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Plessey goes into LED light bulb 'filament' production

 Plessey has launched a range of LED ‘filaments’ based on GaN-on-Si die made in Plymouth. “The filaments are designed for the surging filament bulb market where these replacement lamps have far better performance, but maintain the physical appearance of incandescent lamps,” said the firm. Called the PLF series…

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Intel, Micron plan crosspoint memory

Intel and Micron plan to have samples of a 128Gbit 3D crosspoint memory by the end of the year with commercial shipments in 2016. Intel claims that the new memory, which it calls XPoint, writes ‘up to 1000 faster than NAND’ and has 1000 times the endurance of NAND. The…

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Plessey expands wearable LED line

Plessey has expanded its dotLED range, designed for wearable LED tech, by adding a wider selection of colours, including red, green and blue. “Our dotLED product range addresses the optical, mechanical and cost requirements for the typical wearable applications. These include wristbands trackers for health and fitness as well as…

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Narrow beam angles from small LED packages

Following research at Sheffield-based LED packaging firm Litecool, narrow beam angles from LED packages without secondary optics or reflectors look closer. The proof-of-concept device produced a beam with 50% of light in 36 degrees, and over 90% efficiency. “Most package manufacturers design their LED packages for maximum…

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Standard release for lighting LED-driver interface

The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) has released its specification for a universal electrical interface between LED lighting modules and their power supplies. The standard has the support of Osram, Panasonic, Philips and Tridonic. Called LEDset1 edition1.0, it is a three wire interface (see diagram): power…

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Cree squeezes 13W LED into XPH35 3.5x3.5mm package

Cree has added 50% more light output to its 3.5×3.5mm ‘XP’ format with the introduction of the four-junction XPH35 series. Something like 1,800 lm is available with the device turned up to its absolute maximum of 1.05A, when it typically drops something over 12.3V…

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Kemet has X7R high-temp capacitors

Kemet has announced its industrial grade high temperature X7R dielectric capacitors which it says can utilise the full rated voltage at 175°Celsius. The devices are offered with a flexible termination option and are RoHS compliant without exemption. These high temperature capacitors are for a variety of applications in extreme…

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ADI launches quad-channel protector

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a quad-channel protector and two multiplexers offering ±55V overvoltage protection (OVP) for precision converters, amplifiers and other components that operate from a voltage of 4.5V up to 36V. According to ADI the ADG5462F quad channel protector, ADG5248F 8:1 multiplexer and ADG5249F differential…

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