STMicroelectronics, has combined its cutting-edge LED-control know-how with advanced power technologies in a new all-in-one LED control chip that enables future luminaires to save more energy and deliver better user experiences.

  • All-in-one high-voltage LED-lighting control chip meets latest demands for efficient dimming
  • Enhanced accuracy and fast start-up ensure superior user experience

The HVLED001B controller simplifies designing LED-lighting modules, maximizes energy efficiency at all dimming levels, and ensures smoother brightness control. Lighting innovator TCI of Italy, a lead customer, has already designed forthcoming products containing the new chip to increase energy savings, safety, and usability.

The HVLED001B is the second generation of ST’s LED driver family containing high-voltage startup and sensing circuitry that simplifies connection to the AC line.

Its advanced features support multi-platform reuse and compliance with the latest lighting regulations, and include:

  • Very accurate line and load regulation over wide range to ensure constant output voltage or output current
  • Constant output voltage regulation, with no need of an optocoupler, to ensure voltage remains below recognized 60V safe limit, improving the application robustness
  • Frequency foldback for improved efficiency and regulation at light load with good efficiency at medium load
  • Accurate and smooth dimming
  • Power-conversion efficiency greater than 90%
  • No-load power consumption less than 100mW
  • Power factor greater than 0.9, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) below 10%
  • Low EMI at light load and medium load
  • Built-in over-current, input over-voltage, brownout, and optocoupler failure protection
  • ST’s smart Auto-Reload Timer (ART) ensures latch-free protection for enhanced safety

The HVLED001B is in production now, housed in the familiar and compact SSOP10 package.