MSi designs LED PAR-38 replacement bulb based on Cypress' PowerPSoC IC

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced that its PowerPSoC(r) embedded power controller is an integral part of the revolutionary new iPAR-38(tm) LED replacement bulb from MSi. The new bulb leverages PowerPSoC's programmability and flexibility to deliver unique features including adjustable power levels, communications capability, and the ability to be dimmed through the use of virtually any installed dimming system.

The MSi iPAR-38 is UL and CSA certified, and is available in 2700K or 3000K in 10 degree spot, 16 degree hybrid or 22.5 degree flood configurations. Its unique Powerband(tm) technology enables adjustable power levels from 10 to 12 to 16 watts - depending on the need for additional light or additional energy savings. The iPAR-38 LED bulb has been designed with a universal voltage power supply of 85 volts to 265 volts, allowing it to be installed in virtually any country in the world. In addition, MSi's Proprietary Intelligent Communication system allows the bulb to communicate information such as manufacturing and installation information, the number of hours it has been in use, and wattage settings to a handheld remote device through a sophisticated electronic light wave pattern. This is especially important due to the extremely long bulb life, but also can play a key role in overall energy evaluation, maintenance and design.

The PowerPSoC family integrates from one to four constant-current regulators and 32V/1A MOSFETs with Cypress's PSoC(r) programmable system-on-chip, which includes a microcontroller, programmable analog and digital blocks, and memory. This unprecedented level of integration provides customers with a single-chip solution for high-quality LED-based lighting products and other embedded applications such as white goods and industrial control. The result is end systems with fewer components, faster design cycles, lower power consumption and higher reliability.

"We are delighted to add value to this amazing product using PowerPSoC's programmability and flexibility," said Brian Moody, director of marketing for Cypress's PowerPSoC Business Unit. "The iPAR-38 is a tremendous showcase for the many benefits that PowerPSoC can bring to LED systems."

"We clearly could not have delivered this unprecedented level of customer configurability without the PowerPSoC functionality," said John Burke, vice president of Sales and Marketing for MSi. "This product is unique in the industry and customers are raving about the possibilities they see in putting it to use."

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