ZMDI announced the ZLED7012 and ZLED7022 LED control ICs. The ZLED7012 and ZLED7022 feature low-noise, constant-frequency charge pump DC/DC converters that can efficiently drive up to four (ZLED7012) or six (ZLED7022) strings of LEDs. The ZLED7012 and ZLED7022 come in a 12-pin UTQFN package (2mm x 2mm). The ZLED7012 is priced at €0.32 and the ZLED7022 is priced at €0.39. Both parts are available in mass production now. Full application kits, application notes, and an evaluation board are also available now.
The TPS92010 LED-lamp Reference Board is a LED lighting driver reference board developed by Texas Instruments (TI) and Lemnis Lighting. The board can help speed adoption of energy-saving retrofit LED light bulbs. The TPS92010 LED-lamp Reference Board will be available in mid-second quarter and is priced at $49.95. It includes a user’s guide that contains the schematics, bill of materials, and test results needed to design a dimmable LED lamp.
Summit Microelectronics announced the SMB274 programmable driver for the LensVector solid-state AutoFocus device. LensVector AutoFocus replaces the complex, bulky and often fragile mechanical autofocus mechanisms currently found in camera phones with a simple and easy-to-integrate solid-state component. The SMB274 is offered in a 1.34mm x 2.34mm, 15-ball WLCSP package. Samples and evaluation kits will be available later this quarter from Summit and LensVector.
Amulet Technologies introduced the GEMexpress universal TFT/OLED display driver board. According to Amulet Technologies, the GEMexpress is the fastest, most inexpensive production solution for adding a GUI to an embedded product. GEMexpress can interface to virtually any display, allowing for greater design flexibility, and a shorter time to market. The board targets small to medium size OEMs integrating GUIs to any embedded product. GEMexpress display driver boards are available now for $110 USD.