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Thermal Substrate Targets High-Output LED Apps

March 11, 2008 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using copper and aluminum layers 0.0042" and 0.062" respectively with a dielectric 0.004". thick with a breakdown of 4kVDC, OptoTherm OCB201 Series substrate from Optek has a thermal conductivity of 1.1W/m-°K and a thermal resistance of 1.8°C/W. Compliant with UL-94 V0 flammability specifications

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Keyboard Backlight Requires Less Power

March 11, 2008 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. has introduced a thinner, LED-based backlight for use with desktop or notebook PC keyboards that provides brightness and uniformity, along with the opportunity to utilize fewer LEDs, reducing the cost of the backlight. The backlight design utilizes the company’s MicroLens light extraction technology and optical engineering expertise to extract more light from the backlight through to the keyboard

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Dual Photodiode for the Near Infrared Range Features Minimum Footprint

March 6, 2008 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

PREMA Semiconductor released its first optical standard component, the PR5001 dual photodiode for the near infrared range with minimum footprint. An active area of two times 0.75 mm × 1.2 mm comes in a small clear DFN package with a size of 1.8 mm × 2.9 mm. These silicon photodiodes have separate cathodes and a common anode. They offer a

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Fully Buffered Multi-Sync Interface Controller Meets Mil-Aero Requirements

March 6, 2008 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital View’s HE-1920 fully buffered multi-sync interface controller provides analog and digital connections for large format, high-definition TFT LCDs plus wide operating temperature and voltage ranges, heightened shock and vibration tolerance, and conformal coating for extreme environment applications. These COTS LCD controllers are

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Small SVGA Display Exhibits Sharp Color Images

March 5, 2008 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kopin Corp. announced its fingernail-size, color CyberDisplay SVGA LVS microdisplay that measures 0.44" diagonal. This display shrinks the full-color pixel size to 11.25µm square, and it exhibits optimally sharp color images. It is a transmissive LCD display with the same architecture as LCD flat panel TVs, but with ultra-high pixel densities.

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Blue and Violet Laser Diodes Increase Options

March 5, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Technology, Inc. introduced its high power blue and violet laser diodes for use with its PM laser module, 405 nm at 60 mW, allowing additional selection variety. These diodes can be useful in most applications that use Argon-Ion, Helium Cadmium and blue Nd:YAG lasers such as fluorescence, confocal microscopy, high-resolution printing, flow cytometry and Raman spectroscopy.

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Small Transceivers Increase Networking Port Density

March 5, 2008 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced its 850 nm VCSEL-based 10 Gb/s AFBR-700SDZ SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) optical transceiver with digital monitoring interface (DMI) for communications, industrial and consumer applications. It supports the SFF-8431 specification for enhanced 10 Gb SFP+ as well as the SFF-8472 specification for DMI in optical transceivers.

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High-Brightness Devices Offer Low Thermal Resistance

March 5, 2008 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released its family of yellow, amber, warm white and white 1W power SMD LEDs. The Little Star VLMK71, VLMY71, VLMW71 and VLMW711 series offer a low thermal resistance and high luminous intensity for a range of applications. Featuring an SMD power package with a compact 6.0 mm × 6.0 mm footprint and a low profile of 1.5 mm, these LEDs are robust and light-efficient.

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LED Driver Features Dimmer and Blinker Control Functions

March 5, 2008 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. expanded its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions that can also be used as a general purpose I/O expander. A drop-in replacement for the PCA9532, the device can drive 16 LEDs directly in parallel, and it provides LED dimming in 256 brightness steps for backlighting and RGB color mixing.

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Surface Mount Indicators Feature the Latest LED Technology

March 5, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight Corp. introduced its 593 series of round-lens Tri-Level Prism devices that improve indication without taking up more space, and they help eliminate mixed technology PC board processing. The series comprises 10 offerings that include single-, bi- and tri-color combinations that are suitable for datacom, telecom and medical equipment applications. Custom color combinations are also available.

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WVGA TFT for Commercial and Industrial Uses

March 5, 2008 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

One Stop Displays introduced its model OSD-804805-6UFLWB 7.0" TFT that offers a stable supply and lifecycle in a mid-sized TFT. This color AMLCD a-Si TFT is capable of full video, offering digital TTL 18-bit parallel interface and a form factor common in the market. The display has competitive 65/65/55/65 viewing angles, and it features a 30-chip LED backlight with 280 nit backlight (visible after touch panel).

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16-Channel LED Driver ICs for Display Applications

March 5, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced its models A6282 and A6285 LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs and control panels. They have 16 constant-current output channels along with serial data inputs and outputs which can be cascaded to create large, megapixel text or video displays. They can also be used in smaller applications such as LCD backlighting or controlling LEDs in an instrument or control panel.

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LED Flashlight Bulb Delivers 1,200 Foot-Candles

March 5, 2008 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced its 3W LED PR-style flashlight bulb with a T3¼ (9 mm) flange base that fits virtually any two- or three-cell flashlight. With up to 1,200 foot-candles of light, this LED PR bulb provides common flashlights with a bright, solid-state, durable and weather-resistant lamp with no gases to heat, filaments to break, or glass globes to shatter.

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No-Noise, Four-Channel White LED Drivers Feature True-load Disconnect in Shutdown

March 3, 2008 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leadis Technology, Inc. announced the LDS8845 and the LDS8846 family of no-noise, highly-efficient 4-channel white LED drivers. These devices target low-cost handsets and portable products that use lower-VF white LEDs and lower-cost TFT-LCD modules. The family offers part-to-part LED current accuracy better than 7.5 percent and channel-to-channel matching better than 3 percent.

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LED Bulbs are Available in a 40° Light-emitting Viewing Angle

February 29, 2008 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced its latest generation of PAR30-Style LED spotlight bulbs which is made up of five 3W high-power LEDs. They are direct incandescent PAR30 replacements, combining advanced Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies, standard 25 mm Edison screw-in bases, and light optimizing designs producing 480 to 544 lumens of vivid light depending on the bulb model. They are available in a 40° light-emitting viewing angle, running on 80V to 260V AC current.

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