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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

Friendly Informative Chat: VCNL4100

The VCNL4100 can sense objects up to 1 meter away. It is a fully integrated sensor which includes an infrared emitter, proximity detector, ambient light sensor, signal conditioning IC, and I2C interface. It offers programmable high and low threshold interrupts, a built-in background light cancellation scheme, and Filtron™ technology for ambient light sensing close the human eye. Display control for home appliances, light controls, robot and drone collision detection, gaming attract mode. . .

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Long Distance Proximity Demo ~ VCNL4100

Demo video showing the VCNL4100 long distance proximity detection.  click here to view the video or click here to get more information on the VCNL4100 product

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

VEML6075 UVA, UVB Light Sensor Video

Industry’s First UVA and UVB Light Sensor one of Vishay’s 2016 Super12 product picks.  Watch this quick introduction video to find out why. click here to view the video Learn more … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Evaluation Board Demo: VOW137 Optocoupler

Product Demo: Evaluation Board Demo: VOW137 Optocoupler Switching test on VOW137 10 MBd high-speed optocoupler – run time 03:00 click here to view the video  

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Benefits of Solid-State Relays Over Electromechanical Relays Video

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July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

High Linearity Photodiodes for Small Signal Detection Video

White board demonstration showing increased reliability of high linearity photodiodes versus standard photodiodes.  Vishay high linearity devices deliver fast response times in three low-profile, surface-mount packages for automotive and industrial … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sensors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Links: View the video Datasheets: TCUT1600X01, TCPT1600X01

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Light-to-Digital: VEML6030 Ambient Light Sensor

New Ambient Light Sensor Enables Spectral Sensitivity Similar to Human Eye for Consumer Applications Links: View the video Read the NPI Download the datasheet Development boards and software

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Color Is IT! Demo Video

Demo video showing how the VEML6040 RGBW can see your color! click here to view the video

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDEO – Light sensor saves space and simplifies window designs in flat-panel TVs and consumer handheld devices

VEML7700 Ambient Light Sensor Product Overview. click here to view the video

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Hybid VORx SSRs Video

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November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Infrared Emitters and IR Receivers Video

Bigbelly solar compactor Bigbelly solar compactor uses Vishay emitter and IR receiver for smart, energy efficient designs.  http://www.vishay.com/ir-emitting-diodes/

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vishay – Safety Light Barriers and Your Garage Door

Vishay – Safety Light Barriers and Your Garage Door Video

July 31, 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

Reflective Sensing Demo

Reflective sensing application using Infrared Emitter and IR Receiver. Check out our IR Receiver Module for Light Barrier Systems TSSP4038 Used by major automatic flush toilet manufacturers Used for paper … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments
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