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VLC oriented energy efficient driver techniques
Author(s): Guillermo del Campo Jiménez; Francisco José López Hernández
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Paper Abstract

LEDs are substituting fluorescent and incandescent bulbs as illumination sources due to their low power consumption and long lifetime. Visible Light Communications (VLC) makes use of the LEDs short switching times to transmit information. Although LEDs switching speed is around Mbps range, higher speeds (hundred of Mbps) can be reached by using high bandwidth-efficiency modulation techniques. However, the use of these techniques requires a more complex driver which elevates drastically its power consumption. In this work an energy efficiency analysis of the different VLC modulation techniques and drivers is presented. Besides, the design of new schemes of VLC drivers is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012, 85502F (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981222
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Guillermo del Campo Jiménez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Francisco José López Hernández, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8550:
Optical Systems Design 2012
Laurent Mazuray; Daniel G. Smith; Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Tina E. Kidger; Frank Wyrowski; Stuart David; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew P. Wood; Pablo Benítez; Andreas Erdmann; Marta C. de la Fuente, Editor(s)

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