AGILENT Technologies has released a series of surface-mount LEDs designed for automobile interior and exterior lighting applications. The Power PLCC-4-packaged LEDs come in a four-pin, leaded-chip carrier and measure 3.2mm x 2.8mm x 1.9mm.
They are a form and fit replacement for the Osram Power TopLED products and similar automotive PLCC-4 devices from other manufacturers. Typical interior applications include instrument cluster, central console and switch backlighting. Typical exterior applications include high-mount stop lamps, rear combination lamps, side marker lamps and turn signals.
They offer high brightness, a wide selection of colours and a 120º viewing angle. The design and materials allow the LEDs to perform reliably from -40ºC to 100ºC.
The package also features a 0.21mm-thick lead frame for lower thermal resistance. This can reduce the junction temperature of the LED die by 5ºC to 7ºC for longer life and higher reliability. The LEDs are compatible with IR solder reflow and through-the-wave soldering processes.
The LEDs are supplied in EIA-compliant tape and reel. Every reel is shipped in a single intensity and colour bin (except for red) to provide the uniformity required by automotive lighting designers.