A consideration of the selection criteria and design constraints for IR LEDs used in CCTV camera systems, particularly for applications such as access control.
Review of techniques that can be used to isolate motors (and heavy inductive loads) from driver and sense circuitry.
Learn how IR sensors are gaining traction in Internet of Things M2M applications, including medical diagnostics, imaging and industrial process controls.
Learn about the benefits and applications of Zero-Voltage Switching and how components manufacturers such as Vicor and Linear Technology are embracing ZVS.
This article discusses autonomous robots and navigation sensors from Vishay, Omron, and Sharp , that are designed for home use, vacuums and lawn mowers.
This article will highlight some of the integration and user-interface issues associated with proximity and ambient light sensors. It will also review some recently introduced devices.
Infrared (IR) proximity sensor solutions using photo-reflectors, photo interrupters and proximity detection as a peripheral function.
Renesas RL78/G13 Demonstration Kit discussion including GUI and power management modes.
Sensors and small-signal analog systems often use sensitive and fragile front-end circuitry that may be easily damaged.
LED display backlighting and some LED driver considerations and options.
Serial sensors and subsystems and some of the development and evaluation kits available to support them are discussed.
The world depends on fiber-optic links: from phone links around the globe to the backbone network of the Internet, fiber-optic cabling carries millions of megabits every day and this is increasing.
Light sensors detect light and convert light energy to an electrical signal output. Once converted into electrical energy, the radiant energy within the infrared to ultraviolet light frequency spectrum source can then be measured.
A new generation of 1 W type white LEDs delivers improved features that translate into higher efficiency for a variety of lighting applications.
Current measurement and control are an integral part of any power sensitive system.
Multifunction sensors that combine proximity and ambient light sensing may be the answer for smartphone designers who are looking to save a little more power, reduce board real estate, and shorten their design cycles.
The industrial lighting space is one where well-defined light types and colors are used for specific tasks.
ChipLEDs were first developed about 10 years ago to meet the small-size, low-cost, and easy-assembly requirements for backlighting keypads in cellular phones and other consumer electronic products.
A new Vishay smart IR proximity sensor eases integration into a wide range of designs. The low-cost evaluation kit makes it even easier.
LEDs are an enlightened alternative to traditional lighting. Their benefits include long operating life, compact size, vibration resistance, low-voltage (LVDC) operation, minimal maintenance cost and minimal environmental impact.