Power Integrations Expands LinkSwitch-II Family

26th February 2009
Posted By : ES Admin
Power Integrations Expands LinkSwitch-II Family
Power Integrations has expanded its popular LinkSwitch-II product family with the introduction of LNK632DG. Designed for applications with up to 3.1 W of output, the new device enables manufacturers to meet all worldwide energy-efficiency and no-load regulations for low-power chargers and adapters, such as ENERGY STAR EPS v2.0.
Further, the LNK632DG enables the industry’s lowest BOM cost for cellphone chargers designed to achieve a five-star efficiency rating with no-load power consumption of 30 mW or less. It also cuts the cost of USB chargers and LED light bulb designs by eliminating the need for clamping circuitry, therefore reducing component count.

Introduced in 2008, LinkSwitch-II simplifies the design of accurate-output CV/CC converters by eliminating the need for optocouplers and all secondary-side CV/CC control circuitry, as well as all control-loop compensation circuitry. The original LinkSwitch-II devices achieve output CV and CC tolerances of +/-5% and +/-10%, respectively. The newer LNK632 part relaxes the CC specification to +/-18% while increasing the system power output by operating in continuous conduction mode. Accuracies are achieved over a 0-100degC temperature range by incorporating precision-enhancing features that compensate for transformer inductance tolerances, input line variations and external component temperature variations. All LinkSwitch-II devices offer frequency jittering to greatly reduce EMI filter costs.

The star-rating system was recently launched by top cellphone makers: Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG Electronics. Ratings for no-load energy consumption range from five stars for the most advanced chargers consuming just 30mW in no load mode down to zero stars for units consuming the most energy, making it easy for consumers to compare and choose the most energy-efficient chargers.

Comments Doug Bailey, vice president of marketing at Power Integrations: “PI’s new LNK632DG power supply IC will enable cellphone charger manufacturers in the sub-three-watt bracket, including the China-charger specification and other USB charger designs, to trim component count by up to nine parts – reducing cost while still achieving the coveted five-star rating.”

The LNK632DG includes sophisticated protection and safety features including auto-restart, output short-circuit protection, and hysteretic thermal shutdown. IEC 60950-1 HV creepage requirements are met between the drain pin and other pins, and all single-point failures are safely handled.

Downloads


You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments




Sign up to view our publications

Sign up

Sign up to view our downloads

Sign up

Mobile World Congress 2017
27th February 2017
Spain Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc
Wearable Technology Show 2017
7th March 2017
United Kingdom ExCel, London
embedded world 2017
14th March 2017
Germany Nürnberg Messe
electronica China 2017
14th March 2017
China Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Southern Manufacturing
21st March 2017
United Kingdom FIVE, Farnborough