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2001-10-15 Real-time biomechanical position sensing based on lateral effect photodiode
This application note describes the use of lateral-effect photodiodes for position sensing in biomechanical communication systems.
2009-04-13 Power supply and accurate current monitor for avalanche photodiode (APD) biasing applications
This reference design presents a circuit for addressing the power-supply and current-monitoring requirements of APD biasing applications. Based on the MAX15031 DC/DC converter, the application circuit provides a 70V, 4mA, DC/DC power converter with a 2.7V to 11V input supply-voltage range.
2008-08-22 Photodiode receivers offer ultrahigh speed data response
Hamamatsu Photonics has released G10342 series, 10Gbit/s InGaAs PIN photodiode receivers mounted in industry standard receiver optical sub-assembly packages.
2009-12-23 Photodiode addition lets LCD detect hand gesture
MIT researchers claim that the addition of a layer of photodiodes to the backside of an LCD lets it recognize hand gestures made in front of the screen, cutting the need for a 3D image sensor.
2014-04-04 Optimisation of photodiode sensor circuit design
Know the important steps in obtaining the best possible system performance.
2004-08-06 Microsemi photodiode eyes 1,550nm optical nets
Microsemi released a coplanar waveguide photodiode for high-bandwidth single-mode-fiber optical networking apps.
2003-08-08 MergeOptics photodiode suits 10Gbps operations
MergeOptics GmbH has released its OptoPack product family of 10Gb PIN photodiode that is suitable for 10Gbps operations.
2002-09-02 Maxim photodiode supply protects APD during breakdown
The MAX1932 APD bias supply protects APD devices during avalanche breakdown through an accurate, high-side current sensing.
2003-04-16 Hamamatsu photodiode has low PDL
Hamamatsu Corp.'s G8370-10 InGaAn PIN photodiode combines high sensitivity, low dark current and low PDL for laser diode apps.
2002-10-28 GaAs photodiode array revs response at low bias
Hamamatsu Corp.'s G8921-01 GaAs photodiode array provides high-speed response at low bias voltage as well as low dark current and low capacitance.
2014-06-11 Dynamic photodiode forges delay-time dependence
This delay-time dependence provides a new method of measuring light intensity and the output signal can be several orders of magnitude higher than the conventional PIN photodiode.
2005-08-19 ADI offers new way to link photodiode and power monitor
Analog Devices is introducing a high-side monitor that provides a compact solution for the common and often challenging problem of interfacing an optical power monitoring device to the cathode-side of a PIN photodiode.
2013-01-18 A*STAR photodiode breaks broadband speed limits
A research team at A*STAR developed a 30?m photodetector that can be deposited on a chip using a cost-efficient thin-film deposition process that is compatible with electronic components.
2016-03-23 WIN Semiconductors enters optical device market with foundry services
The company is adding optical device production capabilities to its portfolio, to provide large-scale manufacturing of complex laser and photodiode designs for 2.5G, 10G and 25G data rates.
2006-06-02 VFA, CFA, Bipolar or CMOS - Which high-speed amplifier is best for your low-noise application?
Both current- and voltage-feedback amplifier topologies are popular choices for high-speed applications. An understanding of the differences in circuit topology along with basic noise and distortion characteristics is crucial for optimal product selection.
2010-09-07 Transimpedance amplifiers boast improved sensitivity, dynamic range
Tiny signals no match for Mindspeed's new 1.25BG/s, 2.5GB/s TIAs
2009-04-14 Transimpedance amp meets GPON Class B+ requirements
Phyworks has launched a high-sensitivity transimpedance amplifier that enables lower cost PIN photodiodes in the receive path of customer premises GPON applications to replace costly avalanche photodiodes.
2009-10-14 Tiny photo detectors boast 100ns response time
Vishay has expanded its optoelectronics portfolio with new AEC-Q101-qualified miniature photodiodes and phototransistors.
2015-10-15 Time-of-flight device flaunts accuracy up to 2m
The ISL29501 from Intersil boasts ultra-small size, low-power consumption and superior performance for connected devices aimed at Internet of Things.
2001-10-15 Stability of silicon photodiodes for laser emission measurements
This application note examines the suitability of silicon photodiodes as the transducer, and discusses the calibration accuracy, reproducibility and stability that are likely to be achieved from a commercial company.
2014-07-29 Sony invests $340M in stacked image sensor mfg
The Japanese company revealed it plans to increase its production of stacked CMOS image sensors brought about by the needs of devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2001-10-15 Silicon photodiodes physics and technology
This application note discusses the basic considerations in the design of silicon photodiodes for desired performance characteristics. It also introduces the various parameters used to characterize photodiodes.
2011-12-05 Signal conditioning ICs tout 2.7-5.5V supply voltage
The VSOP383.. and VSOP584.. offer supply currents of 0.35mA and 0.85mA, respectively.
2002-04-23 SDK develops 150mm InP monocrystal mirror wafers
Showa Denko K.K. has developed what it claims to be the world's first 150 mm InP semi-insulating monocrystal mirror wafers for use in the production of photodiodes and next-generation mobile phones.
2004-11-16 Precision method for laser diode emission control
In many applications where light is used to control a process, it is important to maintain a constant light level.
2005-07-07 PIN photodiodes mix high-speed response, excellent sensitivity
Vishay Intertechnology released four high-performance PIN photodiodes that offer best-in-class sensitivity in a new miniature surface-mount package measuring 4.24-by-5mm, with a 1.12mm height profile
2009-11-02 Photodiodes detect IR signals in light barrier apps
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. VBPW34x and VBP104x series of high-speed PIN photodiodes comprise eight new devices with optical-sensitive areas of 4.4 and 7.5sq mm and a 65 angle of half sensitivity.
2009-08-20 Optocouplers pack multiple current transfer ratios
Everlight has released three new families of 8-pin DIP optocouplers featuring high isolation voltage, low-profile surface mount availability, and 8mm external creepage distance.
2002-03-27 OpNext APD receiver module has -26dBm sensitivity
Designed for use in OC-192/STM-64 systems, OpNext Inc.'s 10Gbps avalanche photodiode receiver module offers an end-of life receiver sensitivity of -26dBm at BER of 10(-12).
2002-07-31 OCP introduces extended transmission distance transceivers
Optical Communication Products Inc. has introduced its High Sensitivity CWDM Transceivers in GBIC format with an extended transmission distance of over 100km.
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