Mouser Electronics recently announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Advanced Photonix, a subsidiary of OSI Optoelectronics. Advanced Photonix is a provider of photonics, optoelectronics, and advanced electronic systems for aerospace and defence, medical, and industrial OEMs that demand a combination of reliable, and performance technology, according to the company. After the agreement, Mouser is now stocking the company’s silicon InGaAs P-I-N, APD photodiodes and hybrids, and CdS LDR photocells.
Advanced Photonix designs, develops, and fabricates complex photodetectors, emitters and photoresistors. The company has its own in-house semiconductor fabrication services, it claims to lead the industry in providing one of the most reliable optoelectronics components and subsystems. The Advanced Photonix UV enhanced silicon photodiode, for instance, claims to offer a high-performance, cost-effective solution for applications requiring highly sensitive devices in the UV region. The device features low noise, high shunt resistance, and increased response with an active area diameter of 2.54 mm, according to the company.
Red enhanced P-I-N and quadrant silicon photodiodes are can be obtained in various features and packages for a wide range of applications. The components claim to feature high accuracy with a large active area and low crosstalk, ideal for accurate nulling, centring, or measuring small positional changes whereas, the Blue enhanced P-I-N photodiodes claims to offer high responsivity, large active area, and low noise. The components are claimed to be ideal for high-speed response applications in the blue region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Advanced Photonix also manufactures CdS photocells which are light-dependent resistors (LDRs) with sensitivity in the visible light region ranging from 400 nm to 700 nm. The light-dependent resistors (LDRs), can be obtained in a wide range of resistances, decreasing resistance as the light level increases with efficiency attributes like those of the human eye.