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Control IC is optimized for single stage flyback and buck-boost topologies

June 7, 2014 3:38 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced its integrated IRS29831 LEDrivIR control IC optimized for single stage flyback and buck-boost topologies used in LED drivers including LED bulb replacement, LED tube lighting and down lights.

600-V DC load module tests LED drivers

June 7, 2014 3:04 pm | Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. (Foothill Ranch, CA) announced the release of its 63115A LED Simulating DC Electronic Load. This new 10-A/600-V/300-W module is an addition to the company’s line of LED simulating 63110A/13A electronic loads....

A new way to make laser-like beams using 1,000x less power

June 5, 2014 12:08 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made...

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LED COB arrays designed for high density, high-light output applications

June 4, 2014 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) announces its Plastic Substrate Interconnect (PSI) for LED Chip-on-Board (COB) Arrays. These customizable interconnects feature a low-profile harness interface that delivers power to the array through a simple and reliable connection to a holder, or plastic substrate. 

Programmable LED power supplies for outdoor applications include autonomous dimming

June 4, 2014 11:57 am | Osram Sylvania | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM SYLVANIA (Danvers, MA) is introducing OSRAM OPTOTRONIC programmable constant current outdoor dimmable LED Power Supplies. They are said to offer the widest current range in the industry with either…

Emotion drives customers to use smartphones with bigger screens

June 4, 2014 11:27 am | by Penn State University | News | Comments

Bigger smartphone screen size may be better for more than just practical reasons, according to researchers. Participants in a study on smartphones indicated that emotional reasons might influence their decision to buy smartphones with bigger screens even more than practical ones,

New fiber technology enables thin, colorful, aesthetic lighting

June 2, 2014 9:34 am | Corning | Product Releases | Comments

Corning Incorporated (Coring, NY) announced the introduction of its Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber, a glass optical fiber optimized for thin, colorful, aesthetic lighting. Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber enables decorative lighting to be designed or embedded into

LED driver family adds 12 products

June 2, 2014 9:19 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

ERG Lighting (Brecksville, OH) made 12 new additions to its American-made ArchiLume Series of LED drivers which offers either constant voltage or constant current outputs up to 100 W with very low ripple.

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Engineering Newswire: Super-maglev train to reach 1,800 mph

May 30, 2014 9:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Magnetic levitation, or Maglev, trains use magnets to levitate above their tracks, which eliminates any friction, allowing for faster, quieter travel. Current maglev trains can reach speeds of up to 250 mph, but Researchers in China have successfully completed testing of the first manned megathermal superconducting maglev loop, which would go much faster....

Projected capacitive touch panel features a single FPC and Chip on Flex assembly

May 29, 2014 9:46 am | Ocular LCD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular LCD, Inc. (Dallas, TX) announced the addition of the Crystal Touch EDGE to their touch panel product offerings. The Crystal Touch EDGE is a single-layer, all-glass projected capacitive touch panel featuring a single FPC and Chip on Flex (COF) assembly. The EDGE is available with or without optically bonded cover glass....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Keithley wins for Test and Measurement

May 28, 2014 12:43 pm | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument from Keithley (Cleveland, OH) includes a touchscreen graphical user interface and offers 5-inch, full-color touchscreen and icon-based menu structure allow for intuitive user interaction and speed test configuration by eliminating cumbersome multi-layer menus....

SMT PCB terminal block includes wire release

May 28, 2014 9:38 am | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation's (Germantown, WI) 2059 SMT PCB terminal blocks are appropriate for extremely small LED modules, offering a fast alternative to soldering leads. With a height of 2.7 mm, the 2059 positioned to

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: LED Engin wins for Solid-State Lighting

May 27, 2014 3:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The first intelligent, compact, single-emitter light engine from LED Engin delivers directional light with halogen-style dimming, hugging the black body curve from 3000K down to1800K. Luminous flux is 1100 lumens, equivalent to a 60W halogen lamp....

