Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 12, 2013

Altium Takes Native 3D PCB To a New Level of ECAD and MCAD Integration

With new addon applications, and by partnering with Desktop EDA, Altium’s extends its marketleading position as a native 3D PCB design system provider Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation and provider of advanced 3D PCB design solutions (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has partnered with Desktop EDA to provide designers with advanced ECAD and MCAD integration. The new addon application, Desktop EDA Solidworks Modeler and the IDF Modelers, is currently available for Altium Designer. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Mar 19, 2013

Power Integrations’ New PI Expert Suite 9.0 Power Supply Design Software Supports LED Lighting

PI's software improves productivity with enhanced schematics-manipulation tool and BOM output to design-fulfillment distributors Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that the latest version of its popular power supply design software, PI Expert Suite 9.0, now includes support for its LinkSwitch™-PL and LinkSwitch-PH LED-driver ICs and its recently introduced TinySwitch™-4 off-line switcher IC family. Version 9.0 includes an enhanced schematics-manipulation tool. It also enables designers to upload the resulting BOM from the auto-generated schematic layout to selected, leading design-fulfillment distributors. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 27, 2013

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Usable Light Tool 2.2 Incorporating LG Innotek LEDs

Future Lightingh's ULT is one design tool out of their range of tools to assist design engineers Future Lighting Solutions announced the release of the online Usable Light Tool (ULT) version 2.2, which now incorporates the full range of LG Innotek’s LED products. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Jan 22, 2013

Monolithic Power Systems Announces the DC/DC Designer Tool

DC/DC Designer is a simulation tool used to create and simulate power supply circuits using MPS regulators Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announces the DC/DC Designer tool. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 03, 2012

Breault Research Organization (BRO) Releases APEX 2012 V1R1 - Now Available as Optical Software Add-In for SolidWorks

Breault Research Organization (BRO), the global provider of virtual prototyping software and optical engineering services, is pleased to announce the release of APEX 2012 V1R1. New features and enhancements in APEX 2012 include the transition of the program to a SolidWorks add-in; new ray tracing options, visualizations, and capabilities; powerful enhancements for stray light analysis; and new photometric data import and export options. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 19, 2012

Lambda Research Corporation Announces the Release of TracePro 7.2

TracePro 7.2 is the latest release of Lambda¡¦s award-winning illumination and optical analysis software. This release features the first fully interactive 3D optimizer specifically designed to increase productivity by giving the user complete control of the optimization process. The new 3D optimizer features a sketch utility to quickly create any 3D symmetric or asymmetric CAD geometry, interactive ray tracing for design verification, and digitization of target functions. This new optimizer drastically reduces design time, increases productivity, while at the same time giving the user complete control of the optimization process. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 24, 2011

Arrow Electronics Launches Online Lighting Design Tools to Simplify LED Design and Transition to Solid-State Lighting

ARROW's Lighting Designer platform combines multiple tools for selecting and optimizing LED solutions Arrow Electronics has announced an application platform that enables engineers to design complete LED lighting solutions in a convenient online environment. The Arrow Lighting Designer offers tools and solutions tailored to customers’ applications, with built-in design guidelines providing quick results. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 01, 2011

Synopsys’ LightTools Delivers Leading-Edge Illumination Analysis

Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the availability of enhancements to its LightTools(r) illumination design and analysis software, acquired as part of Synopsys' acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA(r)). LightTools 7.2 delivers features that will help users graphically analyse simulation results, compute important metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software and improve the efficiency of luminaire and solar designs. These capabilities enable lighting designers to more easily explore design alternatives, study light behavior and improve product quality early in the design process. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 06, 2011


Polaris 3D TEANECK, N.J., Encelium Technologies, an innovative leader in energy management and lighting control systems, has introduced Polaris 3D, its next generation of lighting control software for the Energy Control System™. As the first software application of its kind in the lighting control industry, Encelium elected to unveil this ground-breaking technology at Lightfair International 2011, held in Philadelphia this spring. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 15, 2011

New Software Forms Foundation for CAD-Integrated Optical Design Software

The Figure shows screenshots of some of the enhanced opportunities; Light Source Library Additions, Photometric Data Transfer, Scatter Model Library Additions, and ASAP/CATIA Interoperability Breault Research Organization (BRO) has released an updated version of the company's APEX® optical engineering software. Now available to new and existing customers with current software maintenance agreements, APEX 2010 V2R1 represents a leap forward in CAD-integrated optical software architecture. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Jan 25, 2011

Future Facilities' Thermal Simulation Software Solves Cooling Problems

6SigmaET has the modeling capabilities necessary to accurately predict heat transfer and resulting temperature distribution for a variety of design configurations. - In this case, 6SigmaET was able to predict temperatures within 4% of the experimental values, indicating a high level of confidence in the results obtained Future Facilities, the leading provider of thermal simulation software for critical facilities and electronics components, has released a case study showing that its new CFD software for electronics cooling design, 6SigmaET solves the problem of how to shrink electronics devices that generate heat. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Dec 01, 2010

New Optical Design Software Released by Optical Engineering Firm Breault Research; ASAP 2010 V1R1 Now Available

The Figure shows screenshots of some of the enhanced opportunities; Light Source Library Additions, Photometric Data Transfer, Scatter Model Library Additions, and ASAP/CATIA Interoperability. Breault Research Organization (BRO), the global provider of virtual prototyping software and optical engineering services, has released a new version of the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP®). The ASAP 2010 V1R1 release includes new features and enhancements to the program well known to the optics industry as the most sophisticated tool available for virtual prototyping of optical systems and devices. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 15, 2010

The Right Lens is a Mouse Click Away

OSRAM ‘LED Light for you’ (LLFY) network offers Optical Selection Tool. ‘LED Light for you’, the OSRAM Opto Semiconductors network that focuses on LEDs and their applications, now offers a new service in the form of an Optical Selection Tool. This is a database containing 350 different lens types from seven of the world’s largest lens manufacturers. It provides comprehensive information so the right lenses can be selected for each particular application. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Sep 30, 2010

ON Semiconductor Launches GreenPoint® Interactive Online Design Simulation Tool

The new GreenPoint design tool enables designers to dramatically reduce development times. ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions for green electronics, together with Transim Technology, the leading provider of online design solutions for the semiconductor industry, today launched its interactive GreenPoint® online design simulation tool for high-efficiency LED based lighting applications. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Sep 01, 2010

Lambda Research Corp. Releases TracePro 7.0, Optomechanical Design Software with Multi-Threading Capability

Compared to its predecessor, TracePro 7.0 has dramatically improved algorithms to speed up the workflow. TracePro 7.0 increases raytracing speed up to 10 times over the 6.0 version using new multi-threading algorithms. This release also features a new interactive optimizer, rearrangeable system tree, new Reptile™ geometries and irradiance options. Read more »


Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in ... Read more »


Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability

Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability The XLamp® XM-L3 LED delivers a massive 55% upgrade in maximum light output over the XM L2 LED, providing a single-die LED point source for precise optical control. The XM-L3 LED shares the same mechanical and optical footprint as the original XM-L® and XM-L2 LEDs, providing a seamless upgrade path ... Read more »


Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep ... Read more »