Fairchild Raises the Bar at PCIM 2014 and Amazes Attendees
Jun 11, 2014

If one word could sum up Fairchild’s presence at this years PCIM 2014 exhibition, held in Nuremberg, Germany— it would be “Amazing”. Focusing on the l…

Lifetime of An LED
May 30, 2014

LED options are advertised as longer lifetime and more efficient lighting options to the traditional CFL, LFL, and HIDs. Is this really true? What are…

LED Lamps and Output Ripple Current
Dec 20, 2013 and

LED lamps need to support high-quality power, with low THD and high PF, and they also need to use a low-cost, compact design. To meet these requiremen…

Eliminate LED Flickering Caused by a Fluctuating AC Input
Nov 21, 2013 and

In an LED lighting system, fluctuations in the AC input voltage can cause noticeable flashes or flickering. If the Power Factor Correction (PFC) block…

Reduce LED Flickering by Stabilizing LED Current

One of the challenges for designers of LED lamps is to create a lighting system that produces constant light output, without noticeable flickering. In…

Which Power Switching Topology Is Right For You? Balancing Efficiency And Thermal Design In LED Lighting
Aug 13, 2012

In LED lighting, matching the driver topology to the power level can be challenging. There are a number of topologies to choose from, but which one wi…