Automotive-qualified LED driver with adaptive dc-dc controller for maximized efficiency

The STMicroelectronics ALED7709 combines an AEC-Q100 Grade 1-qualified 4-channel LED driver with a dc-dc controller capable of boost and SEPIC operation from an input-voltage range of 4.5 V to 42 V.

Complete connector system simplifies street lighting architectures

The LUMAWISE Endurance S connector system from TE Connectivity (TE) supports Zhaga Book 18 and Z10 applications and connects light sensors and networked lighting controls in streetlights and area lighting.

Automotive-qualified solid-state relay provides superior switching performance

The VORA1010M4 relay from Vishay, which is suitable for load currents of up to 100 mA, offers high reliability and long lifetime in automotive, industrial and security applications.

New offline switcher ICs integrate lossless zero-cross detection and X-capacitor discharge functions

The LinkSwitch™-TNZ power supply ICs, which support loads of up to 12 W, save space and power in devices such as light switches, eliminating the need for multiple discrete components, and greatly reducing standby power consumption.

800 V MOSFET enables designers to achieve high power density

The STP80N1K1K6 MOSFET from STMicroelectronics features very low on-resistance as a function of area, helping designers to develop power systems that are both compact and efficient.

Family of shock-safe fuse holders offers multiple mounting and configuration options

The robust FPG fuse holders from SCHURTER are shock safe, can be mounted vertically or horizontally, affixed to a panel or a circuit board, and offer ingress protection options.

32-bit MCU features dedicated hardware unit for LED lighting control

The XMC™1000 family of microcontrollers from Infineon provide high-performance control functions for power-conversion and intelligent lighting thanks to the availability of peripherals such as special timers and a math co-processor.

Ultra-slim connectors ideal for high-density lighting applications

The DF59S and DF59SN connectors from Hirose have a very low mated height. The floating structure permits movement in all three axes, giving design flexibility and wide tolerance in the production process.

2.4 GHz Bluetooth wireless module includes Matter compatibility

The STMicroelectronics STM32WB5MMG module is a complete wireless system including antenna, power supply and matching network. The module’s support for the Matter protocol is valuable for new consumer device designs.

Isolated gate driver generates floating power source for standard MOSFETs and IGBTs

The optically isolated Littelfuse FDA117 gate driver provides a robust solution for power switches in solid-state relays, industrial control equipment and power supplies.

Beware the magnetics: lessons learned in developing a small, light 500 W LLC converter based on an integrated GaN power switch

By David Woodcock, Centre of Excellence Manager, Future Electronics

Read this to find out about:

  • The benefits of using an integrated GaN switch+driver such as MasterGaN
  • The options for commercial off-the-shelf controllers for a high-voltage resonant LLC converter
  • The relative thermal performance of the active and passive components in the GaNSTar 500 W LLC demonstration design

New technology produces big cut in blue light content of outdoor LED lighting

The NightScape technology from Lumileds is implemented in high-brightness LEDs that have standard footprints, for easy implementation in designs for streetlights and other outdoor luminaires.

Integrated flyback controller boosts performance of LED lighting

The HVLED101 controller IC from STMicroelectronics maintains high power factor and very low power in standby mode, for precise regulation across a wide range of LED driver topologies.

New portfolio of 32-bit MCUs offers scalability and easy migration of application software

The new NXP Semiconductors MCX N series includes a neural processing unit for machine learning applications, and advanced security functions, and the MCX A series balances cost, performance, and power consumption.

Entry-level 32-bit MCU fits cost-sensitive applications

The compact new STM32C0x1 series of 32-bit microcontrollers, supplied at a price point that competes with many 8-bit MCUs, provides extra performance, memory provision and functionality compared to 8-bit architectures.

How to use a secure IC to maintain the integrity of dc metering data

Integrating cryptographic functions and secure private key storage in dedicated hardware offers much stronger protection against hacking for dc metering measurement data than software security measures alone provide.

By Brette Mullenaux
Product Marketing Engineer, Microchip

Op amp for LED driving compatible with analog or PWM dimming signals

The onsemi NCL38046 amplifier gives precise regulation of the constant current/constant voltage outputs on the secondary side of an ac-dc LED driver. The amplifier enables deep dimming and a low-power standby mode.

Thermal array sensor provides accurate people detection in intelligent lighting controls

The Grid-EYE® thermal sensor from Panasonic has an 8 x 8 grid which generates a 64-pixel thermal image. With people tracking and counting algorithms, the sensor enables lighting controls to dim or turn-on LEDs automatically.

Ultra low-power digital temperature sensor offers ±0.5°C accuracy

Housed in a 2 mm x 2 mm package, the STTS22H digital temperature sensor from STMicroelectronics is factory-calibrated, and accuracy up to 125°C is verified with traceable equipment.

Waterproof connectors in USB Type-C format feature 240 W power rating

The USB4720 and USB4730 from Global Connector Technology provide flexible options to fit different production environments and requirements, and can be soldered directly to the board.

Crystals combine tight frequency stability with minimal aging

ECS Inc puts its B series crystals through an accelerated aging process in the factory, reducing the usual first-year aging and giving very low frequency drift over lifetime.

LED controller supports deep dimming down to less than 0.1%

The HV96001 from Microchip is a power controller for LED drivers which eliminates ripple for a clean, flicker-free light output. Digital or analog dimming can be set via a wide range of lighting control protocols.

2.1 kW LED drivers with low output-current ripple suit HDTV sports broadcasting

The EUCO ARENA SPORT 2K1 series from Delta provides three independent channels for driving LED lighting installations, each with up to 700 W of output power and controllable by DALI2/D4i or DMX-RDM interfaces.

Tiny 3D magnetometer gives superior performance and high reliability

The new MLX90394 magnetometer from Melexis achieves an excellent trade-off between low noise, power consumption and cost to give designers an effective way to build position-sensing functions into an end product.

Ac-dc power converter controller includes high-voltage start-up generator

The STMicroelectronics STNRG012 controller provides a high level of integration, combining a PFC stage controller and an LLC resonant half-bridge controller with the 800 V start-up circuit.

Shunt resistors for accurate current measurement in automotive and industrial applications

The SSA series of resistors from Littelfuse provides a compact and flexible solution, and maintains stable performance over temperature for accurate current measurement even in harsh conditions.

Sensitive-gate thyristors with 8 A current rating for dimmer switch control

The TS820 silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) thyristors from STMicroelectronics are ideal for use in dimming light switches for low-power LED or fluorescent lamps, providing flicker-free output and high power efficiency.

Complete cloud security solution protects IoT devices from cyber-attack

The OPTIGA™ Trust M tamper-resistant security solution from Infineon is Common Criteria EAL6+ certified. The secure element can be used with any MCU or application processor to enhance the security of IoT designs.

New high-speed gate driver IC maximizes performance of GaN power switches

The BD2311NVX-LB gate driver from ROHM features an ultra-short gate-input pulse width to enable GaN HEMTs to switch extremely fast, helping power-system designers to achieve very high efficiency and power density.

Surface-mount family of safety capacitors performs EMI suppression and filtering

The SMDY1 surface-mount ceramic-disc safety capacitors from Vishay perform EMI and RF interference suppression and filtering and are intended for use in industrial and consumer SMPS.

Infrared motion sensor detects people at a range of up to 4 m

The STMicroelectronics STHS34PF80 infrared motion sensor is highly sensitive, and provides a broad range of configuration options, including output data rate and detection mode.