High-speed PIN photodiode delivers enhanced sensitivity for visible light

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Health and fitness trackers remain popular and nobody likes getting punctured, twin incentives to continuously increase the accuracy of noninvasive medical and health monitoring technology. Some of these devices rely on clever optical techniques to make their measurements. For these applications, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has introduced a high-speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity for visible light.

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Reference: Elctronic Products
                   
Brian Santo