Macroblock Provides World-Leading LED Driver and Shines in China’s 60th National Day
China 60th National Day has just come to a spectacular end. The Tiananmen Square in Beijing was beautified by a lot of LED displays with abundant color and uniform brightness expressing the congratulations to the National Birthday. Some of these LED displays were provided by Beijing Leyard Co. with the giant LED displays in the Tiananmen Square and GULX Tech Co. with the dramatic "Light Cube". These masterpieces with world-class LED display technology represent well the national image. Macroblock also shines in the ceremony with constant current LED drivers adopted in these LED displays.
CoolLED - LED wavelengths at 660 & 740 nm
CoolLED has released two new LED wavelengths at 660nm and 740nm. This brings the range of available LED wavelengths to 20 + White.
OmniVision - High Definition Sensor for Security and Surveillance Markets
OmniVision Technologies has introduced its 1080p high definition (HD) CMOS image sensor optimized for the mainstream IP camera and HD closed caption television (HDcctv) markets. The new OV2715 combines HD-quality video with industry leading low-light performance, making it particularly suitable for commercial security systems.
OmniVision Upgrades VGA Offering To Support High Growth Markets
OmniVision Technologies has introduced its OV7675 VGA image sensor, designed to deliver optimized performance at a competitive cost for the high-volume mobile handset and notebook/netbook markets. The price and performance of the OV7675 make it an ideal choice for OEM suppliers developing mobile handsets for the high growth Indian and Chinese markets.
Design LED Products to collaborate in EU Light-Rolls manufacturing project
Design LED Products Ltd, is participating in the EU Light-Rolls project which is developing roll-to-roll printing processes for the manufacture of large area, flexible LED displays and lighting. Dr James Gourlay, technical director and founder of Design LED said, We are very excited by the possibilities that this type of manufacturing capability will offer to our products.
OSRAM LEDs specified in new 3M Micro Projector
3M is including OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' LEDs in its new micro projectors, which can be connected to mobile phones and cameras. The small, bright, energy-saving diodes are the key to developing micro projectors, which could not be implemented with other light sources. OSRAM's LEDs make micro-projection display sizes of more than a meter possible.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ MULTILED offers homogeneous display results for the video display market
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new MULTILED product, the LRTB GFTM, specifically developed for the video display market. The new MultiLED provides homogeneous display results and high color fidelity across the entire viewing angle required by the video display market while its black surface enables very good contrast in both indoor and outdoor environment.
Cypress - High-Accuracy CMOS Image Sensors Fly Into Space On-Board European Space Agency's Proba-2 Satellite
Cypress Semiconductor today announced three of its state-of-the-art CMOS Image Sensors for space applications are on-board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Proba-2 Satellite, which was successfully launched on November 2. Cypress's new HAS2 image sensor, specially designed for high accuracy star tracking, is implemented on a new Star Tracker developed by SELEX Galileo of Italy. The HAS2 image sensor is also being used in an extreme-ultraviolet telescope scientific experiment for solar corona observation. Additionally Cypress's STAR-250 image sensor is used on a new Digital Sun Sensor developed by TNO of the Netherlands. Both the HAS2 and STAR-250 devices were developed for the ESA by Cypress's Image Sensor Business Unit in Belgium.
Cree LED Lamps Selected for Initial 650 Store Deployment at Walmart
Cree has been selected to provide energy-efficient LED lighting to Walmart for new stores and renovations. Walmart plans to install Cree LRP-38 LED light bulbs in 650 stores during the first year, replacing ceramic metal halide in the produce and electronics departments. Cree's industry-leading LR6 recessed LED downlights are also being used in new construction applications.
Cypress Introduces Versatile CMOS Image Sensor with Pipelined Snapshot Shutter Capability
Cypress Semiconductor today introduced a high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS image sensor targeted for the machine vision market. The new 1.3-megapixel VITA 1300 sensor combines a pipelined and triggered global snapshot shutter with a high frame rate of 150 frames-per-second (fps) for undistorted images and fast readout.
