Ultra-compact AEC-Q101-qualified power MiniLEDs increase light output by a factor of three

October 27, 2011 // By Paul Buckley
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has released a new series of power MiniLEDs in ultra-compact 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 mm SMD packages. Utilizing the most advanced AllnGaP technology to increase light output by a factor of three, devices in the VLMx233.. series are AEC-Q101 qualified for automotive applications and are offered in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow.

The high-intensity LEDs released today provide low thermal resistance junction/ambient of 480 K/W and power dissipation up to 130 mW, which in turn enables high drive currents up to 50 mA. The devices’ small size and high luminous intensity to 1400 mcd makes them ideal for automotive applications like interior instrument backlighting and exterior accent lighting; for traffic signals and signs; and for indicators and backlighting for audio and video equipment, LCD switches, and illuminated advertising.

The LEDs feature a ±60° angle of half-intensity and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of less than 1.6, and are categorized, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and color. Compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and in accordance to WEEE 2002/96/EC, VLMx233.. series devices are available in 8 mm tape and are compatible with IR-reflow soldering processes and preconditioning according to JEDEC Level 2a.

Samples and production quantities of the new LEDs are available now with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

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