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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

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

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

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

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

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

Video – VCNL4035X01 Optical Sensor

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

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Optoelectronics for IoV and VR Applications

    VCNL4020X01 Short-Range Proximity Sensor Distance up to 20 cm Integrated proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, including infrared emitter Programmable drive current to control range 16-bit proximity resolution … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Optical filters for CMOS integrated photodetectors

FILTRONTM Technology Optical filters on CMOS integrated photodetectors make optoelectronic sensors possible for wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared range. The compact, surface-mount technology components have 16-bit resolution and high … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

SSRs, a Solid Alternative to an Age Old Challenge

Electrical relays have been around since the civil war. It is safe to say that they are not “leading edge” technology.  Yet, they are ubiquitous.  It is doubtful that you … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Round or Square? Vote for your favorite…

We are designing some OPTO coasters and need your expert eye (and subjective opinion). Round or Square?  vote below  

October 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Remote Control Window Sizing Tool

A new online tool from the Optoelectronics group is speeding up a time-consuming task for designers of home entertainment systems. Anything that uses a remote control needs a window with precise … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robot Battles (or… this is what happens when German engineers have spare time in the lab)

In the Vishay, Heilbronn Germany, Opto lab they decided to have a bit of fun with Vishay components.  These little guys have LEDS and IREDs as weapons (and one has a IREDs nose).  … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adafruit creates nifty 3rd-party board for VEML6070

Adafruit creates small PCB board using Vishay’s VEML6070 for a quick and simple way to add UV light sensing to any microcontroller project.  They also provide a nice library of design documents; pinouts, … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

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