|TYPE/Model||Features||P & A||Source|
|Nine additions to Fairchild's family of random-phase triac driver optocouplers; four-pin, mini-flat packages (MFPs); choice of three peak blocking voltages (250, 400, or 600 V) and three trigger current options (5, 10, or 15 mA); 2.4-mm maximum height||$0.40 each in 1000-unit lots; six weeks||Fairchild Semiconductor
|High-voltage optocoupler that meets the European Union's ATEX standard for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres; consists of a phototransistor optically coupled to a gallium-arsenide infrared-emitting diode in a four-lead plastic package; 6.1-mm height||$1.50 each in 100,000-unit lots; stock to six weeks||Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
|Low-power CMOS imaging chip that measures relative target motion using optical navigation technology; the image sensor tracking resolution is 400 counts/in. at motion rates up to 14 in./s; chip functions include image acquisition, digital signal processor, quadrature output converter, and on-chip oscillator||Under $2.00 each in production quantities; two to four weeks||Peripheral Imaging Corp.
|115-kbit/s infrared transceiver for short-distance wireless communication; 1.9-mm height; 3.1- by 6-mm footprint; operates from 2.4 to 5.5 V within specification; idle current is 75 µA typical, and shutdown current is 10 nA typical||Below $0.90 each in 500,000-unit lots; six weeks||Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
|Narrow-beam, high-power-output infrared-emitting diodes for applications that need uniform output radiation patterns; TO-46 plastic lens package; 850-nm wavelength; aluminum-gallium-arsenide (AlGaAs) point source die with 50-µm diameter junction (331P); AlGaAs double-double heterojunction (DDH) die with 50% more power output (335P)||$2.48 (331P) and $1.87 (335P) each in 1000-unit lots; four to six weeks||Clairex Technologies Inc.
|LASER DIODE DRIVER
|155-Mbit/s to 3.2-Gbit/s driver for vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) diodes; integrates programmable digital controller with on-chip analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters for closed-loop monitoring and control; 60-ps rise and fall times; 10-ps deterministic jitter||Starts at $5.15 each in 1000-unit lots; stock||Linear Technology Corp.
|Family of plastic-encapsulated silicon photodiodes; the photodiodes incorporate a short-pass filter that blocks wavelengths longer than 700 nm; numerous standard and custom configurations available; miniature size||Starts at $3.00 each for one to 10 units; eight to 10 weeks||UDT Sensors Inc.
|Silicon-avalanche photodetector; active area diameter of 300 µm; high responsivity and high bandwidth; low capacitance; available in hermetically sealed TO-46 package with flat window or micro-lens cap; well suited for high-speed optical communications, laser range finders, and optical remote controllers||$62 each for one to 10 units; eight to 10 weeks||OSI Fibercomm Inc.
|A complete positioning system that combines silicon quadrant photodiode with amplifiers and position-sensing circuitry in 2- by 1.25-in. housing; can be used with almost any light source; provides amplification (104 kÙ ) of each quad element's current; provides output voltages of sum and differences of quadrants||$225 each; stock||Phresh Photonics