Fremont Micro Devices Announces T8 Tube LED Driver Module
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Fremont, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Fremont Micro Devices USA Inc. a major manufacture and designer of Serial EEPROM and energy efficient power management integrated circuit products announced the FT825-12S480 controller module, a high efficiency, isolated, high power factor, LED driver module for replacement T8 tube designs. The double sided PCB was designed to be assembled in limited T8 tube space and is less than 10mm high by17mm wide and is only 216mm long.
“The major advantage of a module solution over a discrete solution is faster time to market and lower total cost of ownership. The LED driver module is a plug-and-play solution that requires no external components. The FT825-12S480 module design is very cost effective because of minimal component count. Our objective was to keep the LED driver ultra thin and highly energy efficient. All voltage range, operating temperature and accuracy parameters were specified and met.” said Jim Panfil, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fremont Micro Devices USA Inc. “When the total cost of development, cost of testing and cost of regulatory approvals is taken into consideration, an LED module is a more cost effective solution than discrete alternatives to meet quick time to market needs.“ He added.
The FT825-12S480 LED controller module is based on the recently announced FT825 LED driver Integrated Circuit. The module delivers a power factor greater than 0.93 and low THD of 20% meeting EN61000-3-2 harmonics limits. The design is EMI compliant exceeding the EN55015 and FCC Part 18 Class B standard. The driver module deliver 20W (90V – 264Vac) at an efficiency as high as 88 percent with output current of 0.48A for LED strings.
The significant advantage of the isolated, PSR, flyback topology is its wide output voltage. This is an important parameter. The amount of output voltage required is determined by how many LED’s a design will string together in series.
FT825-12S480 LED Light Tube Module list price is $5.00 for volume orders of 10ku.
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