SEATTLE, WA Microsemi Corp., a provider of analog and mixed-signal circuits, is venturing into products for power conversion and light management of soild state lighting fixtures.
Microsemi is exhibing its first SSL product at this week's Society for Information Display (SID) conference here.
"The SSL market is a key new market for Microsemi, and we are well positioned to leverage our leadership in power conversion and light management as well as our analog mixed signal design capabilities to develop optimized products for the next-generation of smart lighting fixtures," said Irene Signorino, Microsemi's director of marketing, Lighting and Automotive Products.
The AC/DC power supply and driver are key components in LED fixtures. They need to accommodate LEDs' unique electrical, photometric and thermal behavior to achieve the promised long life and high energy efficiency. The drivers can perfectly tune and also provide optimized and personalized light via light intensity and light color controls.
MIcrosemi's first offer in a comprehensive upcoming portfolio of solid state lighting products is a power supply module that supports 5 to 16 LEDs and provides 90 percent power conversion peak efficiency while delivering non-flickering dimming down to 10 percent. Its universal input voltage range is from 90 to 305V(AC) for 50Hz and 60Hz systems.
The LXMG221W-0700034-D0 module can be integrated into dimming and non-dimming fixtures and meets requirements for both commercial and residential applications, including its pending CE and UL1310 certification. Its compact, IP66-rated plastic package protects the power supply from dust and temporary water exposure and offers a thru-hole for more secure mounting.
The LXMG221W-0700034-D0 is in pre-production with single samples available at $60.
Microsemi's principal markets include defense/aerospace and satellite. The company is a supplier of high-reliability discrete components to military and aerospace customers.
Earlier this year, Microsemi announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire White Electronic Designs Corp. through a cash transaction valued at approximately $100 million.
The acquisition is seen as further extending Microsemi's offerings in the defense and aerospace markets.
White Electronic Design's offerings include hi-reliability multi-chip-on-board solutions that integrate surface mount technologies, microelectronics, and anti-tamper technologies. Anti-tamper features are now a requirement for every major weapon system.