SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

February 21, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Introduces Industry's First 2 V Supply Option for IR Receivers for Remote Control -- Available in Six Package Types

Receivers Operate up to Five Times Longer in Consumer Products

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - To address the need for lower operating voltages in battery-operated consumer products, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new "V" low-voltage supply option for 10 of its TSOP IR series receivers. The V series devices operate with a stable sensitivity rating at a very low supply voltage down to 2 V over a temperature range of + 5 °C to + 85 °C.

In 2-cell alkaline battery applications, a typical discharge curve under a 160 mA load goes from 3 V down to 2.5 V after about three hours of operation. This would represent the end of life for a standard receiver operating down to 2.5 V. The typical non-linear battery discharge curve then provides a further 13 hours of operation before reaching 2 V. Thus a receiver capable of operating to 2 V can extend the useful battery life by a factor of more than four.

Typical end products for Vishay's V series include small handheld battery-powered systems such as digital still cameras, bi-directional remote controls, and 3D goggles. For additional power savings in battery-powered systems, the receivers feature a standby function.

The V option is available for 10 of Vishay's TSOP series IR receivers in six package types, including:

  • TSOP312..., TSOP313..., and TSOP314... in cast packages
  • TSOP38... and TSOP39... in MiniCast packages
  • TSOP32... and TSOP34... in molded packages
  • TSOP35... in standard SMD packages
  • TSOP75... in Heimdall packages
  • TSOP85... in bugeye packages

For ordering information please see the V-option datasheet on Vishay's website. Samples and production quantities of the V series IR receivers are available now, with lead times of four to six weeks for large orders. Follow Vishay IR receivers 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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