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International CES 2015 Wrap

We had an amazing time at last week's International Consumer Electronics Show. We saw were so many incredible products there, and lots of possible applications for Indice's ADC and DAC technology. Of course, we spent a bit of time with the Rare Audio team to celebrate the selection of its Element 4.1 car audio amplifier as a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The amplifier features Indice Semiconductor components, including an amplifier module and a power supply unit. Indice’s electrolytic capacitor-free amplifier module ensures the Element 4.1 has a slimline, modern look, while improving the reliability and lifespan of the unit. In keeping with our high standards of audio quality, 350WRMS @ 1% THD into 4 Ω, 700WRMS into 2Ω mean the Element 4.1 amplifier has incredible high fidelity sound, with half a horse power per speaker. An SNR of >108dB ensures no audible hiss, even when the car engine is turned off. We also met with some interesting people to talk about our Blade power amplifier module, which has an impressive high-resolution frequency response of >50kHz. The Blade delivers uncompromising control of speakers with excellent attack, fade and phase response, and has an incredible 114dB SNR and THD <0.003. This is only possible with our proprietary Continuous SigmaTM encoding with direct drive technology. When we weren't talking about amplifiers, we did manage to step out onto the show floor to explore some of the other wonders of CES. Are guys in the Indice innovations lab love 3D printing, and a couple of our engineers have built their own, so naturally we checked out the 3D printing section of the show. It is well documented that engineers love pizza, so it should come as no surprise that this was [...]

Gearing up for the Consumer Electronics Show 2015

Indice Semiconductor looks forward to attending the world's largest consumer electronics event, International CES 2015 held 6 - 9 January. Our CTO James Hamond and his team will be at the show, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Centre (LVCC) and Sands Expo complex. Indice's audio amplifier and power supply technology drives the Rare Audio Amplifier, which will be on display at Booth 3423, LVCC, North Hall. The amplifier was once again selected as a CES Innovation Award honoree for its outstanding engineering, design and unique features. A previous release of the amplifier, also featuring Indice's audio amplifier and PSU modules, was selected in 2013. Mr Hamond will be able to provide show visitors with demos of Indice's Blade power amplifier, as well as other audio technology in the works. To make an appointment to meet with Mr Hamond and the rest of the Indice Semiconductor team to discuss our latest technological developments and how they can be integrated into your product, contact us today by emailing sales@indicesemi.com Held annually in Las Vegas, the International CES showcases the most exciting next-generation innovations for the consumer market. Over 3,500 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more. Last year there were more than 150,000 attendees from over 140 countries. The hours for the upcoming exhibition will be as follows: Tuesday, January 6: 10am - 6pm Wednesday, January 7: 9am - 6pm Thursday, January 8: 9am - 6pm Friday, January 9: 9am - 4pm

Indice will be at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas!

If you haven't had the opportunity to talk to us in person about our audio amplifier and power supply modules yet, now is your chance. Indice Semiconductor's CTO James Hamond and other members of the Indice team will be attending the SEMA Show next week in Las Vegas on the 5th November. As this is the premier global automotive specialty products trade event, we're excited to have this opportunity to talk to our customers about integrating Indice amplifier modules into OEM, after-market and electric vehicle audio products. Our Katana and Blade amplifiers are ever-improving, with recent test results showing a formidable THD 0.003 for both modules, as well as an impressive Signal to Noise Ratio: Katana: 118dB @ 50V into 2Ω or 4Ω load Blade: 114dB @ 27V into 2Ω or 4Ω load Both amplifiers feature Indice's unique Continuous Sigma encoding method, enabling this incredible THD and SNR, as well as high efficiency for both modules. To read full specs, visit our Downloads section. Our high performance PSU is regenerative and sends reactive energy from the speaker back to the car's power source. It is the first of its kind in the car audio market and boosts system performance and efficiency. Specs for this module include: Efficiency: >95% Ripple: <-60dB Efficiency: >95% Electrolytic capacitor free design Make sure you don't miss us - email sales@indicesemi.com to secure a time to meet with our CTO James Hamond. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports, and RV markets. It will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 4th until 7th November, however Indice will only be attending on [...]

