Optek develops low profile, full color RGB LED with 150° viewing angle

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Date Announced: 17 Jan 2008

-- Surface mount LED features both top and side-view mounting options

CARROLLTON, TX -- Providing lighting design engineers with a full color device ideal for applications with limited PC board space, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a surface mount RGB LED with a 150° viewing angle. Designated the OVSRRGBCC3, the 3 separate diodes are housed in a miniature surface mount package that is compatible with both automatic pick and place equipment as well as
infrared and vapor phase solder reflow processes.

"The 1204 package size provides customers with the option of mounting
the LED as a top-emitting or side-emitting device," said Richard Saffa, vice president of OPTEK Technology's Visible LED Business Unit.
"The mounting options and miniature size make the LED package ideal
for a variety of applications, particularly those with limited board
space such as handheld applications."

The OVSRRGBCC3 LED is specified for use in automotive dashboard and
switch backlighting, telecommunications backlighting in telephones
and faxes, and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches and symbols.

The full-color surface mount LED package is composed of a red,
green and blue LED with a white diffused lens. The red LED features
AllnGaP material with a typical intensity of 125mcd. The green and
blue LEDs utilize InGaN material and feature typical intensities of
300mcd and 75mcd, respectively. The red LED has continuous forward
current of 30mA with a power dissipation of 78mW. Continuous forward
current for the green and blue LEDs is 20mA and power dissipation is
84mW. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to +85°C.

The OVSRRGBCC3 LED package measures 3.2mm x 1.0mm, with a height
of 1.5mm.

TT electronics' OPTEK Technology is a leading manufacturer of standard and application-specific sensors using infrared, visible, magnetic and fiber optic technologies focused on applications in office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliability applications, and medical diagnostic equipment.

Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002
and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered.
OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in
December 2003.

TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a
broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor
modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer
and aerospace markets.

Contact
OPTEK Technology, Carrollton, TX Call 972-323-2200 In Europe, contact JP Delaporte at info@optek-europe.com. In Asia, contact T.H. Swee at thswee@optekasia.com or call +852-9190-4641.

E-mail:visibleLED@optekinc.com

Web Site:www.optekinc.com/products/VLED_smd.asp

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