Plessey Semiconductors announced that it added a wider selection of colors including red, green and blue to its dotLED range for wearable applications. The tiny LED die measure just 0.2mm x 0.2mm, which makes them a perfect for low-profile electronic wearable applications.
Plessey’s vp of sales, Giuliano Cassataro, said, “We continue to win designs in the growing market for wearables and are now producing millions of LEDs every month. Our dotLED product range addresses the optical, mechanical and cost requirements for the typical wearable applications. These include wristbands trackers for health and fitness as well as many other applications for dot matrix displays.”
The white dotLED comes in a 1005 SMT package (1.0mm x 0.5mm), which is a standard electronic component size that surface mount machines for high volume manufacturing can easily handle. The white dotLED, PLW13D003, offers up to 1.0Lm of white light with a 130-degree viewing angle from a 5mA drive current and meets the demand for ever smaller displays. A blue version, the PLB13D003 also comes in wavelengths ranging from 460nm to 480nm.
Dr. Keith Strickland, Plessey’s CTO, said, “The increasing popularity of our dotLEDs has led us to develop our first chip scale package (CSP) solution around the fit and performance of this product range. Samples for this even smaller form factor will be available September this year in a selection of temperatures and colors.”