SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

January 23, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Linear Position Hall Effect Sensor With Short Electrical Strokes From 0 mm to 10 mm

Available With Spring Return System, New Device Features Linearity Down to 1 % and Long Life to 10 Million Cycles

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new linear position sensor featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology. Covering short electrical strokes to 10 mm max and available with a spring return system, the 20 LHE is optimized for applications in harsh environments requiring long-life sensors.

The Hall effect technology of the new 20 LHE gives it the ability to perform in conditions involving high-frequency vibrations up to 20 G and shocks up to 50 G. With a long life of 10 million cycles, the device is ideal for short stroke measurements in industrial applications including tillers heads for forklift steering; tractor gear shifts; truck tilt sensors; and pressure measurement and pedal displacement systems.

The 20 LHE features accurate linearity down to 1 %. The sensor offers analog ratiometric or digital PWM output, and it provides continuous performance for the life of the device with no drift of linearity. The 20 LHE operates with a supply voltage of 5 V (+/- 10 %) and supply current of less than 16 mA typical, and it withstands + 20 V overvoltages and -- 10 V reverse voltages. The recommended load resistance is 1 kilohm for analog output and PWM output. The device is compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC.

Samples of the 20 LHE are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q1 2012, with lead times of 12 weeks for large orders. Follow Vishay's non-contacting position sensors at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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