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Multi-lamp Controller for CCFL Displays

July 31, 2007 9:33 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi announced a high performance multi-lamp controller designed with features optimized for lighting the cold cathode fluorescent lamps used in large screen LCD TV applications. The LX6501 controller minimizes external components by fully integrating on-chip gate drivers having the capacity to drive N channel power MOSFETs on both the low and high sides of full bridge inverters. Input voltages can be as high as 27V. An on-chip regulator generates internal driver operating voltages that supply the output gate drive circuit.

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LED Series Available in White SMD Package

July 31, 2007 9:29 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is adding a white LED to its Golden Dragon ARGUS family. It combines proprietary ThinGaN (indium gallium nitride) technology for brightness and uniformity with the patented ARGUS lens -- specially designed for high efficiency backlighting and illumination -- and the company’s chip level conversion (CLC) technology. Each package contains one HBLED with a thin phosphor coating over the emission area, applied at the wafer level.

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Custom Multifunction LCD Backlight Assemblies

July 31, 2007 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

JKL Components enhanced its design and manufacturing capabilities for LCD backlight assemblies to meet demanding and stringent quality specifications for custom requirements. The company’s program for additional control technologies includes NVIS compatible green lamp phosphors, thermistors for temperature control, opto-sensors, wire-wrap heaters, as well as

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17¨ Touch Panel

July 31, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America introduced a 17" (diagonal) product for the growing retail kiosk market. The four-wire, 17" model is the largest in the company’s standard resistive touch panel line. Other applications include desktop touch monitors, Point of Sale, and industrial controls. The panel features 82 percent transmissivity and an anti-glare treatment to enhance viewability in high ambient light.

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Standard, 4.3¨ High-Transparency Touch Panel

July 31, 2007 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America expanded its resistive touch-panel offering with the introduction of a 4.3¨ (diagonal) film-glass panel for both finger and stylus-based applications. The four-wire device fits Sharp and NEC 4.3¨ LCDs commonly used in handheld applications including popular game devices, and fixed applications suitable for small LCD screens. Featuring 86 percent transmissivity for viewing in high ambient light conditions, the design incorporates a double-layer PET film with 5 percent haze anti-glare hardcoat for durability  in both finger and stylus input modes.

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LED Clusters Directly Replace Incandescents

July 23, 2007 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announced the R30 LED Reflector spotlight bulb series. These direct replacements for incandescent bulbs combine use standard 25mm Edison bases and are available in 15°, 20°, 30°, 40°, and 95° angles using 120V AC. Other voltages from 12V to 240V, AC or DC, are available for custom orders. Color choices are warm white (3000 Kelvin), pure white (5500 Kelvin), cool white (8000 Kelvin), 633nm red, 592nm yellow, 525nm aqua green, and 470nm blue.

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Safety Light Curtains Offered in Various Combinations

July 10, 2007 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced its FF-ST Series Safety Light Curtains. The series allows end users to build safety light curtain with a variety of resolutions, scanning ranges and protective heights. Accessories include mounting kits, connectors, power supply and relay modules. The safety light key product features have been unbundled, allowing for custom combinations at a competitive price. More than 3,000 product combinations are available. Core functionality options include safety outputs, restart modes, EDM loop options

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16:9 TFT-LCDs for Industrial Handhelds

July 9, 2007 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp Microelectronics introduced two 4.3" industrial TFT LCD panels (type LQ043T1DG01 and LQ043T1DG02) designed for mobile and industrial handheld applications. The high brightness of up to 600 cd/m², the anti glare coating and an extended temperature range of -10°C to +70°C ensure desirable readability under ruggedized outdoor and changing ambient light conditions. In addition, the LQ043T1DG01 integrates a touch functionality facilitating the design of interactive industrial handhelds. Target applications for

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Light Pipes Homogenize Non-Uniform Light Sources

July 5, 2007 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics announced the TechSpec family of light pipe homogenizing rods for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non-uniform light source into uniform illumination and deliver it to the target site. Also known as integrating rods, light pipes utilize total internal reflection to effectively randomize entrance angles at their output aperture. The result is a homogenization of the original light source’s spatial intensity distribution, providing greater uniformity of illumination at the rod’s end. These rods are suitable for

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Micro Litepipes

July 3, 2007 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Visual Communications Co. introduces its LMC Series Micro Litepipe from that is just 2.5 mm in diameter. Its near flush design provides a method of transmitting light from a surface mount or through-hole LED to the front panel. The small diameter allows the litepipe to be virtually unseen until the LED is activated.

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Brighter Sunlight Visible Aqua Green LED

July 3, 2007 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announces its discrete 5 mm (T1½) standard dome aqua green LED. This water-clear lens, 525 nm aqua green LED with a narrow 15° viewing angle integrates an Indium gallium nitride (InGaN) diode with optical grade epoxy to produce a 28,000 mcd illumination at 20 mA that is visible in direct sunlight. The LD200-0AG-15D lights up many different types of applications.

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LED Edge Light Guides for Backlighting Functions

July 3, 2007 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies announces it MicroLens edge-lighting modules that provide white LED backlighting for LCDs that serves a multitude of functions with a minimum of LEDs for a range of display applications. In addition to bright, 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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Low Profile Inverter for Portable Applications

July 3, 2007 7:11 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Research Group introduces the W10M Series DC/AC inverter from that provides a wide input voltage of 8V to 24V, high efficiency, a low profile of <10 mm high and reliable starts for LCDs backlit by one or two CCF lamps. These inverters provide from 2W to 12W of output power with multiple connector options and an operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C.

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Integrated Drivers for E Ink Segmented Displays

July 3, 2007 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor Plc launches a range of display drivers and evaluation kits to support electronic paper segmented displays from E Ink Corp. The DA852x drivers are highly integrated devices, and they are capable of driving 20-, 64-, 96-, 192- and 256-segment paper-thin electronic displays which can be integrated into several applications such as mobile phones, capacity meters (e.g. memory cards)

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LED Indicator Light for Harsh Environments

July 3, 2007 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

DDP announces its Model P81 solid-state LED indicator light that features a snap-in installation to a ½¨ panel opening. It can be modified to include a shunt resistor and metal oxide varistor to protect against circuit noise and transient voltage spikes in critical monitoring and harsh environment applications. To enhance angular visibility, the indicator light is offered with clear or colored Lexan lenses in stove pipe or flush mount configurations.

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