Power Integrations has announced the appointment of Thomas Simonis as VP of high-power products with responsibility for product management, R&D and marketing. With over 25 years of service in the high-voltage motor-driver and semiconductor industries, Mr. Simonis joins Power Integrations with senior technical and business management experience at a variety of companies including ATB, CPM and Infineon. Mr. Simonis succeeds Wolfgang Ademmer, who is retiring from Power Integrations after joining the company in 2012 via the acquisition of CT-Concept.
Canada’s Department of Natural Resources announced that it is considering tightening energy efficiency requirements for nine existing product categories and initiating new standards for six others. To learn what products are under consideration and what the proposed changes entail, visit the Green Room.
Power Integrations today announced its LYTSwitch™-7 single-stage, non-isolated, TRIAC-dimmable, buck topology LED driver IC family. Capable of delivering up to 22 watts without a heatsink in a very small SO-8 footprint, these high-efficiency devices are suitable for bulbs, tubes and fixtures. LYTSwitch-7 designs do not require bleeders; employing simple, passive damping for TRIAC management and an off-the-shelf, single-winding inductor, reducing component count to just 20, as compared to approximately 35 parts for typical dimmable LED driver boards.
Design Example Report (DER-531) from PI uses InnoSwitch-EP 900V rated, the industry's first AC/DC IC with isolated, safety rated integrated feedback. This new design demonstrates auxiliary power supply for industrial application with high power density and very high efficiency.