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LinkSwitch-3 ICs Meet 2016 DoE Regulations for Smartphone and Tablet Chargers

Power Integrations today announced the launch of its LinkSwitch™-3 family of highly integrated monolithic switching ICs. The new devices deliver accurate primary-side regulation for chargers and adapters up to 10 W, making them suitable for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, particularly those subject to 30 mW no-load limitations, such as upcoming mandatory US DoE EPS efficiency regulations and EU CoC Tier 2 guidelines.

Organizations Explore New Approaches to Network Efficiency

In this week's blog, Mr. Green looks at how certain organizations are taking a new approach to home and business network efficiency. By addressing systems as a whole, rather than as individual devices, it's possible that more energy could be saved overall.

To get the details, visit the Green Room.

New LYTSwitch-4 Dimmable LED Driver Designs for A19 Lamps

PI has recently published two Design Example Reports (DERs) for dimmable A19 LED lamps incorporating PI's series of LYTSwitch-4 high-line LED Driver ICs. Both are non-isolated buck-boost designs that work with a wide selection of TRIAC dimmers.

Power Integrations Granted Another Permanent Injunction Against Fairchild

Power Integrations today announced that a Federal District Court in Delaware has granted its request for another permanent injunction against Fairchild Semiconductor products that infringe the company’s patents. The ruling, issued yesterday, follows a 2012 jury verdict in which approximately 80 Fairchild products were found to violate three of Power Integrations’ patents. The injunction takes effect immediately.

New Ecodesign Directive Developments

There have been recent changes with the European Union's Ecodesign Directive. This week Mr. Green takes a look at a newly published standard and the current revision activity to a few existing standards. For more information read the blog post: European Ecodesign Directive Activity Update.

Mr. Green Reviews New Publications on Network Standby Efficiency

The demand for networked appliances and other electronics is expected to increase sharply in the coming years. This week Mr. Green takes a look at two new publications that examine current network standby policies and offer recommendations for the future. To learn more about these publications, read Mr. Green's latest blog: Being Smart While Connected – Reducing Energy Waste in Networked Products

PI Introduces Reference Designs for CREE LED Bulbs

Power Integrations today announced four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs. Jointly developed by Power Integrations and CREE, the designs showcase the combination of Power Integrations’ LYTSwitch™-4 driver ICs and CREE MT-G2 EasyWhite LEDs.

PI's Concept Technologie Extends Family of IGBT Gate Driver Cores with 4.5 kV and 6.5 kV Products

Concept Technologie recently announced the availability of its 1SC0450V single driver core for IGBT modules with blocking voltages of 4.5kV and 6.5kV. This highly compact technology enables IGBTs to be paralleled using only one driver core, further reducing system size and increasing reliability.

For further information, read the Concept press release.

First Draft of New ENERGY STAR TV Spec Is Here

Draft 1 of ENERGY STAR's television spec (Version 7) is now available for review. To learn what's new in Version 7 and about important upcoming stakeholder events, visit the Green Room.

PI's CONCEPT Speeds IGBT System Design with 3D STEP Files and Interactive Models

Concept Technologie has announced that 3D STEP files of all its SCALE™-2 IGBT gate drivers are now available to help model systems faster and more accurately. Also included in new application manuals are 3D interactive models of the company’s drivers. These enable users to view and rotate the driver on-screen so that they can get a better impression of the overall mechanical construction.