Plessey has launched its smallest packaged MaGIC LED (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) aimed at the fast growing wearable electronics market. The PLW138003 is a white LED in a 1005 SMT package designed specifically for the demand for ever smaller LED components producing highly collimated light. These dotLEDs weigh just 0.2 milligrams and have a profile of 0.2mm. 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.
The Plessey dotLED is 0.2mm in height and designed specifically for applications that demand low profile electronic components.
This first product in Plessey”s dotLED family is the PLW138003, which has been designed to deliver up to 0.7Lm of white light with a 130deg viewing angle from a 5mA drive current. A blue version, the 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 customers needing a further breakthrough in size: the PLB030003 ultra-thin die is just 200um x 200um x 75um.
Plessey”s LEDs are produced using its proprietary MaGICtechnology. By using standard silicon semiconductor production techniques, the company is able to produce high-volume high-quality industry standard LEDs that are demanded in the consumer electronics market. The 1005-size dotLEDs are the latest product family to be released using this technology.
Dr. Jose Lopez, Plessey”s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Plessey is demonstrating its commitment to bringing to market a comprehensive range of LED products across all markets and applications. The dotLED family addresses the exacting optical, mechanical and cost requirements where small is beautiful.”