High-Power 3W LED MR16 Bulbs Replace 20-to-30W Incandescents

December 20, 2007 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics drop-in replacement MR16 3W LED bulbs can handle voltages variations of from noisy AC/DC power supplies, thereby eliminating the need to stock bulbs of different voltages. The bulbs have bi-pin bases identical to MR16 bulbs, making light output of 102.9 lumens using only 2.6W at 12V DC, 120.6 lumens using 3.7W a 12V AC, and 140.7 lumens using 3.8W at 24V DC.

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Quad-Mode Alternative to 604 LED Driver

December 14, 2007 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT3604V is a four-channel LED driver eliminates high-profile inductors and unwanted EMI. It has a fourth operational mode, 1.33x, in addition to the typical modes of 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. The 1.33x mode helps reduce input switching currents to the battery, thereby minimizing overall supply noise. The driver also has a dimming interface

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SMD LEDs in CLCC-6 Flat Ceramic Package with Low Thermal Resistance

December 12, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced high-intensity yellow, amber, and white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-6 flat ceramic package to offer low thermal resistance of 40K/W or 60K/W and high optical power from 2,800 mcd to 9,000 mcd for thermal-sensitive applications. With a low profile of only 0.9 mm, the CLCC-6 flat ceramic package of the VLMK62, VLMY62, and VLMW62 devices allows the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours

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Flexible Display Design Withstands Hot Lamination

December 12, 2007 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aveso, Inc. announced its Primero line of flexible numeric display modules, designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and pressures used to produce plastic cards. The displays can be dropped into card manufacturing processes and installed equipment. It is a 6-digit, 7-segment flexible display featuring an embedded microprocessor and can support both time and event-based algorithms. The display is also designed to support future display card applications

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Multi-SMD Tri-Color LED with Separate Control for Red, Green, and Blue LED

December 12, 2007 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a multi-SMD tri-color LED with a wide luminous intensity range and independent color control. The VLMRGB343.. is a high-brightness device that offers separate control of the red, green, and blue LED chips for demanding high-efficiency applications. Featuring a black surface and compatibility for all video standards, the device comes in a PLCC-4 package with a compact

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DC/AC Inverter for Backlighting Two 10' to 15' Industrial LCD Panels

December 12, 2007 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden introduced its LS6D0812A-RH low-profile DC/AC inverters for driving cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) in liquid crystal display (LCD) backlighting applications. It is designed specifically for use with 10" to 15" industrial-grade LCD panels widely used in medical electronics, machine tools, digital signage, point-of-sale/kiosks, touch-screen and test and measurement equipment applications.

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Standard Enhanced LCD Displays with WEDC Enhancements

December 11, 2007 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

White Electronic Designs Corporation introduced a standard family of enhanced LCD displays. These standard LCD products can be used in market applications such as outdoor menu boards, medical devices and point-of-transaction devices. The 28 different LCD display models each offer a different combination of WEDC display enhancements, including the company’s Max-Vu technology.

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Laser Diodes with a Lasing Wavelength of 830 nm

December 11, 2007 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Photonic Products introduced two high power, infrared wavelength GaAlaS laser diodes from Opnext, Inc. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG are suitable light sources for industrial and medical sensor applications and as a light source for various other types of optical equipment such as distance meters, barcode scanners and high resolution CTP. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG have a lasing wavelength of 830 nm typ and a high optical output power of 50 mW CW, a multi-quantum well structure, a package size of 5.6 mm and a built-in photodiode for monitoring laser output which allows for easier control of the auto power circuit.

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Sanyo Laser Diode Catalogue Available As Free Download

December 11, 2007 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Photonic Products released is 2008 catalog available as a free download. The catalog's focus is Sanyo laser diodes from 405 nm to 830 nm. The range includes high power diodes for use with CD-R, industrial laser diodes at 635 nm, 808 nm laser diodes for use as a light source and for green laser modules, and 405 nm blue-violet laser diodes for next-generation optical disks and other industrial applications. Other catalog sections include diode pumped solid state green laser modules.

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Bright Single-Chip SMT LED with Low Heat Output

December 5, 2007 9:08 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' Diamond Dragon is an LED that can achieve 250 lumens and will be available in whites ranging from 2700K through 6500K, as well as all monochrome colors. The Dragon has low thermal resistance of Rth = 2.5 K/W, since its SMT package allows heat to be efficiently removed. The maximum junction temperature is 175°C is suitable for applications where LEDs cannot be easily cooled. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Dragon LEDs can also withstand high drive currents. Typical (binning) current is 1.4A, with a maximum of

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Line of 5.7-inch QVGA TFT Modules Offers Sunlight Readability

December 4, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International introduced a line of sunlight-readable 5.7-inch TFTs with QVGA (320 × 240) resolution. The sunlight-readable 5.7” QVTA TFT module offers improved contrast, color saturation and response time over CSTN products. PDI also offers the 5.7 QVGA as a standard transmissive module with or without a touchscreen. The company achieves sunlight-readable performance by manufacturing the TFT cell using

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DC/DC Dimmer for LED Lighting Products Supports 5V DC to 40V DC, Up to 2A

November 30, 2007 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced the release of its DC/DC Dimmer for LED lighting products, supporting 5V DC to 40V DC applications up to 2A or 24W. LED-DIMMER-001 is suited for LED strip lights, LED bulbs and LED floodlights. Since LEDs draw less current than traditional incandescent bulbs, one had to buy a special high-end electronic dimmer to control the desired light levels for their LED lighting application.

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Electronic Display Inlay for Integration Into Plastic Cards

November 30, 2007 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aveso, Inc. offers a commercially available Electronic Display Inlay for plastic card manufacturers. The inlay makes it possible to produce electronic display cards using industry standard hot lamination manufacturing processes and installed equipment. The inlay features the company’s Primero 6|7 flexible numeric display module, along with a battery and circuitry, embedded in a durable plastic structure

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Sealed Beam LED Marker and Floodlight

November 13, 2007 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced their PAR36 Series Marker Lamps and Floodlights designed as an energy-saving substitute for PAR36 sealed beam lamps. suitable industrial vehicles, golf carts, architectural accent lighting, low-heat medical spotlighting, emergency egress lighting systems, landscape lighting, and other utilizations. The lamp can be a direct drop-in replacement for 12/14V DC, 6V DC and 120V AC PAR36 incandescent lamps.

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Six-pin DIP Optocouplers with High Temperature Ratings for Industrial Applications

November 9, 2007 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight introduced a family of 6-pin DIP phototransistor optocouplers featuring awide operating temperature range (-55°C to +110°C), low-profile surface mount availability (S1 option at 3.9 mm max), high collector-emitter breakdown voltage (min BVceo = 80V), high-isolation voltage (5 kVrms), more than 7 mm creepage distance, as well as a wide selection of

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