Indice unveils next generation MR16 LED Driver IC

Indice will offer a preview of its next-generation “G3” MR16 LED Driver IC in Taipei next month. The IC will be available in three package tiers to suit various budget, performance and manufacturing requirements. Indice’s baseline G3 IC package (INDICE0308) is ideal for lighting manufacturers who wish to provide their customers with quality LED lights, featuring deep dimming and the broadest compatibility with dimmer infrastructure and halogen transformers available in the market. The baseline ICs benefit from Active Temperature Management, which limits the operating temperature of the chip and electronics, extending the life of the luminaire. Power normalization keeps light levels consistent across all transformer types. The second tier of G3 IC packages available (INDICE0316) offers the same features as tier one, with the additional benefit of providing manufacturers the flexibility to control the Active Temperature Management point. It also includes active rectifier control and synchronous MOSFET for boost stage, which increase driver efficiency and compatibility. The highest tier package (INDICE0320) offers all the above features plus asynchronous current regulation, enabling unparalleled, flicker-free dimming performance. With active transformer detection capability, all G3 ICs are suitable for use with both magnetic and electronic transformers and are compatible with electronic transformers available globally. The ICs can be integrated into MR16 and AR111 retrofit lamps, and are also suitable for low voltage outdoor lighting (12VAC), marine and automotive LED applications. The new range of ICs will be available for sampling in late 2014 to pre-registered customers. Indice's Chief Technical Officer, James Hamond, will be in Taipei for the Computex trade show from 3 June – 7 June. To make an appointment with Mr Hamond for a demonstration of the G3 MR16 LED Driver IC and other new technologies, please fill out the form below:   The demonstration will be [...]

Indice to exhibit at Strategies in Light 2014

Indice will be exhibiting at major US lighting expo and conference, Strategies in Light at the end of this month. Indice's display will include technology built around its industry-leading dimmable LED driver IC's. Mains voltage and low voltage LED lights using Indice driver technology benefit from Active Temperature Management, a unique feature which enables the lamp to monitor its operating temperature and adjust power accordingly. Active Temperature Management means long product life and enables lights to be installed even inside sealed fixtures. Driver IC's by Indice also benefit from ultra high power density, deep dimming (right down to 0%) and true compatibility with existing infrastructure. Few other LED driver IC's can boast such broad compatibility with leading and trailing edge dimmers and in the case of Indice's MR16 driver IC's, electronic and magnetic halogen transformers. Lighting manufacturers can also take advantage of Indice's Mains and MR16  reference design series. Reference designs decrease time to market for manufacturers seeking to use the Indice driver IC in their LED product. Including PCB designs, whitepapers, application notes and datasheets, these reference designs are production ready or can be customized to suit the manufacturer's own mechanicals. The Indice team will be at Strategies in Light from 25 - 27 February, located at booth 919. Strategies in Light has run for 15 years as the flagship companion event to the major industry publication, LEDs Magazine. With 200 exhibiting companies and nearly 5,000 attendees  last year, Strategies in Light has cemented its place as one of the world's largest and longest-running LED and lighting trade shows and conferences. To find out how you can attend, visit http://www.strategiesinlight.com/register.html.

