Cypress & Inventek Systems – Inventek IoT solutions for commercial LED lighting, powered by Cypress WICED connectivity and PSoC MCU technology


By Greg Phillips, CTO Cloud Architecture at Inventek Systems, Inc. For many years, the commercial lighting space was dominated by fluorescent tube lighting. While these provided significant savings over the use of incandescent lighting, they suffered from serious performance, maintenance, and use issues. These included short lifespan, wide colour temperature variation, random flickering and hum, […]

Lumileds & OSRAM – How to fast-track design of spotlights and accent lights with perfectly matching CoB LEDs and drivers


By Francois Mirand Technical Director, Future Lighting Solutions Retailers, grocers and the hospitality industry discovered some years ago the benefits of replacing older light source technologies with solid-state LED lighting in accent lights and spotlights. LEDs consume less power, lowering operating costs. They generate less heat, cause less damage to merchandise on display. And they […]

STMicroelectronics – Introducing a design for a fully digitally-controlled 75W


By Fabrizio Di Franco, Akshat Jain, STMicroelectronics This Design Note describes the operation of a new demonstration board, the STEVAL-LLL004V1 from STMicroelectronics, which implements a complete circuit for converting a mains AC input to a DC output for driving LEDs with a maximum load of 75W. The board, as shown in Figure 1, shows how […]