The six-pin PLCC LED from TT Electronics/OPTEK Technology is specified by Microchip Technology Inc.’s LED lighting design guide and designed for use with its color-control software solution. OPTEK’s 1-W and 10-W Lednium devices were selected as part of a reference design with Microchip’s LED driver. In selecting the OVSTRGBBCR8 series, Microchip opted for a full-color, RGB die PLCC6 LED to be driven by its color-control software solution, which generates signals in a variety of lighting-control applications, including dimming. Richard Saffa, vice president of OPTEK’s visible-LED business unit, says the LED features color on demand, allowing each LED to be driven individually or in tunable color combinations. “The tunable color mix makes the LED package ideal for a variety of applications, including amusement equipment, information boards, displays, appliances, backlighting, and architectural task lighting.”
The LED features typical luminous intensity of 1000, 900, and 180 mcd for the red, green, and blue LEDs, respectively. Peak forward current is 200 mA for the red LED and 100 mA for the green and blue LEDs, and maximum rated junction temperature is 110°C. Operating temperature range is –40° to 100°C.