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LED Packaging Technology and Structure


LED packaging technology is mostly developed and evolved on the basis of discrete device packaging technology, but it has great particularity. Generally, the core of the discrete device is sealed in the encapsulation body. The main function of the encapsulation is to protect the core and complete the electrical interconnection. LED packaging is to complete the output of electrical signals, protect the normal operation of the core, output: visible light function, both electrical parameters, and optical parameters of the design and technical requirements, can not simply be used in the packaging of discrete devices for LED.

The core light-emitting portion of the LED is a pn junction die composed of a p-type and an n-type semiconductor. When a minority carrier injected into the pn junction is combined with a majority carrier, visible light, ultraviolet light or near-infrared light is emitted. However, the photons emitted by the pn junction region are non-directional, that is, the same probability is emitted in all directions. Therefore, not all the light generated by the die can be released, which mainly depends on the quality of the semiconductor material, the structure of the die, and the geometry. The internal structure of the package and the encapsulation material are required to improve the internal and external quantum efficiency of the LED. In a conventional Φ5mm LED package, a square die with a side length of 0.25 mm is bonded or sintered on a lead frame. The positive electrode of the die passes through a spherical contact point and a gold wire, and the inner lead is connected to a pin, and the negative electrode passes through the reflection. The cup is connected to the other leg of the lead frame and then the top is encapsulated with epoxy. The function of the reflector cup is to collect the light emitted from the side of the die and the interface and emit it in the desired direction. The top encapsulated epoxy resin is shaped to protect the die from external attack; to use different shapes and material properties (with or without a dispersant), to act as alens or diffuse lens Function, control the divergence angle of light; the refractive index of the die is too much related to the refractive index of the air, so that the critical angle of total reflection inside the die is small, and only a small part of the light generated by the active layer is taken out, most of which are easy to be in the tube The inside of the core is absorbed by multiple reflections, and it is easy to cause total reflection to cause excessive light loss. The epoxy resin with corresponding refractive index is used as a transition to improve the light exiting efficiency of the die. The epoxy resin used to form the envelope must have moisture resistance, insulation, mechanical strength, and a high refractive index and transmittance for light emitted from the die. The choice of packaging materials with different refractive indices, the influence ofpackage geometry on photon escape efficiency is different, and the angular distribution of luminous intensity is also related to the structure of the die, the way of light output, and the material and shape of the package lens. If a pointed resin lens is used, the light can be concentrated in the axial direction of the LED, and the corresponding viewing angle is small; if the resin lens at the top is circular or planar, the corresponding viewing angle will increase.

Under normal circumstances, the LED's emission wavelength changes with temperature by 0.2-0.3nm/°C, and the spectral width increases, which affects the color vividness. In addition, when the forward current flows through the pn junction, the heating loss causes the junction region to produce a temperature rise. At around 1°C, the luminous intensity of the LED is reduced by about 1%, and the heat dissipation of the package is maintained. Purity and luminescence intensity are very important. In the past, the method of reducing the driving current was used to reduce the junction temperature. The driving current of most LEDs was limited to about 20 mA. However, the light output of LEDs will increase with the increase of current. At present, many power LEDs can drive currents up to 70mA, 100mA or even 1A. It is necessary to improve the package structure, the new LED package design concept and low thermal resistance package structure and Technology to improve thermal properties. For example, a large-area chip flip-chip structure is used, and a silver paste with good thermal conductivity is used to increase the surface area of the metal support, and the silicon carrier of the solder bump is directly mounted on the heat sink. In addition, in the application design, the thermal design and thermal conductivity of the PCB circuit board are also very important.

After entering the 21st century, LED's high efficiency, ultra-high brightness, full colorization continue to develop and innovate. Red and orange LED light effects have reached 100Im/W, green LEDs are 501m/W, and the luminous flux of single LEDs has reached dozens. Im. LED chips and packages no longer follow the traditional design concept and manufacturing mode of Gong. In terms of increasing the light output of the chip, research and development is not limited to changing the amount of impurities in the material, lattice defects and dislocations to improve internal efficiency, and at the same time, how to improve The internal structure of the die and package enhances the probability of photon emission inside the LED, improves the light efficiency, solves the heat dissipation, optimizes the design of light extraction and heat sink, improves the optical performance, and accelerates the surface mount SMD process, which is the mainstream direction of the industry. .

