Vishay Intertechnology’s New Automotive Grade PIN Photodiodes Deliver Excellent Photoresponse Linearity for Small Signal Detection

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of six new Automotive Grade, high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes that feature excellent photoresponse linearity for small signal detection. Available in three low-profile, surface-mount packages, devices in the Vishay Semiconductors VEMDxx60X01 family offer fast response times; sensitive areas of 0.23 mm², 0.85 mm², and 7.5 mm²; and high reverse light current to 38 µA for automotive and industrial applications.

The AEC-Q101-qualified photodiodes released today deliver excellent linearity down to the lowest signal levels without disruptions from ambient light noise. The linearity deviation of the reverse light current is less than 1%, comparing the relative difference of the photocurrent generated by a small infrared signal (1 mW/cm²) with and without the presence of large background illumination (100 mW/cm²). This excellent linearity makes it particularly easy to design robust and reliable reflective sensors as used in touchless faucets, optical switches, proximity sensors, or automotive rain sensors.

For the detection of visible and near infrared radiation, the VEMD1060X01, VEMD5060X01, and VEMD6060X01 are clear devices with a wide sensitivity range of 380 nm to 1070 nm. For 700 nm to 1070 nm infrared applications, the VEMD1160X01, VEMD5160X01, and VEMD6160X01 are black devices featuring a daylight blocking filter.

The VEMDxx60X01 family is available in the 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 0.85 mm top-view 0805 package; the 5 mm by 4 mm by 0.9 mm top-view QFN; and the 4 mm by 2 mm by 1.05 mm 1206. The devices feature ± 65° and ± 70° angles of half sensitivity, a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +110 °C, and wavelength of peak sensitivity of 820 nm or 840 nm. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the PIN photodiodes provide moisture sensitivity levels (MSL) to 3, in accordance with J-STD-020, for a floor life of 168 hours.

Device Specification Table:

Part #Ira (µA)
@ λ =
890 nm,
1 mW/cm²
of peak
Angle of

(± °)
VEMD1060X012.6380 - 10708207008050.23No
VEMD1160X012.6700 - 10708407008050.23Yes
VEMD5060X0138380 - 107082065QFN7.5No
VEMD5160X0138700 - 107084065QFN7.5Yes
VEMD6060X017380 - 10708207012060.85No
VEMD6160X017700 - 10708407012050.85Yes

Samples of the VEMDxx60X01 family are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q1 2016, with lead times of eight weeks for large orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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Link to product datasheets: (VEMD1060X01) (VEMD1160X01) (VEMD5060X01) (VEMD5160X01) (VEMD6060X01) (VEMD6160X01)

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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Peter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400 or Redpines Bob Decker, +1 415 409-0233

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