Arrow, Cree, National deliver Flicker-Free reference design

Dec. 18, 2009
Date Announced: 18 Dec 2009 -- Arrow Electronics, Cree and National Semiconductor Team Up to Deliver ‛Flicker-Free’ LED Driver Board Reference DesignMELVILLE, N.Y. –– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has teamed with Cree and National Semiconductor Corp. to deliver a reference design for a flicker-free, wide-dimming-range LED driver board. The new reference design empowers engineers to rapidly develop an LED lighting solution, featuring white LEDs on a programmable board that meets the ENERGY STAR power requirements. The reference design specifies Cree’s XLampÒ LED package, with the brightness of four LEDs in a single chipset. The chipset offers added convenience and cost savings by reducing the number of LEDs and optics required. The reference design also includes National’s LM3445 TRIAC dimmable LED driver, which delivers the industry’s first flicker-free, wide 100:1 dimming range. Customers designing the LED driver board are fully supported by Arrow’s in-depth technical expertise and comprehensive services and solutions. “Working with partners like National and Cree, Arrow continually identifies new, intelligent lighting solutions that provide greater flexibility, enhanced convenience and cost savings,“ said Dan Gatza, director of Arrow Electronics’ lighting segment. “This LED driver board reference design is a complete solution with innovative features, ideal for a range of commercial, residential and industrial lighting applications.”Visit to download the reference design and register for a free live demonstration of the LED driver board. About Arrow Electronics, Inc.Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 800 suppliers and 130,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 53 countries and territories.

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