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posted in November 2011
Primary-Side-Control with Active PFC Offline LED Controller
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Designing a successful LED light depends on adapting what is essentially a DC device to run using the AC mains signal—which typically requires more circuitry than incandescent bulbs.
Deutsche Telekom gets in on optical chip startup
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   2 comments
German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom has joined Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks in investing in Skorpios Technologies Inc., a 2009 startup developing silicon photonic technology.
Optical diode boosts silicon photonics efforts
News & Analysis  
11/28/2011   4 comments
An optical diode demonstrated by MIT researchers could speed the arrival of silicon photonics.
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions TCS3x71 and TCS3x72 series digital color RGB and proximity sensors
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
TAOS released what it claims is the industry's first color sensors with an on-chip infrared (IR) blocking filter and proximity sensor.
MIL-qualified handheld displays withstand harsh conditions
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11/16/2011   Post a comment
Integrated multi-mode backlighting provides sunlight readability and NVIS compatibility.
HB LED driver chipset provides dimming, PFC
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11/11/2011   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor NCL30051, NCL30160 target space-limited, high-efficiency lighting needs
Combine power feed and data link via cable for remote peripherals
Design How-To  
11/10/2011   6 comments
It is possible to combine power distribution and high-speed data transmission by sharing a shielded twisted pair cable. A power feed network is necessary at both ends for power injection and extraction. By properly designing this network, and managing power supply switching noise, performance degradation is minimized.
Call for Abstracts for next LED Workshop – March 28, 2012 in San Jose
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11/8/2011   Post a comment
The Call for Abstracts is open for technical papers for the next “Designing with LEDs” Workshop.
Imec leads Imola project on OLED research
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11/3/2011   Post a comment
Imec has announced that the Leuven, Belgium-based research consortium is leading another new project under the EU’s 7th framework program for ICT (FP7), this time to develop large-area OLED-based lighting modules with built-in intelligent light management.
PPTC Devices Help Protect High Brightness LEDs
Design How-To  
11/1/2011   5 comments
High brightness LEDs are energy-saving, cost-effective devices that are enabling the next generation of lighting solutions. However, excessive heat or inappropriate applications can dramatically affect LED lifetime and performance. Including circuit protection in your design can help improve LED performance and lifetime.


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