Premier Farnell has boosted its semiconductor linecard by singing a global agreement with Osram Opto Semiconductor. Products covered by the deal include LEDs, infrared emitters, photodiodes and optical sensors.

“The addition of the Osram Opto Semiconductors’ range of products further increases the breadth of our semiconductor product offering.” says Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and Single Board Computing at Premier Farnell: “Osram is a key player in the opto-electronics semiconductor market and this new relationship provides Design Engineer customers with access to cutting-edge technology to build into their designs, helping them achieve a competitive edge on their competition.”

Spearheading the inventory will be The OSLON  Black family of infrared LED which now has dedicated automotive versions that include the 850nm version intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection.

The new 940nm version is targeted at interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition.

With different wavelengths and lenses, these products cover a wide range of customer requirements, and can be operated at up to 5A in pulse mode.

Also on the shelves at Farnell is the SFH 200 family of photodiodes. This new generation of devices is much smaller than predecessors.

They feature a new package concept that allows them to be soldered without any damage for up to one year after initial contact with air, compared to only three days for typical standard products. The new package complies with the strict demands of the automotive industry and is approved up to an operating temperature of 125°C.

The SFH 2200 devices meet the requirements for AEC-Q101-C qualification and are ideally suited for use in rain sensors.

Low-power LEDs, infrared LEDs will be stocked alongside the SYNIOS P2720 platform which consists of 15 different LED products with different chip sizes, power ratings and colours. These can be configured flexibly within a single footprint to suit different applications.

All the Osram Opto Semiconductor products are available at Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.


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