IR's IRS2538DS Named a 2013 Hot 100 Product by EDN Magazine
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. —International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that EDN has named IR's IRS2538DS control IC as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2013." The 2013 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
The IRS2538DS is a reliable, highly efficient and cost effective control IC for magnetic ballasts used in fluorescent lamps. The device emulates the behavior of a magnetic ballast control system, leveraging IR's patented ballast and high-voltage technologies to offer an easy to use, high-performance, cost effective one-chip magnetic replacement ballast solution.
"We are pleased that the IRS2538DS has been named an EDN Top 100 product. The device delivers all of the benefits of an electronic ballast solution such as high efficiency, small size, light weight, and no lamp flicker while additionally offering excellent reliability and cost efficiencies for an affordable, greener alternative to existing approaches," said Adam White, IR's Senior Vice President, Global Sales.
Available in a compact SO8 package, the IRS2538DS utilizes a novel control method to achieve high power factor with ultra-low THD to eliminate the need for a Power Factor Correction (PFC) stage and electrolytic capacitor at the input. The new IC integrates a 600V half-bridge control circuit, bootstrap MOSFET and comprehensive set of protection features to further reduce component count and PCB area, and increase reliability.
About International Rectifier
International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR's analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components help enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR's power management benchmarks to power their next generation products.