Vishay – VCNL4020: Proximity Sensing


Many applications require a sensor that detects not only the presence of an object, but also its relative proximity. The VCNL4020 integrated proximity and ambient light sensor is I2C programmable and features 16-bit resolution. By itself, it senses proximity range from 2mm to 20cm. Add an external emitter and the range increases to up to […]

FTM June 2014 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Energy Solutions. Featured Articles from: Renesas: Ultra-Low Power Solutions for Battery-Powered Technology NXP: LPC1500 Motion Control Solution…Flexible, Fast and Simple! Fairchild: High Power PFC Control in Half the Space Vishay: Molded 5W Surface Mount Power Metal Strip® Resistor in a 2818 Package Size Stay up to date! Sign up to […]

Vishay – VOW3120: Wide-Body 2.5A IGBT and MOSFET Driver


New Device Features Minimum 10mm External Creepage Distance The VOW3120 consists of an infrared light emitting diode optically coupled to an integrated circuit with a power output stage. This optocoupler is ideally suited for driving power IGBTs and MOSFETs used in motor control and inverter applications. The high operating voltage range of the output stage […]

Vishay – WSHM2818: Molded 5W Surface Mount Power Metal Strip® Resistor in a Compact 2818 Package Size


The new molded surface mount Power Metal Strip resistor is designed for use in current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications. It is intended for use in DC/DC conversion and VRMS in high power server computers, electronic controls in automotive systems, base station power supplies in telecom systems, lithium-ion battery protection and battery-charging systems, motor […]

Vishay – QUAD HiFREQ Series: Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors for RF Power Applications


Vishay Vitramon extended its QUAD HiFREQ product line introducing a 2525 case size to the already existing 0505 and 1111 cases. Its special ceramic and electrode materials yield an extremely low ESR, high Q, and high SRF and PRF, with voltage ratings from 300VDC to 3600VDC, designed for high frequency RF applications in telecommunications, medical, […]

FTM April 2014 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Lighting Technology. Featured Articles from: JST: Sub-Miniature Connectors for All Your LED Light Application Needs! TE Connectivity: Better Just Got Smaller. LUMAWISE LED Holders. International Rectifier: New Versatile IRS2983SPBF LEDrivIR™ Control IC Vishay: Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology Stay up to date! Sign up to be notified when our […]

Vishay – NTC Thermistors Provide Intelligent Thermal Management Options for High Brightness LED (HB-LED) Lighting Systems


High brightness, high power LEDs (HB-LEDs), although quite efficient light sources, still generate a lot of heat. When not controlled, high LED-die temperatures can significantly reduce the luminous flux output and lifetime of the LEDs. To ensure a highly reliable LED lighting system, the LED-die temperature needs to be controlled. One of the most efficient […]

Vishay – MKP1848S: Slim Design Metallized Polypropylene Film DC-Link Capacitor


Its low profile construction is a differentiation factor when compared with other capacitors. Also, its long lifetime >100,000h ensures a superior lifetime for the lighting system, when compared with other competing capacitor technologies. Featuring building heights from 12mm up to 24mm, the MKP1848S slim DC-link capacitor is an elegant choice for compact designs. Providing designers […]

Vishay – IHCL Series: Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology


Vishay has introduced the first devices in a new series of composite-coupled inductors, built on the company’s IHLP technology, for use in SEPIC DC/DC converters, and other applications. Offered in the compact 4040 case size, the Vishay Dale IHCL devices feature two inductors in the same package with magnetic coupling >90%, high temperature performance to […]