No more mercury with new pE-100 LED light source from CoolLED
CoolLED, a leading supplier of high-performance LED products, has introduced its new pE-100 light source for use with fluorescence microscopes. With a choice from over 20 LED wavelengths, ranging from UV to IR, the pE-100 offers LED excitation at a single wavelength to match the exact requirements of all light-microscope users. It was developed to meet the demand for an economical LED source that does not have the inherent problems associated with the use, storage and disposal of mercury-based light sources.
OTFI-0100 - New Fibre Optic Illuminator
A new Fibre Optic Illuminator from PerkinElmer couples high intensity white light from multiple LEDs into fibre optic bundles from 3-10mm in diameter.
LEDs for the Automotive Industry Will Spur New Designs and Energy Savings
Philips Lumileds has announced broad release of its white automotive rated LUXEON Rebel LEDs. Intended for use in automotive applications such as daytime running lamps, position lamps, backup lamps and interior lighting, these LUXEON Rebel parts provide superior design flexibility and are engineered and tested to exceed automotive requirements for reliability, performance, and lifetime. Each part conforms to both the SAE and ECE color specifications and has complete PPAP documentation.
Vishay - Ultra-Miniature SMD IR Receivers to Offer Two Photodiodes and Patented Internal EMI Shielding Inside Package With 2.35-mm Profile
Vishay has announced a new series of ultra-miniature SMD IR receivers for remote control systems that are the industry's first such devices to feature two photodiodes, along with patented internal metal EMI shielding, inside an ultra-thin package with a 2.35-mm profile. The lens-less design of the TSOP75xxxW devices results in the industry's best sensitivity-to-size ratio, with irradiance from 0.3 mW/sqm to 0.7 mW/sqm over a wide angle of ± 75°.
InGaAs ROSAs for High Speed Data Transmission at > 10 Gbps
Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the new G10518 series of 10 Gbps creceivers mounted in industry standard ROSA (Receiver Optical Sub-Assembly) packages.
Cree Shifts Lighting-Class LED Expectations to 100+ Lumens
Cree is redefining expectations of lighting-class LEDs with the addition of new 100+ lumen XLamp® XP-C LEDs to the company's line of XLamp LEDs. This addition shifts Cree's entire XLamp portfolio of lighting-class LEDs into the 100+ lumen range, at 350 mA.
Toshiba Corporation launches highly sensitive CMOS image sensor with BSI
Toshiba has announced the launch of a new CMOS image sensor that will bring 14.6 million pixels to digital still cameras and to mobile phones supporting video imaging. The sensor, the latest addition to Toshiba's "Dynastron" line-up, is also the company's first to integrate the enhanced sensitivity offered by back-side illumination technology (BSI). Sampling of the new sensor will begin in December and mass production will follow from the third quarter of 2010 (July--September).
High-Speed PIN Photodiodes Feature Gullwing and Reverse Gullwing SMD Packages in Clear Epoxy and Daylight Blocking Filtered Versions
Vishay Intertechnology has announced the VBPW34x and VBP104x series of high-speed SMD PIN photodiodes with gullwing and reverse gullwing packages in clear epoxy and daylight blocking filtered versions. The eight new devices are optimized for smoke detection, detectors in light barriers, and data transmission in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.
SmartQuantum launches a Single Photon Detector, the SQLightSensor.
The SQLightSensor is an ultra low noise near infrared Single Photon Detector based on a Geiger-mode InGaAs avalanche photodiode and an internal thermoelectrically cooler. The SQLightSensor includes a Geiger-mode InGaAs avalanche photodiode (APD) and a thermoelectrically cooler (TEC) that ensures high detection efficiency up to 25%, low dark count (5.10-6 per ns gate), high speed trigger up to 10 MHz, and low jitter. The gate width and the delay are adjustable. Thanks to its outstanding high level detection sensitivity the SQLightSensor provides significant benefit over existing detectors.
RGB laser driver squeezes embedded pico projectors into a new class of consumer electronics
Maxim has introduced the MAX3600, a 3-channel RGB laser driver that enables the integration of high-resolution pico projectors into small-form-factor applications. Fabricated using Maxim's newest BiCMOS process, this device achieves very fast switching times of < 2ns to support high-resolution images up to 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) and WXGA (1400 x 768 pixels). Additionally, it eliminates the need for three discrete laser drivers, thus enabling system designers to embed pico projectors into a new class of consumer electronics.
