What is an Infrared Transceiver?
An infrared transceiver, or IR transceiver, is capable of both sending and receiving infrared data. In other words an IR transceiver is a transmitter and a receiver housed together in one single unit and having circuitry in common. IR transceivers are often used for portable or mobile use. Some transceivers can do both functions at the same time, while other transceivers can only do one function at a time. The device may either have a focused beam, thus requiring it to be in a precise position in order to function properly, or it may be a broader beam, depending on the applications that it is designed for.
Types of Infrared Transceivers
There are many different kinds of infrared transceivers and at Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by speed, size, supply voltage, link, data rate, packaging type and maximum idle current. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common link size is 1m. We also carry infrared transceivers with link size as low as 875 nm or as high as 6.5m. The maximum idle current available is 10A, with the most common infrared transceiver chips having a maximum idle current of 10 mA.
Infrared Transceivers from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full selection of infrared transceivers from several manufacturers that can be used for a wireless transceiver, serial IR transceiver, USB infrared transceiver or any other IR transmitter receiver circuit. Simply choose from the infrared transceiver technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed to match your specific infrared transceiver application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as Light-On, ROHM Semiconductor, Vishay, Everlight or Source Photonics, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your infrared transceiver product search results by clicking your preferred infrared transceiver brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for Infrared Transceivers:
IR transceivers are generally used in communications applications, although they also have other applications as well. In communications, infrared transceivers can often be used in order to synch devices. For example, a PDA can be synched with a PC through the use of infrared transceivers in both devices. The systems can send data back and forth to synchronize their contents. IR transceivers can also be used for entering and collecting data in the field. By using a handheld IR transceiver, a researcher can collect data on his portable device and then send it to a PC by using an infrared transceiver. The transceiver can also receive software upgrades, therefore keeping it up to date with the rest of the equipment in the laboratory or the plant.
Choosing the Right Infrared Transceiver:
When you are looking for the right infrared transceivers, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Speed (40 ns, 100 ns, 150 ns,…), Link (875 nm, 30 cm, 1 m, ..) and Supply Voltage (from 1.5 V to 5.5 V) to name a few. You will be able to find the right chip for your infrared transceiver circuit such as a USB infrared transceiver, serial IR transceiver, wireless transceiver or any other IR transmitter receiver circuit.
Infrared Transceivers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of infrared transceivers required is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our programmable infrared transceiver products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.