2020-09-30

Maxim Integrated Launches Sensor Enabling Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications

Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with sensors combining IR array. Maxim Integrated released a new product, MAX25205, which integrates optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor to detect swipe and hand-rotation gestures without cameras. Based on the technology, the sensor can be smaller in size and cost only one tenth comparing to other camera-based product. (Image: Maxim Integrated) Automakers predict driver safety will improve when gesture and proximity sensing replace knobs and touch screens for infotainment, phone, side mirror, cl...
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2020-09-29

Crystal IS and Boston University Research Demonstrates Klaran UVC LEDs’ Effective Wavelength for Inactivating SARS-CoV-2

Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, and Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL) have performed research demonstrating the efficacy of Crystal IS’ Klaran UVC LEDs to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. Crystal IS initiated this research to understand how SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, responds to ultraviolet light across the emission range of Klaran UVC LEDs (260 nm to 270 nm) and at different doses. (Image: Crystal IS) Log Reduction as a Function of Dose and LED Peak ...
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2020-09-28

Osram Introduces Near-infrared LED for Spectroscopy Applications, Helping to Check Food Quality

Is the shirt on the shelf really made of 100% cotton? Does the apple in the supermarket only look delicious, or is it spoiled and vitamin deficient? A closer look at the molecular structure provides the answers to these questions. Near-infrared spectroscopy makes that possible. For many years, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been developing compact and particularly powerful broadband infrared LEDs for spectroscopy. In addition to the broad wavelength range, the energy efficiency of the integrated components is essential to system manufacturers, as are the compact dimensions. Osram...
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2020-09-23

Cepton Introduces New Automotive-grade LiDAR Vista®-X90 Priced under $1000

LiDAR solution provider Cepton Technologies unveiled details of its automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, Vista®-X90, which deliver advance performance with high volume price of less than $1000. The product is scheduled for production in 2022. The Vista-X90 is the newest addition to Cepton’s Vista-X automotive grade sensor family. It sets a new benchmark for high performance at low power in a compact form factor, and is ideally suited for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Weighing less than 900 g, the Vista-X90 achieve...
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2020-09-22

ViewSonic Launches New, All-in-One Direct View LED Displays for Commercial Applications

ViewSonic unveiled its All-in-One Direct View LED Displays, a new addition to the large-size presentation display sector. Different from traditional LED displays, these new displays integrate display, image stitching, power supply, and control systems into one device that offers easy installation, operation, and maintenance. (Image: ViewSonic) "As a leading visual solution provider, we are pioneering new trends in the LED projector and presentation display markets and moving the development of LED technology forward by achieving this new milestone in LED...
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2020-09-18

AMS Introduces Blood Oxygen Monitoring Sensor Enabling Innovative Wearable Applications

ams revealed an ultra-thin sensor dedicated sensor for blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurement, bringing the capability to remotely monitor this vital sign to small consumer products such as earbuds, smart watches and wristbands, as well as to medical devices such as patches and oximeters. The new AS7038RB SpO2 sensor enables innovative applications in remote diagnostic equipment, such as disposable patches used for SpO2 and electro-cardiogram (ECG) measurement in hospital emergency rooms. In addition, ams also indicated that there are increasing evidence suggesting l...
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2020-09-18

Osram Adopts UVA LED Technology for In-car Air Disinfection and Purification

Osram revealed an in-car air purifier featuring UVA LED technology. The company claimed that the device can eliminate up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. (Image: Osram) The product, named Air Zing Mini, is designed to removes germs from the air inside vehicles to improve air quality for drivers and passengers. The UV light of Osram’s Air Zing Mini works at a wavelength of 360 to 370 nm with a disinfection rate of 99.9% for the in-car air. Osram said that the device has already been successfully tested against bird flu viruses. The air purifier also elimina...
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2020-09-17

