Defeating Flicker in DACD-based LED Lights … Without Ruining PF and THD!
May 19, 2016

The traditional engine used in most LED lighting products combines LEDs with Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology and though well proven, SMPS…

Discrete Versus Module IGBTs for Automotive Traction Inverters
May 17, 2016

Automakers naturally strive to improve the efficiency, performance and reliability of each new model in their hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in h…

Do You Love Your FETs?
May 5, 2016

Fairchild was an early pioneer of trench MOSFETs in the 1990s. Since then, we have been perfecting MOSFET technology and manufacturing to develop a la…

APEC 2016 – Looking Ahead to an Innovative Future
Apr 8, 2016

APEC 2016 was one of our most robust shows to date. Our show theme, “A History of Innovation,” provided the perfect opportunity to unveil several new…

Perfecting the 1200V SiC Diode for Best-in-Class Performance, Reliability and Ruggedness
Mar 24, 2016

In creating our new 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) diode – our first SiC product – we were determined to ensure that our SiC diodes achieved the best-in-…

New Switching Techniques for Phase-Cut Dimming Systems
Mar 23, 2016

In phase-cut dimming systems, a key technical issue has been mostly TRIAC holding current maintenance with low power LED lamps. In order to continue T…