Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Dec 02, 2019

Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control

Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the general availability of XMD, a purpose-built form factor Xicato grade driver that fits into compact track adapters for elegant designs. XMD's narrow, rectangular and low-profile footprint allows Luminaire designs with minimal visual impact with deep-dimming and smart driver control with wireless BLE option.

Key features and benefits:
•    XMD measures 12.5mm x 77mm x 6mm (about the size of a stick of
     chewing gum) while XID comes in disk form factor at ø48x12 mm
•    Both drivers accept a 48 VDC input and power luminaires at up to 60 W
     while supporting deep, flicker-free dimming to 0.1%
•    Both drivers have a programmable constant current output from 175 mA
     to 1400 mA and 2.5 V to 45 V
•    XID supports 0-10V input control while XMD supports a 100 k Ohm POT
     for trim control
•    The Optional meshed Bluetooth control available for both drivers, can be
     over-the-air (OTA) updated, and is able to be migrated to standard
     Bluetooth mesh

XMD joins the widely regarded XID, which comes in disk form factor and has been used in downlight, spot, and cylindrical pendant applications. Both provide the deepest flicker-free dimming to 0.1% that Xicato drivers are renowned for, achieving a level of natural control that leading architects and designers strive for and can be optionally paired with Bluetooth wireless mesh for intelligent, individual, wireless lighting fixture control further expanding the driver options for our customers.

XMD is already entering the market alongside A.A.G. Stucchi, where its tiny printed circuit board assembly fits completely inside the Stucchi DC track adapter; "Flicker free dimming is crucial in delivering the most elegant lighting experiences. XMD does just that while fitting discretely within adapters for our low voltage MULTISYSTEM® tracks," Aristide Stucchi, President of A.A.G Stucchi.

"With XMD, we are providing an option toward Xicato's goal of enhancing spaces while supporting the light designer's need for solutions that virtually disappear", said Amir Zoufonoun, Xicato's CEO. "Our best in class lights will be supported by an expanding portfolio of best in class drivers that meet Xicato's standards of quality to provide complete solutions".

Both XMD and XID are part of Xicato Onboard, a series of embeddable products by which any 3rd party device can be upgraded to be wirelessly controlled and monitored via Bluetooth mesh and operate seamlessly with Xicato's award winning Controls Platform.

For additional information, please visit https://www.xicato.com/products/drivers/

About Xicato:

Xicato is defining the future of smart buildings, delivering the absolute best quality, highest performing and most reliable light sources, as well as other wirelessly connected intelligent devices including drivers, sensors, switches, gateways, controls electronics, and software. Xicato products inspire architects, designers and building owners to dream up and create more beautiful, healthy environments with smarter and more connected experiences. With an installed base approaching 10 million nodes, throughout thousands of locations in over 30 countries worldwide, and backed by a strong team of innovators based in Silicon Valley, Xicato continues to stay ahead of customer needs in a variety of verticals including the world's most renowned museums and cathedrals, retail shops and hotels, offices and hospitals. Xicato and the Xicato logo are registered trademarks of Xicato, Inc. - For more information, visit xicato.com

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