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Nexperia Introduces New Automotive Grade Constant Current LED Driver Delivers 250mA Output Current

March 26, 2019

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Nijmegen, March 21, 2019: Nexperia, the global leader in discrete devices, logic devices and MOSFET devices, has introduced its family of constant current LED drivers, which add eight new AEC-Q101 compliant devices. Low power and medium power LEDs with drive currents up to 250mA. The 16V NCR32xx and 40V NCR42xx series are available in two package styles: space-saving SOT457 (SC-74) and SOT223 (SC-73); the latter provides higher power capacity up to 1,250mW.

The new LED driver has an accurate, stable output current (10mA) that eliminates the need for an external resistor; if an external resistor is used, the output current can be adjusted to 250mA. The voltage overhead is very low at 1.4V. In order to achieve higher durability, the junction temperature of the driver is tolerated to 150 °C.

Joachim Stange, Bipolar Transistor Product Manager at Nexperia, said: "Our growing portfolio of LED drivers meets the rapidly growing LED market for automotive, white goods and consumer applications. The new NCR32x and NCR42x series can be connected in parallel, making them ideal for Constant current power and automotive applications, including internal and external lighting such as door handles, dashboards, license plates, lights and taillights."

These new LED drivers serve Nexperia's flagship automotive market and will add a portfolio of products to its already extensive AEC-Q101 qualified components.

Introduction to Nexperia

Nexperia is the world's leading manufacturer of discrete components, logic components and MOSFET components. It was formerly NXP's standard product division and began operating independently in early 2017. Nexperia focuses on efficiency, producing stable and reliable semiconductor components with an annual output of more than 90 billion pieces. The small package produced at the Nexperia plant is also the industry leader, not only with high power and thermal efficiency, but also the best of its kind.

For more than 50 years, Nexperia has been providing quality products to large companies around the world and has more than 11,000 employees in Asia, Europe and the United States. The company has a large intellectual property portfolio and is certified to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001.