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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

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

OPTO SQUAD at Sensors Expo 2017

June 6, 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

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

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

TSSP4056 Fast Proximity Sensor

New infrared (IR) sensor designed to provide fast, low-cost proximity sensing in a variety of systems. The Vishay Semiconductors TSSP4056 is the industry’s first fixed-gain sensor containing a band-pass filter … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sensors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Links: View the video Datasheets: TCUT1600X01, TCPT1600X01

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

VEMDxx60X01 Automotive-Grade PIN Photodiodes

Introducing six new automotive-grade, high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes that feature excellent photoresponse linearity for small signal detection. Available in three low-profile, surface-mount packages, devices in the Vishay Semiconductors VEMDxx60X01 family … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Part 4, the Final Episode of “A Brief History and Evolution of Automotive Transmissive Sensors”

The Fully Evolved TCUT1800X01 The TCUT1800X01 is a 4-channel transmissive sensor designed for incremental and absolute encoder applications. The sensor combines two infrared emitters with four detector channels in a … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part 3 of “A Brief History and Evolution of Automotive Transmissive Sensors”

The TCPT- and TCUT1600X01 Period Imagine the lowly knob on your dashboard which controls the radio volume or the menu of your control display. It is an appendage that commands … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part 2 of “A Brief History and Evolution of Automotive Transmissive Sensors”

The TCPT- and TCUT1300X01 Period Automotive customers needed a transmissive sensor that could operate at higher temperatures and was qualified to AEC-Q101 standards. The molding compound of the emitter and … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part 1 of “A Brief History and Evolution of Automotive Transmissive Sensors”

The Pre-Triassic Period At the dawn of the present era, transmissive sensors in automotive systems took the form of an emitter-detector pair in through-hole packaging that was wave-soldered to a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

VCNL4040

The VCNL4040 like the VCNL4020 and VCNL4010 includes an infrared emitter, photodiode for proximity, an ambient light photodiode and signal processing IC all on a single CMOS chip. What is … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Proximity Sensors in Smart Phones

If it is truly smart, your Smartphone uses an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. Here’s how the sensors work.

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Mitten and the Smartphone

Once upon a time there was a consummate smartphone user.  He could be seen on city sidewalks with his head down, scrolling through the information on his screen, occasionally bumping … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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