Infrared LED suits single device and array applications.

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RoHS-compliant OPR2800 Series GaAIAs LEDs feature 100° inclusive beam angle and are housed in surface mount (SMD), flat lens chip carrier package that matches PLCC-2 footprint. Infrared light source produces 880 nm wavelength and has operating temperature range of -40 to +100°C. In addition to non-contact position sensing, applications include data detection systems, machine automation, and optical encoding.

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OPTEK's Infrared LED Exhibits 100° Beam Angle for both Single Device and Array Applications

Surface mount, flat lens chip carrier package features wide beam angle...

CARROLLTON, TX (July 19, 2006) - In response to customer requests for a surface mount infrared light source with a wider beam angle, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has expanded its IR SMD product line with the development of an 880nm wavelength infrared light emitting diode that delivers a 100° inclusive beam angle. Designated the OPR2800 Series, the high power GaAIAs LEDs are housed in a surface mount chip carrier package that matches a PLCC-2 footprint, and are ideal for use as single IR LED sources as well as arrays of SMD package IR LEDs.

According to Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for OPTEK Technology, the construction of the LED package allows the device to be used in a variety of applications. "The SMCC package features a flat lens window, which allows a wide beam angle for the LED," explained Bennett. "This package design makes the infrared LED suitable for both single device as well as array applications."

The OPR2800 Series infrared LED is also ideal for applications in non-contact position sensing, data detection systems, machine automation, and optical encoding, Bennett continued.

The OPR2800 Series infrared light emitting diode features an 880nm wavelength with a 100° total beam angle. Forward voltage is 1.5V maximum (If=50mA), with continuous forward current of 50mA; reverse voltage is 30V, with reverse current of 100mA (Vr=2.0V). Power dissipation is 130mW at 25°C. Operating temperature range for the IR LED is -40°C to +100°C.

The device is available in both bulk and tape and reel packaging, and is RoHS compliant.
Typical pricing for OPTEK's OPR2800 infrared LED is $0.90 each in quantities of 100K. Lead time, if stock is not available, is from 4 to 6 weeks.

OPTEK manufactures a comprehensive range of infrared LEDs and detectors.

For more information about OPTEK's infrared LED products and capabilities, contact TT electronics' OPTEK Technology at 1645 Wallace Dr., Carrollton, TX, 75006; call 972-323-2200, or visit OPTEK on the web at In Europe, contact JP Delaporte at or call +33-1-30-31-5928. In Asia, contact T.H. Swee at or call +852-9190-4641.

OPTEK Technology is a leading manufacturer of standard and application-specific sensors using infrared, visible, magnetic and fiber optic technologies focused on applications in office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliability applications, and medical diagnostic equipment. Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002 and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered. OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in December 2003.

TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer and aerospace markets.

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