Photodiode package platform targets health & fitness market

November 29, 2016 //By Julien Happich
The Topled D5140 photodiode from Osram Opto Semiconductors requires considerably less PC board space than before, enabling more compact sensors for monitoring fitness levels.

The spectral sensitivity of the D5140 has been optimized for visible light and allows precise heart rate measurements using red or green light. The component can also be used as an ambient light sensor. A pre-molded package is soldered to the bottom of the package, cutting out the need for side legs and making the Topled D5140 1.4mm shorter than Osram's previous offering. The electrical and optical properties of the new photodiode are identical to Osram's SFH 2440, with a short switching time of 90 nanoseconds, a spectral sensitivity optimized around 620nm in the visible range.

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