Infrared detector components from a single source Circuit Components


ürth Elektronik, a European manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components,

is expanding its optoelectronics portfolio. Following infrared LEDs, the company now also has a wide range of detectors in its program that are perfectly matched to the LEDs. Developers of various infrared applications can be sure that the spectra of emitters and detectors match. All infrared components are available from stock any time, and free samples can be requested. Infrared light (IR), invisible to the human

eye, offers a huge number of possible applications - especially through the use of extremely compact components. In addition to classic light barrier installations, remote controls and smoke detectors, infrared can be used in many applications for data transmission.

Infrared even goes under the skin An individual’s pulse can be monitored and blood pressure measured using fitness track watches. Another usage would be security systems, such as eye, face and gesture recognition, which can also work with IR products. Since the spectra and wavelengths of

Würth Elektronik IR LEDs and photodetectors match perfectly, the modules are ideally suited for data transmission. Identical design of IR LEDs and photodetectors facilitate PCB design. The photodetectors are available in numerous designs with or without daylight filter. All products are equipped with a gold wire for excellent contacting. The detectors from Würth Elektronik

can be selected according to product families or parameters and ordered without a minimum order quantity.

Online work-flow system suits PCB manufacturer down to a ‘T’


ustington based Photronix Ltd manufacture printed circuit boards and despite being a

relatively new to the market, have become one of the leading PCB suppliers to the UK electronics market. From the day they were founded in 1997 they had a simple aim of developing long-term partnerships for the manufacture of PCB’s by embracing new technologies and extending their facilities from design, prototyping through to volume manufacturing Photronix managing director Alan

Millard believes that managing the progress of jobs simply and effectively is essential and with this in-mind invested in the T CARDS ONLINE workflow system to help them run their office more efficiently. Among the important benefits of the T Cards Online system is its simplicity and ease-of-use. Once the virtual board has been configured, T Cards designs can be easily tailored to requirements. There are standard

templates for various applications to make it even easier. Status and communication can be enhanced by using the Alarm, Signal, and email notification functions. There is also a facility to attach external documents to help collate documentation. Since a number of cards will appear on the same chart, they can be colour-coded for easier identification and as work progresses the cards are simply dragged and dropped into a new column. When asked about his experience in

using T Cards, Alan Millard comments, ”T Cards has been a success in the way we manage our day-to-day enquires and the people at T Cards Online have been really helpful. The system continues to be developed and some of the new features have made big improvements to the way we work. The new APP makes a particular difference to me as l travel regularly to China and the Far East, now it’s so easy for me to check the status of

our Jobs, wherever I am, when I get a call from clients. It really has helped us streamline our business and enabled to expand even more.” Photronixs’ experience in using the innovative T Cards Online system is another example of how an increasingly wide range of companies are exploring and benefitting from this relatively simple online management tool. The result is more efficient job management, along with more detailed financial information which is invaluable to cost-control.

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