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Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Testing | Featured | Automotive | Jun 15, 2022
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines Quality control of VCSELs and EELs in production lines requires the full optical characterization of a device-under-test (DUT) within milliseconds. For this, the combination of an integrating sphere (ISP series) and a high-resolution array spectroradiometer of our CAS series is the ideal system for fast and reliable tests of semiconductor laser diodes, determining key characteristics like the centroid wavelength and the radiant power. Read more »
Automotive | Magna | Jun 14, 2022
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting Exterior lighting is increasingly becoming a central styling differentiator while helping to improve safety through greater visibility. Magna’s Breakthrough Lighting solution featured on the thermoplastic liftgate known as Litgate, combines the company’s expertise in exteriors and lighting and offers new ways to personalize and allow consumers to interact with their vehicles. Magna plans to have the technology ready for production in 2023. Read more »
Automotive | LUXEON HL 1Z | LEDs | Featured | May 31, 2022
Tiny Source Ensures Precise Bream Control and Color Quality
Tiny Source Ensures Precise Bream Control and Color Quality Lumileds newest high-power CSP LED is LUXEON HL1Z, an un-domed, single-sided, emitter that delivers high efficacy – 137lm/W or more – from a very small package just 1.4mm square. The top emission prevents “cross-talk” and contributes to the superior color over angle performance and color consistency. Read more »
Automotive | Display | Continental | Mar 15, 2022
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction Continental has developed an innovative display that allows vehicle information to be displayed dynamically, either in a private mode or in a way that everyone can see. With the new display technology, the technology company allows front passengers to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver from road traffic. If necessary, and the traffic situation permits, all vehicle passengers can optionally be given access to this content by means of a switchover. Conventional displays, which up to now have been offered primarily for passengers, do not enable flexible switching to a private mode. Read more »
Automotive | Macroblock | Lighting ICs | Mar 01, 2022
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. Read more »
Automotive | ams OSRAM | Oslon Flat X | Dec 09, 2021
New Oslon Black Flat X Family for Automotive Front Lighting
New Oslon Black Flat X Family for Automotive Front Lighting Automotive lighting has become extremely versatile thanks to new technological advances. In par- ticular, further developments in LED technology have opened up new possibilities. LEDs require minimum installation space while impressing with outstanding brightness values, giving manufactur- ers enormous freedom in designing their lighting solutions. Read more »
Automotive | Toyoda Gosei | Interior Lamps | Dec 07, 2021
Full Color LED Vehicle Interior Lamps
Full Color LED Vehicle Interior Lamps Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed full color LED lamps that infuse vehicle interiors with colored light. The hue can be changed freely from among 64 colors to suit the user’s mood and respond in various other ways to individual preferences. Read more »
Automotive | Faraday Future | Business | Dec 07, 2021
Faraday Future Announces HSL as Exterior Lighting Supplier
Faraday Future Announces HSL as Exterior Lighting Supplier Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc., a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, today announced HSL as the lead exterior lighting supplier for its flagship, ultimate intelligent techluxury FF 91 EV. Read more »
Automotive | LiDAR | ams OSRAM | IR Laser | Nov 29, 2021
Infrared Laser Diode for Industrial LiDAR Applications
Infrared Laser Diode for Industrial LiDAR Applications LiDAR, short for "Light Detection and Ranging," is one of the central technologies for autonomous driving. But there are also numerous applications for the three-dimensional detection of surroundings outside of the automotive industry. ams OSRAM, a leader in the development and production of infrared pulse lasers for LiDAR systems, is now launching the SPL TL90AT03, which is ideal for applications such as industrial automation, site leveling and invisible traffic monitoring. Read more »
LEDs | Automotive | Thermal Management | Sep 15, 2021
Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles
Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles Seoul Semiconductor announced that it launches WICOP TE (Top Electrode) designed to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of headlamps for vehicles. WICOP LED was applied to 10% of the global vehicle production in 2020, and is expected to see an increasing demand in the future electric vehicle market. Seoul Semiconductor expects to accelerate the move to expand its market share in the global automotive lighting LED market worth approximately USD 2.7 billion. Read more »
Automotive | Hella | Faurecia | Acquisition | Aug 17, 2021
Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro
Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia today signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquire the 60 percent stake held by HELLA pool shareholders. Read more »
Automotive | Testing | Instrument Systems | Mar 17, 2021
Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing
Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing Optical measurement accuracy for high-power LEDs in advanced LED package designs calls for extremely fast and precisely triggerable spectroradiometers. Read more »
