21st Jan 09
Feed reference design
along with chips to Chinese OEMs for long-term gain
LCD TV might be the next immediate consumer appliance
from China, which will be manufactured like a commodity
for the world market, just like how the DVD players have
hit the market. If LCD TVs succeed like DVD players, than
the semiconductor IC and other components manufacturers,
whose parts get integrated into these TVs will reap high
The OEMs TV manufacturers in China are looking for ready
reference designs to quickly develop reliable LCD Televisions.
One such early move to provide ready reference design solutions
is by Fairchild Semiconductor. Its Global Power ResourceSM
Centers (GPRC) in China has developed LCD TV integrated
power solution exclusively for Chinese LCD TV manufacturers.
This design integrates power factor correction, an AC-DC
power supply and a DC-AC backlight inverter directly from
the PFC output. It eliminates one stage of power conversion.
Spencer Fanchiang, Fairchild's senior manager, Global Power
Resource Centre, Asia Pacific has said, "Fairchild
has provided this reference design for LCD TVs to some of
China's leading LCD TV manufacturers,"
Fairchild's Global Power Resource provides host of design
services such as, system power design, online design tools,
evaluation boards, reference designs, webinars and power
seminars for its Chinese customers.