LED Lighting Creates Opportunities for Analog Semiconductor Manu
Unlike more traditional lighting technologies LED's do not work
directly off the line voltage coming out of the wall socket. A
semiconductor driver has to be used to drive the semiconductor like LED
with the appropriate voltage and current to obtain the light output
2. The lighting designer has a number of factor to consider in making the decision to drive (provide power) to the LED's. How many LED's will he be driving, the current level, thermal considerations will all help shape his decision on the LED driver. If dimming is required this adds another level of complexity to the selection process. The lighting designer can either decide to design his own discrete semiconductor solution, or in many cases they will try to use an off the shelf solution from an IC manufacturer.
3. Many of the IC manufacturers are now offering off the shelf solutions for driving LED's. This includes Infineon, POWI, International Rectifier, Texas Instruments, National, Linear Tech, Maxim ,etc.
4. In addition to Analog Semiconductor manufacturers, LED's also offer other opportunities such as for small PC boards, connectors, and secondary lens optics manufacturers.
News for Monday 08 February, 2010