Lasers offer AC adapter option Product News 8/18/2005 Post a comment BEA Lasers' 150P family of laser modules is now available as a package with the company's new AC power adapter. Alternatively, the AC adapter is available separately. The adapter plugs directly to an AC power source and provides 6 VDC for the lasers, which can deliver 3, 5, or 7 milliwatts at 635 or 650 nm (depending on model) for alignment, event/edge detection, leveling, metrology, position, robotic control, and security applications.
New way to link photodiode and power monitor Product News 8/15/2005 Post a comment Optical designers take note! Analog Devices has introduced a high-side monitor that precisely mirrors input current over the widest range for optical designs. With a mirror ratio of 1:1 over six decades, the ADL5315 enables very accurate current monitoring at very low current levels.
Small IR LEDs enable infrared sensing for portable devices Product News 8/4/2005 Post a comment Touted as one of the smallest surface-mount infrared (IR) LEDs available in the industry, the small size of the new TT electronics OPTEK Technology OP200 IR LED, packaged in a 0805 size, enable design engineers to incorporate infrared sensing into portable electronic devices. They are also suitable for non-contact position sensors, machine automation systems and miniature optical encoders.
Vishay earnings take hit on charges News & Analysis 8/2/2005 Post a comment Adversely affected by a slew of charges, components and semiconductor supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc. posted net earnings of $9.7 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $582 million in the second quarter, down from $41.1 million, or 25 cents per share on sales of $646.6 million in the year-ago quarter.