Vishay Intertechnology has introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra-compact MiniLED packages.

Utilising the latest AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series are able to deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.

The AEC-Q101 qualified LEDs combine low thermal resistance down to 400K/W with power dissipation of 130mW, which in turn enables their high drive current. The small 2.3mm by 1.3mm by 1.4mm size of the VLMx235xx's MiniLED package and VLMx335xx's high luminous intensity to 1400 mcd make them suitable for automotive interior and exterior lighting; traffic signals and signs; and indicators and backlighting for audio and video equipment, LCD switches, and symbols for general use.

Offered in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow, the LEDs feature a lead-frame embedded in a white thermoplast, with an inside reflector filled with a clear epoxy. The devices offer a ± 60° angle of half-intensity, forward voltage down to 1.8V, and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of ≤ 1.6, and they are categorised, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and colour.

RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the LEDs are available in 8mm tape, offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B, and are compatible with preconditioning according to JEDEC Level 2a.