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Vishay’s New SMD Blue LEDs Feature High Luminous Intensity of 45 mcd to 112 mcd and 2 kV ESD-Withstand Voltage


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs that offer highly efficient InGaN technology at a lower cost than standard InGaN blue LEDs.

The six new SMD LEDs in the VLMB41XX series provide cost-effective illumination for applications including backlighting in automotive dashboards and switches; indicators and backlighting in telecommunications systems, audio and video equipment, and office equipment; and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches, and symbols in general use.

The devices offer a 60° angle of half-intensity, a high luminous intensity ranging from 45 mcd to 112 mcd, and an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2 kV, in accordance with JESD22-A114-B. The package for the new series is the EIA- and ICE-standard PLCC-2, which consists of a lead frame embedded in a white thermoplast. The reflector inside this package is filled with clear epoxy.

Preconditioned according to JEDEC Level 2a standards, the PLCC-2 package is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. CECC compatibility with infrared, vapor phase, and wave solder processes simplifies handling. For automatic component insertion, the PLCC-2 package is available in an antistatic 8-mm blister tape, in accordance with DIN IEC 40 (CO) 564.

Samples and production quantities of the VLMB41XX high-intensity SMD LEDs are available now, with lead times of five weeks for larger orders.


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