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Fremont Micro Devices Announces a New FT8260 LED Driver Design Kit

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The FT8260B-7S700mA reference design speeds time to market for 7W LED driver applications.

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FREMONT, CA, July 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fremont Micro Devices USA Inc. announced a new design kit for the FT8260B that reduces the design time of AC/DC LED driver applications. "The primary purpose of this ultra-thin design is to make the driver board fit in the space behind the LED load board inside a 7W light bulb and maintain the operating temperature rise within an acceptable range," said Jim Panfil, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fremont Micro Devices USA. "The design kit includes a functional evaluation board plus the specifications, schematic and bill of materials for a 7W LED driver design. These tools will improve time to market because the evaluation board is fully functional and debugged," he added.

The LED evaluation module dimensions are 47 x 21 x10mm. Input is 90-264 Vac, Output is 23Vdc and 300mA Iout. The efficiency is rated 81%, the PF value is 99 at 115Vac, and 95 at 230Vac, THD _7% at 115Vac. Additionally, the module can provide a drive of 13-23Vdc and 0.3A current for an LED light string. The design meets EN55015B EMI requirements.

The FT8260B integrated Circuit in a SOP-8 package has a list price of $0.22 for volume orders of 10ku.

Samples and production quantities of the FT8260 Family integrated Circuit are available from stock.

About Fremont Micro Devices USA Inc.
Headquartered in Fremont, CA, Fremont Micro Devices USA, Inc. ( is a semiconductor supplier whose products are offered through a global network of sales representatives and distributors in Europe, North America and Asia. FMD recently announced the cumulative shipment of two (2) Billion Serial EEPROM IC's. The key members of the management team have extensive product development, design, finance and sales experience with leading Silicon Valley semiconductor companies.

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