ROHM Semiconductor has announced its new ultra-high-bright PLCC4 LED SML-Y1 Series for optimum light emission, reliability and power efficiency. Featuring 4 pins, the series is the latest addition to the PLCC line-up. While providing the same guaranteed oper¬ating temperature range (-40°C to 100°C), its derating characteristics have been significantly enhanced compared to PLCC 2 packages. A gold-plated frame is utilized for superior sulfuration resistance.
Suited for automotive applications such as stop lamps as well as for general consumer electronics, the series supports automotive standards for exterior lighting (611-625) and is available in a variety of colours. Customers can select from three different models for multiple efficiency and design options − the large current type SML-Y17U2T with a maximum driving current of 150mA, the high efficiency type SML-Y16U2T (IF max 70mA) and the standard type SML-Y15U2T (IF max 70mA).
Samples are available now; volume production is scheduled to begin in June 2012.