BivarOpto introduces thermally enhanced RGB PLCC-4 LED

June 30, 2005
Date Announced: 30 Jun 2005 BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., introduces a new surface mount (SMT) RGB-based device for optimized control of color and brightness, including a brilliant white, packaged in a low-profile, industry standard PLCC- 4 (plastic leaded chip carrier) device with a wide 120º viewing angle. Applications most suited for this popular package include high-contrast video displays such as LCD monitors, backlighting in automotive dash clusters and exterior automotive lighting, instrument panel backlighting, navigation and switching systems, and medical instrumentation. The SMLC RGB design features an internal tri-chip circuit, employing three individually addressable LED die. Lens appearance when off is water clear. The tri-chip RGB design is comprised of a single AllnGaP and two InGaN/SIC chip dies, featuring peak wavelengths of 625, 568 and 430nm respectively. The result is a programmable white or brilliant full color display that can meet specific display needs. Absolute maximum rating of forward current drive is 200mA (Peak If). Other models in the SMLC product family include single and bi-color chip available in red, green, blue and yellow, including ultra and HE colors such as 395 UV– 525nm pure green. Other color combinations are available by special order (consult factory).The PLCC-4 configuration, including a 4-pad metal heat dissipating base, measures only 0.075” (1.9mm) high, and a compact footprint of only 0.110” (2.8mm) x 0.138” (3.5mm). “The SMLC Series provides an immediate solution for multi-color displays and wide area backlighting. Quality is assured via expanded bin coding and RoHS certification that is leading the industry for responsiveness.” He further stated, “We’ve carefully selected the best materials coupled with new formulas such as a transparent-based (TS) AllnGaP die that enables this unit to produce a high luminous flux output for use in automotive signal lighting applications where optimal product uniformity is mandatory.”The SMLC PLCC-4 device Series is provided on tape and reel in quantities of 2,000 or in smaller quantities when specified to meet specific production quantity requirements. The devices also complement all surface mount device (SMD) assembly processes and automated insertion plant equipment. These devices are manufactured lead (Pb) free in compliance with WEEE and RoHS materials and process specifications to meet the growing global emphasis on environmental responsibility.The SMLC RGB units are priced from $1.13 in production quantities, immediately available from stock through a global distribution network.

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