Product package structure type

Since the 1990s, LED chip and material fabrication technology has made many breakthroughs in research and development, transparent substrate trapezoidal structure, textured surface structure, chip flip-chip structure, commercial ultra-high brightness (1cd or more) red, orange, Yellow, green and blue LED products have been asked one after another. As shown in Table 1, in 2000, applications in low- and medium-light flux special lighting were applied. The upper and middle reaches of LED industry have received unprecedented attention, further promoting the downstream packaging technology and industrial development. Different types of package structures and sizes, different illuminating color dies and their two-color or three-color combination can produce a variety of Series, variety, specifications of products.

The types of LED product package structures are shown in Table 2. They are also classified according to the characteristics of the color of the light, the material of the chip, the brightness of the light, and the size. A single die generally constitutes a point source, and a plurality of die assemblies generally constitute a surface source and a line source for information, status indication, and display. The illuminating display also uses a plurality of dies, throughappropriate connections of the dies (including series and Parallel) combined with a suitable optical structure to form the illumination segment and the illumination point of the illuminated display. Surface mount LEDs can gradually replace pin-type LEDs, and the application design is more flexible. It has already occupied a certain share in the LED display market and has an accelerated development trend. Some solid-state lighting sources have been launched, which will become the medium and long-term development direction of LEDs in the future.

Leaded package

The LED foot package uses lead frames as pins for various package types. It is the first package structure successfully developed on the market. The variety of products is high, the technology maturity is high, and the structure and reflective layer inside the package are still being improved. Standard LEDs are considered by most customers to be the most convenient and economical solution in the current display industry. Typical LEDs are housed in an enclosure that can withstand 0.1W of input power, 90% of which is pinned by the negative pole. The rack is distributed to the PCB and then released into the air. How to reduce the temperature rise of the pn junction during operation is a must for packaging and application. The encapsulating material is mostly made of high temperature curing epoxy resin, which has excellent light performance, good process adaptability, high product quality, and can be made into colored transparent or colorless transparent and colored scattering or colorless scattering lens package, different lenses. The shape is composed of various shapes and sizes. For example, the circular shape is divided into several types according to the diameter: Φ2mm, Φ3mm, Φ4.4mm, Φ5mm, Φ7mm, etc., and different components of the epoxy resin can produce different illuminating effects. The color point light source has a variety of different package structures: the ceramic base epoxy resin package has better working temperature performance, the lead can be bent into a desired shape, and the volume is small; the metal base plastic reflective cover type package is an energy-saving indicator light. Suitable for power indication; flashing CMOS oscillating circuit chip and LED die package, can produce self-generated flashing light with strong visual impact; two-color type consists of two different luminescent color dies, packaged in the same epoxy In the resin lens, a third mixed color can be obtained in addition to the two colors, which is widely used in a large-screen display system, and can bepackaged to form a two-color display device; the voltage type is a combination of a constant current source chip and an LED die. Can directly replace the various voltage indicators of 5-24V. The surface light source is formed at a predetermined position of a plurality of LED die 嵩谖 (12) 蚉 CB board, and is formed by using a plastic reflective frame cover and potting epoxy resin. The different designs of the PCB board determine the arrangement and connection manner of the outer leads, and have double columns. Straight insertion and single in-line and other structural forms. Point and surface light sources have been developed in hundreds of package shapes and sizes for the market and customers.

