Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp.
announced it has stock on Cirrus
Logic's CS1500 and CS1600 high-performance, variable frequency
discontinuous mode, active digital PFC controllers.
The CS1500 and CS1600 are high-performance, variable frequency discontinuous
mode, active digital power factor correction (PFC) controllers. These devices
feature Cirrus Logic's EXL CoreTM architecture that brings digital energy
control innovation, elevating performance and solving system challenges in
power supplies used for notebook adapters, digital televisions, and PCs. The
unique architecture of the CS1500 and CS1600 enables reduced sized EMI filters
and eliminates the need for numerous passive components, thus delivering the
lowest PFC system costs available.
Applications for the CS1500 include digital TVs, notebook adapters, and PC
power supplies. Applications for the CS1600 include fluorescent ballasts and
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