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What is Optoelectronics?

Optoelectronics is a technology field which combines the physics of light with electricity. Optoelectronics includes the study, design and manufacture of hardware devices which convert electrical signals into photon signals and vice versa. A device which operates as an optical-to-electrical or electrical-to-optical transducer is an optoelectronic device. Optoelectronic technologies encompass remote sensing systems, fiber optic communications, laser systems, electric eyes, medical diagnostic systems and optical information systems.

Types of Optoelectronic Devices

There are several different kinds of optoelectronic devices suitable for programming at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including Supply Voltage, Wavelength, Forward (Drive) Current, Forward Voltage, Supply Current, Power Dissipation and packaging type, among others. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

Optoelectronic Devices from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of programmable optoelectronic devices from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need Infrared Emitters, Infrared Receivers, Infrared Transceivers, LED displays, LEDs, Motion Control devices, Optical Sensors & Switches, Optocouplers or Photodetectors (Infrared Detectors), you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific optoelectronic device application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Avago Technologies, California Eastern Lab, Everlight, Fairchild, Kingbright, Lite-On and Lumex, among others. You can easily refine your optoelectronic device product search results by clicking your preferred optoelectronic device brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for Optoelectronic Devices:

Several items use optoelectronic devices. These include photocopiers, industrial automation, professional light measurement instruments, auto-exposure meters, electroencephalography, computing, communications, aviation and automotive lighting, advertising, general lighting, lights for traffic signals, TVs, VCRs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, home theatres, cable or satellite receivers, washing machines and other household electronics and appliances. They can also be found in the plastics, food, wood, glass processing, printing process, industrial, military, aerospace, photography and textile industries and are widely used in television remote controls or infrared ports such as PDAs, laptops, computers and audio amplifiers.

Choosing the Right Optoelectronic Device:

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right optoelectronic devices, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of optoelectronic devices:

  • Infrared Emitters
  • Infrared Receivers
  • Infrared Transceivers
  • Isolation Components / Optocouplers
  • LED Displays
  • LEDs
  • Motion Control
  • Optical Sensors & Switches
  • Photodetectors (Infrared Detectors)

Once you choose the optoelectronic device category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by supply voltage, forward voltage, forward (drive) current, supply current, power dissipation and wavelength, to name a few. You will be able to find the right infrared transceivers, infrared emitters, infrared receivers, LEDs, LED displays, motion control devices, optocouplers, photodetectors (infrared detectors) or optical sensors & switches using these filters.

Optoelectronic Devices in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of optoelectronic devices you require is less than a full reel, we offer to our customers several of our programmable optoelectronic devices in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you 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.






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