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  1. LEDs find wide use as indicators and as light emitters in devices such as optocouplers. In some applications, the LED or the emitter may be located remotely at some distance from the main unit. Typical examples are dashboard-mounted automotive ...
    19-07-2021
  2. The human eye is remarkably sensitive to changes in light level. In ambient light ranging over several orders of magnitude, the eye can detect changes of only a few percent, yielding an incredible dynamic range. The primary trick is that the ...
    25-05-2021
  3. I recently needed to control nine seven-segment displays for a microcontroller's serial port. The complication I faced was the need to provide a continuous brightness adjustment for all the digits from completely dark to fully bright. I ...
    26-03-2021
  4. A popular category of aiming/pointing aids is the reflex, or “red-dot,” sight. This system finds use in such diverse applications as astronomy, archery, and shooting. In the reflex sight, light from an internal source typically a ...
    03-03-2021
  1. You sometimes need to drive a white LED from one 1.5 V battery. Unfortunately, the forward voltage of a white LED is 3 to 4 V. So, you would need a dc/dc converter to drive the LED from one battery. Using the simple circuit in Figure 1, you can ...
    12-02-2021
  2. White LEDs find wide use in backlighting color-LCD screens in most portable devices, such as cellular phones, PDAs, and MP3 players. Multiple LEDs often connect in series to ensure that the same current flows through every LED. To forward-bias ...
    25-11-2020
  3. LED-driver circuits can be dimmed by applying a variable duty cycle (pulse-width modulation, or PWM) to the LED. PWM exploits LED behavior: At higher current levels, the LED’s light output is higher for a given level of power dissipation ...
    25-11-2020
  4. This Design Idea describes a single white-LED torch, which can be housed in an empty glue-stick tube and has a long rechargeable-battery life. The circuit is constructed with just a few commonly available parts. This torch has proven to be highly ...
    03-11-2020
  5. Christian Rausch EDN Designers use ballast ICs, such as International Rectifier’s IR53HD420 , in CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) for heating the filaments, igniting the lamps, and supplying the lamps with current. Manufacturers produce these ...
    02-09-2020
  6. TA Babu EDN LED technology is opening the door to a variety of high-power-illumination applications. The circuit in Figure 1 can let you know when ac power is available. To drive a power LED from the ac line requires a converter or a similar ...
    26-07-2020