When developing lighting and indicator devices, surface mounted diode (SMD) LEDs offer a variety of benefits. Learn the options available—including multi-color SMD LEDs—and the advantages they provide.
February 16, 2023 by Mario Davila and Alan Sanchez, VCC
Human machine interfaces (HMIs) often incorporate light indicators. One option for HMI indicator technology is light pipes. In this article, learn some of the design considerations for choosing and using light pipes.
January 14, 2022 by Sannah Vinding, VCC
This article discusses some concepts for ensuring motion detector designs will be robust to external disturbances by presenting an infrared detector assembly that can significantly reduce the parts count and improve product performance and reliability.
February 23, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article discusses how the use of three key design methods utilized in optocouplers improves galvanic isolation performance and presents an accompanying high voltage surge test as proof.
January 14, 2020 by Lim Shiun Pi, Broadcom Inc