Display Modules - LCD, OLED Character and Numeric
Products within this family are used for visual communication of text oriented information. Based on a variety of display technologies including liquid crystal, e-ink, and organic LEDs, they are distinguished from other display technologies by being conceptually divided into an array of addressable regions, each of which is capable of representing a single symbol, character, or digit. Though ill-suited for displaying images, video, or similar graphical information, their relative simplicity offers advantages in cost, design complexity, durability, etc. in circumstances where such capability is not required. Note that devices which use conventional LEDs to form luminous character segments are specifically excluded and grouped separately.
Display Modules - LCD, OLED, Graphic
LCD, OLED, Graphic Display Modules are displays that use liquid crystal or organic light emitting diode technology to provide visual graphics. The display types are CSTN, FFSTN, FSTN, LCD, monochrome, OLED, plasma, STN, and TFT, with display modes of passive, reflective, transflective, and transmissive. The touchscreen styles are available in capacitive and resistive versions.
Display Modules - LED Character and Numeric
Display Modules - LED Character and Numeric are devices that can display characters and numbers by individually illuminating segments of LEDs. Commonly referred to as “7 segment displays” they are most often used to display numbers either individually or with multiple displays joined together, units with more segments (14 or 16) can also display alphabetic characters as well.
LED Emitters - Infrared, UV, Visible
Infrared, UV, Visible Emitters are semiconductor devices that produce light in the infrared, visible and ultraviolet frequency ranges (255 ~ 1720 nanometers). Often found in devices such as remote controls, optical wireless links, or alternative illumination sources, they can produce intense sources of radiation that more common light sources are unable to. With a range of electrical specification, case sizes and viewing angles, these items are able to fill a wide application role.
LED Indication - Discrete
Light emitting diodes are semiconductor devices that emit light when conducting current. LEDs in this family are single or array configuration for status indication on printed circuit boards. They are differentiated by package/case, wavelength, viewing angle, forward voltage, current rating, millicandela rating, color, and mounting type. Configurations include common anode or cathode and bidirectional.
LED Lighting - COBs, Engines, Modules, Strips
LED lighting in large scale often requires a COB (chip on board), Engine, Module, or Strip. COB lighting combines numerous LED die onto one substrate, taking up much less space than a traditional array of SMD LEDs. LED engines combine SMD LED's with resistors to create a ready to use light. LED modules use tiny LED's similar to a COB but they are still easily individually visible unlike with COB's. These are available in different color options, CCT values, lumens, current, and voltage options. They also come in an array of configurations such as strips, flexible strips, rectangles, discs, and starboards.
LED Lighting - Color
Color LEDs used for illumination are characterized by fixed wavelength, wavelength range, and color group as well as 60 to 170 degree viewing angles. LEDS are available in surface mount packages such as SMD, CSDM, PLCC, J-lead, gull wing, exposed pad, and a wide variety of metric sizes as well as through-hole TO-252, DPak, SC-63, and radial lead configurations.
LED Lighting - White
White LEDs used for general illumination are in the 2000K to 8000K CCT (correlated color temperature in degrees Kelvin) range with CRI (color rendering index) from 60 to 98. Color ranges are divided into basic white, cool, neutral, and warm groups for easy reference and 80 to 170 degree viewing angles. LEDS are available in surface mount packages such as SMD, CSDM, PLCC, J-lead, star array, and a wide variety of metric sizes as well as through-hole TO-252, DPak, SC-63, and radial lead configurations.
Optics - Reflectors
Products in the optical reflector category are used to alter the spatial pattern of light intensity produced by some light source, most commonly an LED. They are used to increase system efficacy by redirecting light emitted by a source in unwanted directions along a path where such light, which would otherwise be wasted, can serve a useful purpose.