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Osram and Infineon Jointly Boost NFC Programming for Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration

Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) now get together to allow Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for that industry. Osram's new OPTOTRONIC FIT product family features Infineon's NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). This can bring benefits at all levels of the LED luminaire value chain.

NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to switch the time-consuming resistor-setting techniques via a contactless NFC interface. The integrated constant lumen output (CLO) functions additionally help saving energy by maintaining the luminous flux constant over an extended luminaire lifecycle. The NFC interface solution enables more cost-efficient, non-dimmable LED driver products.

Operational efficiency is improved upon by enabling automatic in-line or batch programming being produced. It also creates significant flexibility through the entire LED value chain and LED luminaire life cycle: Luminaire parameters like lumen output and CLO settings can be programmed throughout the installation. The Osram Tuner4TRONIC Smartphone App supports fine-tuning and adaption to the desired lighting requirements.

\”The mixture of Osram's market-leading LED Driver programming suite and Infineon's ICs extend all of the benefits of Near Field Communication to our entire awarded LED Driver range,\” said Michael Huelskemper, Head of Product Management EMEA at Osram Digital Systems.

From the LED driver and luminaire manufacturers to lighting service companies and end-user, advantages are numerous: reduced quantity of LED driver variants, simplified LED module selection, end-of-line configuration, and output control precision. Besides, logistics efficiency is increased and costs for installation, cabling, and maintenance are reduced. The use of these functions is fully controllable by the luminaire manufacturer thanks to security measures supplied by the App and also the new IC.

\”Infineon's innovative NFC-PWM series let the most cost-effective implementation of NFC programming. The integrated features such as the CLO function and also the digital parameter setting help our people to satisfy the contemporary LED design requirements. Simultaneously, they are also providing enhanced flexibility,\” added Qi Zhu, Director Business Development Contactless Power and Sensing at Infineon's Power Systems & Sensors Division.