Cirrus Logic's new LED Driver ICs now Available at Newark element14 CS161X family uses new technology to solve LED dimmer compatibility issues for design engineers

CHICAGO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today it is now stocking Cirrus Logic's new CS161X LED driver ICs that features digital TruDim™ technology, which enables near 100 percent compatibility with a wide array of dimmers manufactured around the world.

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LED retrofit bulbs are considered superior to incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps, due to their superior energy efficiency and long life. However, key barriers to wide adoption have included their poor dimmer compatibility, which can cause flickering or flashing light and hinder the inability to turn the light on or off. The CS161X's digital intelligence allows the controller to identify the type of dimmer in use and adapt its dimmer compatibility algorithm. This is not possible with today's analog controllers.

An informative video about the CS161X family, and the complete Cirrus Logic offering available for same-day shipping, can be seen at http://www.newark.com/cirrus-logic.                                           

Editor's Note: A hi res image of a new Cirrus LED Driver IC is available at http://www.ftp-newark.com/pr/cirrus.jpg

About Newark element14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start.

Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America and Mexico.

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