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Vishay Semiconductors Announces 4-Mbit/s Infrared Transceiver With 1-m Transmit Distance and Industry-Low Profile of 2.7 mm
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 16, 2003 — Broadening its offerings in the infrared data transmission market, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of the industry's smallest fast infrared (FIR) transceiver used for short-distance, wireless communication.
The new Vishay Semiconductors TFBS6614 transceiver measures just 2.7 mm high - a reduction of more than 25% compared with other FIR transceivers on the market - while maintaining a typical communication distance of 1 meter. Design engineers can now upgrade to the faster data rates of an FIR transceiver while making their handheld devices smaller and thinner. Communicating at 4 Mbit/s, the TFBS6614 features 20-times faster throughput than serial infrared devices, allowing quick exchange of even large MP3 and MPEG data files.
Given Intel's® Xscale™ embedded FIR controller, the TFBS6614 transceiver can easily be adopted by the PDA market, particularly for Pocket PC applications. In PDAs, the TFBS6614 transceiver can also be used as the emitter for TV remote control, providing transmit distances equivalent to standard remote control emitters. For PDA and mobile phone applications, the TFBS6614 transceiver allows a low-voltage controller (to 1.5 V) to connect directly to the transmit, receive, and shutdown logic signals of the transceiver. This capability eliminates the need for a costly signal-level converter and reduces power consumption.
Sample quantities of the TFBS6614 are available now.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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 www.vishay.com.