VEMD5080X01 PIN Photodiode features wettable flanks.

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Available in 5 mm x 4mm top view SMT package with 0.9 mm profiles, VEMD5080X01 PIN Photodiode is used in for signal detection in wearable device, medical, industrial and automotive applications. Operating in -40°C to +110°C temperature range with ± 65° angle of half-sensitivity, unit provides 7.5 mm² radiant-sensitive area with 45 µA and 0.2 nA of reverse light and dark current respectively. Product offers 950 nm wavelength of peak sensitivity.

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Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode Delivers Precise Signal Detection, Enables Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables

Device Offers Enhanced Sensitivity for Visible Light in 5 mm by 4 mm SMD Package With Low 0.9 mm Profile

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity for visible light. Offered in a compact 5 mm by 4 mm top-view, surface-mount package with a low 0.9 mm profile, the Vishay Semiconductors VEMD5080X01 offers fast switching times and low capacitance for precise signal detection in wearable devices and medical, industrial, and automotive applications.

Offering a large radiant-sensitive area measuring 7.5 mm² — and high radiant sensitivity with a reverse light current of 45 µA and dark current of 0.2 nA — the device released today detects visible and near infrared radiation over a wide sensitivity range from 350 nm to 1100 nm. For green LEDs, the VEMD5080X01's sensitivity represents a 30 % improvement over previous-generation solutions.

When used with Vishay's VLMTG1400 green LED, the photodiode's small size and sensitivity enable slim sensor designs for optical heart rate detection in wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smart watches. When combined with Vishay's VSMD66694 660 nm and 940 nm dual color emitting diodes, the device is ideal for SpO2 measurement in medical monitors. In addition, it provides high speed photo detection in smoke detectors with dual-wavelength light sources and automotive dust and particle sensors in combination with a red diode.

The VEMD5080X01 features a ± 65° angle of half-sensitivity, a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +110 °C, and 950 nm wavelength of peak sensitivity. The robust device is tested to AEC-Q101 standards for Automotive Grade semiconductors. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the photodiode provides a moisture sensitivity level (MSL) of 4 in accordance with J-STD-020 for a floor life of 72 hours. Wettable flanks allow for optical solder joint inspection.

Samples and production quantities of the VEMD5080X01 are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.51 per piece.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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