This new ballast IC is designed specifically for high-volume, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) applications...
This new ballast IC is designed specifically for high-volume, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) applications.
This part embeds ballast half-bridge driver and timing circuits into one IC. The CFL IC includes all core ballast and safety functions, such as protection from failure-to-strike and filament failure. An external shutdown signal can be used for automatic reset, and shuts the ballast down in a controlled fashion.
The built-in safety and operating functions minimize additional circuitry, and decreases overall system cost. Pre-heat frequency, dead-, and pre-heat time are programmable with R-C networks to accommodate different lamp types and operating voltages to increase manufacturability.
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