BRUSSELS, Belgium — ON Semiconductor has launched two GreenPoint® reference designs that will speed and simplify the development of high-efficiency LED-based lighting applications.
Configured in size and features for MR16 LED replacements, the first reference design describes a built and tested 3 W to 5 W LED driver solution for driving high-brightness LEDS (HB-LEDs). The second design is targeted at designers looking to achieve compliance with the ENERGY STAR® 1.1 requirements for Solid State Lighting (SSL) in residential luminaire applications and describes a built and tested off-line GreenPoint solution for an isolated 8 W constant current LED driver.
Each of the new reference designs addresses all of the functional blocks needed to create a complete application and is available as a package that includes description, schematics, bill-of-materials (BoM), Gerber files and evaluation guidelines.
The MR16 reference design is based on a buck-boost topology using the company's NCP3065 switching regulator operating at around 150-kHz in a non-isolated constant current configuration. Suitable for 12 Vac or 12 Vdc applications such as track lighting, automotive lighting and landscape lighting, the circuit delivers flat current regulation irrespective of input line and output LED voltage variation. It also features a unique auto-detect circuit that allows input from a 12 Vdc or 12 Vac supply while maintaining the targeted output current. A reference design evaluation board is available.
The off-line LED Driver GreenPoint reference design for ENERGY STAR residential LED luminaires has been optimized to drive between one and eight high-power LEDs in applications such as portable desk lamps, under-cabinet lighting and outdoor porch lights. This reference design uses a novel circuit configuration to achieve a power factor of >0.85 at 115 Vac without the addition of an extra passive power factor correction network. This reduces components count and easily meets the residential power factor requirements. The design operates from a 90 Vac to 265 Vac universal input and is built around the company's NCP1014 switcher IC, which integrates a fixed-frequency current mode controller with a 700 V MOSFET.
GreenPoint reference designs enable more efficient systems by establishing the feasibility of meeting emerging energy efficiency standards with existing technology, and by setting performance benchmarks. As well as the new designs for solid state lighting, GreenPoint reference designs are available for ATX, DTA, STB, CRT TV, and LCD TV power supplies; and 5 W, 16 W, 40 W, 60 W, 90 W and 200 W power adapters.
For further information visit www.onsemi.com/greenpoint.