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, […]

Future Electronics – Effective design methods for future-proofing new smart lighting equipment


By Adil Sidiqi, Field Applications Engineer Future Lighting Solutions Companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are hungrily eyeing the opportunity to serve customers who might, one day, have almost every electrically-powered object that they own connected to the internet. Through products and services such as Google’s Nest and Amazon’s Echo with Alexa voice […]

Nichia – Launch of white LED that offers ultra-high CRI


To improve the quality of light in a new generation of demanding lighting applications, Nichia has developed a family of white LEDs named OptisolisTM which offers ultra-high Colour Rendering Index (CRI) values. The light output from the Optisolis range of LEDs has the closest possible match to that of natural light. The Optisolis LEDs are […]

STMicroelectronics – New IR laser sensor performs ranging measurements over distances up to 4m


STMicroelectronics has introduced the VL53L1X, a state-of-the-art, Time- of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging sensor module which provides accurate ranging measurements at distances up to 4m. Part of the ST FlightSenseTM product family, the VL53L1X is the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market, operating at sampling frequencies up to 50Hz. Housed in a miniature LGA package measuring […]