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Opto Diode Introduces Wide Temperature Range IR Emitter

24 to 28mW GaAlAs LED operates from -65 to 150degC

Opto Diode Corporation has introduced a wide temperature range infrared (IR) emitter designed for demanding military and industrial markets.

The GaAlAs OD-850WHT IR LED features typical optical power output ranges from 24 to 28mW, a wide emission angle, and operates at extended temperature ranges from -65 to 150degC. The emitter has peak emission of 850nm and an optical half intensity beam angle of 80 degrees. With no internal coatings, the device can operate without heat sinking and without derating to 80degC.

For military applications, the extended temperature range of the OD-850WHT allows simplified thermal design for night vision, aircraft, and vehicle light markers for covert operations.

The device's thermal improvements also suit high temperature industrial photoelectric controls used in petroleum refining, chemical processing, and power generation.

According to the company, improvements in thermal design reduces overall cost for monitoring and inspection systems for heaters and furnaces so increased productivity, reduced fuel consumption and emissions, can be achieved.

The device is available in a hermetically-sealed, standard two-lead TO-46 package. All surfaces on Opto Diode's high-temperature infrared emitter are gold-plated for added durability.

Opto Diode Corporation  is an ITW company based in Camarillo, California. 



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