AquiSense Launches UVC LED Point-of-Entry Water Disinfection System

AquiSense Technologies announced the launch of PearlAqua Deca, the first UV LED disinfection system designed for the point-of-entry residential, commercial and light industrial markets. AquiSense claimed that this product provides a disinfection rate of more than 99.99% with the compact and self-contained unit. The PearlAqua Deca features automatic on/off switching in addition to Dynamic Power Control which reduces overall energy consumption and extends lamp replacement intervals. It offers whole house disinfection with flowrates up-to 12 gpm (45 lpm). (Image: A...
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2020-09-16

Samsung Releases 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL Image Sensors for Innovative Mobile Applications

Samsung introduced four new Samsung ISOCELL image sensors for its 0.7 μm-pixel product lineup. With the new 0.7μm ISOCELL technology, Samsung plans to expand the high resolution sensors to mainstream smartphones. “Samsung continues to pioneer innovations, such as ISOCELL Plus and Smart ISO, to deliver more pixels in a smaller package,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “Last year, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 0.7μm-pixel image sensor and the first 108Mp...
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2020-09-11

Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED

Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve, down to 1%, that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. From full intensity above nominal current of 65mA to 1% intensity at 0.65mA, every LED will provide the same flux performance in the application. Key to the performance is forward voltage vari...
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2020-09-02

Planar Releases Fine Pitch LED Featured Outdoor Video Walls

Planar announced the launch of its new outdoor LED display product, the Planar HRO Series. The Planar HRO Series expands the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with a high brightness, fine pixel pitch LED offering that is built for close-up daylight video viewing. The Planar HRO Series delivers impactful visual experiences for audiences even in direct sunlight. (Image: Planar) Planar HRO Series features some of the finest pixel pitches available for outdoor LED displays, 1.5 mm and 1.9 mm. The fine pixel pitch paired with 3,500 nit ...
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2020-09-01

Lumileds Announces New LUXEON Rubix Color LEDs with High Power, Small Size and Flexibility

Lumileds released a small and powerful new color LED, LUXEON Rubix, which is designed to deliver maximum flux at drive currents up to 3A and unmatched design flexibility. With LUXEON Rubix, engineers are freed from the design constraints of pre-configured modules and can create custom arrays with smaller optics supporting smaller size luminaires. (Image: Lumileds) “LUXEON Rubix introduces a size and power ratio that has never before existed for color LEDs,” said LP Liew, Product Marketing Manager at Lumileds. “Think of LUXEO...
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2020-08-27

LEDs Modelled on the Sun to Stimulate Plant Growth for Horticulture Lighting

Germany-based euroLighting introduced two new broadband LEDs, GW3535U and GW1919U (COB), featuring a special spectrum for stimulating plant growth. The LEDs are focused only on specific plant species or growth phase, but can be widely used for vertical farm and more. . Modelled on sunlight, the plant LEDs reproduce the complete light spectrum and generate all wavelengths for each growth phase. This contrasts with LEDs, which only produce a violet spectrum of red and blue wavelengths. They cover the needs of the plant throughout its entire life cycle and thus con...
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2020-08-25

Ibeo to Deliver New LiDAR Sensor Based on AMS’ VCSEL Technology

German LiDAR sensor company Ibeo Automotive Systems announced that it will begin delivery of its new ibeoNEXT LiDAR sensor starting in October 2020. The sensor is based on a completely new type of photon laser measurement technology and works completely without moving parts (real solid-state). One of the key component of the product is VCSEL provided by AMS. (Image: Ibeo) Developed in-house by Ibeo and manufactured in accordance with automotive series production standards, the new LiDAR sensor is suitable for driver assistance systems as well as for a...
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2020-08-24

Lextar Launches Upgraded Mini LED Backlight Products for TV and Automotive Display Applications

Taiwan-based LED company Lextar announced the expansion of its I-Mini LED portfolio with four new Mini LED backlight products targeting applications covering TVs, monitors, automotive display and nautical instruments. The products have been manufactured in volume and delivered to its clients. (Image: Lextar) Lextar introduced the technologies adopted in its new I-Mini LED backlight products including COB, DOB and microlens array. By bonding Mini LED flip chip directly onto driver substrate, the COB (Chip on Board) technology achieves ultra-thin ...
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2020-08-20

