Instrument Systems | Testing | microLEDs | Featured | Oct 01, 2022

LumiTop Guarantees the Quality of μLED Arrays

Instrument Systems’ 2D imaging colorimeter for testing AFS applications.

At electronica 2022 in Munich Booth B5.418, Instrument Systems will be showcasing its spectrally enhanced LumiTop 4000 2D imaging colorimeter for testing μLED arrays in AFS applications. The 12 MP camera simultaneously measures the individual LEDs of the array, and due to its high measurement speed, it avoids the temperature-dependence of high-performance LEDs. In combination with a high-end CAS 140D spectroradiometer, the system – calibrated to luminance (in cd/m2) – delivers highly accurate measured values. In particular, it is excellently suited to the quality control of the uniformity, brightness and color of μLED arrays.

New adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS) use μLED arrays with several 10,000 individual light sources. This enables precise control of the light beam, as each μLED can be controlled individually. The major challenge in quality inspection of these high-performance LEDs is the immediate onset of temperature rise when switched on. The resulting heat causes a drop in performance and leads to a color shift. Due to the latter, measurement systems for quality control of uniformity, brightness and color of the arrays are confronted with combined challenges: the measurement must take place quickly and nevertheless very accurately, so that the temperature independence of the measured values has no influence.

With the camera-based LumiTop 4000 2D system, Instrument Systems offers a measurement solution that forestalls the effects of a temperature drift during measurement due to its high measurement speed. In addition, the procedure is synchronized with the current source of the μLED and begins immediately upon switching on the LED array. Compared to traditional measurement methods that measure each LED of the array individually, the simultaneously measuring LumiTop system is many times faster. Thanks to the spectral extension of the system with Instrument Systems’ high-precision CAS 140D spectroradiometer, it also delivers highly accurate readings due to absolute system calibration. Instrument Systems is a test laboratory accredited to ISO 17025 and guarantees traceable measured values with known accuracy. The LumiTop system is calibrated to luminance (in cd/m2) as an optical quantity, and due to its design, precision, speed and resolution it is ideal for the μLED array measurement of AFS applications. With its 100 mm lens, the 12 MP LumiTop camera has a minimum field of view of 10 x 14 mm and is suitable for measurements in the lab and production line.

From 15–18 November 2022 Instrument Systems will be presenting its high-precision, traceably calibrated measuring systems at electronica in Munich. Visit us at Booth B5.418 and see for yourself the new model variants of the high-end CAS 140D spectroradiometer and LumiTop 4000 2D imaging colorimeter.

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About Instrument Systems GmbH
Instrument Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 1986, develops, manufactures and markets all-in-one solutions for light measurement technology. Our key products are array spectroradiometers, luminance cameras and imaging colorimeters. The main areas of application are LED/SSL and display colorimetry, spectral radiometry and photometry as well as laser/VCSEL characterization. Today Instrument Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the industry. Products of the Optronik Line for the automotive industry and traffic technology are developed and marketed at its Berlin location. Since 2012 Instrument Systems has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Konica-MinoIta Group. 

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Instrument Systems GmbH, Kastenbauerstr. 2, 81677 Munich, Germany

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