Photodetector Amplifier minimizes electrical noise levels.

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Packaged in TO-5 can, ODA-5W-100M is suited for low-light-level tasks where electrical noise levels can affect photodiode signal if detector and amplifier are separate components on PCB. Photodetector amplifier combination offers 100 Mohm gain and 0.100 in. dia active area. Detector visible wavelength responsivity is 40 V/µW at 660 nm while frequency response is 1 KHz with dark offset at ±1 mV and dark offset noise at 5 mV rms.

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Opto Diode's New Photodetector Amplifier Combination

Newbury Park, CA - October 9, 2006 - Opto Diode Corporation, a U.S. manufacturer of advanced performance photodetectors and visible and infrared LEDs, announces the new ODA-5W-100M Photodetector Amplifier Combination with 100Mohm gain. Packaged in a standard TO-5 can, the detector's visible wavelength responsivity at 660 nm is 40V/µW. The new combination detector-preamp's frequency response is 1 KHz with extremely low dark offset at +/-1mV with dark offset noise at 5mV RMS. Operating specifications are at +/- 15 V, 25 degrees C.

The ODA-5W-100M detector active area is 0 .100 inch diameter. The TO-5 package makes the device easy to integrate and suitable for a variety of applications such as fluorescence and spectroscopy. It is also ideal for any low-light-level tasks where electrical noise levels can affect the photodiode signal if the detector and amplifier are separate components on a PCB. Standard pricing is $25 each in quantities of 1000 pieces. Different gains are also available, depending on customer requirements.

Opto Diode's new photodetector amplifier combination is produced in their on-shore, Southern California wafer fabrication facility. The company is also a premier supplier of standard TO-packaging and custom infrared (IR) and visible LEDs. Please contact the factory for additional specifications and pricing information, or 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. For more information, please visit:

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