Marktech Optoelectronics Introduces PIN Photodiode UV-Enhancement Process for High Sensitivity, Low Noise and Long-term Stability Against UV and Gamma Radiation

Marktech PIN Photodiode UV-Enhancement Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2018 – Latham, NY, USA  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held and veteran-owned designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, today announced the global market introduction of its Series 4 UV-enhancement process for PIN photodiodes.

The new Series 4 process allows for the optimization of Marktech PIN photodiodes for accurate, effective measurements in both the UV and blue-green spectral ranges, or @365 nm (0.22 A/W), as well as over a wavelength range of 300 nm to 1100 nm. The process further allows the Series 4 to offer high sensitivity, low noise, low dark current, low capacitance and long-term stability against UV and Gamma radiation exposures.

Standard Series 4 UV-enhanced PIN photodiodes from Marktech are available with customer choice of either a TO-46 (3-pin) or TO-5 (2-pin and 3-pin) metal can package. Small-to-medium sized quantities are typically available with 24-hour shipment from stock via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. Beyond standard product, Series 4 UV-enhanced PIN photodiodes are offered with a full range of supporting LED emitter accessories, including UV, visible, and NIR types. The Marktech LED emitters can be supplied along with Series 4 PIN photodiodes as either two separate components; or, combined into a single, seamlessly integrated package, such as a reflective switch. Most custom and hybrid designs from Marktech are available in as few as 6-8 weeks from prototype approvals and may be produced in virtually any-sized quantity, from prototype to OEM volumes. Please consult the company’s Latham, New York-based worldwide R&D center and corporate headquarters for applications assistance.

The Series 4 process allows Marktech PIN photodiodes to be specified within virtually any application where high-sensitivity, low-noise performance and long-term stability against UV and Gamma radiation levels are required. Typical applications include, though are not limited to, color meters, currency authentication, photometry, spectroscopy equipment, analytical systems, and fluorescence. All Series 4 UV-enhanced PIN photodiodes are 100% designed, developed, and manufactured in the USA. Units are both REACH and RoHS compliant.

Founded in 1985, Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned optoelectronics engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its proven capabilities to produce custom LEDs, detector components and assemblies in virtually any quantity. Each is designed and manufactured to customer exacting standards and is available with some of the industry’s most competitive lead times. The company’s worldwide R&D center in Latham, New York, has the necessary full in-house capabilities to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, as well as end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs, with applications engineering assistance provided by one of the industry’s most experienced teams. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about the new Series 4 PIN photodiode UV-enhancement process, or other offerings from Marktech Optoelectronics, please visit www.marktechopto.com.

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New Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes for Low-Level Light and Short Pulse Detection

Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes from Marktech ElectronicsJuly 24, 2018 – Latham, NY, USA – Marktech Optoelectronics (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held, veteran-owned, leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, today announced the availability of its standard and custom Silicon avalanche photodiodes (Si APD’s), in quantities from prototype to OEM volumes.

Marktech Silicon avalanche photodiodes offer low-level light and short pulse detections of wavelengths between 400 nm and 1100 nm. They are offered with choice of either a 230 µm or 500 µm active diameter; optical sensitivity optimizations for 800 nm or 905 nm peak response; an internal gain mechanism; high gain at low bias voltage; extremely fast rise times, as low as 300 ps; frequency response to 1 GHz; and a low breakdown voltage of 80V to 200V. Units are also RoHS compliant.

Standard Silicon avalanche photodiodes are offered with multiple customization options, including operational voltage selection and Vbr binning, wavelength specific band-pass filtering, and hybridization. Package options include hermetically sealed TO metal cans, plastic, and cost-effective SMD (LCC) types, with additional customization by request. Standard Silicon avalanche photodiodes in small-to-medium sized volumes are typically available with 24-hour shipment via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, custom Si APD units from Marktech are typically available in as few as 6-8 weeks from prototype approvals. Please consult the factory for details.

As precision measurement devices, Marktech Silicon avalanche photodiodes offer low dark current and significantly higher sensitivities, including higher NIR spectral sensitivity, than can be achieved with a standard photodiode. This allows the Silicon avalanche photodiodes to serve as the semiconductor near-equivalent to photomultipliers within a myriad of applications. It also allows the Silicon avalanche photodiodes to accurately detect weaker light intensities, in applications where higher bandwidth or internal gain may be required, in order to overcome higher preamplifier noise levels. Typical applications for Marktech Silicon avalanche photodiodes include laser counting, x-ray spectroscopy, optical data communications, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) instrumentation, optical rangefinders, spatial light transmitters, scintillation detectors, fast receiver modules, particle detectors, industrial surveying equipment, automated toll collectors, astronomy observation devices, and vehicle self-braking and self-parking systems.

