IR transceiver modules ready to ship

Rutronik is now stocking Vishay’s improved TFBS4xx and TFDU4xx series IR transceiver modules. They feature the latest in-house IC and surface emitter chip technology, enabling a 20 per cent longer connection distance of up to 1m. They also offer improved ESD resistance up to 2kV and support data rates of up to 115.2 kbit/s.

Applications include wireless communication and data transmission in electricity meters, industrial automation control systems, mobile phones and medical devices.

The upgrade comprises a photodetector, preamplifier circuit and IR filter in a single housing, offering different sizes as a top or side-view housing for surface mounting. The improved solutions enable plug-and-play replacement for existing components in the series.

Customers benefit from long-term availability of IRDC products. The drop-in technology also saves costs, as a new PCB design is obsolete. Quiescent current is less than 70μA, extending the service life of batteries in portable devices.