Osram and Infineon enable NFC-based LED luminaire configuration
NFC interface solution promises to improve flexibility throughout the LED value chain and LED luminaire life cycle
Osram and Infineon have joined forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for LED luminaries.
NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to replace 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 is said to allow for more cost-efficient, non-dimmable LED driver products.
Operational efficiency is improved by enabling automatic in-line or batch programming in production. It also creates flexibility throughout the LED value chain and LED luminaire life cycle: Luminaire parameters like lumen output and CLO settings can be programmed during the installation. The Osram Tuner4TRONIC Smartphone App supports fine-tuning and adaption to the desired lighting requirements.
(Pictured above is Osram’s Optronic FIT product family featuring Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration chips.)