Founded in 1985, Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned optoelectronics engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its proven capabilities to produce custom LEDs, detector components and assemblies in virtually any sized quantity. Each is designed and manufactured to customer exacting standards and is available with some of the industry’s most competitive lead times. The company’s engineering team also has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials.

For more information about Silicon avalanche photodiodes or other offerings from Marktech Optoelectronics, visit www.marktechopto.com.

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Marktech Optoelectronics and Digi-Key Now Offer Custom-Made Photodetectors

Custom-Made Photodetectors - Marktech Optoelectronics
Custom-Made Photodetectors

Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, to offer the ability to obtain custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimized to meet customer specifications.

The custom-made photodetectors can be made from any of the following Marktech product lines: silicon photovoltaic or photoconductive photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, phototransistors, or InGaAs PIN photodiodes. Custom device packaging is also available, either to customer specifications or recommended by Marktech to best suit the customer’s application.

“Marktech’s specialty has been in the design, testing, and manufacturing of custom detectors, emitters, and assemblies,” said Mark Campito, CEO at Marktech Optoelectronics. “Partnering up with Digi-Key allows us to connect with a broad range of designers that normally wouldn’t be aware that these services are available to them, to offer the market high-quality custom-made photodetectors.”

By simply filling in the form located at digikey.com or on the Marktech Optoelectronics custom detector webpage, circuit designers will now have a quick, easy way to obtain a device that is optimized for their application and mechanical design.

“As applications for photodetectors get more varied and complex, there is a need for our customers to design in components with tight specifications,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Having an option to obtain Marktech’s custom detectors through Digi-Key will make it easier for the design engineer and speed up the product development cycle.”

For more information, visit the Marktech Supplier Center page on the Digi-Key website or visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech Optoelectronics

Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.

Marktech Offers Extensive Lineup of Standard SWIR LED Emitters in a Variety of Packaging Options

Marktech Optoelectronics SWIR LED emitters
SWIR LED emitters

Marktech, a premier optoelectronic manufacturer, offers an extensive lineup of standard short wave infrared, or SWIR LED emitters in a variety of packaging options. Products in this family range from 1020nm to 1720nm with operating currents from 20mA to 350mA and can be additionally sorted for specific wavelength or power requirements.

Infrared LEDs are used for a variety of applications including optical sensors and switches, medical bioflorescence equipment, and visual inspection systems. TO-5, 18, 39, and 46 metal can packaging can be customized to include up to 7 LED die in single or multiple wavelength configurations.

SWIR LED emitters require specialized optical detectors as standard silicon detectors have a maximum sensitivity limit of approximately 1100nm.

Marktech also produces a line of InGaAs detectors that are optimized for sensing light in the SWIR range. These detectors can be obtained as an individual discrete component or combined with a silicon sensor to cover the complete spectrum of light from the visible to the SWIR range. Emission and detection can be customized as well into a single multichip package, which may or may not include additional TE cooling options.

Typical Industries Served:
Medical, security, military, communications, industrial, and agriculture

Common Applications:
Bioflorescence and blood chemistry analysis, night vision, safety equipment, currency validation, fiber optics, and inspection systems

See more near-IR emitter products and information by clicking here.

About Marktech:Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

 

Avalanche Photo Detectors Now Available in Surface Mount Packages from Marktech Optoelectronics

apd-05-orange-LCC3 Type2Marktech Optoelectronics has just released its new line of Avalanche Photo Detectors (APD) in Surface Mount Packages. These devices are available in two optimized wavelengths–800nm and 905nm–and are now available at Digi-key.com. Featuring a choice of a circular 0.04 or 0.2mm² active area and housed in a LCC3 or LCC6 SMD package, they are well-suited for applications requiring high speed and low noise in visible-near IR applications such as time of flight measurements (Lidar).

“There are many applications emerging for APDs,” notes Barry Jones, Business Unit Manager at Marktech. “For example, many of the safety and convenience advancements within the transportation industry, like self-braking and self-parking systems, are using APD technology as the Lidar sensor.”

These SMD packages expand Marktech’s line up of APD products, which includes high-reliability hermetic TO can packages already available at Digi-key.com. We also offer custom chip design, packaging, and hybridization of all of our Silicon Photodiode and APD chips.

About Marktech:

Marktech Optoelectronics, headquartered in Latham, New York, is a manufacturer of sensors and InP epi wafers. We also have onsite engineering and a design team that really set us apart. With over 30 years of experience in optoelectronic applications, as well as product design and improvement, we take the complexity out of choosing the right parts for the right applications in order to bring your product to market faster.

Marktech’s support capabilities include onsite labs with state-of-the-art test equipment, allowing us to test and validate for all optical and electrical parameters. In addition to our sensor line, Marktech is a Cree Solutions Provider for their line of High Brightness LEDs and materials.

So tell us: What do you want to build?

Bring Marktech your idea; we can manage the entire process for you, from design to prototype, from testing to production and QA.