LED lighting design tool provides faster development
September 01, 2010 // Phil Ling
New tool draws from an extensive library of LEDs, drivers and heat sinks to help create complete lighting systems up to 100,000 lumens, enabling both novice and expert designers to perform real-time comparisons and optimize complex lighting systems for performance, size and cost in minutes, based on the desired lumens.
National Semiconductor has announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. To start a design, the designer enters the desired light output (lumens) and adjusts the design with the unique WEBENCH Optimizer Dial, evaluating size, conversion efficiency and cost trade-offs. The designer can order components for prototyping, share the complete system with others, or print a complete project report including schematics, bill of materials (BOM) and performance characteristics.
“We are enabling creative designers to compare a hundred different topologies for a lighting system in a few minutes,” said Phil Gibson, vice president of Technical Sales Tools at National Semiconductor. “WEBENCH LED Architect frees their imagination, so they can deliver brilliant lighting designs at the lowest possible cost.”
The visual tool is aimed at developing complete lighting system design up to 100,000 lumens in output. LED performance, electronic drive current and heat compensation are balanced in seconds. The tool analyzes 350 of the latest LEDs from 12 leading manufacturers, 30 heat sinks, 35 LED drivers, and a library of 21,000 electronic passive components. Users can focus on system level results and leave the burden of complex electrical and thermal mathematics to the tool. Electrical simulation is included as an option for additional testing, validation or component selection.
WEBENCH LED Architect at www.national.com/LEDarchitect.All news
Europe to cut on e-Waste with common phone charger
March 14, 2014
By voting on an update to EU radio equipment laws, Members of the European Parliament rallied in favour of one standard charger ...
1TB archive disc avoids format war
Flash technology leak to oppose Toshiba, SanDisk and Hynix
Next generation optical bonding
Embedding components within PCB substrates
Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape
March 13, 2014
With the automotive industry being the largest market for MEMS manufacturers, and the automotive industry currently undergoing ...
CEA-Leti develops 16nm self-aligned split-gate memory cell
RS expands 3D printers in bid to dominate the market
UK sidelines universities for cyber security training
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
- Wireless Sensor Network Challenges and Solutions
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Handbook
- Real-Time Spectrum Analysis for Troubleshooting 802.11n/ac WLAN Devices
InterviewCEO Interview: Doluca preps Maxim for IoT era
Tunc Doluca, CEO of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) since Jan. 1, 2007, discusses his company's building block and application specific approach to the electronics market.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Freescale is giving away ten RIoTboards, worth 74 dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
Designed to run Android operating systems efficiently or to run under Linux, the board is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture.
And the winner is...
In our previous reader offer, Crystal Display was giving...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.