Solutions for Today’s Low Power LED Lighting Trends-Part V
Mar 12, 2015 , and

PAR16, 20, 30, 38 Lamp LED Driver Design
This is the fifth and final installment of our series on LED lighting trends. Here we’ll talk about PAR16,20…

Solutions for Today’s Low Power LED Lighting Trends-Part І
Feb 11, 2015 , and

Low Power LED Lighting Trends

This is the first part of a five part blog series that will examine LED lighting trends and Fairchild solutions. LED…

A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights
Feb 4, 2014

A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK…

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…

How Reliable Is Your LED Driver Topology? A Look At Failure Rates Yields Some Clear Winners And Losers
Jul 16, 2012 and

The mean time between failures (MTBF) is a quick way to gauge the reliability of an individual part. If, for example, one MOSFET has a much higher MTB…

Upgrade To Voltage Mode: Why Using A New CRM PFC Controller Can Improve LED Lighting
Jul 13, 2012

LED designs that use a critical conduction mode (CRM) power factor corrected (PFC) controller may benefit from an upgrade. The control method used by…