San Jose, Calif. Avago Technologies has released a line of high brightness red, amber, and orange PLCC-4 surface-mount technology (SMT) LEDs for use in interior and exterior automotive and electronic signs and signals applications. The HSMx-A46x series LEDs provide a narrow 50-degree viewing angle and a matched radiation pattern.
The HSMx-A46x series LEDs are housed in single-chip packages that tolerate harsh conditions found in automotive, and indoor/outdoor sign applications to produce higher light output compared to PLCC-2 SMT LEDs, said Avago. The HSMx-A46x LEDs are suitable for use in instrument panel backlighting, dome lighting, turn signals and center height mounted stoplights (CHMSL) in automobiles, as well as interior/exterior variable message signs. They can also be used for pushbutton and signal lighting in industrial applications.
As an extension of the standard flat top PLCC-4 SMT LEDs, the HSMx-A46x with lens device provides a narrow viewing angle to meet the needs of applications that require focused radiation and high brightness, said Avago. It is also said to deliver reliable performance over a wide temperature range of -40°C to 100°C.
These LEDs can be soldered using conventional surface-mount techniques to minimize production costs, and the package is qualified to a Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) moisture sensitive level (MSL) rating of 2A. This rating means that the HSMx-A46x can be kept in the open air (30°C, 60 percent relative humidity) for up to four weeks after being removed from its sealed package without the need to remove absorbed moisture.
Pricing: Supplied in 8-mm carrier tape on 7-inch reels, the HSMx-A46x LEDs are priced at $0.16 each in quantities of 10,000,
Availability: Samples and production quantities with a four-week lead time are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and distribution partners.
Product information: LEDs, display backlighting and HSMx-A46x LEDs
Avago Technologies, 1-800-235-0312, www.avagotech.com