5 October 2010


Avago launches tricolor surface-mount HB-LEDs in 3.4mm x 2.8mm PLCC-6 packages for multi-color displays

At this week’s Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC Japan 2010) in Makuhari Messe, Tokyo (5–9 October), Avago Technologies has launched the ASMT-YTx2 family of tricolor surface-mount high-brightness LEDs in ultra-small 3.4mm x 2.8mm x 1.8mm plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC)-6 packages.

The firm says that the small footprint, high-brightness performance and robust contrast ratio address demand for improved screen resolution in video screens and advertising signs used in transit malls, airports, stadium scoreboards etc, as well as targeting gaming machines and decorative lighting.

Designers are choosing surface-mount LEDs because of their ease of assembly, compact footprint and manufacturing flexibility, which reduce overall system development costs. The ASMT-YTx2 LEDs are encapsulated in a heat-resistant silicone material, enabling them to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions with high reliability and long operating life. They have six leads, providing flexible color control for each chip to display a multitude of colors, including white. The LEDs are also water-resistant (compliant with IPx6 per IEC 60529:2001), reducing the cost and overall weight of signs by eliminating the need for protective covers.

“The market for indoor and outdoor displays presents a significant growth opportunity for LEDs over the coming years,” says Francis Khor, director of marketing for the Optoelectronics Product Division. “Avago’s ASMT-YTx2 LEDs are engineered to meet the display market's demand for reliable high-brightness, high-resolution performance, all at a competitive cost.”

The ASMT-YTx2 LEDs also have a wide 120º viewing angle, are compatible with reflow soldering processes, are lead-free and RoHS compliant, and have moisture sensitivity: JEDEC MSL 2a.

The ASMT-YTB2, ASMT-YTC2 and ASMT-YTD2 LEDs are priced at $0.69 each in minimum quantities of 1000 pieces.

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