Single-stage flyback controllers from Infineon shape up smart LED lighting

Three single-stage flyback LED controllers for constant output voltages have been introduced by Infineon, in anticipation of increased demand for dimmable and intelligent LED systems.

The ICL8800, ICL8810 and ICL8820 single-stage flyback LED controllers meet performance requirements for LED lighting applications, such as LED drivers and luminaires up to 125W, smart lighting and emergency luminaires. The ICs can also be used in adapters and chargers, flat TVs as well as PCs and monitors up to 125W.

The three IC versions offer benchmarking performance for power factor correction and total harmonic distortion at full load and low load conditions, says Infineon. They are optimised as secondary side regulated (SSR) constant voltage (CV) output flyback controllers and are also suitable for primary side regulation (PSR). Critical conduction mode (CCM) and quasi-resonant mode (QRM) with smart valley hopping ensure low EMI without compromising light quality, says the company.

ICL8800 is the basic model, ICL8810 has an integrated burst mode that allows a very low standby power consumption of less than 100mW and flicker-free deep dimming down to 0.1 per cent. This makes the ICL8810 suitable for smart lighting applications in connection with microcontrollers. The ICL8820 is additionally equipped with an integrated DC-input jitter function to improve EMI performance and supports the fulfilment of EMI requirements in DC operation. The ICL8820 model is claimed to ease EMI certification in the design of emergency lighting LED driver applications without additional circuitry.

The ICL88xx family offers an external start-up circuit control signal with a set of protection features, including a power limitation and secondary side over-voltage protection. The ICs require a minimum number of external components, claims Infineon.

The gate driver current enables designs up to 125W with MOSFETs. System performance and efficiency can be further optimised using Infineon’s CoolMOS P7 power MOSFETs.

All three single-stage flyback LED controller variants are available in PG-DSO-8 packages and are available for order now.

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