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The IoT and PoE: A Perfect Match

May 27, 2014 10:25 am | by David Abramson, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

For those of you who regularly read my blog posts to keep up with the goings on of IEEE802.bt task force, I am going to change things up a bit and talk about one potential application for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)—Connecting the Internet of Things (IoT).  Normally, a description of the IoT involve...

Engineering service portal supports LED design projects

May 22, 2014 9:46 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' Premium Application Support Services is a a service portal that gives its commercial customers access to application engineering expertise, resources and lab services to support LED lighting design projects of all sizes, at any point in the design cycle.

Explosion-proof string lights ideal for general close work and inspection activities

May 21, 2014 3:54 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) reveals their newly designed Class 1 Division 1 explosion-proof string lights. These string lights are ideal for general close work and inspection activities in hazardous locations requiring explosion proof protection....

OLED display includes total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W

May 21, 2014 3:42 pm | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology (Orlando, FL) announces their new 256x64 OLED display. These low-cost, passive-matrix, OLED display modules make a great option for many applications, especially small-size LCDs. With a total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W, this OLED display can be used for handheld and battery operated applications....

19-inch diagonal color LCD module achieves Super Extended Graphics Array resolution

May 21, 2014 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the introduction of a new 19-inch diagonal color LCD module with Super Extended Graphics Array (SXGA) resolution and factory installed projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology. Developed by NLT Technologies, the 19.0-inch model is currently the largest size....

Ensuring LED lamps are the light source of today

May 21, 2014 9:16 am | by Jan Kemeling, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Ledzworld, http://ledzworld.com/ | Articles | Comments

LED is only the 4th lighting technology developed in human history. Well over a century old, lighting has remained largely unchanged but the recent development of LED is set to revolutionize lighting the world over. The potential ahead of LED lighting to deliver real and measurable advantages is limitless....

LED phosphor IP trends and licensing

May 21, 2014 9:03 am | by Julian Carey, Senior Director of Marketing, Intematix Corp. | Articles | Comments

While phosphors were used for decades in fluorescent lighting, they were deep-ultraviolet driven and not suited for use with blue LEDs, which emit light at a frequency of around 455nm.As adoption of LEDs for general lighting applications has grown, so has the demand for new phosphor solutions developed....

3.5-inch LCD module visible in direct sunlight with brightness settings as low as 100 nits

May 20, 2014 3:17 pm | Sharp Microelectronicsn | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (Camas, WA) announced a new 3.5-inch (diagonal) TFT LCD module (LQ035Q3DY01) featuring Sharp’s proprietary Progressive Super View (PSV) technology. PSV enables viewability in direct sunlight with brightness settings as low as 100 nits....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Ocular LCD, Inc. wins for Optoelectronics

May 20, 2014 1:47 pm | Ocular LCD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular LCD, Inc. (Dallas, TX) introduces PCAP touch panels specifically designed for outdoor and marine applications. Crystal Touch, Ocular’s premier line of projected capacitive touch panels, provides a robust touch solution with increased optical clarity, durability, and scratch resistance....

Isolated LED driver ICs deliver up to 12 W output, desirable accuracy

May 20, 2014 11:49 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced its LYTSwitch-2 family of isolated LED drivers. The new IC family, which delivers up to 12 W of accurately controlled output power, substantially reduces component count, resulting in simpler, smaller, more reliable LED lighting designs, according to the company.

Medium power film capacitors suit high frequency and high pulse rise-time circuits

May 16, 2014 2:32 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) released the new FM Series medium power film capacitors. Non-inductively wound with dry, metallized polypropylene film dielectric and encapsulated in a flame retardant plastic case sealed with self-extinguishing, thermosetting epoxy resin and…

LED drivers perform in hazardous locations

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced two new LED Drivers designed for use in hazardous location fixtures. The new LED-HL Series 25-W and 40-W drivers are based on the company’s standard LED Series models. These units add…

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