Tech news tagged ‘power consumption’

Why low stand-by in LED drivers?

When Power Integrations announced its LYTSwitch-2 family of mains LED driver ICs last week, an interesting snippet emerged – the firm has designed the driver with stand-by power consumption down at 30mW.

It is designed for used in retrofit bulbs, retrofits for fluorescent tubes, and ballasts.

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A 74HC4060 monostable?

I have always been a great fan of the 4000 CMOS series, and its 74HC derivatives.

So when an engineer friend of mine was mulling over options for a five minute delay circuit, I chipped in that I thought the 4060 14-stage ripple counter and oscillator should be able…

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