IR's IR2161 Control IC Wins Product of the Year Award

January 30, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) reported that editors of Electronic Products magazine have selected

the IR2161 adaptive technology halogen lamp transformer control IC, a single-chip solution specifically designed for electronic transformers that drive low-voltage halogen lamps, as "Product of the Year."

Integrating all functions into a single eight-pin package, the IR2161 can adapt to changing supply voltage, frequency and lamp conditions, enabling the introduction of highly reliable halogen transformers while streamlining their design and manufacture. Adaptive deadtime control is a key feature of the IR2161, increasing transformer reliability by continually maintaining soft switching, regardless of external conditions.

"The IR2161 has been well received by the market, and it is an honor to receive this recognition from the editors at Electronic Products. This lighting IC is a great example of our ability to bring together an array of technologies and techniques to respond to some of the toughest power management challenges facing engineers today. IR’s combination of adaptive control techniques and proprietary, high-voltage, junction-isolation silicon found in the IR2161 deliver a simple and superior solution to lighting manufacturers," said International Rectifier Vice President of the Consumer and Industrial Sector Business David Tam.