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Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Displays | Aug 28, 2018
Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays
Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays Automotive infotainment designers can now upgrade to bigger, higher resolution displays with greater ease, reduced cost and smaller solution size with the MAX20069 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAX20069 provides the industry’s first solution integrating four I2C-controlled, 150 mA LED backlight drivers and a four-output thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) bias in a single chip. The IC can reduce design footprint up to one-third compared to the closest competitor’s parts. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Automotive | Jul 26, 2018
Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size
Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50 mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Industrial | Jul 06, 2018
Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver
Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LT3762, a 60V output, high efficiency, synchronous, boost LED driver controller with a programmable internal LED PWM signal generator and spread spectrum frequency modulation that yield low EMI noise. The versatile LT3762 includes a rail-to-rail current sense amplifier, enabling high side or low side current sensing that in addition to synchronous boost facilitates synchronous buck-mode and buck-boost mode topologies and nonsynchronous SEPIC designs. Read more »
Automotive | LED Modules | Lamps | Systems + Applications | Jun 12, 2018
Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market
Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market Osram is launching XLS (eXchangable LED Signal), standardized LED light sources for signal light applications in the automotive industry. By combining standardized light sources and LED technology they will fundamentally change the automotive signal lamp sector. “For the first time, a uniform platform with four different light sources can cover all the important signal applications in vehicles. This allows simple replacements, reduces complexity and overall costs for car manufacturers and leads to faster development processes thanks to adapted standards”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. The LED-based signal lamps are scheduled to appear on the roads from the fall of 2018. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jun 07, 2018
Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior
Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior The Elmos IC E521.36 enables a variable, cost-efficient and very space-saving design of RGB LED modules for the connection to a LIN bus. The device includes a powerful 16-bit microcontroller with 32 kbyte NVM, 128-byte EEPROM and a LIN transceiver that meets the requirements up to LIN 2.2. The integrated microcontroller can be programmed with IAR's widely used software development environment. The addressing in the network takes place with the integrated BSM auto-addressing (bus shunt method). Read more »
Components | LEDs | Automotive | May 23, 2018
American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED
American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, today announced a new series of EzyLED 3030. EzyLEDs are connected in parallel, and directly driven by a conventional 12V /24V DC source. For this series of low-to-medium powered LEDs, the IC is built into the LED chip design which dramatically reduces the additional circuitry and eliminates the need for on-the board IC driver and other passive components. Without the need for extra resistors, bridge rectifiers and current regulative diode, inventory management is dramatically reduced making this an ideal solution due to its simplicity and ease of use. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Automotive | Apr 11, 2018
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode. Read more »
Components | LED Modules | Automotive | Special Applications | Apr 03, 2018
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics Corp (“Lextar” or the “Company”) released its adaptive driving beam (ADB) LED headlight module system. In coordination with CCD module, it can detect oncoming cars and dynamically adjust the beam pattern, creating a future new trend for LED automotive headlights. Moreover, the series products of automotive LED packaging, LED module, light engine and others was also displayed at the Auto Lamp Exhibition Shanghai (ALE) on Mar. 28 and 29 to demonstrate the vertical integrated LED product capacity of Lextar. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 27, 2018
Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC
Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC Inova Semiconductors today announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 26, 2018
Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications
Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications At the embedded world 2018 Elmos is presenting motor and LED driver solutions. Possible applications include vehicle rear lights, ambient lighting in the vehicle interior and control of BLDC motors in the 48 V board network. You will find Elmos in Hall 3-341, at the booth of the distributor MEV Elektronik Service GmbH. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Automotive | Driver IC | Jan 15, 2018
Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights
Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights LEDs combine design flexibility with practical, robust circuitry, enabling automotive designers to produce striking headlight designs matched by exceptionally long life and performance. Keith Szolusha, Sr. Design Leader for LED driver products at Linear Technology, and now part of Analog Devices explains how automobile designers are increasingly incorporating LEDs in lighting because they can be arranged in distinctive eye-catching designs - helping distinguish new models from old, or high end from economy. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Automotive | Dec 21, 2017
New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes
New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes Oslon Compact PL combines new chip technology with excellent thermal properties Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights. It can be used for adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, low beam and standard high beam. This all-rounder combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for different vehicle classes and accessible to a broad spectrum of customers. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Dec 12, 2017
TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET
TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs. The TPS92830-Q1's novel architecture enables higher power and better thermal dissipation than conventional LED controllers, and are particularly beneficial for automotive LED lighting applications that require high performance and reliability. Read more »
Technologies | LEDs | Light Generation | Automotive | Oct 02, 2017
Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights
Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from Osram Specialty Lighting, were on show for the first time at ISAL from September 25 through 27, 2017 in Darmstadt. Read more »
Automotive | LED Modules | Luminaires | Aug 29, 2017
Osram Presents Innovative SMARTRIX Modules for Compact, Intelligent Headlamps
