Phototransistors come in miniature surface mount packages.

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Suited for space-constrained applications, SMT phototransistors include silicon phototransistor and photodarlington outputs that provide high photo sensitivity for automatic mounting and position sensing equipment. OP500/501 Series and OP520/521 Series feature 150° and 160° viewing angle as well as 1.5 mW/cm² and 5.0 mW/cm² apertured power, respectively. OP525 Series and OP580 Series have 1.5 mW/cm² and 5.0 mW/cm² apertured power as well as 25° and 100° viewing angle, respectively.



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OPTEK Offers Expanded Line of Surface Mount Phototransistors for Space-Constrained Applications



Phototransistors in miniature surface mount packages for automatic mounting and position sensing equipment.

LAS VEGAS, NV (May 6, 2008) - Providing design engineers with a family of infrared detectors with a variety of viewing angles, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has expanded its line of surface mount phototransistors. The infrared photodetector product line includes both silicon phototransistor and photodarlington outputs that provide fast response times and high photo sensitivity for automatic mounting and position sensing equipment.

"OPTEK's phototransistors are available in miniature surface mount packages for customers who need devices that can operate in space-constrained applications," said Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for OPTEK Technology. "Our phototransistors are suitable for applications that require low light signals including non-contact position sensing, datum detection, machine automation, and optical encoding."

The surface mount phototransistor packages include:
o OP500/501 Series - housed in 0805 packages with 150° viewing angle and 1.5mW/cm² apertured power: OP500 (phototransistor output, water clear lens), OP500DA (photodarlington output, water clear lens), OP501 (phototransistor output, opaque lens), OP501DA (photodarlington output, opaque lens);
o OP520/521 Series - housed in 1206 packages with 160° viewing angle and 5.0mW/cm² apertured power: OP520DA (photodarlington output, opaque lens), OP521DA (photodarlington output, water clear lens);
o OP525 Series - housed in 1210 packages with 25° viewing angle and
1.5mW/cm² apertured power: OP525/OP525DA (phototransistor/photodarlington output, water clear 1.8mm domed lens);
o OP580 Series - housed in PLCC-2 packages with 100° viewing angle and 5.0mW/cm² apertured power: OP580DA (photodarlington output, flat window lens).

For complete datasheets and technical information about OPTEK's surface mount photodetector products, contact TT electronics OPTEK Technology at 1645 Wallace Dr., Carrollton, TX, 75006; call 972-323-2200, or visit OPTEK on the web at optekinc.com/products/opto_irsmd.asp.

In Europe, contact JP Delaporte at info@optek-europe.com. In Asia, contact T.H. Swee at thswee@optekasia.com or call +852-9190-4641.

OPTEK Technology is a leading manufacturer of standard and application-specific sensors using infrared, visible, magnetic and fiber optic technologies focused on applications in office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliability applications, and medical diagnostic equipment. Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002 and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered.

OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in December 2003.

TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer and aerospace markets.

Keywords: TT electronics, OPTEK, Infrared, Surface Mount, Phototransistors, OP500, OP501, OP520, OP521, OP525, OP580

For more information, contact:
Ramon Martinez, Senior Engineer
OPTEK Technology
972-323-2373
rmartinez@optekinc.com

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