Promising to deliver precise and consistent performance in the most demanding environments where space constraints are an issue, the MTPS4088MC surface-mount, point-source 880-nm LED resides in a 3.5 mm x 0.94 mm x 2.2 mm package with a flat epoxy lens. Delivering a typical power output of 2 mW, it primarily suits optical encoder, optical switch, scanning, and precision-edge sensing applications. The ±10º LED relies on a unique die configuration to provide an unobstructed, radiated beam pattern by masking the die and relocating the topside electrode. By eliminating the dark spot typically associated with the center of conventional LEDs, the point source LED allegedly yields better results when used with application-specific optics to obtain certain radiation-pattern characteristics. Pricing for the MTPS4088MC starts at $8.99 each/1-to-100. MARKTECH OPTOELECTRONICS, Menands, NY. (800) 984-5337.