Hamamatsu Photonics Linear CMOS Image Sensor with APS Technology
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the S11108 CMOS linear image sensor with APS (Active Pixel Sensor) technology. The latest APS technology allows the S11108 to achieve a combination of a very high sensitivity, at 50 V/(lx•s) together with a high speed video data rate of 10 MHz. This is accomplished by simultaneously integrating charge for all pixels and allows the S11108 to offer comparable sensitivity to high performance linear CCD sensors.
Laboratory record: new chip platform increases LED efficiency by 30%
Developers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in increasing the efficiency of red thin-film LEDs by 30% – a new record. The latest generation of thin-film chips benefit from an optimized chip platform that has potential for further improvements. This boost in efficiency is opening up new LED applications in general illumination, in projection, and in the industrial sector.
Vishay Releases New VLMx51 Series of Red, Amber, Yellow, and White Power SMD LEDs in PLCC2 Plus Package With Compact 3.5-mm by 3.5-mm by 1.2-mm Outline
Vishay announced the release of new red, amber, yellow, and white power SMD LEDs in the compact PLCC2 Plus package. The VLMx51 series offers high luminous flux and very low junction-to-ambient thermal resistance for a wide range of lighting applications.
Vishay Launches New Automotive-Qualified PIN Photodiodes and NPN Planar Phototransistors
Vishay has broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of the new AEC-Q101-qualified VEMD25x0X01 high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes and VEMT25x0X01 NPN planar phototransistors. Available in 1.8-mm gullwing and reverse gullwing surface-mount packages, the photo detectors are sensitive to visible and near-infrared radiation and offer a compact footprint of 2.3 mm by 2.3 mm by 2.8 mm.
Sharp to Start Mass Production of Blue LED Chips at Its Fukuyama Plant
Sharp Corporation will start mass production of blue LED chips at its Fukuyama Plant in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan within 2010.
Hamamatsu Photonics Back-thinned CCD with Electronic Shutter Function
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce a new design of back-thinned linear CCD image sensor. The S11155-2048 and S11156-2048 utilise a resistive gate structure, with "on chip" electronic shutter function, offering high speed readout with low image lag. With their back-thinned structure these CCDs offer a high sensitivity (> 80 % quantum efficiency) from the UV to the NIR region of the spectrum.
InAsSb Infrared Detector for High Sensitivity Measurements in the 5 µm Spectral Band
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the world's first commercially available Indium Arsenide Antimonide (InAsSb) detector, the P11120-901. The new detector provides peak sensitivity in the 5 µm infrared spectral band and operates over the entire range from 1.6 µm to 5.8 µm. This high sensitivity is realised via Hamamatsu's unique crystal growth technology. The InAsSb photodiode used in the P11120-901 has a planar structure which ensures a high speed response and high reliability. A typical rise time of 200 ns has been achieved with this detector structure.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSTAR Product Platform Offers Multiple Solutions for Automotive Lighting, Safety, Convenience and Control
LEDs offer automakers significant advantages over conventional lighting solutions. Their efficiency provides major energy savings which can be reflected in lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. They will also outlast the vehicle itself in most cases, effectively eliminating lamp replacements and reducing potential warranty costs. The use of LEDs can also enhance driver safety by illuminating the road surface with high definition and reduced glare, enhancing perceptions of contrast, especially in the peripheral field of vision, e.g., where pedestrians, animals or poorly lit vehicles may suddenly appear at night.
Vishay's Mid-Range IR Sensors Feature Digital or Analog Output, 300 Microsecond Response Time
Vishay is adding to its Optoelectronics portfolio with a family of mid-range infrared (IR) sensors featuring digital and analog outputs in three package types. With a fast response time of 300 μs and low supply current of 0.85 mA, the industry-best detectors have a range of up to 30 meters when used as part of an interrupter design and a range of up to three meters when used as part of a reflective sensor.
Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions Offers LED System & Solution Seminars
Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions announced today a new LED Lighting Seminar series that will take place in six cities throughout Australia and New Zealand in July 2010. The seminar series provides advanced system and solution knowledge developed over the last ten years by Future Lighting Solutions' solid-state lighting experts and LUXEON LED expertise from their Philips Lumileds engineers.
Eco-friendly, DC-powered LED Path Light Released Today by GlacialLight: The GL-SD30 Floodlight
GlacialTech Inc., today releases the perfect nature-friendly LED path light. The GL-SD30 is a 34W, battery-powered LED flood light and takes an 11-15V/22-30V DC power supply. Batteries can be placed with these LED trail lights or, because of the safety of this low-voltage LED, power-supply cables for the SD30 can be buried in shallow ditches. With no harmful effects from water, greater than 87% efficiency, and the ability to power the SD30 with solar-power collecting batteries, this LED floodlight is great for providing an Eco-friendly way to light nocturnal, nature trails.
Avago LED Lamps Support European Vertical Message Sign Regulation EN 12966-1
Avago announced its support of European Standard EN 12966-1 for variable message traffic signs with new 5mm extra high brightness LED lamps. Avago's new LED products to support the variable message traffic sign requirements for 15° and 30° viewing angles are the HLMP-Ex1A/1B-xxxDV (15°) and HLMP-Ex3A/3B-xxxDV (30°). These 5 mm extra bright LEDs have minimum luminous intensity ratings of 12,000 mcd (15° LEDs) and 5,500 mcd (30° LEDs) and are available in red and amber colors.
Vishay 1-MBd Analog Optocouplers Feature Isolation Voltage of 3750 VRMS in Small SOP-5 Package
Vishay is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two high-speed analog optocouplers in the industry-standard SOP-5 package, saving up to 75 % in PCB space compared to a DIP-8 SMD package. The new VOM452T and VOM453T feature a baud rate of 1 MBd in a low-profile package with a height of 2.0 mm. They also feature a very short propagation delay of 1 µs which is critical for applications requiring faster switching times than standard phototransistor optocouplers.
Ophir-Spiricon Announces Neutral Density Laser Beam Filters for UV Wavelengths
Ophir-Spiricon, the global leader in precision laser measurement, today announced the UV ND Filter system, a family of modular, slide-in neutral density attenuators and a C-mount holder designed to attenuate UV laser beams so they are at the proper intensity for CCD or Pyroelectric cameras. The filters work on lasers in the 190 to 380nm range and cover, for example, Excimer, Helium Cadmium, and Nd:YAG UV harmonic wavelengths.
Molex delivers full range of energy efficient, affordable and safe Lighting Solutions
Molex Incorporated continues its commitment to grow its lighting portfolio by drawing on the company's expertise in the connector and electronics business. Molex has a long history of tapping into its core capabilities to develop innovative products for a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, medical and military/aerospace.
Cree Increases Drive Current for XLamp MX-6 Lighting-Class PLCC LED; Delivers 160% More Light Output
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces a higher maximum forward drive current for the XLamp® MX-6 LED. The MX-6's PLCC package is optimized for indoor lighting where enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency is important. At 1 A of current, XLamp MX-6 LEDs provide up to 300 lumens in cool white (6500 K) and 245 lumens in warm white (3000 K).
Durham Joins Cree’s LED City Initiative
The City of Durham is joining the Cree LED City program, an international initiative that promotes the deployment of energy-efficient LED lighting.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors showcases innovative product lineup at Lightfair International 2010
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors demonstrates its strength in OLED and LED lighting for general illumination through its product showcase at LIGHTFAIR International 2010. With a full range of flexible, high-efficiency products on display, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors reinforces its commitment to leading the way in the development and delivery of cutting edge lighting technologies.
Toshiba Electronics launches reinforced insulation photocouplers in low-profile SO6 package
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has expanded its photocoupler portfolio with two new devices that offer ultra-low-profile board mounting in applications requiring isolated switching in accordance with international safety standards.
