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

November 9, 2007 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden introduced its LS6D0812A-RH low-profile DC-to-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. The device provides

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White LEDs for a Variety of Applications

October 31, 2007 12:23 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced its portfolio of LEDs in warm white colors. All devices feature increased color stability, long life and low energy consumption. OSTAR provides bright, warm white light that is suitable for downlight while also giving rooms a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Power TOPLEDs are small, low power devices, measuring 3.4 mm × 3.4 mm, producing 2.9 lm at 2,700/3,000K, 3.6 lm at 3,500K and 4.1 lm at 4,200K at an operating current of 30 mA.

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Electroluminescent Lamp Drivers for Backlighting Applications

October 31, 2007 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel Inc. launched its MIC4830 and MIC4832 series of 180 Vpp and 220 Vpp low noise electroluminescent lamp (EL) drivers that drive panels of up to 4 sq. in. or greater. Applications include mobile phones, PDAs, pagers, calculators, multimedia players and remote controls. High efficiency is achieved by consuming a typical supply current of 45 mA.

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Laser Diodes for Print, Defense and Medical Applications

October 31, 2007 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intense Ltd. announced its Intense-HPD Series 6100, 980 nm high power single emitter laser diodes. They are high brightness, single mode lasers with up to 200 mW of kink-free power, and they provide high beam quality with low astigmatism and a Gaussian far field. Applications include print and imaging, point-to-point communications, medical imaging, optical storage, sensing and detection, and aerospace and defense.

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Light Grids for Elevator Doorway Monitoring

October 31, 2007 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its AL21 Series ultra low-profile light grids that provide automatic adaptation of the beam configuration for maximum resolution and coverage at close range for elevator doorway monitoring. They are resistant to sunlight and other ambient light sources. Triple beam crossing is maintained during closed-door conditions, offering optimal coverage as the door is about to close.

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LED Panels Feature Interface Options

October 31, 2007 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays released its AMOLED panels with 2.0" diagonal and QCIF resolution. The technology allows improved support for higher-resolution and size without significant sacrifice to reliability. The display offers high brightness, color quality and viewing performance associated with OLED technology that can support surplus full motion video frame rates for a variety of multimedia applications. The ultra-compact design measures 38.0 mm × 68.8 mm × 1.3 mm

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Color Driver for High Power LEDs

October 30, 2007 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight Lumidrives launched Colourdriver XP, its LED driver high power LEDs that provide LED users in the architectural, entertainment and leisure industries with more choice over the control of color changing LEDs. The driver meets the needs of high power LEDs like Luxeon K2, and it provides high power operation up to 1,000 mA with the option of a white or amber mix in addition to the three standard RGB channels.

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High Efficiency, High Power LEDs

October 30, 2007 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its cool-white LEDs with 129 lumens per Watt and its warm-white LEDs with 99 lumens per Watt. These packaged, high-power LEDs for solid-state lighting were tested by NIST at 350 mA, and the outputs were measured after five minutes of operation to ensure thermal stabilization.

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LED Driver Boards

October 30, 2007 12:16 pm | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Research Group (ERG) released two Smart Force LED driver boards as standard products for a range of industrial LCDs. Both provide full function LED drivers in a compact size with wide range dimming, wide input voltage and full brightness and enable control. Smart Force LED rails are also available for use with the driver boards to provide thermal management.

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TFT Modules with Sunlight Readability

October 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International (PDI), Inc. introduced its line of 2.2" TFTs with QCIF+ (176 × 220) resolution. These sunlight-readable LCDs offer high brightness, contrast and color saturation with optimal transflective properties for outdoor applications. The TFT cells are manufactured using high aperture panel technology, high transmittance color filters and high transmission polarizers that result in a clear and bright display that is suitable for high ambient light or outdoor, high brightness applications.

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COTS Controllers for LCDs in Harsh Environments

October 30, 2007 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Digital View introduced its HE-1400 and HE-1600 series of COTS LCD controllers to comply with the standards required for the harsh environments in military and rugged industrial applications. Both controllers feature wide tolerance power supplies (12V DC±25 percent), locking connectors and low-mass tantalum capacitors for maximum tolerance to shock and vibration.

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Super Luminescent Diodes

October 30, 2007 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Device Company Ltd. introduced its AS8Y1100M30M/AS8C1150Z30M 0.8 µm high power superluminescent diodes (SLDs) that feature high precision with low coherent noise, high resolution with wide spectral half width and sharp directivity. The overall performance of the diodes make them well suited for optical sensor/encoder, optical coherent tomography (OCT) and optical measurement applications.

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Multi-Channel Metrology Display

October 30, 2007 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solartron Metrology announces its SI 7500 series of multi-axis metrology displays that connect to a proprietary Orbit Network, and it accepts up to 16 Orbit module inputs including digital probes, linear encoders and analog input modules. The data logger and six-color LCD feature a visible intuitive display, audio cues and user-defined formulas.

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LED Devices Are Entirely Modularized

October 29, 2007 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics’ Brite-X LED devices offer a low power approach to solid state lighting (SSL) design that reduces thermal management issues and still maintains an LED system efficacy of nearly 70 lumens per Watt (4200K CCT). The system is entirely modularized, allowing system designers total freedom to choose the appropriate number of LEDs per module or the total aggregate number of modules and their geometric layout to achieve desired luminaire output.

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Ambient Light Sensor Duplicates the Spectral Response Curve of the Human Eye

October 19, 2007 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics introduced an ambient light sensor that duplicates the spectral response of the human eye. This will allow for the accurate control of backlight devices by controlling the brightness in relation to the ambient light conditions. The sensor has a peak response of 55 nm compared to a typical industry standard response curve that peaks in the infrared closer to 900 nm, according to the company.

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