Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the addition of single stage LED drivers from Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS). The innovative CS615/16 product line recreates the dimming performance consumers expect from incandescent light bulbs.
“We’re seeing significant growth opportunities in the lighting market,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “Cirrus Logic’s new single-stage LED drivers are a great addition to our product line as we continue to seek out the newest innovations in lighting technology.”
Through patented digital algorithms, the CS1615/16 consistently outperforms competing single-stage LED drivers in dimmer compatibility, while offering a total bill-of-material cost equal to competing solutions. Across a broad range of dimmers, the CS1615/16 consistently dims to nearly zero light output, which closely matches the dimming performance of incandescent light bulbs.
“The CS1615/16 family continues our strategy of offering best-in-class dimmer compatibility while driving down system costs,” said Tom Stein, Vice President and General Manager of the Cirrus Logic’s Energy Division. “This focus on performance and user experience will be a key driver to broad consumer adoption of LED lighting.”
Market research firm Datapoint Research estimates that the LED retrofit market is expected to grow from 230 million units in 2012 to more than one billion by 2016.
The CS1615/16 is available today at www.digikey.com in limited quantities. The product will be in volume production in early summer of 2013. It is available in 16-pin SOIC and 16-pin TSSOP packages.