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Delivering luminous intensity to 1800 mcd at 20 mA, VLMRGB6112 RGB LED features separate red, green and blue LED chips inside the compact 3.5 mm by 2.8 mm by 1.45 mm PLCC-6 surface-mount package. Offering temperature range from -40 °C to +110 °C, LED features a ±60° angle of half intensity. Suitable for full-color message and video display boards, unit is AEC-Q101-qualified and can withstand ESD voltages up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B.

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Vishay Intertechnology RGB LED Provides Independent Control of Red, Green, and Blue Chips for Wide Color Range

High-Brightness Device Enables Every Color Within the Gamut Triangle Inside CIE 1931 Color Space for Automotive Lighting, RGB Displays, and Backlighting

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new high-brightness, tricolor LED optimized for interior automotive lighting, RGB displays, and backlighting. Featuring separate red, green, and blue LED chips inside the compact 3.5 mm by 2.8 mm by 1.45 mm PLCC-6 surface-mount package, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMRGB6112. enables individual control of each chip, making it possible to realize every color within the color room defined by the gamut triangle area inside the CIE 1931 color space through color mixing.

With its wide color range, the LED released today is ideal for custom "welcome illumination" in next-generation automobiles; large-format, full-color 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 °C 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. Compatible with IR reflow soldering, the device is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

Device Specification Table:

Color                                                                                                             Red                            True green                           Blue

Luminous intensity (mcd) @ IF = 20 mA            Min.                                  560                                     900                              180

                                                                           Typ.                                  730                                   1030                               230

                                                                           Max.                                 920                                   1800                               450


Wavelength (nm) @ IF = 20 mA                        Min.                                   618                                     519                               463                

                                                                           Typ.                                   624                                     526                              469

                                                                           Max.                                  629                                     534                               476

Forward voltage (V) @ IF = 20 mA                    Min.                                    1.8                                      2.7                                2.7

                                                                           Typ.                                    2.0                                      3.1                                3.0

                                                                           Max.                                   2.4                                      3.6                                3.6


Technology AllnGaP InGaN InGaN Samples and production quantities of the VLMRGB6112.. are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only is $0.25 per piece.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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