Automotive | Osram Continental | Mar 11, 2021
Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps
Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps With its new eXchangeable Light Engine, OSRAM Continental is now extending and simplifying the integration of LED lighting solutions to entry-level vehicle classes. The automotive lighting specialist aims to create a new industry standard where LED headlights are to become the norm in automotive lighting – to make driving at night significantly safer. Read more »
Automotive | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Imaging Spectrometer | Photometers | Jan 15, 2021
Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps
Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps Instrument Systems presents a newly developed system for ultra-fast testing a wide range of lighting scenarios for advanced headlamps, e.g. HD / ADB / matrix / pixel headlamps. The AMS screen imaging system consists of a far field goniometer, a screen photometer and an illuminance meter and allows synchronized measurements for luminance and far field on a high level of accuracy. Supported by the extended LightCon software, compliance checks according to ECE / SAE / ICAO / FAA regulations as well as extensive graphical analysis are efficient to perform. Read more »
SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Automotive | Oct 30, 2020
17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines
17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry's broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-responder vehicles, tow trucks and construction vehicles Read more »
Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 14, 2020
Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks
Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »
Automotive | IR | Components | Gesture-Control | Sep 28, 2020
Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size
Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with greater ease at the industry's lowest cost and smallest size with the MAX25205 data acquisition system from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Featuring integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor array, the MAX25205 detects swipe and hand-rotation gestures without the complexity of time-of-flight (ToF) cameras at 10x lower cost and up to 75 percent smaller size. Read more »
Automotive | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Sep 04, 2020
New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving
New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving In a few years, LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it easy to achieve the brightness values required by today's manufacturers. Osram Opto Semiconductors is constantly working to further optimize high-quality LED solutions for the automotive sector. With significant leaps in performance in the Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact product families, the company shows where developments are headed in the coming years, and what other benefits headlight manufacturers can expect. The products are designed for use in high and low beam solutions. Read more »
Automotive | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Jul 16, 2020
Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange
Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including  25% Brighter Red-Orange Today, Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line, the lighting industry's broadest and most cost-effective family of color LEDs. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter Red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | LED Drivers | Controls | LED Modules | Jun 24, 2020
Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production
Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production In addition to its LED driver/controller die, integrated in smart ISELED LED modules, Inova Semiconductors offers the driver chip as a standalone solution. The standalone ISELED driver is now available in volume production and is AEC-Q100 qualified. The INLC10AQ (originally introduced as INLC100Q16) will be used to construct custom LED chains that can be controlled via a bidirectional two-wire differential bus, enabling up to 4079 daisy-chained LED driver & controller devices in a single array. Additionally, smart LED modules integrating both the driver & controller and RGB LEDs in one single package are available from different vendors both in high volume and automotive qualified. Both the integrated LED modules and the standalone solution enable innovative solutions in ambient lighting, roof lighting, display backlight and functional lighting. Read more »
Automotive | IR-LEDs | May 15, 2020
Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors
Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors Automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change. Displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customizable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light. The smaller and more powerful the required components, the easier they are to integrate into complex designs. Osram’s Oslon Piccolo now offers an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) that packs enormous power in a small package, making it ideal for customers. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Color LEDs | Components | Mar 03, 2020
See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog
See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact rear fog lamp designs. Read more »
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