Bivar introduces SMT version of multi-tier LED indicator assemblies

April 10, 2007
Date Announced: 10 Apr 2007 Patent pending design features internal adaptor board and industry-standard card edge connector for surface-mounted assembly applications. Bivar's Optoelectronics business unit has introduced a multi-tier LED indicator assembly, considered to be the first of its type for surface mount applications. The SHA Series offers an individual display station design from 4 to 8 tier elevations making the design ideal for use in servers, data terminals, test equipment, instrumentation, audio and video equipment, communication equipment, industrial controls, medical equipment, computer peripherals and a wide variety of status indication applications.An internal circuit board construction adapts reliable connection from T-1 LEDs to the signal interface, while providing the flexibility for the designers to work on any configurations they need. Redesign could also be easily done without any costly rework on the main PCB. The included surface-mountable (SMT) card edge connector makes the soldering assembly work quick and easy by adding one more SMT component to the automatic 'pick-n-place' process so that secondary wave soldering or hand soldering is no longer necessary.The SHA series offers a "designer's choice" of industry's most popular LEDs where any combination of colors can be selected, including blue and white, in ranges from 430 to 655 nm peak wavelengths, in GaN/SIC, GaP/GaP, GaAsP/GaP, and GaAs)/GaAs materials based on color choice. A two-lead bi-color option is also available. Lens appearance is either water clear, diffused or tinted, based on color selections. Viewing angles range from 30º to 45º ± 1/2º. The SHA series is available with protruded T-1 (3 mm) LEDs within the molded nylon holder to provide versatile display options for the designer, completely housed in a slim–profile housing that is only 0.170 inches (4.3 mm) wide and 0.850 inches (21.8mm) in depth. Each tier spaces the LED indicators uniformly at 0.200 inches (5.1 mm) centers for standard elevation consistency. An 8-tier assembly measures only 1.620 inches (41.1 mm) in height. The SHA LED assembly is provided with the industry-standard SMT card edge connector, packed separately. Thomas Silber, Bivar president and CEO, stated: "The SHA series significantly broadens Bivar's opto assembly family with the addition of this industry-leading design. We believe this design will contribute to the integration and support of LED technology for OEMs and is another example of Bivar packaging innovation to further streamline the manufacturing process."The SHA series is manufactured in compliance with RoHS specifications to meet the growing global emphasis on environmental responsibility. Standard configurations will be immediately available from stock. Custom configurations or special assemblies are available. About Bivar, Inc.Bivar has established an industry-leading position as an innovator in Optoelectronics and Assembly Hardware. Founded in 1965, Bivar's core strengths of quality, service excellence, and employee dedication make it a trusted global resource, responding to a new era of technological advancement that necessitates precision component assembly and cost-effective manufacturing and design services. Bivar's "Freedom of Design" approach is ideally suited to complement OEM new product design activities at their earliest stage of design and re-design. The company is strategically located in the Spectrum Complex in Irvine, California approximately 50 miles south of Los Angeles. It also maintains logistical operations in Europe and Asia, as well as Manufacturing in California, China, and Taiwan. Bivar is widely supported by a highly qualified Network of Authorized Representatives and Distributors, including US and International offices that comprehensively support a growing global market. Bivar is ISO9001: 2000 certified.

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