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6 May 2008


Thinnest autofocus LED for digital still cameras and camera phones

Avago Technologies of San Jose, CA, USA has launched what it claims is the thinnest autofocus LED in the industry, with a 3.2mm x 2.4mm x 2.4mm footprint, helping to further reduce the overall thickness of digital still camera and camera phones. The ASMT-FJ30 is suited to use as an auxiliary autofocus flash in camera applications that require long-distance illumination and a narrow radiation pattern.

The orange ASMT-FJ30 flash LED is an easy-to-install miniature surface-mount technology (SMT) dome LED lamp, which incorporates an untinted, non-diffused lens that provides high-intensity light output within a consistent, narrow 18º radiation pattern to assist the autofocus function in digital still cameras in low-light or dark environments. It also provides greater functionality per square inch of printed circuit board (PCB) space, while achieving better performance in terms of brightness and power consumption. As a result, design engineers can pack more functionality, features and performance in less space, Avago says.

The ASMT-FJ30 package also provides convenience in the assembly process, and is available in 1500-unit 16mm tape on 380mm (15-inch) diameter reels to facilitate pick & place operations (boosting time to market and overall cost savings).

ASMT-FJ30 SMT LEDs are priced at $0.55 in 10,000-piece quantities.

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