Microchip Announces Two Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers for Next-Gen LED Apps

CHANDLER, AZ -- Microchip Technology Inc. announces two digitally enhanced power analog controllers designed for LED lighting applications. The MCP19116 and MCP19117 increase accuracy for LED lighting and allow users to carefully control LED light output levels without sacrificing color or light quality for reliable long-life applications.

Efficiency and longevity have consistently been drivers in LED adoption. However, light quality remains one of the most important system considerations. Color, brightness, and controllability are the key to a successful lighting product. By combining the power and performance of an analog-based controller with the flexibility of a digital interface, the MCP19116/7 is an intelligent pulse width modulation (PWM) controller with a fully integrated PIC® MCU core that can deliver cost savings while still providing the highest standards in reliability, efficiency, and light quality. The digital interface also allows for communication and configuration, allowing a subsystem to report status or be remotely controlled. This functionality is necessary for adding lighting to many applications, especially high-reliability automotive and remotely accessible internet of things (IoT) devices.

The LED lighting industry continues to grow in market share and reach. A report from Big Market Research from 2015 indicated strong market growth for LED lighting, anticipating the industry to grow 45 percent per year through 2020. The market is also expected to reach over $63 billion in 2020. These predictions are consistent throughout industry analysts.

Pricing and Availability

The MCP19116 is available now for sample and volume production in 4 x 4 QFN packages for $2.83 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The MCP19117 is available now for sample and volume production in 5 x 5 QFN packages for $3.00 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

For more information about MCP19116 and MCP19117, download the data sheet at http://www.microchip.com/MCP19117-032216b


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