KYOTO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - January 31, 2017) - ROHM has recently announced the availability of an ultra-compact reflector-type LED optimized for consumer devices such as matrix light sources for gaming and wearables that demand increased miniaturization.
The MSL0402RGBU reflector-type 3-color LED leverages miniaturization technology cultivated over many years to achieve the smallest size in the industry (1.8mmx1.6mm). This enables high-density mounting and provides excellent color mixing characteristics, ensuring support for high resolution LED matrices.
In order to turn on matrix light sources it is necessary to take measures against ESD. Unlike conventional solutions that utilize a Zener diode, the MSL0402RGBU adopts an element with high ESD resistance. This makes it possible to superior ESD protection without a Zener diode and prevent light emission of unnecessary blocks in matrix circuits, resulting in clearer display.
3-Color LED Types
Reflector-type high brightness RGB LED delivers greater color representation in the smallest form factor on the market
Until now, 3.5mm x 2.8mm LEDs are typically used in dot matrices, resulting in a coarse display which can be problematic when higher resolution is demanded. In response, ROHM utilizes miniaturization technology cultivated through decades of LED development to reduce mounting area by 70% over ROHM's conventional LEDs. This makes it possible to construct high brightness, ultra-high resolution matrix light sources that contribute to improved performance and display capability in gaming and other applications.
The Smallest Size in the Industry (1.8mmx1.6mm)
Class-Leading Anti-Sulfuration Performance
High ESD Resistance in Matrix Circuits
In recent years, LEDs capable of representing the full color range are expected to be widely adopted in a variety of fields, including digital signage requiring improved design flexibility. At the same time, as applications become smaller and more sophisticated the need for greater expressiveness grows, along with increased miniaturization and long-term reliability. Up to now, ROHM offers ultra-compact molded type LEDs (PICOLED®), high brightness reflector types (MSL series), and compact high brightness 3-color LEDs with excellent color mixing, but to meet market demands ROHM developed the industry's smallest high brightness reflector-type RGB LEDs (MSL0402RGBU).
Comparing with New 3-Color LED and Conventional 3-Color LED
Pricing: $0.23 /unit (1,000pcs)