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Applications Engineer Gives Lowdown on SensorXplorer

Sensors have often been described as the tip-of-the-spear in the IoT market.  Optical sensors may need to be able to see light, recognize colors, discern gestures, or detect presence. In … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

AGC6 for Smartphone IR Proximity Interference

Vishay is the world’s leading supplier of IR receivers for remote control and presence sensing.  We offer the most sensitive receivers which translates to the longest transmission range and we … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hydrophilic-Another UVA LED Application

Picking up where we left off a few posts ago regarding UV activated nano-crystalline titanium dioxide, it has another interesting property.  It’s superhydrophilic. A regular glass surface which has been … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thermal Models for Optocouplers

Thermal behavior of your Optocoupler is a key to optimal design There are three methods to manage thermal energies when designing in an optocoupler:  a thermal derating number, a derating … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Evolution of Automotive Transmissive Sensors

Every once in a while, you have to toot your own horn.  In that spirit, Vishay Opto is the world’s leading supplier of slotted interrupters (transmissive sensors, photo interrupters) with nearly … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

PhotoTRIACs – What are they and what are they good for?

Phototriacs are solid-state AC switches whichconsist of an infrared emitter on the input and two thyristors, connected to a TRIAC, on the output. The light emitted from the infrared emitter triggers … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

UVA and Titanium Oxide Photocatalysis – Another UVA LED Application

Vishay Optoelectronics has introduced a number of high-power, ceramic-packaged UVA and UVB emitters, a low-power (2.5 mW) UVC emitter, and are poised to introduce a mid-power (12 mW) UVC emitter.  … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade Power LEDs Utilize Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size for High Brightness and Drive Current

Offered in PLCC-2 and Ultra Compact MiniLED Packages, AEC-Q101 Qualified Devices Feature Luminous Intensity to 1400 mcd MALVERN, Pa. — July 25, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Three Key Parameters Influencing Photodiode Switching Speed

The switching speed of a photodiode is often a key parameter that defines the response time of an overall system. You will always find the switching speed or rise and … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sensor Expo 2018 – Time To Turn Those Bright Ideas Into Stellar Products

Evaluation kits helped demonstrate the VCNL4200 long-range presence sensor and VCNL4035X01 gesture sensor To demonstrate the VCNL4200, our hardware designers rigged the presence sensor to a camera and monitor.  When … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: TSOP1 Series of IR Receivers for Improved Sensitivity, Noise Suppression, and Pulse-Width Accuracy

Next-generation miniature IR Receivers  for IR remote control in televisions, set-top boxes, audio and video systems, air conditioners, cameras, video games, and more.  

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Vishay’s First Automotive Grade Phototransistor Optocoupler

VOMA617A ~ New AEC-Q101 Qualified Device With 5 mA Forward Current Comes in SOP-4 Mini-Flat Package Vishay Intertechnology launches its first Automotive Grade phototransistor optocoupler, the VOMA617A. The new device combines … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

High Speed PIN Photodiode Offers Enhanced Sensitivity for Visible Light

VEMD8080  Delivers Precise Signal Detection in 4.8 mm by 2.5 mm SMD Package with Industry-Low 0.48 mm Profile Featuring fast switching times and low capacitance of 47 pF for precise … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Proximity Sensors Capabilities and Custom Options

Check out the capabilities and custom options of Vishay’s proximity sensors.  And don’t be shy, if you would like to see a sensor that does “xyz”, let us know in … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

VIDEO: AEC-Q101 Automotive Grade Coupler

VOMA617A, automotive AEC-Q101 qualified phototransistor optocoupler in SOP-4 mini-flat package for 30 % PCB space savings over DIP-4 package. watch the video

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

LED and Display Product Overview

Vishay offers LEDs in all colors, surface mount and through-hole packages, high and standard power, wide and narrow viewing angles, and automotive qualified.  Extending this portfolio, we  also offers seven-segment … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

OPTO Squad at 2018 Sensors EXPO

Vishay at Sensors EXPO ~ booth 435 June 27-28 McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California Here is a sneak peek at what the OPTO Squad has lined-up for you … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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