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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Enhanced Kitting for TFT LCDs

September 21, 2007 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Display Technologies offers a range of kitted TFT LCDs that include proprietary LCDs and industrial single board computers (SBCs) from IBASE Technology, USA. These systems consist of a display, adapted industrial single board computer and all the accessories that are completely tested and ready for use. Depending upon the applications, these systems can consist of as many as 10 coordinated components.

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Family of Polarization Controllers

September 21, 2007 12:13 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduces its N7781A compact high-speed polarization analyzer that provides comprehensive capabilities for analyzing polarization properties of optical signals. The N7782A PER analyzer is designed for high-speed and highly accurate testing of the polarization extinction ratio (PER) in PM fibers. The real-time measurement capability, in combination with automation interfaces, makes this unit suitable for integration in manufacturing systems like pigtailing stations for optical components.

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Push-Wire Family of Terminals

September 21, 2007 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation announces its Luminaire Disconnects Series 873, the LUMI-NUTS, that are members of the WALL-NUTS push-wire family of terminals. They meet NEC 410.73(G), CEC 30-308(4) and the CSA/UL Standard 2459 for insulated multi-pole splicing wire connectors for those servicing non-residential linear fluorescent fixtures with ballasts. Features include the ability to daisy-chain power from one ballast to another, eliminating additional connectors.

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Laser Diode Controller with Increased Power Specifications

September 21, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMS Technologies announces VueMetrix Inc.’s Vue-MV-21 laser diode controller that has high-power, low-noise, and it offers 10A, 21V operation. Able to operate more diodes in series than with an earlier version, this laser diode system control allows the acceleration of product development by using the same platform for development and the final product. The platform includes user-settable power current and operating temperature limits.

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LED Floodlight, Indoor/Outdoor Bulb Offers Energy Savings

September 5, 2007 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Productive Product: LEDtronics’ latest generation of R30 LED Reflector spotlight direct incandescent replacement bulbs combine advanced LED technologies, standard 25 mm Edison bases and light-optimizing designs to produce vivid light. The bulbs are available in five light emitting angles (15°, 20°, 30°, 40° and 95°) and in 120V AC. Other voltages from 12V to 240V AC or DC are available.

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Oval, 4 mm and 5 mm Through-Hole Lamps for Indoor/Outdoor Sign Applications

September 5, 2007 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Productive Product: Avago Technologies announced a new series of Extra Bright II oval Red, Green and Blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the electronic signs and signals (ESS) market. The HLMP-Lx63 (4 mm) and HLMP-Hx63 (5 mm) Series of LEDs provide an oval shaped radiation pattern, a wide viewing angle and high illumination intensity to make display characters viewable from

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LED Chipset for Small Projector Applications

August 28, 2007 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Luminus Devices, Inc. announced its PhlatLight PT54 chipset engineered for small microdisplays including high brightness pocket projectors and heads-up projection displays and a variety of general illumination applications. The chipset includes separately packaged red, green and blue LEDs that are each 5.4 mm2. When combined, the chipset produces up to 1,400 peak white lumens in pulsed mode operation.

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Flexible Touch Screen Controller

August 28, 2007 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announces its PSoC CapSense flexible touch screen controller that supports projected capacitance and surface capacitance technologies across a range of screen sizes and types. It is suitable for small screen portable devices such as mobile handsets, smart phones and portable media players, as well as for larger screens required by applications such as games, POS terminals and white goods.

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CPU Interface 3.2¨ QVGA TFT

August 28, 2007 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays announces its OSD0320HA9T0 QVGA 3.2¨ TFT with integrated four-wire resistive touch screen. This display features a digital RGB 16-bit TTL interface with memory to minimize the communication burden on system processors. The panel supports 3V logic. The resolution and size of this module are suitable for portable multimedia devices. It features an additional touch panel, 3V logic interface and a CPU interface. Viewing angles offer a 45/45/35/15 viewing cone.

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