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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