NIR Photodiode-Preamp Combo has optimized gain, sensitivity.

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Supplied in hermetically-sealed TO-39 package, NIR/Red Enhanced 6 mm² ODA-6W-500M Photodetector-Preamplifier features high gain in low light environments. Low-light, high-sensitivity component has active area that operates in NIR wavelength with response at 940 nm (typically 315 V/µW, min 290). Based on shielded amplifier electronics, standard unit offers 500 Mohm gain. Custom gains are available based on application specifications.

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Opto Diode Introduces Higher Gain, Near-Infrared Photodiode-Preamp Combo

March 11, 2008 - Newbury Park, CA- Opto Diode Corporation, a global supplier of advanced photodetectors and high-sensitivity, visible and infrared LEDs, introduces a photodiode preamplifier combination device that features higher gain in lower light environments, the new NIR / Red Enhanced 6mm² ODA-6W-500M Photodetector-Preamplifier. The low light, high sensitivity component has a large active area that operates in the NIR wavelength with response at 940 nm (typically 315 V/µW, min. 290). The standard 6mm² ODA-6W-500M offers 500 Mohm gain with custom gains also available, per customer specifications. Opto Diode's new component is based on their proprietary shielded amplifier electronics, featuring extremely low noise and high sensitivity in the red enhanced preamp combination detector.

Smaller and more compact than discrete solutions, the hermetically-sealed TO-39 can is highly suitable for assembly in confined spaces. Ideal for applications such as fluorescence, microscopy and analytical chemistry, the detector is designed for easy integration into new and existing systems. Storage and operating temperature ranges from -25 degrees C to +100 degrees C. Units are available for shipping now in OEM quantities and priced at $44.80 each in quantities of 100 pieces. For more information on advanced photodiode preamp combination devices, please visit:

Opto Diode Corporation (, based in Newbury Park, California, has been supplying the global market with reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range since 1981. The company recently introduced a new family of products: High-performance photodetectors, both standard and custom devices that are also manufactured at the U.S. facility. Opto Diode's signature high standards and uncompromising attention to quality and detail inherent in the LEDs, are now incorporated in the new photodetectors product line. Opto Diode's domestic U. S. plant offers competitive pricing, short lead times, excellent quality and demanding standards to meet your strictest requirements. Industries served include test & measurement, biotechnology, medical, entertainment, military/defense, industrial, aerospace, automotive, R&D, and more.

750 Mitchell Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Contact: Russell Dahl, Director Sales & Marketing
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