Lighting & Illumination

February 2023
Developing a New Approach to Predicting the Behavior of GaN Devices

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Figure 1: Infineon’s four-step qualification plan for CoolGaN™ devices

­Introduction Silicon semiconductor technology has evolved considerably over the past 50 years, during which time, multiple failure modes affecting device reliability have been discovered, researched, and addressed. This has led to the development of models and equations for failure modes like time-de
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Date:
02/24/2023
Infineon Presents User-Friendly LCC Design Tool, Enabling Highly Efficient LED Driver Design

Infineon presents user-friendly LCC design tool, enabling highly efficient LED driver design

­Lighting accounts for a significant portion of the world’s total electricity consumption, emphasizing the importance of energy-efficient solutions in this sector. Power factor correction (PFC) plus LCC resonant topology for constant current output has proven to offer outstanding efficiency combined with a
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Date:
02/23/2023
This 'Harry Potter' Light Sensor Achieves Magically High Efficiency of 200%

Details of the photodiode used in the experimental setting.

­Using green light and a double-layered cell, PhD researcher Riccardo Ollearo has come up with a photodiode that has sensitivity that many can only dream of. Solar panels with multiple stacked cells are currently breaking records. Remarkably, a team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and TNO a
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Date:
02/20/2023
Integrated Flyback Controller with Advanced Features Boosts LED Lighting Performance

Integrated Flyback Controller with Advanced Features Boosts LED Lighting Performance

­STMicroelectronics’ HVLED101 90-400V flyback controller for LED-lighting applications up to 180W enhances performance and simplifies design through extensive feature integration, patented control techniques, and support for primary-sensing regulation. Joining ST’s HVLED family of high-power-factor controlle
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Date:
02/06/2023
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