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Vishay Revolutionizes Optical Sensing with the VCNT2030: Enhanced Performance in a Compact Form

VCNT2030 Optical Sensor
VCNT2030 Optical Sensor

Vishay Intertechnology introduces a game-changer in optical sensing with the VCNT2030 reflective optical sensor. This cutting-edge sensor sets a new benchmark for performance and efficiency in a remarkably compact package. Designed for applications spanning industrial, computer, consumer, and mobility sectors, the VCNT2030 outshines its predecessors by offering a range of benefits.

The VCNT2030's sleek design integrates a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and silicon phototransistor within a miniature 1.85 mm by 1.2 mm by 0.6 mm surface-mount package. By housing the emitter and detector on the same plane, the sensor achieves exceptional internal crosstalk suppression and proximity performance, even when concealed behind cover glass. Notably, its extended sensing distance of 15 mm, triple that of its closest competitors, sets a new industry standard.

A standout feature is the VCNT2030's low power consumption, utilizing an 8 mA driving current for the VCSEL. This impressive efficiency surpasses solutions with 20 mA infrared emitters, without compromising on performance. From industrial infrastructure to motor control in vehicles, such as e-bikes and tractors, this sensor's applications are diverse and impactful. With its range spanning 0.3 mm to 6 mm, emitter wavelength at 940 nm, and a remarkable typical output current of 2.5 mA, representing a CTR of 31%, the VCNT2030 ushers in a new era of optical sensing excellence.

Vishay maintains its commitment to quality, with the VCNT2030 meeting rigorous standards. With a Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) of 3 for reflow soldering according to J-STD-020, the sensor is RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, aligning with environmentally-conscious practices. The VCNT2030 is now available in samples and production quantities, with lead times ranging from eight to 16 weeks. 


Features of the VCNT2030

  • Package type: SMD
  • Detector type: phototransistor
  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 1.85 x 1.2 x 0.6
  • Emitter wavelength: 940 nm
  • Moisture sensitivity level (MSL): 3
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