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LED driver IC come in 2mm package

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LED? driver IC? LED PCB?

Power Integrations Inc. has announced the availability of the LinkSwitch-PH LED driver IC in a low-profile eSIP-7F (L package) that measures just 2mm high.

The new package targets LED-based replacements for fluorescent tubes, where very low-profile packages are required to fit into the small space available behind the LED circuit board, as well as other applications where board height is constrained.

The LinkSwitch-PH devices in the 2mm L package have the same thermal and electrical performance as previously released ICs in the 10mm high eSIP-7C (E package). The L package features a heat transfer tab on top of the device which is electrically quiet (source potential) so any additional heatsink does not contribute to electrical noise propagation.

Power Integrations' LinkSwitch-PH single-stage, primary-side controlled, LED driver ICs feature greater than 90 percent efficiency and more than 0.9 power factor. The innovative topology eliminates the need for unreliable electrolytic bulk capacitors and opto-isolators, making the devices ideal for high-reliability industrial, commercial, and exterior solid-state lighting applications. Suitable for designs from 4W to 55W, SSL driver ballasts based on LinkSwitch-PH ICs easily satisfy Energy Star and EN61000-3-2 class C and D requirements.

"Competing T8 tube replacement power supplies occupy the full diameter of the tube and several inches of tube length leaving a dark patch on one or sometimes both ends of the tube. PI's new low-profile L package enables the power supply to be positioned on the underside of the LED PCB, with space on the front of the panel for LEDs. This facilitates even, consistent lighting across the whole length of the tube, resulting in better aesthetics and a discernibly better light distribution," said Andrew Smith, product marketing manager at Power Integrations.

LinkSwitch-PH samples in the L package are available now, priced from $1.01 for 10,000-piece quantities.





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