Osram Presents Innovative SMARTRIX Modules for Compact, Intelligent Headlamps Matrix light not only contributes to greater road safety but also gives headlight designers greater freedom thanks to its smaller dimensions. This technology is therefore very much on the march. To meet the demands of the automotive industry for more and more compact smart headlights Osram has taken this technology an important stage further with the development of innovative SMARTRIX modules. SMARTRIX is an amalgam of “smart” and “matrix”. “By using new materials for the lens systems we have been able to make the SMARTRIX modules even smaller and more durable, so our customers have even more freedom in designing their headlights”, explained Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Automotive | Driver IC | Controls | Jul 12, 2017
Interior Automotive Lighting Control Redefined
Interior Automotive Lighting Control Redefined In modern car’s interior lighting, tough requirements and rising complexity are a huge challenge. A new industry consortium was formed to meet this technological challenge and to provide a comprehensive ecosystem for the new digital LED lighting paradigm. The founding members of the Open ISELED Alliance are Inova Semiconductors (ISELED "Digital LED" concept and LED controller), Dominant Opto Technologies (LED manufacturing and packaging), NXP (system microcontroller), TE Connectivity (system integration and connection technology) and Pforzheim University (theoretical framework). The alliance recently added LucieLabs (software, firmware), a French IoT Software startup to its line-up. The goal of all these organizations is to work in close cooperation to present a complete system solution - a true ecosystem. Roland Neumann, CTO of Inova Semiconductors introduces the challenges and the worked out innovative solution that uses a single system controller to individually address up to 4,096 LEDs. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jul 12, 2017
36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns
36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT3932, a monolithic, synchronous, step-down DC/DC converter with internal 36V, 2A power switches and an internal PWM generator. Its fixed frequency, peak current mode control accurately regulates current within ±1.5% for strings of up to 2A LEDs. Its integrated PWM generator offers a 128:1 dimming ratio. If dimming ratios of up to 5000:1 are required, the LT3932 and an external PWM generator can accommodate these applications. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jan 10, 2017
Infineon LITIX™ LED Drivers for Compact and Cost-Effective LED Front Light Applications
Infineon LITIX™ LED Drivers for Compact and Cost-Effective LED Front Light Applications LEDs in automotive front lighting enable energy savings, new light designs and applications such as matrix beam and laser high-beam. Supporting the progress in automotive lighting Infineon Technologies AG launched high-power LED drivers specifically designed for automotive front lights. The drivers are available within the new LITIX Power Flex series and the LITIX Power series. They address flexible DC/DC driver solutions supporting LED systems of up to 50 W and even above. Application setups can vary: many medium-power LEDs with string voltages of up to 55 V or few LEDs with high currents of up to 3 A and more. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Components | Nov 04, 2016
Osram Adds New Oslon Black Flat S to Its Automotive Portfolio
Osram Adds New Oslon Black Flat S to Its Automotive Portfolio Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the Oslon Black Flat S series, the world’s first surface mountable LEDs with up to five individually controllable chips. Thanks also to the contrast ratio provided by the package, they are predestined for use in ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) headlights. Switchable light segments enable oncoming traffic and traffic further ahead on the road to be masked out, making driving more comfortable and safer. With their improved thermal properties, these high-power LEDs offer system benefits and are suitable as an attractive entry-level ADB solution even for vehicles in the compact class. The new 3-chip version in the Oslon Black Flat S series has been available since October 2016, and the versions with four and five chips will be available from January 2017. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Components | Jun 21, 2016
Samsung Introduces New Line-Up of CSP LEDs for Automotive Lighting
Samsung Introduces New Line-Up of CSP LEDs for Automotive Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, announced today that it has introduced “Fx-CSP”, a line-up of LED packages which features chip-scale packaging* and flexible circuit board technology, for use in automotive lighting applications. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Components | Sep 25, 2015
Oslon Black Flat S for Automotive Provides up to 2000 Lumen
Oslon Black Flat S for Automotive Provides up to 2000 Lumen Osram Opto Semiconductors is unveiling an LED prototype in surface mount technology (SMT) with a brightness of up to 2000 lumen (lm) at ISAL 2015 – the Oslon Black Flat S. Experts achieved this high output by combining five chips from the latest UX:3 generation with an improved SMT package. A single LED is therefore sufficient as the light source for combined low-beam and high-beam systems. The excellent thermal connection with the package allows for passive cooling, which reduces system costs. The Oslon Black Flat S is consequently a viable alternative to HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps and is scheduled to be added to the Osram automotive portfolio at the end of 2016. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Components | Apr 07, 2015
Everlight Electronics Extends Automotive LED Portfolio
Everlight Electronics Extends Automotive LED Portfolio Everlight Electronics CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry with three decades of experience in optoelectronics, introduces the most high efficient/sulfur resistant ‘golden’ Series which performs brilliantly, even in severe environments, satisfying all demands of Automotive applications. Read more »
Automotive | News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Mar 18, 2013
Le Mans Racecar Forward Lighting System Uses Custom Metal-Core PCB
Le Mans Racecar Forward Lighting System Uses Custom Metal-Core PCB A new LED forward lighting system for endurance race cars has been launched by Motorsport Electrical Specialist, Racetech Harnessing Ltd. These new headlights will make their debut at the 2013 Sebring 12hrs in Florida USA and are being installed for the Le Mans 24 hour race. Read more »
Automotive | News-Spot | Lighting Applications | Apr 04, 2012
Optoga's LED Lighting of the New Volvo V40 Shows that Light Quality, Efficiency and Costs Are No Contradictions Anymore
Optoga's LED Lighting of the New Volvo V40 Shows that Light Quality, Efficiency and Costs Are No Contradictions Anymore A more distinctive Scandinavian design and finer material makes the inside of the new Volvo V40 feel extra premium. An important part of the experience is the lighting. Using the new LED technology, the Swedish company Optoga has helped create a bright environment in the car that enhances this feeling. At the same time energy consumption is down by 90 %! Read more »
Lighting Applications | Automotive | Solar Systems | Jul 28, 2010
Future Lighting Solutions Donates LUXEON Rebel LEDs for Solar Car Project
Future Lighting Solutions Donates LUXEON Rebel LEDs for Solar Car Project Pointe-Claire, QC – Future Lighting Solutions, a leading provider of LED lighting components and solution support, announced today that it has donated LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds for use on a solar car being built by students at the University of Minnesota. The car will compete in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge, a 2,400-mile race scheduled for July 13-22. Read more »
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