage Downlighting Space
Environmental Lights has entered into a strategic development agreement with Evolve Technologies and WOW Media to accelerate adoption of a new comprehensive low voltage downlighting product line to the A/V industry. Environmental Lights’ new low voltage product line is designed specifically for A/V integra
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07/29/2020
LED Driver Offers Single Solution for Automotive Apps
Taiwan Semiconductor announces the introduction of the TS19501 single channel, dimmable LED driver targeting high-brightness automotive applications. Due to the device’s highly integrated design, this single IC is well suited for virtually every automotive LED application: high and low beam headlights; daytime ru
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07/28/2020
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

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Figure 1. The placement polarity checker and the safety contactor

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional gas powered or plugged-in devices with battery power. Batteries have become smaller and increasingly efficient as a result. In order to ke
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07/24/2020
Optimized PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting
Diodes Incorporated announced the availability of the automotive-compliant ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ dual PNP transistors. These new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters. The automotive industry is migrating to adaptive LED headlights and rapidly ad
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07/23/2020
PSDcast – The H-1B Visa Restriction (Good for the Industry?)

Chris Dries, the President and CEO of UnitedSiC

You’ve probably heard that President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security took actions with mammoth ramifications for our industry. To whit, Trump restricted H-1B visas for engineers, computer programmers and other technical workers through 2020. Is this a boon for domestic employment or a shackle fo
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07/23/2020
Fibre Optic Transmitter LED Delivers 4x More Launch Power
OMC announces its new FDE870HE industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. This ultra-efficient transmitter contains a high-performance 870nm chip and features an array of micro-optic el
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07/22/2020
Thin Film Chip Resistors Available in 0201 Size
Power supplies and power controls have a wide range of sensing requirements. For applications that require high sensing precision, the element TCR is more important than low resistance values. Stackpole’s CSRT thin film current sense chip resistors provide resistance values from 10 milliohm to 10 ohm with T
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07/21/2020
Fast-Blow Fuses Designed for Handling Excessive Current
Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces their 0ABA Series of small 0402 surface mount fast-acting chip fuses. These fast blow fuses are designed for handling excessive current and set the industry standard for performance, reliability and quality. Bel’s 0ABA Series feature a 32V DC voltage rating of 200mA
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07/21/2020
Blue-Green Chip LEDs for Color Universal Design Applications
ROHM recently announced the1608-size high accuracy blue-green chip LEDs, SMLD12E2N1W and SMLD12E3N1W. These products support the adoption of Color Universal Design (CUD) in a variety of applications, such as fire alarm system indicator lights, industrial equipment warning lamps and public tr
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07/15/2020
Diodes Incorporated announced the AP64350Q/AP64351Q/AP64352Q series of automotive-compliant, 3.5A, synchronous buck converters for point of load (POL) applications. The AP6435xQ combines a low quiescent current with a wide input voltage range of 3.8V to 40V. The devices have been developed for use in automotive appl
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07/14/2020
Black, White and Red E-Paper Displays from 0°C to +40°C
Pervasive Displays (PDi) announces a new wide operating temperature range for its Spectra e-paper displays (EPDs). The Spectra range comprises 12 EPD modules with size options from 1.54 to 12.2 inches. These small, low power, active matrix EPDs can now operate from 0°C to +40°C (10°C lower than before) m
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07/13/2020
LED Irradiation System - Disinfection to Medical Treatments

Modular LED irradiation system equipped with UVC LEDs for disinfection.

For disinfection purposes, the compact system can be equipped with UV LEDs to eliminate germs on critical surfaces such as mobile phones. It can also be assembled with LEDs providing the optimum emission spectrum for polymer curing and medical treatments - even multiple wavelengths are possible. Berlin-based Ferdinand
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Date:
07/01/2020