Connected Lighting
Connected Lighting


A Smart building is based on an intelligent network fabric to enable IoT products to communicate with each other and over the Internet, allowing remote sensing, control, or programming of an array of automated electronic devices in the home or building. For example, a homeowner on vacation can use a phone, tablet, or PC to arm a home security system, control temperature gauges, switch appliances on or off, control lighting, program a home theater or entertainment system, and perform many other tasks.

There are essential requirements for a Smart building: devices should have some level of intelligence, should be connected to each other and the cloud, should have the ability to split the application from the primary function of the device (for example, a stereo could broadcast an alert) and should be able to add new devices, apps, and services.

Connected Lighting

Evaluation/Development Kits

Strata Developer Studio

The Strata Developer Studio is a cloud-connected development platform that provides a seamless, personalized and secure environment for engineers to evaluate and design with onsemi technologies.

STR-NCS36510-ZB-EH-1-GEVK: Strata Enabled Zigbee® Green Power Kit

The STR-NCS36510-ZB-EH-1-GEVK demonstrates the use of NCS36510 in a battery-free Zigbee® Green Power application. The kit consists of one Zigbee® Coordinator (ZC) USB device, which interfaces with Strata, and two energy-harvesting nodes, which act as Zigbee® Green Power Devices (ZGPD).

Technical Documents

What is Visible Light Communication (VLC)?

Light communication is opening the road to many new applications, overcoming some of the limitations of RF implementations today. Learn more about VLC in this white paper.

Quad MOSFET Approach Delivers Dramatic PoE Efficiency Improvements over Diode Bridge Alternatives

While wireless connectivity offers many significant benefits, it is not yet ready to completely replace hard-wired network connections.

PD Rectifier Bridge Circuits

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology which allows power sourcing equipment (PSE) to safely transfer power to a powered device (PD) through an Ethernet cable.

High Power PoE Applications

This application note explains how the NCP1081 PoE-PD device can be used to deliver high power levels to applications over the Ethernet cable.

PoE Auxiliary Supply Applications

This application note describes a method to develop auxiliary power supply from the wall AC supply.

Calculating External Components

This document describes how to calculate external component values for the NCP1080, NCP1081, NCP1082 and NCP1083 integrated PoE−PD and DC−DC converter controller and elaborates on implementation details, without delving into theoretical details.

Circuit Design and PCB Layout Guidelines for Designs Using the NCP108x

The NCP108x integrates a Power-over-Ethernet interface with a DC-DC controller, reducing the BOM for a Power-over-Ethernet implementation.