A new LED flash driver has been introduced by austriamicrosystems which offers 25 per cent higher output current than existing offerings.
The AS3645 flash driver is ultra small and can enhance picture and video quality in low-light environments at same system size using its higher flash power.
According to the manufacturers, the device can be used in single or double LED flash environments and is capable of driving up to 1,000 mA.
There are also a number of safety features to protect against circuit damage and improve test time, "including programmable current limiting, auto test (LED open/short detection), overvoltage and undervoltage, overtemperature and automatic flash timeout timer for thermal LED protection during flash", austriamicrosystems explains.
The features of the LED flash driver make it ideal for use in camera phones, especially high-end smart and feature products.
In other new product news, Osram Opto Semiconductors has unveiled a new high-powered LED that is perfect for use in car headlights thanks to its compact dimensions.