- Feb 22, 2008
Would these need some kind of new or upgraded drivers? From what I've heard the drivers are already the main thing limiting duty cycle with the 5W+ builds. If properly heatsinked the diode is fine, but you'll burn the driver up.
Might mean new hosts need to be developed to heatsink the drivers better. Or new drivers that can be heatsinked in existing hosts.
That or someone will need to come up with a more efficient switching driver - although I feel we're probably already getting to the limit of what can be achieved there. Without advances being made in the technology used for several components being made at least...
Must come a point when the traces on the PCB can't take the current too...