Opto-Electronics


Zhaga LED driver spec updated

16 August 2017 Opto-Electronics

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardising interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published a significantly updated version of its interface specification for LED drivers.

The new specification, designated Book 13 Edition 2.0, aims to reduce complexity in the market by having significantly fewer mechanical form factors than the earlier version. Overall, Edition 2.0 features only 27 categories, compared with 78 in Edition 1.0. Also, Book 13 now addresses the electrical interface between LED drivers and LED modules, which is critical in determining whether components are interoperable.

The reduction in mechanical form factor categories represents consensus on a global basis among leading LED driver manufacturers. Removing unnecessary variations in components is a key feature of Zhaga standardisation, and is highly beneficial for LED driver vendors, luminaire makers and customers alike.

For the module driver electrical interface, Zhaga has chosen to reference specifications from MD-SIG, a global industry consortium. Where drivers and modules are compliant with the LEDset Power Interface specification from MD-SIG, this allows a meaningful comparison of product data to see if the driver module combination is a viable option.

For LED luminaire makers, Zhaga Book 13 allows the identification of suitable LED drivers for a specific luminaire design, both in terms of correct mechanical fit and also to ensure that the LED module operates as intended.

For more information visit www.zhagastandard.org





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Global shutter image sensor for machine vision
28 October 2020, EBV Electrolink , Opto-Electronics
ON Semiconductor has introduced the AR0234CS 2,3 megapixel CMOS image sensor with global shutter technology. The high-performance sensor is designed for a variety of applications including machine vision ...

Read more...
3D time-of-flight image sensors
28 October 2020, Hamamatsu Photonics UK , Opto-Electronics
Touchless operation of machinery for hygiene management, measurement tools for ensuring social distance and labour-saving autonomous robots are becoming more common in everyday life. Today, distance ...

Read more...
New generation of LEDs for greater driving safety
30 September 2020, Vepac Electronics , Opto-Electronics
In a few years LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it ...

Read more...
OLED module with yellow and blue display
31 August 2020, iCorp Technologies , Opto-Electronics
Raystar’s REA012864M is a COG (chip-on-glass) 0,96-inch dual colour OLED in the form of a PCB module. The module is built on an SSD1306 IC, supporting an I2C interface, 1/64 driving duty cycle, and supply ...

Read more...
Variety of photoelectric sensors
31 August 2020, Vepac Electronics , Opto-Electronics
The Tri-Tronics Mini-Eye photoelectric sensors are designed to be low in cost and high in value. The sensors are waterproof and are enclosed in a high-impact plastic housing. Thru-Beam models utilise ...

Read more...
Miniature yellow and blue OLED display
29 July 2020, iCorp Technologies , Opto-Electronics
Raystar’s REA012864M is a COG (chip-on-glass) 0,96-inch dual colour OLED in the form of a PCB module. The module is built on an SSD1306 IC, supporting an I2C interface, 1/64 driving duty cycle, and supply ...

Read more...
Driver for low-current LED strips
30 June 2020, Altron Arrow , Opto-Electronics
Infineon Technologies’ new BCR431U is a constant-current linear LED driver IC providing low voltage drop performance for regulating LED current. It is the second device released in the new-generation ...

Read more...
Robust glass and plastic laminated displays
29 May 2020, Actum Group , Opto-Electronics
Instrument Plastics specialises in glass and plastic optical-grade contrast enhancement filters for electronic displays. These filters improve display readability by enhancing contrast and reducing reflections, ...

Read more...
Testing the optical characteristics of photonic integrated circuits
29 May 2020 , Opto-Electronics
Today’s bandwidth boom – 400G rollouts, 5G and the explosion in data centre development – is being driven in large part by photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Tiny but mighty, these powerful components ...

Read more...
Ultra-sensitive NIR image sensor
29 May 2020, EBV Electrolink , Opto-Electronics
ams recently introduced the CMOS Global Shutter Sensor (CGSS) near-infrared (NIR) image sensor, CGSS130, complementing its recently announced 3D system. The CGSS130 enables 3D optical sensing applications ...

Read more...