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Video: TCUT1630X01 for Turn and Push Applications

Check out Vishay’s new TCUT1630X01 transmissive optical sensor and learn why this 3-channel slotted interrupter is idea for turn and push applications see for yourself

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Optical Isolator for I2C Bus System – APPNOTE

INTRODUCTION The I2C bus, also known as inter-IC bus, is a bidirectional, two-wire, multi-user bus, as shown in Fig. 1. It was developed by Philips Semiconductors (1) to connect micro … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

IR Receiver 3D Models

We are making it easier than ever to design in Vishay’s IR Receiver products with 3D MODELS available for many of our packages. You can quickly find these models on … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

3- and 4-Channel Optical Sensors for Turn and Push, Absolute, and Incremental Encoding

AEC-Q101 Qualified Transmissive Sensors Offered in Compact SMD Package for Automotive and Industrial Applications Introducing TCUT1630X01 and TCUT1800X01, the industry’s first 3- and 4-channel transmissive sensors, respectively. The triple-channel TCUT1630X01 … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Designing Linear Amplifiers Using the IL300 Optocoupler

INTRODUCTION This application note presents isolation amplifier circuit designs useful in industrial test and measurement systems, instrumentation, and communication systems. It covers the IL300’s coupling specifications, and circuit topologies for … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

CLOCK DISPLAY

High Brightness Clock Display with Multiplex Mode for Clear Readability and Reduced Costs TDCG1050M, TDCG1060M, TDCR1050M, TDCR1060M FEATURES: 10 mm digit character size Active colon between digit two and three … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Next-Generation Miniature IR Receivers

Next-Generation Miniature IR Receivers Provide Improved Sensitivity, Noise Suppression, and Pulse-Width Accuracy for Remote Control Applications. New Devices Offer Increased Robustness to Optical and RF Emissions Without Sacrificing Sensitivity Devices … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

SNEAK PEEK: New Automotive Qualified Optocoupler!

New Automotive Grade Phototransistor Optocoupler Optocoupler group is poised to launch its first AEC-Q101 Phototransistor featuring high current transfer ratio (CTR) with a low forward current of 5 mA in the … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mounting of Through-Hole LEDs

  Through-hole LED cases usually consist of epoxy casting compounds with duroplastic properties. It is in the nature of things that optical semiconductor devices require transparent materials with the best … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

TSOP33x, TSOP53x Series Infographic

Minimold package delivers the same RF noise rejection as Minicast while surpassing the high optical performance of Mold package devices. For products such as televisions, set-top boxes, air conditioners, and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

IoT in the Medical Market

Introduction The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer electronics was more than evident this last holiday season. Commercials and print ads for the Smart Home, synonymous with … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Would the real Heimdall please stand up

On a recent flight from Toronto to San Francisco I watched Thor: Ragnarok; the perfect way to kill a few hours. In it Thor calls to Heimdall several times for … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

VO2223B Integrated Power Phototriac

New Vishay Intertechnology Integrated Power Phototriac With 600 V/µs dv/dt Reduces Costs and Saves Space 1 A integrated power phototriac designed to directly drive medium AC loads. Featuring high dv/dt … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

VLMU60CL..-280-125 Ceramic / Quartz-Based UVC Emitting Diode

VLMU60CL..-280-125 Ceramic / Quartz-Based UVC Emitting Diode Delivers Exceptionally Long lifetime Vishay’s Optoelectronics group introduced a new ceramic / quartz-based UVC (short wavelength ultraviolet) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happy Lunar New Year!

VishayOpto wishes our friends and colleagues a Happy New Year!  

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

VEMD5510C/CF High Speed PIN Photodiodes in Compact SMD Package

High Speed PIN Photodiodes Provide Reliable Signal Detection, Enable Slim Sensor Designs To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay’s Optoelectronics … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

SNEAK PEEK: The NEW IR Receiver Generation!

New “Mneme” (TSOP1xxxx) IC generation will combine enhanced suppression of noise with higher sensitivity levels and precise pulse accuracy. When choosing an IR receiver for a specific application, it is … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

TCUT1630X01 Transmissive Sensor for Turn and Push Applications

The TCUT1630X01 is a compact transmissive sensor that includes an infrared emitter and three phototransistors, located face-to-face in a surface-mount package. The tall dome design supports additional mechanical room for … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Clock-Beating Touchdown Gives Miners Tie

The Heilbronn Miners held their first home game against the Weinheim Longhorns in the German Regional Center League before a capacity crowd in the Frankenstadion Heilbronn on May 20, 2017. … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leading Edge Consumer Electronics Popular Under the Christmas Tree

ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, has published the results of a survey on what consumers in Germany are buying for their Christmas gifts. (The article is in … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Light Therapy

I am not a fan of the time change from daylight savings to standard time.  I would prefer to stay on daylight savings time year round.  But when the time … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Space Weirdness

This is an entertainingly weird article from ScientificAmerica – enjoy!

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

VCNL4020C Proximity Sensor; Biosensor Heart Rate Demonstration Video

View Video View Video to see digital biosensor in heart rate monitoring with VCNL4020C View Video

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

IrDA Transceivers – We’ve Got EM!

  Need IrDA Transceivers? Vishay Has Them Not long ago, IrDA was the primary means of local ad-hoc wireless transmission of data used on mobile phones, laptops, PDAs, and printers. … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

VCNL4200 High Sensitivity Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor

Introducing a new high sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor that combines long distance proximity detection up to 1.5 m with Filtron™ technology in a compact 8 mm by 3 … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment
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