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Web-based Electronic Design Automation tools for LUXEON power LEDs simplify and speed development of SSL general lighting solutions

Oct 22, 2008


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SAN JOSE, CA - Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions have
introduced the first comprehensive suite of online Electronic Design
Automation (EDA) tools designed to speed the prototyping and
development of solid-state lighting solutions for general lighting
applications such as task lamps, recessed downlights, outdoor lighting
and shop lighting.
Freely available through both companies’ web sites, the suite includes
tools that provide analysis and data on LED selection, reliability,
lifetime, thermal management, and detailed models for optical, electrical
and mechanical design. These tools guide developers through the
critical elements of SSL system design on a step-by-step basis.
The suite’s Usable Light Tool and LED Reliability Tool enable designers
to quickly and simply choose the most appropriate LED for their
application, comparing expected performance of comparable LEDs in a
variety of environments. Engineers can run unlimited “what if” analyses
for light output, efficacy, junction temperature, drive current, thermal
characteristics and lifetime before committing development and
financial resources for prototyping.
The electrical, optical and mechanical models for LUXEON Rebel and
LUXEON K2 are available in the most common file formats. For
electrical development, SPICE analysis is easily conducted with National
Semiconductor’s Webench® or Linear Technology’s LTspice. The
library models also work with Cadence OrCad®, Altium™ Designer
and CadSoft™ Eagle for easy schematic entry and board layout.
Models for mechanical layout are provided in standard 2D and 3D
CAD file formats. Optical source models and high, medium and low
resolution Ray Sets allow for detailed optical analysis and modeling.
The tools are available free to all designers at both and
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications.
The company's recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results
of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting
solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need
for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible
applications in the general lighting, automotive, digital imaging, display, and signage markets. More
information about the company's LUXEON® LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can
be found at
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and
Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world
leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into peoplecentric
solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and
simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 128,000 employees
in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27 billion in 2007, the company is a
market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions
and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with
strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral
healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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