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Hi, I'm fairly new to microcontroller design and have been asked to implement an led delay for a display piece. It needs to sense when someone walks close and fade leds to maximum brightness and stay on for a period of time. I am thinking of using some form of motion sensor to trigger a microcontroller input pin. I'm considering either usin
Undervoltage lockout being tickled by weak mains, poor socket connection or a PFC front end problem? Thermal protection toggling due to a die or board level heat issue? Control loop instability? Noise issue w/ current mode control at low duty cycles is often a problem, with the turnoff edge coming close to turnon the switch "ringing tail" ma
Hi everyone, I need some Ideas for my project. I am doing a project called Digital Home. Means everything can be controlled by Wifi( Smartphone) How can I Dim one CFL or led-100W ( replacement of Incandescent Bulb). Which(Voltage or current) one should I control In order to make the led/CFL to Dim
I can't give you the code because as far as I'm aware, you will be the first person to use it and I'm not prepared to spend hours writing it for you. I will help you to write your own program though. You need to make decisions: What PWM rate do you want to use? How much current does the led need? TSOP devices will decode any IR protocol, are you
Reduce the 1k resistor to around 270 Ohm. That should give you near the 20mA you need through the leds for full brightness.
Hello, I'm working on a project (theoretical stage right now) and I need some suggestions. I plan to use 6 led chains of different colors - that's multiple 5mm high brightness led's wired serially in a single chain (all led's in a given chain are the same color). Normally they draw about 20mA of current when fully lit, but the voltage (...)
The best choice is a dimmable driver with 0-5V control or PWM control. I suggest any MOSFET with logic gate drive and low RdsOn will do. I assume you know Ohm's Law. You also need a good heatsink for led and wiser to buy than
Hello, We are doing PWM dimming of led drivers. We need to set up an Arduino board so that the Arduino can deliver the PWM dimming signal. The PWM dimming signal has to be a variable duty cycle square wave at any frequency between 500Hz and 30KHz. We would like the PWM dimming duty cycles to be smoothly (...)
Hello, Ive just spent the day dimming ?warm white? and ?cool white? leds via analog dimming, and then pwm dimming? The intended product is eventually for a desk lamp. I cannot see any difference between the colors no matter what dimming method is used?if anything, the analog dimming (...)
Hello, Have just been running switch mode led driver demo boards from and I usually do Analog dimming, so am not used to listening out for ?whining? during PWM dimming. However, all of these boards ?whine? when PWM dimmed?.the whining sound varies as the PWM dimming frequency is varied (kind of as you?d (...)
Hello, The MAX16834 led driver IC obviously performs disconnection of its error amplifier output from the feedback compensation components during PWM dimming ?OFF? intervals. (this can be seen from the block diagram on page 8 of the max16834 datasheet, where a switch can be seen at the output of the error amplifier). This feature vastly improv
If you are getting EMI from SMPS and current loop to leds the noise will be radiated proportional to the area of the loop and the current pulse I.p-p and radiation loss according to Friis Equation. Obvious not having twisted pairs and feed each end with a single is a worst case design or best case noise generator. The only way to avoid it now is
Hi, I am trying to design a led Driver of 12W(24v/0.5A) output , where I can keep the voltage constant and vary the current. i.e. I would like to understand if we can vary the current by introducing the current control loop in the SMPS /Driver itself... i.e. Inner control loop which would supply the desired current to the leds (Thus enabling dim
I doubt the led/transistor current is only 20mA because they are multiplexed. Multiplexing causes PWM dimming so the peak current must be pretty high to make enough average current. As you can see from the specification for saturation, beta is not used when a transistor is used as a switch. Beta is used when a transistor is a linear amplifier with
Wether the base current is sufficient to switch the transistor fully on or not, it's a linear dimmer circuit that dissipates heat according to Iled*(50V-Vled), independent of internal circuit details. If you want less transistor heating, go for a PWM dimmer or use a sufficient heatsink.
Hello all friends, I want to dim my led bulb from main supply AC 220V. So How can I do? as you know we cannot put any circuit inside led bulb. The only best way is dim from outside is main supply. 105664
Dear All, I'm planning to build some intelligence in my car lights and I need your advice on recognizing ambient light intensity. I've already build DLR control in my car using PIC12F683 which is Mercedes style dimming for the DRL led's when turn signal is activated. Now I'm planning to make another version which would automatically switch from
If an incandescent lamp burns out, a high short circuit current might flow. Triac dimmers that are not protected by a built-in fuse can be damaged in this situation. Flickering of incandescent lamp can indicate a defective triac control circuit. led drivers aren't necessarily suited for dimmer operation. - - - Updated
Constant peak pulse current yes, but variable pulse frequency or duty cycle or PWM means variable average current and thus dimming. Constant DC current through led means constant brightness for that current and different for different current. There is too much commercial names for circuits that can cause confusion.
I am building a led panel for my aquarium and need to control the dimmer which requires the following criteria : Power ON with dimming: DIM ~ -Vin >2.5 ~ 6VDC or open circuit Power OFF : DIM ~ -Vin < 0.8VDC or short 100 ~ 1KHz 1mA at PWM dimming OFF and 24VDC input can someone guide me on where to start in order to design this using (...)