The LED light-emitting display can be composed of a digital tube or a meter tube, a symbol tube, and a rectangular tube to form various products, and is designed into various shapes and structures according to actual needs. Take the digital tube as an example, there are three kinds of package structures, such as a reflector cover, a monolithic integrated type, and a single seven-segment type. The connection mode includes a common anode and a common cathode. One is a commonly known digital tube, and two or more. Generally referred to as a display. The reflector type has the characteristics of large font, material saving and flexible assembly. It is generally made of white plastic into a seven-section housing with a reflective cavity, and a single LED die is bonded to the seven reflective chambers of the reflector. On the PCB board that is aligned with each other, the center position of the bottom of each reflective cavity is the light-emitting area formed by the die, and the lead wire is bonded by a pressure welding method, and the epoxy resin is dropped in the reflective cover, and the PCB board of the die is bonded. Bonded in place and then cured. The reflector type is divided into two types: air seal and solid seal. The former uses epoxy resin with scattering agent and dye, and is mostly used for unit and double-position devices; the latter is covered with color filter and uniform film, and is in the die and The base plate is coated with transparent insulating glue to improve the light-emitting efficiency, and is generally used for digital display of four or more digits. The monolithic integrated method is to fabricate a large number of seven-segment digital display graphic dies on a luminescent material wafer, and then dicing into a single-patterned dicing die, bonding, pressure-welding, and encapsulating a lens with a lens (commonly known as a fisheye lens). A single seven-segment type of large-area LED chip that has been fabricated into a light-emitting strip containing one or more dies, so that the same seven pieces are bonded to the digital-shaped slash frame, and are pressure-welded and epoxy. Resin package construction. The monolithic and single strip features are miniaturized and can be used in dual in-line packages, mostly for special products. The LED light column display houses 101 cores (up to 201 dies) on a 106mm length circuit board. It is a high-density package that uses optical refraction principles to image the point source through 13-15 strips of transparent cover. The dot-to-line display of each die is completed, and the packaging technology is more complicated.

The electroluminescence mechanism of the semiconductor pn junction determines that it is impossible for LED toproduce white light with continuous spectrum. At the same time, it is impossible for a single LED to produce more than two kinds of high-brightness monochromatic light. It can only be used for packaging with fluorescent substances, blue or ultraviolet LEDs. Applying a phosphor on the die, indirectly producing a broadband spectrum, synthesizing white light; or using several (two or three or more) differently colored dies to be packaged in a component housing, forming a white LED by mixing light and light . Both methods have been put into practical use. In 2000, Japan produced 100 million white LEDs, which developed into a class of products that stably emit white light. The design of multiple white LEDs was not required to meet the luminous flux. Lord, the pursuit of a new electric light source.

Surface mount package

In 2002, surface mount packaged LEDs (SMD LEDs) were gradually accepted by the market and gained a certain market share. From lead package to SMD, it conformed to the development trend of the whole electronics industry, and many manufacturers introduced such products.

Most of the early SMD LEDs were modified with SOT-23 with a transparent plastic body. The outer dimensions were 3.04×1.11mm, and the reel-type container was taped. Based on SOT-23, the SLM-125 series with high-brightness SMD with lens and SLM-245 series LED are developed. The former is monochromatic illumination, and the latter is two-color or three-color illumination. In recent years, SMD LED has become a development hotspot, which solves the problems of brightness, viewing angle, flatness, operability, consistency, etc., using lighter PCB board and reflective layer material, which needs to be filled in the reflective layer. Less epoxy resin and remove the heavier carbon steel material pins, which can easily reduce the weight of the product by reducing the size and weight, and finally make the application perfect, especially for indoor, semi-outdoor full color display. Screen application.

Table 3 shows several dimensions of common SMD LEDs, as well as the best viewing distance calculated from the dimensions (plus the necessary clearance). The pad is an important channel for heat dissipation. The SMD LED data provided by the manufacturer is based on a 4.0×4.0mm pad. Reflow soldering can be used to design the pad to be equal to the pin. Ultra-high-brightness LED products can be packaged in PLCC (plastic package with lead chip carrier)-2, the external dimensions are 3.0×2.8mm, and the high-brightness die is assembled by a unique method. The thermal resistance of the product is 400K/W, which can be pressed. CECC soldering, its luminous intensity is 1250mcd at 50mA driving current. The seven-segment one, two, three and four digital SMD LED display devices have a character height of 5.08-12.7mm and a wide display size range. The PLCC package avoids the manual insertion and pin alignment processes required for the seven-segment digital display of the pin, and meets the production requirements of the automatic pick-and-place device. The application design space is flexible and the display is bright and clear. The multi-color PLCC package features an external reflector that can be easily combined with an LED or light guide to replace the current transmissive optical design with a reflective version to provide uniform illumination over a wide area, developed at 3.5V, 1A drive Power SMD LED package for operation under conditions.