High intensity LED light line for Line scan camera applications
The new DRAGONLINE high-intense LED light line provides the perfect solutionfor line scan camera applications that require very high luminosity. For an easy replacement in existing installations DRAGONLINE features the same footprint of existing fibre optic light lines. The unit offers user benefits in longer life than the fibre optic versions and there are no bulb changes required.
Super low-profile OLED developed in research project
The OLED prototypes that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed as part of a research project are large transparent light sources only a few hundred micrometers thick. Thanks to new technology these organic light emitting diodes do not need separate encapsulation and can be made incredibly thin in any layout. The transparent test samples have a luminous area of 210 cm² and are already showing the enormous potential of OLED light sources. They offer a tantalizing glimpse of the extraordinary lighting applications that may one day become reality.
Everlight Introduces the Shuen LED Series
Adding to an already broad portfolio of surface mount packaged High Power LEDs, Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. has introduced the 'Shuen' Series – the company's most powerful and brightest LED series in a slim ceramic package.
Vishay - Automotive-Qualified PIN Photodiodes and Phototransistors Combine Low 0.85-mm Height with Sensitivity to UV, Visible, and Near-Infrared Light
Vishay has broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of the new AEC-Q101-qualified miniature TEMD7x00X01 PIN photodiodes and TEMT7x00X01 phototransistors. Featuring an 0805 surface-mount package with an ultra-small 1.25-mm by 2.0-mm footprint and low 0.85-mm profile, the devices are available with spectral sensitivity to ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared, or to near-infrared radiation only.
OSRAM's Stack DRAGON is said to Double IR LED Power in a Compact Package
The new infrared Platinum Stack DRAGON from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides high optical output from a small surface area, creating an ideal high-radiance solution for automotive, industrial and consumer applications where space is limited. Its 1 mm² ThinFilm chip-in-stack technology enables it to generate an optical output of nearly 1 W from a driving current of 1 A – almost twice the output of the standard chips that have been used up to now.
Avago Technologies - Advanced Embedded Optical Engine Technology for High-Speed Interconnect
Avago Technologies has announced that it has developed a new embedded optical engine technology that will enable high-speed connectivity in a wide range of electronic computing and consumer applications.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Enables Engineering Student Stunt of the Century
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors partnered with the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada to help a team of 600 students send an LED illuminated message to the International Space Station as it passes overhead. On September 19th, 2009, in the dark of night, the students gathered in a remote field to send their message to the International Space Station as it passed over Calgary, 300 km (186 miles) above the earth's surface.
405nm wavelength stabilised laser diodes from Photonic Products
Photonic Products has launched a new range of 405nm wavelength stabilised laser diodes from ONDAX for applications which include Raman spectroscopy, flow cytometry and metrology / interferometry. The ONDAX 405nm blue-violet wavelength stabilised laser is a miniature laser in a standard TO 5.6mm package. The wavelength stabilisation is achieved by optical feedback using the ONDAX Volume Holographic Grating (VHG) PowerLocker which ensures a stable single longitudinal mode operation.
Essemtec - Producing and Processing LEDs
From 14-15 October 2009, the LED industry will meet with researchers, scientists and end users at the "LEDs in Business" event in Düsseldorf. Essemtec, Swiss manufacturer of production systems, will be present at the event to provide information about LED production and processing.
Near-Infrared Bandpass Filters from Semrock
Semrock has announced the release of a new series of bandpass filters that demonstrate the extension of its high-performance optical filter technology to the popular near-infrared wavelength range. These highly reliable, hard-coated bandpass filters are keyed to popular laser lines in the 1500 – 1600 nm region.
OSRAM adds to its LED automotive product portfolio
This low-cost high-power ceramic component is intended for the front light clusters of mid-range vehicles – mainly as daytime running lights. This new LED is an important addition to OSRAM's extensive product portfolio for the automotive sector.
