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.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) DC/DC LED Developer’s Kit. The Piccolo microcontroller kit helps developers add dimming, color tone adjustment, power line communication, and fault detection features to LED designs. The TI LED developer kit includes all of the open source hardware and software needed to jumpstart design of energy-efficient LED electronics, including backlighting, street lighting and building automation lighting. The TMS320C2000 Piccolo MCU DC/DC LED Developer’s Kit (part number: TMDSDCDCLEDKIT) is now available and priced at $379.
VIA Technologies introduced the 6.5 inch VIA VIPRO VP7806 and 15 inch VIA VIPRO VP7815 fanless touch screen panel PCs. The VIA VIPRO devices feature Em-ITX form factor, an integrated two megapixel autofocus IP camera, microphone, and speakers. The IP65 compliant LED backlit panels can withstand temperatures of -200 °C to 600 °C. The VIA VIPRO VP7806 and VIPRO VP7815 are based on the VIA ART 3000 embedded box system. The VIA VIPRO VP7806 and VIPRO VP7815 are ideal for hospital patient terminals, home and building automation, and multimedia security systems.
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.