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PAR30-Style LED Spotlight Delivers 367 Lumens

February 26, 2009 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input from 85 VAC to 260 VAC, the 15-degree narrow-beam PAR30A LED bulb from LED is made up of five 3-W, high-power LEDs and replaces filament-based 75-W incandescent or halogen bulbs.

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SSLDs Enable Next-Gen LED Designs

February 26, 2009 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the higher currents needed by the next generation of high brightness LEDs, the RCD-24-1.0 and RCD-24-1.2 solid-state lighting drivers (SSLD) from Recom are available in versions delivering up to 1,200 mA. The 22 × 12.5 × 8.5-mm devices require no external components, reducing the circuit footprint by up to 50%. Features include short circuit protection and thermal shutdown as well as independent PWM and Analog linear dimming inputs

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Temperature Compensation Engine Open for Licensing

February 26, 2009 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leadis Technology announced that its proprietary LED-Sense temperature sensing and compensation engine, implemented in the LDS8160, is now available for licensing to third parties as an embedded, stand-alone IP block. This IP engine, suitable for enhancing the performance of LED driver, light management unit, and power management unit ICs, directly measures the junction temperature of an LED in the system at its

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Backlight Light Guides Enable LCD Zone Control

February 25, 2009 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Built to be user-addressable, Microlens-based LED backlight assemblies from Global Lighting Technologies can control each LED’s color and intensity to enable independent management of the brightness and the color of individual zones within the backlight. This feature can be used to achieve color fading, pulsing, or steady state illumination, and can be utilized in a wide array of consumer electronics displays

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Touchscreens Rated for up to 35 Million Activations

February 25, 2009 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Four- and five-Wire resistive touch screens from The Bergquist Company (available at Digi-Key) are rated for up to 35 million activations. The 4-wire screens are rated for 10 million single point activations, while the 5-wire is rated to 35 million. The 5-wire utilizes glass for both X- and Y-axis measurements

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White LEDs Produce High Power

February 23, 2009 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting a lifetime of 60,000 hours with lumen maintenance of >70%, Luminus Devices’ SST-90 and CST-90 white PhlatLight LEDs generate 1,000 lm with 10-W input at 6,500K and 2,250 lm at its maximum rated drive current. The devices come in SMT and connectorized chip-on-board packaging with standard mounting features, respectively, and

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Evaluation Board Remotely Controls Laser Diodes

February 23, 2009 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Equipped with a USB port, AMS Technologies presents Wavelength Electronics’ FL593FL combination evaluation board and laser diode driver that remotely controls multiple laser diodes via computer. The module can control setpoint, current limit, and constant current/constant power mode settings, and optional analogue inputs facilitate

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LED Emitters Deliver 87 lm

February 20, 2009 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 5-mm × 4-mm × 1.85-mm SOP package with a 165° viewing angle, Avago Technologies’ ASMT-Jx1x 1-W LED emitters yield a flux output of up to 87 lm at 350 mA. The moisture sensitivity level-one (MSL 1)-capable devices present a maximum allowable junction temperature of 150°C, ESD resistance of 16 kV, and color options including red, amber, green, blue, cool white, neutral white, and

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Dimmable Mains LED Driver Powers Green Designs

February 19, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving lighting systems with variable power requirements, NXP Semiconductors’ SSL2101 integrated dimmable mains LED driver (SSLD) operates in LED retro-fit lamps, LED modules, LED spots, down-lights, and LED strings for retail displays. The component can perform directly from a rectified mains power supply in combination with

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HDR Camera Features 2-CCD Design

February 18, 2009 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AD-081CL high dynamic range (HDR) camera from JAI features a 2-CCD design with two standard ICX204AL 1/3” monochrome progressive scan sensors. The prism-based design enables the camera to simultaneously capture two channels of 30 fps video, with each channel having 1024 x 768 resolution

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UV LEDs Come in TO-46 Packaging

February 18, 2009 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in medical and industrial applications in the UV-A spectrum, OPTEK Technology’s OUE8A Series UV LEDs function in hermetic TO-46 metal can packages. The RoHS-compliant devices offer peak wavelength ranges between 375 nm to 380 nm and 420 nm to 425 nm, and optical power output ranges between 1.8 mW to 8.1 mW and 7.3 mW to 15.4 mW. The ESD-protected components exhibit an 18º typical

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Development Kit Integrates 4.3-Inch Touch Panel

February 17, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on a beta version of the Touch Park framework, Stantum Technologies’ SMK-4.3 multi-touch development kit offers a 4.3" touch panel. The product simulates a mobile device user interface in address book, drawing, picture resize, and gaming applications. The kit uses the PMatrix resistive multi-touch detection platform with

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LED Driver Offers Full-Range, Flicker-Free Dimming

February 17, 2009 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Translating the TRIAC-chopped waveform to a DIM signal and decoding it, National Semiconductor’s LM3445 TRIAC dimmable LED driver (SSLD) enables a full 100:1 dimming range that is said to be uniform and flicker-free. The 10-pin mini SOIC-packaged unit maintains constant current of >1 A to strings of LEDs in residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications. The device includes a TRIAC dimming decoder, a

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LED Assemblies Offer Custom Brightness Options

February 13, 2009 3:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting blue, red, and green standard colors, Elma Electronic’s new line of LED assemblies can be customized to include different levels of indicating brightness for each LED within the same unit to meet a specific indicating goal. Customized colors, such as orange, amber, and white, are also available.  Most LED designs are

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Diode Laser Delivers 500 W

February 12, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 976 nm, DILAS’ new fiber-coupled, multi-bar diode laser provides up to 500 W output through a cladding-mode-free QBH 400-µm core diameter fiber with a numerical aperture of <0.2 and WPE of >35%. The device can be packaged in up to 12-bar configurations, and only requires industrial water for cooling. The module demonstrates

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