ON Semiconductor – LED Direct AC Drive Solutions


What is a direct AC driver (DACD) for LEDs? Let’s first start with the more traditional approach for LED lighting with an AC source. This traditional approach is called Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS) and generates a regulated output current. This SMPS driver requires electrolytic capacitors, magnetic components, and EMI filters. In addition, it must sit […]

ON Semiconductor – Sensors: Redefining the Status Quo


For quite some time the semiconductor industry has focused on the needs of heightened market segments related to the IoT. ON Semiconductor does in fact offer power management and wireless connectivity, but sensors are what these systems require to interact with any physical elements. The boundaries of what a sensor can do or achieve is […]

ON Semiconductor – LV8811/13: Next Generation Fan Motor Drivers


The LV8811/13 are 3-phase BLDC motor drivers with 180° sinusoidal waveforms. Designed for use in cooling fans of household appliances such as refrigerators, as well as games consoles and computing equipment, the LV8811 and LV8813 have voltage ranges of 3.6V to 16V and 6V to 16V respectively. These highly integrated, software-less motor drivers simplify motor […]

ON Semiconductor – USB C


USB Type-C applications have transformed wired connectivity. Devices can now communicate, charge, and exchange graphics across a single cable. Multiple cables and connectors married to power bricks can now be simplified to not just a single cable but also a single port. This will undoubtedly simplify the variety and amount of ports on a computer. […]

ON Semiconductor – Energy Efficient Innovations: More Than Power to You


ON Semiconductor’s recent acquisition has made significant advances in global leadership of complete power solutions. It has produced a more comprehen- sive portfolio of power discretes, integrated circuits, and modules that serve a wide voltage range in the automotive, industrial, motor control, and IoT industries. ON Semiconductor’s new offering of high voltage MOSFETs can be […]

ON Semiconductor – FAN53200: 5A, 2.4MHz, Digitally Programmable TinyBuck® Regulator


The FAN53200 is a step down switching voltage regulator that delivers a digitally programmable output from an input voltage supply of 2.5V to 5.5V. The output voltage is programmed through an I2C interface capable of operating up to 3.4MHz. Using a proprietary architecture with synchronous rectification, the FAN53200 is capable of delivering 5A continuous at […]

ON Semiconductor – More Than Power to You


ON Semiconductor has acquired Fairchild. Together, we deliver a more extensive product portfolio, a stronger presence in key markets of automotive, industrial and wireless, and increased technical and sales support. The Fairchild acquisition further advances our global leadership in power technology, by building a comprehensive portfolio of power discretes, integrated circuits and modules. ON Semiconductor’s […]

ON Semiconductor – From Connection to Communication


The industrial and consumer electronics industry has historically been driven by the need for cheaper, smaller, lighter, and simpler technology. The engineering challenge is to enhance these metrics while proving that technology will have relevancy, flexibility, and prominence in the future. The automotive sector is an ideal industry to observe how changes in technology can […]

ON Semiconductor – NCP1602: Power Factor Controller with Enhanced Light-Load Efficiency


The NCP1602 PFC controller is designed to drive PFC boost stages. It is based on an innovative Valley Synchronized Frequency Fold-back (VSFF) method. In this mode, the circuit classically operates in Critical conduction Mode (CrM) when control voltage exceeds a programmable value Vctrl, FF. When Vcontrol is below this preset level Vctrl, FF, the NCP1602 […]

ON Semiconductor – Integrated Intelligence – Quality and Reliability


Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) simplify the design of power inverters and motor drivers by incorporating all the individual components for these functions onto a single device. These highly integrated devices improve the pre-driver and output power stages of these circuits by incorporating boot strap diodes, under-voltage protection, and over-current protection. ON Semiconductor’s use of Insulated […]