ESD protection solution targets high-brightness LEDs

calmicroluxguardMilpitas, Calif. — California Micro Devices has expanded its LuxGuard family of turnkey solutions for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and thermal management in high-power, high-brightness light-emitting diode (HBLED) lighting applications.

California Micro claims the CM1771 is the industry’s first ESD protection solution for HBLED applications to feature a 100-volt breakdown voltage. This enhanced level of ESD protection is a requirement for a growing segment of high-power HBLED lighting applications that feature high output power, high efficacy levels reaching over 120 lumens per watt or those using multiple HBLEDs driven in a serial arrangement.

A silicon-based, side-mount protection solution with a back-to-back electrical configuration, the LuxGuard CM1771 provides robust, symmetrical ESD protection and features a very small die that can easily be integrated into a broad range of HBLED lamp modules, said the company.

The device can safely dissipate ESD strikes of at least 6 kV, Human Body Model (HBM). It also features a back-to-back zener diode configuration for bi-directional ESD protection.

Availability: Samples will be available in October 2009 with mass production scheduled for Q1 2010.
Pricing: Samples are priced at $0.05 per unit with a minimum purchase of one wafer.

Resources: Product brochure and datasheet.