LUXEON Altilon Moves Automotive Headlamps Into the 21st Century
Philips Lumileds today officially moved automotive forward lighting ahead with release of its LUXEON Altilon power LEDs. Now, vehicle headlamp designers are free to use the latest solid-state technology to rethink the look and function of forward lighting. Its small size, high brightness, and lower energy consumption make LUXEON Altilon a perfect choice for the next generation of advanced forward lighting solutions, high and low beam applications, daytime running lamps, static bending lamps and position lamps.
Active matrix OLEDs feature excellent optical performance under extreme viewing angles,
CMEL offers active matrix OLEDs with unbeatable optical performance, even under extreme viewing angles, characterize OLEDs. With an active area of 165x99mm the 7.6in P0760WVLB-T (CM02013) is currently the largest available active-matrix OLED from CMEL. With a maximum thickness of only 5.4mm, contrast ratio of 30,000:1, specified life time to half brightness of 30,000 hours and 16.7 mio. colors it is suitable for many industrial applications.
LED technology adjusts output as ambient conditions change
Following a successful trial of an innovative LED rail carriage lighting technology from Marl, Porterbrook Leasing Company estimates that the technology could not only save 20 million kWh, but also improve the ambiance and reduce maintenance costs. The announcement follows the completion of a £140,000 trial contract of Marl Sci-Light technology, arranged by distributor EAO, in which a 3-car Class 323 unit was equipped with the electronically controlled lights as well as data monitoring equipment to enable performance and energy consumption to be evaluated in detail.
Miniature High Power UV Fibre Light Sources
Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the new miniature, high power UV fibre light source, also known as the "S2D2". The new L10671 features a brand new high performance 10 Watt Deuterium lamp, providing high radiant intensity and very high stability of 0.004 % (which is comparable to Hamamatsu's industry leading 30 Watt D2 lamps).
New Design and Industrial divisions at CoolLED will increase LED capability
CoolLED, a leading supplier of high-performance LED products and part of the Andover-based CIL group of companies, has created two new divisions to add to its existing Life Sciences division. The new operations are Design and Industrial and are formed in response to the recognition that LEDs offer many benefits for a wide range of applications and the resulting increase in demand that CoolLED has experienced for products requiring LED illumination.
OLED Display Technology Webinar for Design Engineers
Densitron will be running a training workshop on OLED display technology on Tuesday, 15th September. The free workshop will be delivered via a live webinar and offers a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge on OLED displays and its latest developments. Participants can also take advantage of the Q&A session that has been incorporated into the webinar to ask a representative from Densitron's dedicated technical support team any questions that they may have regarding the OLED display technology.
5.5in Passive Matrix OLED comes with comprehensive technical support for design engineers
Densitron offers comprehensive technical support to design engineers on the new, standard industrial 1 DIN sized Passive Matrix OLED (PMOLED) display. Now in stock, the new 5.5" display (DD-25664GE-1A) is the largest commercially available PMOLED module on the market today and comes with all the renowned benefits associated with OLED displays, including being energy efficient and offering an almost 180° viewing angle. The module has a resolution of 256 x 64 with a 16 gray scale, which allows the use of monographic picture menus, and a display contrast ratio of 2000:1.
Luxeon Rebel Hot / Cold Factor Improves Solid State Lighting Efficiency And Simplifies Thermal Design
Philips Lumileds continues to advance its core LED technology and recent breakthroughs implemented in the latest LUXEON Rebel LEDs for illumination applications improve efficacy and light output performance at luminaire operating temperatures. Hot / Cold Factor compares the light output of the LED at 100°C Tj and at 25°C Tj—which is how LEDs are specified on a datasheet. LEDs in a luminaire are operated at very high junction temperatures, often between 80°C and 110°C. As temperature increases, light output and efficacy decrease.
OSRAM develops direct emitting green InGaN laser with 50 mW
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has achieved a major breakthrough in the laboratory with its direct emitting green indium-gallium-nitride laser. It already achieves an optical output of 50 mW and emits light in true green with a wavelength of 515 nm. Compared with semiconductor lasers based on current technology that operate with frequency doubling, direct emitting green lasers are more compact, offer greater temperature stability, are easier to control and have higher modulation capability.