The following presentation will be taking place at Motiv8’s RF & Wireless and LED & Lighting Design Forum, taking place on the 9th of September in Manchester. To view the full programme and register for this FREE event click here

LED drivers have gradually become more sophisticated, but we are on the verge of a step change.  Supertex have been manufacturing high voltage semiconductors for many years and are leaders in HV LED Drivers. Microchip Technology are a leader in Microcontroller, Analog and Connectivity solutions recently acquired Supertex. Together, the possibility of truly Intelligent Lighting becomes a reality. Adding control systems and novel HMI interfaces as well as using established protocols such as DALI, DMX and 1-10v dimming to new options with LIN, CAN, Ethernet and various wireless protocols provides great flexibility – but crucially, all supported by the same manufacturer. This presentation will discuss some of the Microchip – Supertex LED driver solutions and how adding microcontrollers, HMI and communications creates intelligent lighting solutions.

(Microchip Technology Inc. acquired Supertex Inc. on April 1 2014)

Steve Winder. FAE Supertex Products.