Offline Power Solutions for Smart Home & Adapter-Free Charging
Smart home products continue to evolve at a rapid pace with the proliferation of wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices such as smart speakers with AI, smart appliances, wall outlets with multiple Type-C USB-PD ports, smart AC plugs with energy monitoring, and connected light switches to name a few, are becoming ubiquitous and may cause significant increases in home power consumption if not managed efficiently. In many cases, power management is fundamental to ensuring that the end-product is viable or meets the strict limits for standby or no-load consumption set by regulatory bodies. For example, the European Commission (EC) standard for Home Appliances (1275) requires equipment to consume no more than 0.5W in standby or in off mode, and Energy Star’s version 1.1 for Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) limits standby consumption of smart lighting control devices to 0.5 W.
In this webinar, we will present the opportunities, challenges, and power solutions for smart homes. We will discuss Power Integrations’ highly efficient switcher solutions such as the new LinkSwitch-TNZ and InnoSwitch3 IC family. We will explore how PowiGaN-based solutions address these specific application requirements to improve efficiency while reducing standby power and cutting household energy use. Finally, we will cover the necessary tools to help engineers accelerate design cycle times.
Key Takeaways for Attendees
- Learn about international energy regulations for Smart Home products and key requirements when designing 2 and 3 wire in-wall smart switch/dimmer/sensor products.
- Get all the key engineering details on the new LinkSwitch-TNZ product which integrates lossless AC zero cross detection, as well as the high efficiency PowiGaN solutions such as InnoSwitch3.
- Hear the latest available reference design boards, power supply design software, and related tools to accelerate your next design.
Presenter – Adnaan Lokhandwala
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Power Integrations
Adnaan is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Power Integrations, managing Smart Home and IoT power products. He has more than 15 years of experience in the power semiconductor industry. Prior to PI, Adnaan worked at Texas Instruments and International Rectifier. Adnaan holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois focused on power electronics and ASIC design.