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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

VLMTG1400 Series True Green LEDs

VLMTG1400 Series True Green LEDs in Tiny SMD 0603 ChipLED Package Increase Design-in Flexibility, Enable Smaller End Products Product Benefits: Offered in surface-mount 0603 ChipLED package measuring 1.6 mm by … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sneak Peak ~ Sensors EXPO 2017

  Sensors EXPO 2017 June 28-29 McEnery Convention Center San Jose, California Booth 1410

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

IR Receivers in TVCastSMD Package

TSOP39xxxTR1 and TSOP59xxxTR1 Series IR Receivers in TVCastSMD Package Offer High Remote Control Performance for Flat-Panel TVs and Monitors Vishay Intertechnology broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video – VCNL4035X01 Optical Sensor

Integrated proximity and ambient light sensor for gesture applications Watch Video Product Details

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

OPTO SQUAD at Sensors Expo 2017

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using Vishay Infrared Receivers in a Wi-Fi Environment

Application Note discussing the effects of various factors in the Wi-Fi environment.  read article….  

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

VLD.1535.. Series of LEDs

VLD.1535.. Series of Space-Saving Super Red, Red, Amber, and Yellow Ultrabright LEDs in Compact Packages With Dome Lenses Introducing a new series of super red, red, amber, and yellow ultrabright … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

VCNL4035X01 Automotive Grade Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor

VCNL4035X01 Automotive Grade Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor Provides Design Flexibility for Gesture Applications The Optoelectronics group introduces a new fully integrated Automotive Grade proximity and ambient light sensor for … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

VEMD5080X01 High Speed PIN Photodiodes

  VEMD5080X01 High Speed PIN Photodiode Delivers Precise Signal Detection, Enables Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables Vishay broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Minimold IR Receivers Withstand Infrared Reflow Soldering

Learn how the new Minimold IR Receivers eliminate requirement for 2nd wave soldering View Video

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Industry First Native Top View IR Receivers – TVCast

View the video to learn about the TVCast pacakge that accommodates applications requiring top-view IR receivers that reduce the PCB space requirement in products such as set-top boxes, air conditioners, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment
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