Marvell's Industry-Leading Smart LED Controllers Continue to Drive the Wide Adoption of Smart Lighting

 Marvell's Industry-Leading Smart LED Controllers Continue to Drive the Wide
                          Adoption of Smart Lighting

Marvell's new AC/DC 88EM8189 and DC/DC 88EM8803 LED controllers further expand
the company's end-to-end smart lighting platform offerings for the "Smart Life
and Smart Lifestyle"

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today
announced adding two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) –
88EM8189 and 88EM8803 – further expanding its end-to-end smart lighting
platform into LED lamps and fixtures.

Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and
consumer silicon solutions.

The Marvell 88EM8189 is the industry's first smart AC/DC LED controller that
offers Inter-Integrated Circuit (I^2C) control interface, integrated standby
power supply for networking circuit and backward compatibility with legacy
dimmers. Along with Marvell's industry-leading ZigBee controller 88MZ100, the
88EM8189 enables lowest bill of materials (BOM) for smart wireless LED bulbs,
providing high-quality lighting experience at an affordable price point,
accelerating consumer adoption of smart lighting around the world.

The Marvell 88EM8803 is the second generation chip based on the Marvell's
intelligent DC/DC dual-channel LED controller, the Marvell 88EM8801. It offers
a wide LED output range up to a maximum of 60V, 1A for each channel. The
88EM8803 integrates an I^2C interface for wireless lighting control and
low-side switches to provide low BOM cost, reducing design complexity for
various lighting applications, including linear tubes, high color rendering
index (CRI), warming dimming or color temper tunable lamps that require
multi-string LEDs.

"With the introduction of the 88EM8189 and 88EM8803, Marvell is again raising
the bar for the smart lighting industry," said Philip Poulidis, Vice President
and General Manager of the Mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit
at Marvell. "Our continued innovation in this space with LED controllers along
with industry-leading wireless technologies helps drive the cost of LED smart
lighting down to an affordable price point for global consumers, while
simultaneously delivering a great lighting experience. We are proud to lead
the industry as a pioneer in LED adoption and look forward to bringing new
offerings to our smart lighting platform in the future."

Based on smart digital LED driver ICs, industry-leading wireless
microcontrollers (ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and the Marvell Kinoma®
software, Marvell offers one of the industry's broadest end-to-end, turn-key
open platform including smart lamps, and gateway and software solutions that
support multiple industry standards including ZigBee Light Link (ZLL), ZigBee
Home Automation (ZHA), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. Through original device
manufacturers (ODMs) and software partners, Marvell's smart lighting platform
enables smart wireless bulbs and fixtures for both residential and commercial

The Marvell 88EM8189 driver chip enables the smallest driver footprint and
lowest system cost to provide smart lighting for all form factor LED lighting
applications, ranging from A, BR, PAR lamps to smaller GU10 and E17 bulbs. The
88EM8803 chip offers flexibility and quality for commercial and residential
lighting applications where multiple string of LEDs are used, for example,
linear tubes and troffers replacement, LED modules, warming dimming and color
temperature tunable lamps. Both solutions provide ease of design, excellent
dimming performance while significantly reducing cost of LED driver
electronics, thanks to the innovations in chip architecture.

Key benefits of the Marvell 88EM8189 chip include:

  oSingle-stage primary side control fly-back or buck-boost topology
  oIntegrated digital interface I2C for connection to networking
    microcontroller to provide digital dimming through ZigBee, Wi-Fi,
    Bluetooth, PLC and other technologies
  oIntegrated AC-DC converter for bias power supply to networking
  oEnables meeting ENERGY STAR power consumption (< 500mW standby) when light
    is off
  oBackward compatible with phase cut wall dimmers worldwide
  oReduced system BOM cost with two chip solution – 88EM8189 plus 88MZ100

Key benefits of the Marvell 88EM8803 chip include:

  oIndependent control of two LED strings with dual channel DC/DC buck
    converter with integrated low-side switches
  oUp to 60V and 1000mA LED output current per string and
  o100% to 0.1% dimming with 10-bit PWM control resolution
  oI2C interface for OTP memory programming and communication protocol
    support, such as ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and power line communication

For more information on the Marvell 88EM8189 and the Marvell 88EM8803, please
visit and respectively.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle."
From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud
infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's
diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with
industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the
core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems,
Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront
of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the
world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their
social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human

As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit

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For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations
Sue Kim
Director, Corporate Communications & PR

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