New Yorker Electronics introduces Vishay’s four-quadrant silicon PIN photodiode

Distributor, New Yorker Electronics, has introduced Vishay Semiconductors’ K857PE four-quadrant silicon PIN photodiode, which is claimed to be the first in a surface mount package and qualified for automotive applications.

The K857PE combines high photo sensitivity with low 0.1 per cent electrical segment to segment crosstalk and virtually no tolerance between its segments, says the company. It integrates four monolithic diodes integrated into a single 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.8mm top-view, surface mount package. The defined gap between the K857PE’s four radiant sensitive areas allows for reliable measurement during laser positioning, explains New Yorker. The opaque package sides eliminate stray light irradiating the photodiodes, resulting in excellent signal to noise ratio, claims the company. The linear photo response enables small signal detection. The photodiode is also characterised by its ability to process current from each of the device’s PIN diodes individually. This results in the low electrical crosstalk and “virtually no tolerance between segments”.

The Vishay K857PE retains an active area of 1.6mm2 per quadrant and provides a floor life rating of 168h, in accordance with J-STD-020. It has a wide sensitivity range from 69 to 1050nm, a 8.5 microA reverse light current and a ± 60 degree angle of half sensitivity.

The device is AEC-Q101 qualified, RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. It is designed to enable a variety of sensor and control applications for the automotive, consumer and industrial markets. It can be used in industrial automation systems, laser beam alignment, virtual reality applications and for small signal detection in automotive rain / light sensors.

Vishay Semiconductors includes the former Vishay Telefunken product lines, the former General Semiconductor product lines, the infra red component product lines acquired from Infineon Technologies, and selected product lines acquired from International Rectifier (excluding planar high-voltage MOSFETs).

As a franchise distributor for Vishay Semiconductors, New Yorker Electronics supplies its full portfolio of rectifiers, fast-recovery diodes, high-power diodes and thyristors, small-signal diodes, Zener and suppressor diodes, RF transistors, optoelectronics, power modules (a combination of power diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs, and IGBTs), and automotive modules and assemblies.

New Yorker Electronics is a certified, franchised distributor of electronic components. It is an AS9120B and ISO 9001:2015 certified source of passive components, discrete semiconductors, electromechanical devices, flash and DRAM modules, embedded board solutions, power supplies and connectors, and operates exclusively at heightened military and aerospace performance levels.

New Yorker Electronics operates in strict accordance with AS5553 and AS6496 standards in its everyday procedures to thwart the proliferation of counterfeit parts. It is a member of ECIA (Electronics Component Industry Association) and of ERAI (Electronic Resellers Association International).

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