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Look how tiny this LED MR16 driver board is!

Our latest Dimmable MR16 Ultra Small LED Driver is smaller than ever - only 21.1mm long in fact! To achieve this size, we haven't compromised on any of features Indice customers know and love: this reference design features standard dimming, active temperature management and 85% efficiency. With a target power of up to 7W, this new class of ultra compact driver offers amazing performance in space constrained applications, enabling implementation into a greater range of LED lighting products. The Dimmable MR16 Ultra Small Driver fits into the stem of the lamp, so manufacturers are able to make an LED light which truly meets the halogen lamp compact ANSI form factor. To find out more about this reference design or to discuss how the Indice MR16 LED Driver IC might be integrated into your product design, contact us or our global distributor Future Electronics today. Our other reference designs include larger round driver boards, rectangular and square boards, as well as a reference design for a high power AR111 lamp. These reference designs can be used in conjunction with a variety of LEDs, including CREE, Citizen, Bridgelux and Lumiled, to name but a few. Indice reference designs assist lighting manufacturers to get their product to market faster, providing them not only with proven designs, but also whitepapers, gerber files and datasheets for easy integration of the Indice MR16 LED Driver IC into their product suite. View the specs for this and our other MR16 LED Driver reference designs here. Looking for Mains LED Driver reference designs? We have solutions for PAR38 lamps, undercabinet lighting and more here.

How do the Indice’s Amplifier Modules stack up against others?

At Indice Semiconductor we believe in always working on ways to improve our existing products, in order to ensure that our customers have access to the highest standard of product in the market. We've recently updated the specifications for our 'Blade' and 'Katana' Amplifier Modules, improving upon various features including efficiency, Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and output noise.   To help our customers evaluate Indice Audio modules, we've also updated our handy product comparison chart which you can find in the Downloads section of this website.   The chart compares the Indice Blade AM-SMT-24-01 Amplifier Module to the TI TAS5611A D-Class IC, and the Indice Katana AM-RC-60-01 Amplifier Module to the TI TAS5630B D-Class IC, laying out specifications like idle power consumption, output noise and power supply ripple rejection for each module side by side.   Both the Blade and Katana Amplifier Modules utilize our proprietary Continuous Sigma control technique developed by Indice, enabling higher efficiency, lower THD and an SNR of just 118dB for both modules.   The modules enable audio equipment manufacturers to reduce size, weight and cost of their audio products, while ensuring their amplifiers deliver uncompromising control of speakers with excellent attack, fade and phase alignment.   The Blade is particularly suited for incorporation into iPod docks and other compact audio systems due to its incredibly small size (only 24mm x 22mm!). Both the Blade and Katana power amplifier modules feature class leading high fidelity audio, making them ideal for almost any application, from home stereo systems, to marine and car audio (especially in electric vehicles where high efficiency and low noise are crucial).   Customers looking to integrate the Blade module into their audio amplifier products can use the Blade Demo Board to evaluate [...]

Try out the Indice Blade for yourself with our new amplifier Demo Board

Indice has recently released a Blade amplifier Demo Board which allows customers to quickly and easily evaluate its Power Amplifier Blade and assess its suitability for their product suite. The Demo Board package also includes schematics, PCB Gerbers, panel drawings and other documentation to make the evaluation process as simple as possible. The Indice Blade is ideal for AV home audio, iPod docks, linear speakers and active speakers, as well as for automotive and marine applications, and stand alone power amplifiers. Differing from other amplifier modules in both size and application, the Blade has an impressive 115dB SNR and THD+N <0.004, a feature only possible thanks to Indice’s Continuous Sigma encoding with direct drive technology. With passive cooling, multiple modules can be combined for high power density and multiple channel systems. Indice's products are known for their high efficiency and the Blade is no different, boasting an efficiency of greater than 96%. Compact, yet powerful, the Blade enables audio equipment manufacturers to reduce the size, weight and cost of their audio products. The Indice Power Amplifier Blade and Demo Board are available now and those interested should get in touch with Indice directly for further information and pricing. Find the full specifications of both the Blade and Demo Board in our Downloads section.

