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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Entirely Modularized LED Modules

October 15, 2007 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics Corporation announced its Brite-XLED modules that boast an efficient low power approach to SSL design. The system is entirely modularized, allowing system designers the ability 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. The modules can be specified to include one to eight LEDs

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100-Lumen LEDs

October 2, 2007 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced its XLamp LEDs with minimum luminous flux of 100 lumens at 350 mA. They can deliver either 25 percent greater brightness with improved efficacy, or they can deliver up to 55 percent greater brightness at the same efficacy when compared to the previous generation. This version retains the same footprint as previous models

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White LED Backlight with 5,000-Hour Life

October 2, 2007 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD announced its model OSD057VG01CW 5.7¨ diagonal 640 × RGB × 480 (VGA) TFT-LCD that includes a 5,000-hour lifetime white LED backlight. The module has applications in the industrial control and mobile computing markets. It will support up to 18-bit (262k) colors, and it allows simple image rotation via digital user inputs. The display also features an onboard white LED backlight driver

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Super-Flux LEDs Meet Automotive Color Requirements

October 2, 2007 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics introduced its BLF series of super-flux LEDs that meet the existing and future requirements of the automotive, signaling and sign industries. The industry standard footprint is available in a range of SAE/ECE and JIS approved colors to accommodate signaling and marker light applications, including a white for interior lighting applications.

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SMD Blue LEDs with High Luminous Intensity

October 2, 2007 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released its VLMB41XX series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs that offer efficient InGaN technology. The six SMD LEDs in the series provide illumination for applications including backlighting in automotive dashboards and switches, indicators and backlighting in telecommunications systems, audio and video equipment, office equipment and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches and symbols in general use.

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Compact High Brightness White LEDs

October 2, 2007 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced its model TLWK1100B compact high-efficiency white LED. This LED offers luminous intensity levels of 1,500 mcd from a drive current of 20 mA (typical value). The robust design makes it suitable for automotive lighting designs, LCD backlighting, panel indicators and the replacement of incandescent bulbs in certain lighting applications.

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Short-Neck LED Bulbs Replace Incandescents

October 2, 2007 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced its PAR20 LED short-neck light bulbs that are direct incandescent replacement bulbs which combine advanced LED technologies, standard 25 mm Edison screw bases and light-optimizing designs to produce vivid light. These bulbs are available in three light emitting angles (15°, 20° and 22°) and in 120V AC with other voltages available. The bulbs measure 3.50¨ long and 2.53¨ diameter, making them suitable for small spotlighting tasks

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LED Light Guides Provide Backlighting

October 2, 2007 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) introduced its MicroLens edge-lighting modules that provide white LED backlighting for LCDs in a multitude of functions for a variety of display applications. In addition to bright, clean, uniform white LED backlighting from an ultra-thin, low-power package, these light guides can provide discrete area backlighting for different parts of the display

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LED Driver with Current Regulating Switch

October 2, 2007 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced its HV9980 three channel, high voltage, LED driver IC that is well suited for LCD and DLP television applications. It features three channels of peak current mode control that include a switch for regulating the LED current, enabling 95 percent efficiency in DLP television applications. Each channel features an integrated, 160V, 25? MOSFET, individual PWM and linear dimming inputs.

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Sub-miniature 0402 LED Compatible with Industry Standard Automatic Assembly Equipment

October 2, 2007 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics announced the BL-Hxxx7A-TRB series of small, low current surface mount LED in 0402 (1.0 mm × 0.5 mm × 0.4 mm) package size. The LED is compatible with infrared and vapor phase reflow solder processes and provides compatibility with industry standard automatic placement equipment. The series is RoHS compliant and compatible with industry accepted lead free processes.

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Touch Panels for Automotive and High Temperature Applications

September 21, 2007 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America, Inc. adds three extended temperature range products to its standard off-the-shelf, resistive touch panel offering that feature an extended operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C and a 10 percent to 90 percent operating relative humidity (non-condensing) range. An 88 percent-transmissive panel enhances readability for use in bright light or outdoor conditions. To reduce reflected light, a series of Index Matching coatings are applied to the panels’ glass and film surfaces.

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Step-Up Converter for White LED Backlight Applications

September 21, 2007 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. announces its model SC4509 step-up converter for white LED backlight applications with an integrated Schottky diode in a 2 mm × 2 mm × 0.8 mm package. This converter can drive up to five white LEDs in series to provide a tiny system for small LCD displays. Its built-in Schottky diode saves board space while providing efficiencies of over 80 percent. To simplify control of the backlight, the device features a combination enable and PWM dimming pin

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Expanded Optical Audio Line

September 21, 2007 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon adds the KFOX and KFO42X Series to its optical audio line to provide space-savings in end consumer products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes and DVD/Audio components. Both series, which comply with JEITA standards, offer a split-gate transmitter and receiver option. The KFO42X Series is available as a stacked optical with an RCA jack, stereo jack or mini-DIN option.

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