Switcher ICs Reduce Power Consumption, Simplify Design for Smart Home & Appliances

November 16, 2021

Whitepaper


Switcher ICs Reduce Power Consumption, Simplify Design for Smart Home & Appliances

The number of smart devices and smart-homes are growing exponentially, with the number of smart devices installed worldwide estimated to be in the billions. Such devices are constantly consuming power, even though they appear to be powered down. Hence, low standby power consumption for smart devices is crucial. An effective method to reduce standby power is the inclusion of an integrated lossless X-capacitor bleeder circuit. Smart devices may also need to determine the zero-cross point of the sinusoidal AC voltage waveform for smart dimmer timing and to arrange turn-on at the correct moment to reduce startup stress.

Both of these features are embedded into the Power Integrations’ LinkSwitch™️-TNZ switcher IC family. This whitepaper details how these capabilities can be harnessed for your end product, and how you can gain a competitive advantage through the use of the LinkSwitch-TNZ.

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