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New LED MR16 Reference Designs

Indice has added two new MR16 LED PCB reference designs to its collection. The Dimmable MR16 Petite is a slightly larger version of the MR16 Ultra Small, however with a much larger power capability at 9W target power. At a size of 24.6mm diameter by 19.8mm, this board is suitable for use with a variety of CREE, Citizen, Bridgelux and Lumiled COBs. The Dimmable MR16 Round 25mm reference design is a smaller version of Indice's proven MR16 Round 32mm LED PCB. With a target power up to 8W and greater than 85% efficiency wrapped up in a 25mm diameter by 16.6mm design, this board is suitable for use with a variety of CREE, Citizen and Sharp COBs. Other MR16 reference designs available include PCBs for use in AR111 and 12V DC/AC lights. These production ready reference designs make designing your LED lights around the Indice LED Driver IC is easy. We have reference designs for both MR16 and Mains voltage LED lighting applications, which can be implemented straight away or customized to suit specific mechanical housing. All designs come with support documentation such as whitepapers, schematics and assembly drawings. The Indice LED Driver IC features deep dimming and global dimmer compatibility, extensive leading and trailing edge transformer compatibility, Active Temperature Management, high power factor and EMC compliance for the US, Europe and Australia. See our full range of MR16 LED PCB reference designs and suggested LEDs by clicking here. More information about the Indice LED Driver IC can be found here. We will also be releasing the next generation "G3" MR16 LED Driver IC later this year. Find out more about it here.

New products, new downloads and new look!

To help cater to our customers' needs more effectively, Indice has split in two: Indice Ecotech (www.indice.com.au), which will continue to service customers wishing to buy LED lamps (end product), and Indice Semiconductor, which will focus on providing manufacturers the information required to incorporate our technology into their product suite. This transition has been happening for a few weeks, and visitors to this site, www.indicesemi.com will have noticed the change already. Customers with the URL www.indicetech.com on file will notice that this address redirects to the Indice Semiconductor site also. Exciting new products We recently attended Computex Taipei where we launched new LED driver ICs, audio amplifier modules and signal conversion technology. A next generation range of MR16 LED Driver ICs offers manufacturers options to suit various budget and manufacturing requirements. The 'G3' IC features dimming and efficiency enhancements, as well as Active Temperature Management, asynchronous current regulation and incredibly high power density.  Read more about the G3 MR16 LED Driver ICs here. The new ‘Katana’ Amplifier Module provides class leading acoustic fidelity, power and control in a highly efficient, small package. Delivering uncompromising control of speakers with excellent attack, fade and phase alignment, the module sports an impressive 114dB SNR and THD+N < 0.003. This is only possible with Indice’s proprietary Continuous Sigma encoding with direct drive technology. Find out more about the Katana here. Our new Power Amplifier ‘Blade’ provides class leading acoustic fidelity and control in a highly efficient, small package. Delivering uncompromising control of the speaker with excellent attack and fade and phase alignment, the Indice blade amp sports an impressive 114dB SNR and THD+N < 0.006. Find out more about the Blade here. Indice has also launched new Signal Conversion Technologies. Featuring our Continuous Sigma encoding method, these efficient, [...]

Preview Indice’s new audio amplifier technology at Computex Taipei

Indice will be at the Grand Hyatt Taipei next week showcasing some of its new technological developments, including its Power Amplifier 'Blade' modules. The Blade provides class leading acoustic fidelity and control in a highly efficient, small package. It is ideal for audio equipment manufacturers looking to reduce power consumption, size, weight and cost of their products. Differing from other amplifier modules in both size and application, the Indice Blade has an impressive 114dB SNR and THD+N <0.006, a feature only possible thanks to Indice's Continuous Sigma encoding with direct drive technology. With passive cooling, multiple modules can be combined for high power density and multiple channel systems. The new modules will be available for sampling in late 2014. Indice's Chief Technical Officer, James Hamond, as well as key members of the Indice team, will be in Taipei for the Computex trade show from 3 June – 7 June. In addition to the Indice Blade,  Mr Hamond and the team will be showcasing a high performance amplifier module (further details to be released soon), as well as other technologies such as MR16 LED Driver ICs, ADCs and DACs. To make an appointment with Mr Hamond for a demonstration of the new audio amplifier Blade module or any of the Indice’s other new technologies, please fill out the form below:   The demonstration will be located at: Grand Hyatt Taipei Grand Room #2448 2 Song Shou Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C 9 am - 6 pm daily, 2 - 7 June 2014  

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.

Italian Blog takes note of the Rare Audio Amplifier

The Rare Audio got some attention recently on Italian blog, Audio Car Stereo Team, a group of audio enthusiasts. Indice Audio and mObridge showed off the now commercially available Rare Audio Amplifier earlier this month at International CES, where it got a lot of attention for its regenerative PSU and highly efficient amplifier module. Audio Car Stereo Team also note its light weight and incredibly low profile. Total amplifier thickness is under one inch (25mm) making it the most technically advanced and compact amplifier available on the market. Using the powerful GUI via a PC, tablet or smartphone, users can tune their system to their preference and environment. Currently models with three different inputs are available for purchase - MOST, Digital and Analog. Each model features Bluetooth, is smartphone compatible and has 4 x 125W RMS audio channels. For further technical detail and order your amplifier, visit www.rareaudio.com. Read the full write up here (in Italian).

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 [...]