Latest Tech News About LED Power Supply

NXP evaluation system to simplify RGB LED power stage design

NXP Semiconductors has introduced its first development platforms for DALI and DMX512 wired lighting control systems based on the ARM Cortex-M0 processor, writes Steve Bush. The evaluation systems feature an NXP LPC1100XL series microcontroller, which is designed to handle the communication requirements for intelligent lighting projects using DALI and…

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Plessey to make white power LEDs in Plymouth

Plessey has acquired University of Cambridge spin-out CamGaN, and will be using its technology to make white power LEDs in Plymouth. Its critical intellectual property is a way of growing LED-quality GaN on silicon substrates. “This technology is the product of substantial R&D investment over the…

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LED lighting to be a $10bn power supply market in 2016

The power supply market for LED lighting is forecast to reach $10bn in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research, writes Richard Wilson. The report predicts that the rapid uptake of LED lighting will result in a potential market of four billion power supply units by 2016, worth $10bn…

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Electronics Weekly's guide to LED heatsinking

Check out the latest in the Electronics Weekly’s ‘big guides’ to LED technology – specifically, to LED heatsinking. Steve Bush, our Technology Editor, begins: In the early days of power LEDs, many lighting firms rushed out solid-state luminaries only to find them failing in service.The problem was heatsinking…

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ON Semi single channel LED driver for low power apps

Don’t miss the exhaustive look by our Technology Editor, Steve Bush, at the latest LED products hitting the market from Cree, Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Osram, Nichia, and Sharp. He begins: All the major LED suppliers have released additional lighting-class LEDs over the past few months, particularly at the…

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Off-line LED controllers get dimming and PFC

Two Californian chip makers have announced their first forays into dimmable power factor corrected LED drivers, writes Steve Bush. Linear Technology has produced a single-stage flyback design and iWatt – fabless producer of low stand-by phone charger chips – has plumped for a more traditional two-stage topology…

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Choosing the right capacitor for LED designs

Check out a guest column that has been loaded onto the website, written by Naoyuki Kobayashi, senior product manager at Murata. He writes that that one problem frequently encountered when designing LED lighting circuits is that the capacitors in the circuit experience very high voltages which can cause them to…

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