NICHIA LEDs with Tinted Encapsulation Boost Contrast in Outdoor Video Displays

Nichia announced its new LED product for the outdoor video display market. Its newest addition to its surface-mount (SMD) LED portfolio, NSSM332B, is an innovative three-cavity, 2828 package design (dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 mm) with tinted encapsulation to provide enhanced contrast to outdoor screens. Based on Nichia’s latest die and packaging technology, the new product offers increased brightness and efficacy to complement the high-contrast properties. For an 8mm pitch display at 7,000 nit, the NSSM332B has an estimated power dissipation of only 26.6mW,...
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2020-08-18

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange

Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps. “Emergency vehicle lamps typically combine red-orange, blue, PC amber and white, the increase in flux of red-orange will boost the performance of these designs. Additionally lamp and fixture designers now have even higher performing and cost effecti...
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2020-08-12

Lumileds Launches LUXEON 5050 LED with Better Flux and Efficacy for Outdoor and Industrial Lighting Applications

Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in full bin shipments and higher performance is available. (Image: Lumileds) “LUXEON 5050 LEDs are already installed in millions of fixtures worldwide and this performance enhancement extends the energy efficiency and long life benefits that cities and business require...
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2020-08-03

Ushio Introduces New Single-mode 670 nm Red Laser Diodes

Ushio announced the initiation of its new laser diodes mass production. The new products HL67191MG and HL67192MG offer operation at the 670 nm wavelength. Providing an optical output power of 15 mW (CW) and 30 mW (pulsed), these single-mode LDs deliver high-temperature performance (up to 70°C) within a φ5.6 mm package. Both LDs achieve a low operating current of 30 mA at 25°C (15 mW in CW operation) and feature built-in monitoring photodiodes. (Image: Ushio) According to Ushio, these new red laser diodes offer a number of improvements over some...
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2020-07-31

MEAN WELL Launches LDH-25/65Series 25/65W DC/DC LED Power Supply

Global warming has drawn enormous attention to green energy and DC house application. Many countries have started to promote energy-saving and safer electricity usage. MEAN WELL develops direct current (DC) input LED drive power supply, the LDH-25/65 series for green energy LED lighting applications, including LED solar street lights or equipment with secondary battery applications, such as camping car/yacht applications. LDH-25/65 series provide customers options for reducing conversion losses between DC bus to DC/DC driver. LDH-25/65W which are d...
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2020-07-30

Quanergy Unveils New 2D Industrial LiDAR Sensor for Mid-Long Range Measurement

Quanergy Systems revealed its new product M1, a 2D industrial LiDAR sensor for mid- to long-range, high precision measurement applications. The M1 joins the company’s M-Series to expand its industrial product portfolio by offering twice the price-performance vs legacy industrial LiDAR sensors. With up to double the range and range accuracy and 75% more data, M1 provides accuracy and object-detection at longer range compared to the legacy LiDAR sensors in the market today. (Image: Quanergy) The M1 2D LiDAR sensor is designed specifically to increase ...
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2020-07-28

Infineon Launches Radar-based Solution to Secure Social Distancing

Infineon reported its development of a smart entrance counter solution which can help public places to manage people flow and maintain safe social distancing to support slowing down the COVID-19 spread. The Smart entrance counter solution is a miniaturized, discrete radar board (250 mm x 150 mm) that accurately and anonymously counts people with one single 60 GHz radar sensor and integrated software. A traffic light system informs about if an entry is allowed or not. (Image: Infineon) “We aimed at quickly creating an effective solution that allows everyone of us ...
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2020-07-23

Toyoda Gosei Develops Deep UV LED Light Module for Sterilization

Toyoda Gosei unveiled its new deep UV LED modules developed for sterilization of water, air, and surfaces. Deep UV LEDs emit short wavelength UV light including the UVC wavelengths that destroy the genetic materials of viruses and bacteria. They are promising as a new sterilizing light alternative to replace mercury lamps. (Image: Toyoda Gosei) Aiming to expand deep UV LED applications, Toyoda Gosei has been developing products in modules or units with waterproof or heat dissipation features. In a joint experiment conducted with the Biomedical Scienc...
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2020-07-16

