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Linear Technology Introduces LED Array Driver

Linear Technology Corp of Milpitas, California USA, introduced a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC converter LED array driver. The LTC3453 operates in synchronous buck, synchronous boost, or buck-boost mode, depending on input voltage and LED maximum forward voltage. The device can drive up to 4 white LEDs at a combined current of …

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LRC Industry Group, ASSIST, Distributes Guidlines for LED Lifetimes

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An LRC industry group called the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST), has distributed guidelines for reporting LED life. ASSIST, which was organized by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, hopes their LED life-time measurement guidlines will give standards making bodies a starting point on …

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Toshiba Launches LED Driver For Mobile Devices

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) of San Jose, California USA, launched a new driver IC to power the white LEDs used in LCD backlighting of mobile devices. The model, called TB62737FUG, achieves power-efficiency of 87 percent. This translates into longer rechargeable battery life. Mass production is scheduled to start …

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Color Kinetics Awarded Core Patent for Controlling LED-Based Illumination

Color Kinetics of Boston, Massachusetts USA can put another major notch in its gun having just been awarded a key USA patent that they applied for in October of 2001 which extends their coverage of core methods for controlling LED-based illumination, including use of standard DMX512 protocol. “This is a …

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Color Kinetics Strikes Exemplary Deal with Spectrum to Expand CK’s Chroma-Q Line

Color Kinetics Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts USA and Spectrum Manufacturing Inc. of Toronto, Canada, a subsidiary of UK-based A.C. Lighting, have entered into a patent licensing agreement that will allow Spectrum to help CK expand their Chroma-Q line of products with yet a new LED- based offering. The first new …

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