Zetex Semiconductors, a dedicated chipset and reference design for MR16-compatible LED lamps significantly decreases PCB size and weight in lamp necks, lowers manufacturing costs, and reduces the component count of existing solutions by up to 50%. The Zetex MR16 chipset handles all associated power rectification, LED current control and protection functions.
According to the vendor, the chipset enhances lighting class LEDs’ reduced total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) over halogen reflector lamps, the current format in directional lighting applications. A design note on the Zetex MR16 LED lamp solution can be found at the website. Available now from authorized distributors, the MR16 Chipset is unit priced at $0.90 in 1000-piece quantities.