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Dimmable LED controllers drive lamps up to 150W

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By Julien Happich

Operating at up to 150W and featuring multiple dimming options, these controllers provide versatile and cost-effective drivers for LED backlighting, smart LED lighting and general-purpose dimmable LED lamps.
High efficiency and low EMI result from operation in boundary-conduction mode (BCM) with valley-switching control, which further ensures the AL1663 and AL1663R maintain high power‑factors with low total harmonic distortion under universal input-voltage conditions. The use of primary-side regulation simplifies design and lowers total BOM component count and cost. The AL1663 and AL1663R are also characterized by low start-up current and low operating current, and integrate multiple protection features including over-voltage, short-circuit, over‑current and over-temperature.
Analog and digital dimming modes are supported: The AL1663R has a single dimming pin that will accept either an analog signal between 0.3V and 2.4V DC or a digital PWM input when connected with a suitable input capacitor of several hundred nF. The AL1663 offers an additional digital dimming input pin that can accept a high-frequency PWM signal and provides built-in PWM-to-DC conversion. Both devices are offered in SO-8 packages.

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