Jan 092014

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. of Valvern, Pennsylvania USA, released a new series of power MiniLEDs in 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 SMD packages. The series of MiniLEDs utilizes the company’s AllnGaP technology. The VLMx234.. series reportedly offers a typical luminous intensity of 3500 mcd and maximum luminous intensity of 4900 mcd at 70 mA, while delivering what the company describes as improved thermal performance compared to previous-generation LEDs.

The high-intensity LEDs provide low thermal resistance junction/ambient of 325 K/W and power dissipation up to 200 mW, which in turn enables high drive currents up to 70 mA. According to Vishay, the devices’ small size and high luminous intensity makes them ideal for automotive applications. The LED series comes in super red, red, amber, and yellow and are AEC-Q101-qualified for interior and exterior lighting, dashboard illumination, indicators and backlighting for A/V and industrial equipment, LCD switches and symbols, illuminated advertising, and more.

VLMx234..devices feature a ± 60° angle of half-intensity and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of less than 1.6, and are categorized, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and color. They are available in 8 mm tape and are compatible with IR-reflow soldering processes and preconditioning according to JEDEC Level 2a, and offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2 kV according to JESD22-A114-B. The devices are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

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