Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 23, 2010

Avago Technologies Adds New Half-Watt White LEDs to Moonstone Series

Avago Technologies announced the addition of new half-watt cool white and warm white light emitting diodes (LEDs) to its series of Moonstone™ power LEDs. Available in one of the industry’s thinnest packages, Avago’s ASMT-Mx60 LED provides solid-state lighting application designers with a robust and reliable package that provides high brightness illumination and easy installation.

The ASMT-Mx60 is ideal for use in applications that require ultra-high-brightness LEDs, such as electronic sign backlighting, retail displays, commercial lighting, and accent marker lights.  These cool white and warm white LEDs can also be used in specialty lighting applications such as task and reading lights.

Avago’s ASMT-Mx60 Moonstone is a high performance energy efficient device capable of delivering an industry-best lumens to watt (lm/W) efficiency for half-watt power LEDs with 30lm (typical) and up to 43lm cool white light output at 150mA.  These LEDs have been developed to withstand high operating temperatures and driving currents and are capable of withstanding a high maximum allowable junction temperature (up to 145-degrees C), which is an industry-first for a half-watt power LED. With an exposed pad design, this robust half-watt white power LED features a wide 110-degree viewing angle, smooth radiation pattern, and excellent heat transfer from the package to the motherboard to enable this LED to be driven at a current of 150mA.  

The ASMT-Mx60 series has a robust Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) resistance of 16kV (HBM) and provides designers with an electrically neutral heat sink pad feature option which enables easier thermal management and handling of LED arrays on a common substrate.  The ASMT-Mx60 cool white LED is available in various color temperatures ranging from 4000 to 10,000K while the warm white LED has color temperatures ranging from 2600 to 4000K.

With the addition of the ASMT-Mx60 cool white and warm white LEDs to its Moonstone LED series, Avago can now provide customers with a wider selection of half-watt LEDs.

• Energy efficient and long operating life
• High light output of typical 30lm cool white and 25lm warm white at 150mA
• Wide 110-degree viewing angle
• Silicone encapsulation
• Electrically neutral heat sink pad
• Exposed pad design
• High maximum junction temperature: 145 degrees C
• Operating temperature range: -40  to +105 degrees C
• Ease of assembly and compatible with IR reflow processes
• Moisture sensitivity level (MSL) 4
• Pb-free and RoHs compliant.
• 16kV ESD threshold

U.S. Pricing and Availability:
Avago’s ASMT-Mx60 cool white Moonstone LEDs are priced at $1.00 range in 10,000 piece quantities.  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.  More information is available at and

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 provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics 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 has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at