Rare Audio Amplifier a “game changer” at International CES 2014

This week, Indice Audio exhibited at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 promoting the launch of the Rare Audio Amplifier and an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help with the first production run. The Rare Audio amplifier, a collaboration between Indice Audio and mObridge, was described as a "game changer" by one exhibition patron, while others marveled at the regenerative power supply and the extraordinarily small form factor. The Rare Audio Amplifier is setting new benchmarks for performance in car audio, thanks to Indice's power control algorithm. In comparison to many competitor products being demonstrated at the show, the Rare Audio Amplifier features a capacitor free design and thermal management. The amplifier and PSU modules, designed by Indice Audio, can also be independently integrated into next generation premium car amplifiers. International CES is considered one of the world's most important electronics shows, demonstrating products from global innovators. Held over four days, over 50,000 exhibitors display the latest in robotics, gaming, 3D printer technology and so more, to approximately 150,000 attendees (figures based on 2013 attendance). In addition to showcasing the market-ready product, Rare Audio has also started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to ramp up production of the amplifiers and reach critical mass for purchase of key components and materials. The campaign offers supporters a variety of funding options, ranging from small donations to the ability to purchase one of the first amplifiers to roll off the production line. Those who make the purchase are also encouraged to provide feedback on installation and usage experiences, which will be used for continuous improvement of the product. International CES is on for one more day, so to hear the power and precision of the Rare Audio Amplifier for yourself, visit the Rare Audio Mobridge stand (Booth [...]

Indice Audio and mObridge Launch Award Winning Amplifier at CES

moBridge and Indice Audio launched their MIDSP500 Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier following a joint development between the two Melbourne, Australia based technology companies. This advanced audio technology won a prestigious In‐Vehicle Audio/Video category Innovation Honouree Award at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The mObridge Indice MIDSP500 Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier takes amplifier design to a new level, with low profile design, up to 500WRMS per channel continuous @ 1 ohm, exceptional sound quality and control, all at an affordable price. This has been achieved by combining the latest digital pre-amplifier design from mObridge with a state of the art power supply and amplifier design from Indice Audio. The MIDSP500 showcases exceptionally low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and Inter-Modulation Distortion (IMD), as its clockless design asynchronously tracks the incoming audio signal. Simultaneously, the power supply asynchronously corrects the boosted rail at incredibly high speed allowing power to flow in both directions, and returning reactive energy from the speakers back to the car battery. About Indice Audio Indice Pty Ltd is dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology targeting high performance, energy efficient applications including dimmable LED lighting, audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Indice Audio is a premium market brand leveraging off Indice patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including high power density, high performance audio amplifiers and audio power supplies. For more information about Indice, visit: www.indicetech.com/audio About moBridge Fiberdyne Systems Pty Ltd is an automotive electronics manufacturer that supports drivers in over 30 countries and provides the world's auto makers with audio and driver assistance products. The company through its brand, mObridge, specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Fiberdyne System's R&D facilities in Australia, Europe and North America ensure that [...]

Indice Exhibiting Dimmable LED Solutions at Strategies in Light 2013

Indice will be exhibiting at Strategies in Light at the Santa Clara convention centre, Santa Clara, CA USA from February 12 – 14 2013 at booth 906 On display will be a selection of our latest dimmable LED solutions based on Indice LED Driver IC’s for low voltage and line voltage (mains) applications: Dimmable MR16 LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for low voltage applications such as MR16 and AR111 Dimmable AC Mains LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for 110V & 230V line voltage applications LED Driver IC’s: INDICE0002, INDICE0101 Private Label Lamps and Drivers High Power LED Solutions   For more details on Indice LED Driver IC’s and LED Driver reference designs, please see our website at www.indicetech.com or contact us at sales@indice.com.au About Indice Indice is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology which is suited to a range of applications including lighting, high performance audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Our solutions are developed around patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including active temperature management, active power management, high performance and high power density, typically reducing the required PCB size. Our product portfolio includes dimmable LED driver IC’s for MR16 (12VAC) and mains voltage (110V & 230V) solutions, driver boards and reference designs for turnkey manufacture. Indice LED driver IC’s are at the heart of each LED driver reference design we develop. Our flexible product offerings for MR16 and mains voltage LED drivers enable rapid time-to-market for customers wanting to develop their own LED product no matter what level of in-house expertise they have. Indice reference designs come in a variety of form factors to suit an array of lamp sizes and shapes. Designed [...]