New SXUV5 Extreme Ultraviolet Photodetector Comes with Circular Active Area of 2.5 mm. Diameter
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New SXUV5 Extreme Ultraviolet Photodetector Comes with Circular Active Area of 2.5 mm. Diameter

Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the SXUV5, an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photodiode with a circular active area of 2.5 mm diameter. The new device has superior responsivity in the 1 nm to 190 nm wavelength region and is specially designed to be highly stable over long...

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DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN
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DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN

Silicon detectors are widely used in particle and nuclear physics for measuring ionizing radiation. This Do-It-Yourself project allows making a low-cost particle detector from scratch using silicon photodiodes. It can distinguish different particle types (alpha particles and electrons)...

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890nm 6-Element Photodiode Array features low leakage current
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890nm 6-Element Photodiode Array features low leakage current

TT Electronics/Optek's photodiode array features a high-temperature SMD chip carrier and low leakage current. TT Electronics/Optek Technology's OPR2100 device is a six-element photodiode that is designed to meet the needs of motor encoder applications. Designed specifically for...

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Marktech reflective sensors feature 0.5-1.5mm short detection distance
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Marktech reflective sensors feature 0.5-1.5mm short detection distance

Marktech Optoelectronics has announced the expansion of its surface-mount family of SWIR reflective sensors. The sensors are suitable for position sensing and detection applications, including card, barcode, edge sensing and money bill readers. Marktech surface-mount SWIR reflective...

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VEML6035 Digital Light Sensor operates via simple I²C
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VEML6035 Digital Light Sensor operates via simple I²C

Vishay’s low-power, high-sensitivity, ambient light sensor operates via simple I²C command Vishay's VEML6035 is a 16-bit, low-power, high-sensitivity CMOS ambient light sensor operated via a simple I²C command. The sensor offers an active interruption feature that is triggered...

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Vishay VCNL4030X01 AECQ proximity sensor with four I2C address options
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Vishay VCNL4030X01 AECQ proximity sensor with four I2C address options

VCNL4030X01 incorporates photodiodes, amplifiers, and analog to digital converting circuits into a single chip by CMOS process. VCNL4030X01 integrates a PS, ALS and a high power IRED into one small package. It incorporates photodiodes, amplifiers, and analog to digital converting...

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4 Channel Opto-Isolated Module Using High Speed 6N137 Optocoupler
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4 Channel Opto-Isolated Module Using High Speed 6N137 Optocoupler

4 Channel Opto isolated board has been designed around 6N137 Opto-coupler, the 6N137 optocoupler is designed for use in high-speed digital interfacing applications that require high-voltage isolation between the input and output. Applications include line receivers, microprocessors or...

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Building a PIN Diode Geiger Counter
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Building a PIN Diode Geiger Counter

"Kai" is in the process of building a Geiger counter based on BPW34 photodiode and explains his first step for the sensor circuit. The common approach to protect the photodiodes from light is to use one layer of tin foil and connect it to ground. This should also protect the...

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