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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

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

Happy Lunar New Year!

VishayOpto wishes our friends and colleagues a Happy New Year!  

February 15, 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

OPTO SQUAD at Sensors Expo 2017

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Vishay OPTO. Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017!

December 23, 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

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

Hockey Player-Tracking Technology

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August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Because who doesn’t like kittens!

We recently posted an article about a “magic” cat doorbell.  This doorbell was created for Leonie the cat.  Turns out that Leonie, who is 3 years old, had kittens 3 … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Science Behind Activity Trackers

Today, being physically fit has become a way of life for many. Eating healthy foods, sleeping seven to eight hours a night, and exercising daily are the basic building blocks. … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Magic” Cat Doorbell

Creating a “Magic” Cat Doorbell with the TSSP4P38 Proximity Sensor By Andreas Freiherr Leonie and her family live in a building with seven other families. Like many cats, Leonie loves … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Hairy Tarantulas and Display Technology

Poecilotheria metallica-Wikipedia February 2016 Here is something fascinating, or perhaps fascinatingly terrifying — depending on your level of arachnophobia. We ran across this article on tarantulas and how their unique … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Which Would You Choose?

When promoting our new VOW3120 Optocoupler and the story is “widebody”…       We like both ads, but some of us have the heart of a 9 year old boy and, well, we … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dark Side of the Moon

Hopefully you had the time, and clear skies, to watch the lunar eclipse that occurred this past Sunday night. The moon was at its perigee, the point in the orbit … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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