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PI Publishes Product Selector Guide for Adapters

A new Product Selector Guide (PSG) for Adapter Products has just been added to Power Integrations' PSG library. PSGs provide a complete list of all available products for specific applications, including details and application schematics.

Ten New Lighting Events Added to PI Calendar

Power Integrations has just added ten new LED lighting events to its calendar. These new events will take place throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Such events are great opportunities to see the latest products and designs, talk with engineers, ask questions, and exchange ideas. To see what's coming up on the PI calendar, visit the PI Events Page.

ENERGY STAR Set-top Box Spec (4.1) Published

In this week's blog, Mr. Green examines the new ENERGY STAR Set-Top Box Spec (Version 4.1). To learn what's new in the spec and when it will take effect, visit the Green Room.

New Working Plan Takes Shape at the European Commission

In this week's blog, Mr. Green discusses developments at the European Commission to establish the next Working Plan for energy-using and energy-related products. To get the details, visit the Green Room.

New Dimmable High-Line LED Design Using PI's LYTSwitch-4

PI has recently published a Design Example Report (DER) for a dimmable high-line LED lamp. This design incorporates PI's new series of LYTSwitch-4 high-line ICs.

DER-395 is a 14.5 W non-isolated tapped-buck design for a PAR30 LED driver. It works with a wide selection of TRIAC dimmers, has a fast start-up time (<200 ms), and is highly efficient (>86% at 230 VAC).

DER-395 also includes the following features:

New Round of Efficiency Regulations Coming for California

In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at efficiency regulation changes that are on the horizon for California. To learn what products are being considered and the time table for action, visit the Green Room.

PI Publishes Two New Product Selector Guides

Power Integrations has just added two Product Selector Guides (PSGs) to its library. PSGs provide a complete list of all available products for specific applications. Each PSG includes a list of features and benefits, and application schematics.

The new PSG for LED Tube and Ballast Designs features recommended parts from the following product families:

Power Integrations Announces 'Ultimate in Standby Performance'

Power Integrations today announced a new reference design for an 8 W, universal-input auxiliary power supply that achieves zero standby power consumption for appliance applications. Based on a member of Power Integrations’ LinkZero™-LP family of ICs, DER-417 describes a universal-input, 5 V, 1600 mA flyback power supply that consumes less than 4 mW at 230 VAC and provides 1 mW of power in standby mode.

ENERGY STAR Display Spec is Being Revised

In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at what's on the table in the upcoming revision top the ENERGY STAR Display spec. Screen size, networking capability, and touch features are all being discussed. To get the details, visit the Green Room.

EPA Postpones End Date for Battery Charger Efficiency Program

The U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) announced in February that they will be postponing the "sunsetting" of their Battery Charger System (BCS) efficiency program until the end of 2014. To learn the reasons for the EPA's decision and what's ahead for BCS efficiency, read Mr. Green's latest blog.