Automotive-grade power LEDs Use AllnGaP for high brightness and drive current

Supplied in PLCC-2 and compact MiniLED Packages, the VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx LEDs are AEC-Q101 qualified. Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the two series of surface mount automotive grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and compact MiniLED packages. Using the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications, says Vishay Semiconductors.

The AEC-Q101 qualified LEDs combine low thermal resistance down to 400k/W with power dissipation of 130mW, which enables their high drive current, explains Vishay. The small 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.4mm dimensions of the VLMx235xx’s MiniLED package and VLMx335xx’s high luminous intensity to 1400 mcd make them suitable for automotive interior and exterior lighting, traffic signals and signs, and indicators and backlighting for audio and video equipment, LCD switches, and symbols for general use.

Offered in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow, the LEDs feature a lead-frame embedded in a white thermoplast, with an inside reflector filled with a clear epoxy. The devices offer a ± 60 degree angle of half-intensity, forward voltage down to 1.8V, and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of up to 1.6, and they are categorised, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and colour.

RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the LEDs are available in 8.0mm tape, offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B, and are compatible with preconditioning according to JEDEC Level 2a.

Samples and production quantities of the VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series will be available in Q4 2018, with lead times of six weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infra red optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets.

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