GlacialLight demonstrates how to use Grow Lights with YouTube video
GlacialLight, a division of GlacialTech Inc., a global provider of PC Cooling, Power supplies, power drivers and LED lighting extends an invitation to all business and media partners around the world to visit their new YouTube channel and enjoy a short video, entitled Tips & Tricks: How to use Grow Lights, which teaches how to most effectively use GlacialLight's Grow Light series.
Marktech Introduces COB Ceramic LED Assemblies and Arrays for High Temperature and High Reliability Applications
Marktech Optoelectronics a leading supplier of materials, optoelectronic components and assembly services, today announced an expansion of its product offerings with the introduction of custom chip-on-ceramic LEDs and LED arrays.
Simultaneous Five-color Fluorescence Imaging with the World's First “Penta-Sedat” Optical Filter Set
Semrock announces Semrock Penta-Sedat Setthe release of its new Penta-Sedat multiband fluorescence filter set, DA/FI/TR/Cy5/Cy7-5X5M. The eleven-filter set enables imaging of five distinct fluorophores simultaneously for the most complex imaging schemes. With the creation of the unique penta-beamsplitter, FF408/504/581/667/762-Di01, and an improved Cy7 emitter, FF02-809/81, the set allows for high-speed imaging into the near-infrared for in vivo and tissue applications, with up to four visible labels in addition. When used in higher-performance microscopes equipped with filter wheels, the quicker analysis time can bring down the overall cost of research and reduces diagnosis time.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors launches video training series for LED, Solid State Lighting standardization and regulations
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has launched a new web initiative dedicated to providing information and resources for LED, solid state lighting standardization and regulation on its' new LED Light Site, ledlight.osram-os.com.
GlacialLight to attend LIGHTFAIR International 2010 in Las Vegas
GlacialLight, a division of GlacialTech Inc., a global provider of PC Cooling, Power supplies, power drivers and LED lighting extends an invitation to all business and media partners to attend their display at the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from May 12-14, 2010.
GlacialLight Launches GL-SD07 7W DC LED Spotlight and Floodlight
GlacialTech Inc., today launches a low-power, Light Emitting Diode (LED) series - the GlacialLight GL-SD07 - for spotlights and floodlights. With the increasing popularity of solar installations for homes, more and more owners set up low voltage electrical circuits for landscape lighting.
Opening ceremony at Asia’s First LED Chip Production Plant
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors today held an opening ceremony for its 35,000 square meter new LED wafer fabrication plant in Penang, Malaysia. It is the company's first ever LED chip plant in Asia and currently the most modern facility in the world. The plant will produce chips for light emitting diodes, the light source of the future. Y.B. Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, the Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang, Martin Goetzeler, CEO of OSRAM GmbH, and Dr Ruediger Mueller, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, officiate at the inauguration ceremony of the plant. OSRAM has doubled its chip production capacities investing in the new chip fab in Penang and the chip fab in Regensburg, Germany.
Renesas Electronics to Enter into the Blue-Violet Laser Market with a Newly Developed Structure Formation
Renesas Electronics announced the company's first blue-violet semiconductor laser diode with a wavelength of 405 nm and a new structure incorporating an optical waveguide into the semiconductor device, which enables high power output and excellent suitability for mass production.
Avago Technologies - Miniature 3W High Power LED with High Color Rending Index
Avago Technologies announced one of the industry's smallest, most energy efficient 3-Watt (3W) high power LEDs with high color rendering index (CRI) for use in a wide range of solid-state lighting applications. With dimensions of 5 mm by 4 mm by 1.85 mm thick, Avago's compact 3W ASMT-Jx33 is packaged in a 6-leaded small outline package (SOP) and capable of being driven to up to 700 mA to provide high flux output performance. Additionally, this competitively priced compact LED emitter provides a wide viewing angle and features long life reliability.
Avago Expands Series of 3W High Power LED Emitters for Solid-state Lighting Applications
Avago Technologies just announced the expansion of its series of compact, energy efficient 3-Watt (3W) high power LEDs for solid-state lighting (SSL) applications. Avago's ASMT-Ax3x Power LED emitter has a footprint that is one of the most commonly used throughout the SSL industry. Typical applications include architectural lighting, retail display lighting and decorative lighting.