ROHM Release Blue-green LEDs for Color Universal Design Applications

ROHM introduced its newly launched blue-green LED products SMLD12E2N1W and SMLD12E3N1W that support the adoption of Color Universal Design (CUD). (Image: ROHM) Color is used in a variety of ways but there are approximately over 200 million people have problem distinguishing between red and green color. In addition, each individual perceives color differently. Since people’s perception of color varies, there is a growing need in the society to implement Color Universal Design that takes into account the various types of color vision in order t...
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2020-07-14

UV LED Embedded Mosquito Lamp to Better Attract Insects

A mosquito lamp deploying UV LED was launched in a Japanese website Gloture. The product, according to its description, uses UV light to attract insects including mosquitoes, flies and other. The UV LED mosquito lamp delivers UV light and special sound waves that are appeal to insects. Once the bugs fly towards the light, they are tapped within the lamp. (Image: Gloture) The idea of using UV light to trap insects is not new. LEDinside interviewed Everlight last year and the company has introduce the idea of UV LED integrated gravitrap and mosquito l...
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2020-07-14

GE Current Introduces New Product Extensions for Easier Sign or Signage Installation

GE Current, a Daintree company, has unveiled two extensions to its Tetra family, as well as a third generation update to the Select TX™ that improves loading by 25%. (Image: GE Current) The Tetra® Snap features a snap design that allows sign makers to snap LED modules into an aluminum extrusion. This design eliminates the need for screws, and allows users the flexibility to customize the product choosing between three different light levels, hitting a maximum 1,000 lumens per foot. Combined with Current’s patented OptiLens X optical design, this ...
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2020-07-02

Cleanbox’ Decontamination Cabinets Adopt UVC LED by Crystal IC

Deployment of UVC LEDs on disinfecting products becomes more and more common as the demand for decontamination remains high with the continuous impact of COVID-19. Cleanbox, who manufactures smart tech hygiene equipment for decontaminating headsets, eyewear, masks, and hardware, has selected Crystal IS’ Klaran UVC LED for its products. Numerous studies have shown that UV light is proven to destroy a wide range of viruses and bacteria, including the pathogen of the world sweeping COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, UV emitting devices such ...
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2020-07-01

FBH and UVphotonics Introduce Versatile LED Irradiation System Integrating Disinfecting UVC LEDs and Medical Curing Functions

Berlin-based Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) and its spin-off UVphotonics have designed and developed a versatile irradiation system for surface treatment. The modular system can be flexibly equipped with its in-house developed UV LEDs and commercially available UV, visible and infrared LEDs, meeting the demands for different targeted emission spectrum. (Image: FBH) For disinfection purposes it can be equipped with LEDs emitting at 265 nm to eliminate germs on surfaces of daily objects such as mobile phones and reusable masks as well as menu cards in restaura...
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2020-06-30

Macroblock Introduces New Insight of LED Driver IC Technology

Macroblock launched the concept of “NEW BASICS” in March. Until now, we have received a lot of feedbacks worldwide. New BASICS consists of “Image Quality,” “Minimum Gray,” “HDR-Optimized,” “64 scans,” “Low power,” and “Highly-integrated.” Some elements of NEW BASICS are brand new to the industry. Thus, Macroblock would like to take the opportunity to share the updated experimental data and technology through LIVE streaming on June 17th. In the opening, Macrob...
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2020-06-22

UV LEDs in Air Conditioners to Sterilize Coronavirus in the Air

Several researchers have proved the effectiveness of UVC radiation from both LEDs and lamps on deactivating coronavirus for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Seoul Viosys, who experts in UV LED technology, announced a new application of installing UV LEDs in air conditioners. Seoul Viosys partnered with Gree Electric Appliances, a Chinese air conditioner maker, to launch a new series of air conditioner products adopting Violeds UV LED technology. (Image: Seoul Viosys) The UV LED embedded air conditioners will provide disinfection on the ...
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Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy... READ MORE

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the large-scale search for practical solutions that can prevent the spread of the deadly virus — from researchers and scientists committed to finding a solution, to the manufacturers and consu... READ MORE