Our UK-based supplier Plessey says that EDN (Electronic Design News) has named its smallest packaged gallium nitride on silicon MaGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) high-brightness LEDs, the dotLED, as one of the Hot 100 Products of 2014. Chosen by EDN's editors and readers, the 2014 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
The PLW13D003, a white LED in a 1005 SMT package, is designed specifically for the demands for ever smaller LED components, producing highly collimated light. It is targeted at the surging wearable electronics market and small-display applications. The 1005-size of the PLW138003 (1.0mm x 0.5mm) is a standard electronic component size, handled by the common surface-mount machines used in high volume consumer electronics. Weighing 0.2mg and with a profile of 0.25mm, dotLEDs provide an option for any wearable application with LED content that demands low-profile electronic components, says Plessey.
The dot-sized LEDs delivers up to 0.7 lumen of white light with a 130deg viewing angle from a 5mA drive current. A blue version (PLB138003) is also available. Further additions to the dotLED family will be colour variants and a series in the larger 1608 footprint. Plessey also provides a range of blue LED die for users needing a further breakthrough in size.
Plessey’s LEDs are produced using its proprietary MaGIC technology. By using standard silicon semiconductor production techniques, the firm is able to produce high-volume, industry-standard LEDs for the consumer electronics market. The 1005-size dotLEDs represent the latest product family using this technology.
“Plessey is demonstrating its commitment to bringing to market a comprehensive range of LED products across all performance points, markets and applications, and the recognition as one of EDN’s Hot 100 products is an honour and reflects the focus on innovation through our GaN-on-Silicon LED technology,” says Plessey’s marketing director David Owen.