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RS Components Introduces Duo of Integrated Dual-Wavelength Red and Infrared Laser Diodes that Offer Stable Power Output

New dual-laser optoelectronic components from Panasonic offer reduced size and weight for use in multiple applications in computing, industrial and biomedical markets

Taipei, Taiwan, 21 October 2014:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a pair of new single-chip dual-wavelength red/infrared laser diodes that offer high output characteristics in a compact size. Manufactured by Panasonic, a worldwide leader in optoelectronic semiconductors, these devices are ideal for use in optical disk drives, barcode readers and a multitude of sensing-based applications such as laser distance sensors for industrial use, or flow cytometers in biomedical applications.

The new Panasonic laser diodes provide a single-chip solution, eliminating the need for multiple components, with both red and infrared lasers on board a small flat three-pin package. Offering stable power output even under high temperatures, these new dual wavelength laser diodes are roughly 20 to 30 per cent more efficient than conventional laser diodes. In addition, the devices also exhibit exceptional accuracy in laser beam spacing, leading to greater design-in flexibility.

The LNCT22PK01WW and LNCT28PF01WW are MOCVD (Metal-Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition) fabricated 660nm and 780nm band dual-wavelength devices that feature a multi-quantum-well structure that has been adapted to fit an open frame type package to reduce size and weight.

Key specifications of the LNCT22PK01WW / LNCT28PF01WW are: dual wavelengths of 661/661nm (typical) and 785/783nm (typical); output power of 280/300mW (pulse) for red and 380/380mW (pulse) for infrared; and an operating temperature range of -10 to +85 degree Celsius for both devices.

These two new dual-wavelength laser diodes from Panasonic are RoHS compliant and are now available via RS Components in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About Panasonic

From capacitors, through batteries, to robots -- the Europe-wide sales of a broad range of industrial products form the core business of Panasonic Industrial Europe. The group comprises the continental European company Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe GmbH with its headquarters in Hamburg, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe (UK) GmbH located in London and Panasonic Energy Europe NV established in Brussels. In just two years after its incorporation on 1st April 1998, the company established its growth-oriented course. Some 300 people are employed in the Sales, Marketing and Support Divisions.

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Europe GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, is responsible for continental European sales and marketing of the comprehensive industrial product range. The company also has sales and support offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, etc., as well as other branch offices in Germany.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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