LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth(R) Smart technology, today announced two power control integrated circuits that address the most critical reliability issue in white goods while reducing manufacturers' Bills-of-Materials (BOM) costs without compromising power supply performance. The household appliance market is growing at 3.8% annually and will reach 430 million units by 2017 . Dialog's new digital controllers are designed for use in dishwashers, refrigerators, cooking ranges, microwaves and other high volume appliance applications.
Most appliances today use secondary-side control to maintain the tight output voltage regulation for stable operation in multi-rail systems. For example, a 5V output for the system microcontroller (MCU) needs ±5% voltage accuracy, while 12V to 16V rails for motor or relay control require ±10% accuracy. However, secondary-side designs require optocouplers, which have significantly worse failure rates compared to other components in the power supply.
The iW1818 and iW1830 AccuSwitch(TM) pulse width modulation (PWM) controllers use Dialog's PrimAccurate(TM) primary-side control to eliminate the need for optocouplers, the weakest link in achieving the high reliability and long operating lifetime for appliances. The elimination of a secondary-side regulator and optocoupler means reduced BOM costs and fewer solder joints for potential failure, inherently increasing reliability. Dialog's patented intelligent digital control loop technology provides accurate voltage cross-regulation between the multiple power rails in the system.
"The common notion is that primary-side regulation in white goods applications may eliminate the optocoupler, but comes at the expense of voltage cross-regulation accuracy," explains Davin Lee, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Power Conversion Business Group at Dialog Semiconductor. "Leveraging Dialog's proven expertise in digital control, the iW1818 and iW1830 provide the best of both worlds - higher reliability of primary-side design and accurate cross regulation for lower cost, longer lifetime appliance designs."
The iW1818 and iW1830 simplify appliance power supply designs by integrating a high-voltage power switch (800V BJT and 700V MOSFET, respectively) and both support high capacitance loads (up to 6,000µF) at up to 12V.
The adaptive multi-mode PWM/PFM control in the iW1818 and iW1830 dynamically changes the switching frequency to optimise the system for high efficiency even at light loads. They provide >80% active average efficiency, maintain high efficiency at loads as light as 10% and achieve < 50mW no-load standby power with fast standby recovery time. This helps white goods designers meet global energy efficiency regulations, including the European Ecodesign Directive and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) energy conservation standards.
Both parts come in a thermally efficient, small footprint, easy-to-use PDIP-7 package that ensures excellent thermal performance using a single-layer PC board. In addition to built-in over-temperature protection, they offer full protection from fault conditions, such as output short-circuit, over-voltage and over-current.
- Output power: 10W (iW1818), 15W (iW1830)
- PrimAccurate(TM) primary-side control eliminates optocoupler for higher reliability and lower BOM cost
- Intelligent digital control for accurate voltage cross-regulation
- High voltage internal power switch
- iW1818: 800V BJT
- iW1830: 700V MOSFET
- Support high capacitance loads up to 6,000µF
- Optimised for 12V output
- < 50mW no load standby power
- Robust protection features:
- Output short circuit, over voltage, over current
- Built-in over-temperature protection
The iW1818 and iW1830 product summaries are available: iW1818 Product Summary; iW1830 Product Summary
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Market analyst, Freedonia Group, 2014
AccuSwitch is a trademark and PrimAccurate is a registered trademark of Dialog Semiconductor Inc., an affiliated company of Dialog Semiconductor plc.
About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated standard (ASSP) and custom (ASIC) mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for Smartphone, Tablet, IoT, LED Solid State Lighting (SSL) and Smart Home applications. Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model and is a socially responsible employer pursuing many programs to benefit the employees, community, other stakeholders and the environment we operate in.
Dialog's power saving technologies including DC-DC configurable system power management deliver high efficiency and enhance the consumer's user experience by extending battery lifetime and enabling faster charging of their portable devices. Its technology portfolio also includes audio, Bluetooth(R) Smart, Rapid Charge(TM) AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch.
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2014, it had approximately $1.16 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,400 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index.
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