Image courtesy of Arctic Sand Technologies

(Image courtesy of Arctic Sand Technologies).

High Efficiency, Low Profile LED Driver ICs

Arctic Sand Technologies launched its ARC1C0608 integrated circuit, a "triple-play" delivering industry leading power conversion efficiency, in the lowest 'z' height profile and smallest footprint in the industry. The ARC1C0608 is an LED driver that is so efficient that it is able to save 0.5W (in a typical 2 W host platform) when deployed in backlights for tablets and other smart mobile devices, thus enabling a new generation of low power, long battery life, ultra-thin devices.

Arctic Sand is a spin-out of MIT with technology based on exclusively-licensed MIT patents co-authored by Arctic Sand's founder and Chief Scientist David Giuliano, as well as many new Arctic Sand-issued patents. Arctic Sand IC's feature TIPS (Transformative Integrated Power Solution) a patented 'staged pipeline' architecture that effectively reduces dependence on inductance, inherently lowers EMI and ripple and uniquely enables ultra-low profile solutions with industry-leading power conversion efficiency performance - addressing key pain points for mobile computing and data centers.

The ARC1C0608 LED driver has six integrated programmable current sinks, integrates all MOSFETs, its control and driver circuitry, and features state of the art dimming options within a tiny WLCSP-35 package. The TIPS boost architecture delivers LED efficiency levels of 93.5% peak for up to six LED strings at 3.8V input voltage. 

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