Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 27, 2010

Avago Technologies Introduces Power PLCC-4 Surface Mount LEDs with 50-Degree Lens

Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new line of high brightness red, amber, and orange PLCC-4 surface mount technology (SMT) LEDs for use in interior and exterior automotive and electronic signs and signals applications. These competitively priced top-mounted lensed LEDs provide high reliability, a narrow 50-degree viewing angle and a matched radiation pattern.

Avago’s HSMx-A46x series of Power PLCC-4 SMT LEDs are single-chip packages that have been developed to tolerate the harsh conditions found in automotive, and indoor and outdoor sign applications to produce higher light output compared to PLCC-2 SMT LEDs.  The HSMx-A46x series of LEDs are ideal for use in instrument panel backlighting, dome lighting, turn signals and center height mounted stoplights (CHMSL) in automobiles, as well as interior/exterior variable message signs.  The HSMx-A46x series of LEDs can also be used for push button and signal lighting in industrial applications.

As an extension of the standard flat top PLCC-4 SMT LEDs, the HSMx-A46x with lens device provide a narrow viewing angle to meet the needs of applications that require focused radiation and high brightness.  Moreover, the package design coupled with the careful selection of component materials allow the HSMx-A46x series of LEDs to provide reliable performance over a wide temperature range. 

In addition to its high-brightness, long life and compact size, Avago’s HSMx-A46x series provide manufacturers with two significant advantages. These LEDs can be easily soldered using conventional surface mount techniques to minimize production costs, and the package is qualified to a Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) moisture sensitive level (MSL) rating of 2A. For manufacturers, this rating means that the HSMx-A46x can be kept in the open air (30° C, 60 percent relative humidity) for up to four weeks after being removed from its sealed package without the need to remove absorbed moisture.


  • Industry standard PLCC-4 package
  • Highly reliable LED package
  • Tight color binning options
  • AllnGaP dice technologies for high brightness
  • High optical efficiency
  • Compatible with both infrared-reflow (IR) and through-the-wave (TTW) soldering processes
  • Stable and consistent performance with minimum degradation
  • Moisture sensitivity: MSL 2A
  • Operating temperature: –40° C to +100°

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Avago’s HSMx-A46x LEDs are priced at $0.16 each in 10,000 piece quantities, and are supplied in 8 mm carrier tape on 7-inch reels. Samples and production quantities with a four-week lead time 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. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service. Avago’s heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at