Photo ICs: intelligent optical sensors from Hamamatsu

Created August 8, 2023
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Photo ICs are intelligent optical sensors with diverse functions that integrate a photodiode and signal processing IC in the same package. Hamamatsu designs all types of optical sensors based on the mounting environment and application needs. These compact and lightweight devices function as photo ICs for optical links and can be adapted and customized based on the requirements of our customers.
They are used as data links in POF Communications for short-distance high-speed digital applications. The transmitter/receiver photo ICs for POF communications support a wide variety of transmission speeds ideal for factory automation, electronics and home entertainment.
The lightweight transmitter photo IC combines a red LED, with a peak emission wavelength of 650 nm and a drive IC. The receiver photo IC is compatible with CMOS and is resistant to electromagnetic induction noise due to the monolithic integration of photodiode and signal processing circuit.

From design to manufacturing, Hamamatsu delivers standard and customized solutions with high-volume manufacturing capabilities.

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