Avago Technologies Creates Thinnest Autofocus LED for Digital Cameras

Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, announced a new miniature autofocus light emitting diode (LED) for use in ultra-slim digital still camera and cell phone designs. With a footprint that can fit on the head of a pencil eraser, Avago’s ASMT-FJ30 is the thinnest autofocus LED in the industry and can play a key role in helping digital still camera and camera phone designers to further reduce the overall thickness of those applications. The ASMT-FJ30 is ideal for use as an auxiliary autofocus flash in camera applications that require long distance illumination and a narrow radiation pattern.

Avago’s Orange ASMT-FJ30 flash LED is an easy to install miniature surface mount technology (SMT) dome LED lamp, which incorporates an untinted, non-diffused lens that provides light output within a narrow 18-degree radiation pattern to assist the autofocus function in digital still cameras in low-light or dark environments. Moreover, it also provides greater functionality per square inch of printed circuit board (PCB) space while achieving superior performance in terms of brightness and power consumption. As a result, design engineers can pack more functionality, features and performance in less space to make these devices smaller and enhance the end user’s overall experience.

The ASMT-FJ30 package also provides convenience in the assembly process and is available in 1,500 unit tape and reels to facilitate pick and place operations. As a result, design engineers can expect shorter time to market and overall cost savings.

Features

  • Smooth, consistent narrow radiation pattern
  • 18-degree viewing angle
  • Package dimensions: 3.2 mm (L) by 2.4 mm (W) by 2.4mm (H)
  • High intensity light output
  • Clear, non-diffused epoxy
  • Compatible with 2x solder reflow process
  • Meets IEC/EN 60825-1 Eye Safety Class 1 requirement
  • RoHS compliant

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Avago’s ASMT-FJ30 SMT LEDs are priced at $0.55 in 10,000-piece quantities. They are supplied in 16 mm tape on 380mm (15-inch) diameter reels for compatibility with automated manufacturing. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

Avago High-Brightness LED and Display Backlighting Solutions
Avago Technologies is one of the largest producers of visible LEDs in the world and ships billions of products annually. Known for its LEDs’ performance, efficiency and reliability, Avago offers an extensive portfolio of products at globally competitive prices. From a discrete LEDs supplier, Avago has emerged to offer total solutions for illumination and lighting applications. Key products include high brightness and high power LEDs, PLCC surface-mount LEDs, color sensors, and display backlighting module solutions. These LEDs and display modules address a wide range of markets, including electronic signs and signals, automotive, solid state lighting and LCD display backlighting.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company produces highly efficient, high-quality products. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company’s products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago’s heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots.

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