 Power package

The LED chip and package are developed in the direction of high power. Under the high current, the luminous flux is 10-20 times larger than that of the Φ5mm LED. The effective heat dissipation and non-degrading packaging materials must be used to solve the light decay problem. Therefore, the package and the package are also the key. Technology, LED packages that can withstand several W power have emerged. 5W series white, green, blue green, blue power LEDs have been available since the beginning of 2003. The white LED light output reaches 1871m, the light efficiency is 44.31m/W green light decay problem, and the LED that can withstand 10W power is developed. The area tube; the size of the crucible is 2.5×2.5mm, it can work under the current of 5A, and the light output reaches 2001m. It has great development space as a solid illumination source.

The Luxeon series power LEDs are flip-chip soldered to the silicon carrier with solder bumps, and then the flip-chip soldered silicon carrier is placed in the heat sink and the package, and the bonding leads are packaged. This package is optimized for light extraction efficiency, heat dissipation performance, and increased operating current density. Its main features: low thermal resistance, generally only 14 ° C / W, only 1/10 of the conventional LED; high *, high flexibility inside the package, stable in the package, in the range of -40-120 ° C, will not cause The internal stress generated by sudden temperature changes disconnects the gold wire from the lead frame and prevents the epoxy lens from turning yellow. The lead frame is not stained by oxidation. The optimal design of the reflector cup and lens makes the radiation pattern controllable. The optical efficiency is the highest. In addition, its output optical power, external quantum efficiency and other properties are excellent, and the LED solid-state light source has reached a new level.

The package structure of Norlux series power LED is a multi-chip combination of hexagonal aluminum plate as the base (making it non-conductive). The base diameter is 31.75mm, and the light-emitting area is at the center of it. The diameter is about 0.375×25.4mm. 40 LED dies, the aluminum plate acts as a heat sink at the same time. The bonding wires of the die are connected to the positive and negative terminals through two contact points made on the base, and the number of aligned dies on the base is determined according to the required output optical power, and the packaged ultra-high brightness AlGaInN and AlGaInP can be combined. The die, which emits light in a single color, color or synthetic white, isfinally encapsulated in an optically designed shape with a high refractive index material. The package adopts a conventional high-density package with high density, high light extraction efficiency, low thermal resistance, better protection of the die and bonding wires, and high light output power under high current, which is also a promising future. LED solid light source.

In the application, the packaged product can be assembled on a metal core PCB board with aluminum interlayer to form a power density LED. The PCB board is used as the wiring for connecting the device electrodes, and the aluminum core interlayer can be used as a heat sink. Higher luminous flux and photoelectric conversion efficiency. In addition, the packaged SMD LEDs are small in size and can be flexibly combined to form a variety of illumination sources such as module type, light guide type, concentrating type, and reflective type.

The thermal characteristics of power LEDs directly affect the operating temperature, luminous efficiency, wavelength of illumination, and service life of LEDs. Therefore, the packaging design and manufacturing technology of power LED chips are particularly important.

 LED development and application prospects

In recent years, the luminous efficiency of LEDs has increased by 100 times and the cost has been reduced by 10 times. It is widely used in large-area graphic display full-color screens, status indication, sign illumination, signal display, backlight of liquid crystal display, automobile combination taillights and interior lighting. In terms of other aspects, its development prospects have attracted global lighting manufacturers to join the LED light source and market development. The development and application prospects are white LEDs, which are economical for solid lighting devices and environmentally friendly. They are gradually replacing traditional incandescent lamps with an annual growth rate of over 20% in the world, including the United States, Japan, Europe and Taiwan. The province has launched a semiconductor lighting program. At present, the luminous efficiency of ordinary white LEDs is 251m/W, and experts are expected to exceed 3001m/W in 2005. The excellent heat dissipation characteristics and optical characteristics of power LEDs are more suitable for the general lighting field, and are considered by the academic community and the industry to be the only way for LEDs to enter the lighting market. In order to replace fluorescent lamps, white LEDs must have a luminous efficacy of 150-2001m/W, and the price per Im should be significantly lower than 0.015/Im (current price is about 0.25$/Im, red LED is 0.065/Im) There are still many technical issues that need to be studied to achieve this goal, but it is not a long way to overcome them. According to the principle of solid-state luminescence, the luminous efficiency of LED can beapproximately 100%. Therefore, LED is known as a new light source in the 21st century and is expected to become the fourth generation light source after incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and high-intensity discharge lamps.

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