RGB LED with independent control of Red, Green, and Blue

November 15, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Vishay Intertechnology has released a new high-brightness, tricolour LED optimized for interior automotive lighting, RGB displays, and backlighting.

Featuring separate red, green, and blue LED chips inside the compact 3.5x2.8x1.45 mm PLCC-6 surface-mount package, the VLMRGB6112 enables individual control of each chip, making it possible to realize every colour within the colour room defined by the gamut triangle area inside the CIE 1931 colour space through colour mixing.

The LED is suitable for large-format, full-colour message and video display boards; backlighting in consumer devices and appliances such as PDAs, televisions, ovens, and microwaves; and a wide range of accent and decorative lighting. For these applications, the device utilizes high-brightness AllnGaP and InGaN technologies to deliver luminous intensity to 1800 mcd at 20 mA and features a ±60° angle of half intensity.

Providing high reliability, the Automotive Grade VLMRGB6112 offers a wide temperature range from -40 to +110°C, excellent corrosion robustness and sulfur resistance (H2S), and a UV-stable, diffused silicone casting compound for a long lifetime. The LED is AEC-Q101-qualified, offers a Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) of 2, and withstands ESD voltages up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B.

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