System integrators strengthen the LED network
In addition to existing partners from optics, thermal management and electronics (OTE), the LED Light for You (LLFY) network now includes system integrators. As the professional link between customers and OTE specialists, they are the contacts for customers and, at the same time, the coordinators for OTE specialists. Depending on the particular requirements, they bring experts together from all three sectors and, if necessary, offer support for end users at all stages up to the successful completion of their projects.
Future Lighting Solutions Wins LED Industry Leadership Award for SSL Designer
Future Lighting Solutions announced today that it has earned the Industry Leadership award in LED Journal's annual Innova Awards competition for SSL Designer, an online tool that speeds the process of defining, calculating and optimizing baseline system requirements and costs for solid state lighting applications. It was Future's second consecutive Innova Award recognition, following a 2008 win for the company's QLED Thermal Design and Simulation Software.
OPTEK Technology Develops Miniature Infrared Optoelectronic Sensor with Logic Output
For design engineers with the requirement for a compact infrared sensor, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a small surface mount packaged photo light sensor with a digital output ideal for applications with limited space. Designated the OPL611 Series, the sensors feature data rates to 250kBaud and consist of a Photologic chip encapsulated in transparent molded plastic, providing optical coupling as well as mechanical protection.
Marl’s new energy efficient lighting solutions on show at euroLED
New light engines enabling replacements for fluorescent strip lighting and a new range of high quality architectural lighting solutions will be among the highlights on Marl's stand at the euroLED exhibition at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 9-10 June 2010.
Arrow Electronics Delivers Technologies, Development Tools and Technical Services to Simplify Solid State Lighting Designs
Arrow Electronics is using this year's euroLED conference and exhibition - and its exclusive sponsorship of the EuroLIGHT element of this event - to showcase a wide range of technologies, development kits and technical support services that simplify the design of LED-based applications and speed the evolution of traditional lighting designs to solid-state alternatives.
Intelligent LED replacement bulb by MSi uses Cypress' PowerPSoC
Cypress Semiconductor announced that its PowerPSoC embedded power controller is an integral part of the revolutionary new iPAR-38 LED replacement bulb from MSi. The new bulb leverages PowerPSoC's programmability and flexibility to deliver unique features including adjustable power levels, communications capability, and the ability to be dimmed through the use of virtually any installed dimming system.
DS1873: SFP+ optical module controller with analog LDD interface provides full compatibility with the SFF-8472 specification
Maxim introduces the DS1873 SFP+ controller with analog LDD interface. Combined with the MAX3736 laser driver, the DS1873 controls and monitors all functions for SFF, SFP, and SFP+ optical modules, while fully supporting the SFF-8472 standard. Utilizing 0.35micrometer technology, the DS1873 implements a high level of integration key to APC loop, modulation current control, and eye safety functionality.
Licensing Deal Increases Design LED Sales Capacity
Design LED Products is expanding its worldwide sales capacity through a licensing agreement with Parlex Corp. The agreement enables the Parlex sales force to promote and sell Design LED ultra thin printed lightguide technology globally.
Vishay’s Ceramic Package Bases for High-Power LED Devices Offers Ultra-Low Thermal Resistance Down to 3 K/W
Vishay Intertechnology announced a new series of ceramic LED submounts designed to provide thermal management for high-power (> 1 W) LED devices. The LSUB series offers ultra-low thermal resistance down to 3 K/W.
Everlight Showcases Latest LED Technology and Application at Light + Building 2010
Everlight Electronics will be exhibiting at Light + Building 2010, which takes place April 11 through 16 in Frankfurt, Germany. A pioneer and leader in LED technology, Everlight will be showcasing a series of leading-edge LED products and lighting solutions.
GPEG Launches Field Sequential COG LCD Technology
GPEG announced the availability of field sequential (FS) colour LCD's for customised applications. These displays are based upon cost effective TN technology and GPEG is the first company to introduce modules complete with integrated COG controller IC and RGB backlight, making the display extremely easy to design in new products.