This section provides an overview for diode arrays as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 9 diode array manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked diode array companies as of March, 2024: 1.Microsemi Corporation, 2.ProTek Devices, 3.Leonardo Electronics US Inc..
A diode array is a type of photodetector that can simultaneously detect light intensity at multiple locations by arranging photodiodes in an array.
The wavelength of light that can be detected varies depending on the material used. The most commonly used diode array in the visible region is a silicon-based diode array that can detect light from 190 nm to 1100 nm. Diodes made of germanium, 、 gallium, and arsenic are also available, and diodes made of lead sulfide can detect light in the infrared region (~3500 nm).
Arrays can be arranged along the wavelength axis for simultaneous multi-wavelength measurement.
A diode array, called a stripe detector, has stripes of several microns to several tens of microns on the substrate, enabling position detection on a micron scale.
A spectrometer that has a single photodiode as a detector and outputs a single wavelength data is called a monochromator, while a spectrometer that can output multiple wavelength data simultaneously using a diode array is called a polychromator.
Detectors using diode arrays that can perform one- or two-dimensional imaging detection, such as CCD and CMOS cameras, can simultaneously measure absorption at multiple wavelengths, making it possible to simultaneously measure mutations in samples for which absorption at any wavelength is unknown or samples that react at multiple wavelengths at the same time. Therefore, it is possible to simultaneously measure mutations in samples for which it is not known at which wavelength absorption will occur or samples that react at multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
With a single diode, it is necessary to identify the wavelength at which the mutation occurs before looking at the mutation, but with a diode array, it is possible to identify the wavelength at which the mutation occurs and to detect the actual mutation process at the same time.
The diodes that make up the diode array are less sensitive than photomultiplier tubes, but they are very stable as detectors and have a wide range of detectable wavelengths. In addition, the use of avalanche photodiode arrays, which can achieve high sensitivity, makes it possible to achieve high sensitivity, so they are used in a wide variety of measuring instruments.
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ProTek Devices has been a manufacturer of overvoltage and overcurrent protection components since 1992, and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. They offer transient voltage suppressor arrays, avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses. These components deliver circuit protection in various electronic systems against lightning, electrostatic discharge, nuclear electromagnetic pulses, inductive switching, and electromagnetic interference. ProTek Devices also offers LED wafer die for ESD protection, RF, and related high-frequency products.
Leonardo Electronics US is a manufacturer of laser and electronic components and systems headquartered in McLean, Vancouver, founded in 1948. It offers laser diode and sensor solutions to accommodate the toughest challenges and environments to support defence and commercial applications. With comprehensive sensor product solutions in radar, infrared systems, electronic warfare, avionics, services, and integrated solutions, the company covers various operating scenarios: air, land, sea, and space to protect critical assets. The company has supplied its laser system to Apache, F35, and other DoD programs.
Microsemi Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. Microsemi is a subsidiary of Microchip Technology Incorporated. Microsemi is a provider of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace, communications, data center, and industrial markets. A few of Microsemi’s product lines include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, power management products, timing and synchronization devices, and RF solutions. Microsemi’s technological strengths are in connectivity, energy efficiency, miniaturization, power management, and security.
Littelfuse founded in 1927, is an industrial manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The company's product portfolio includes the solutions for both individual and entire systems, as a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing. Across more than 20 countries, and with approximately 18,000 global associates, partner with customers to design and deliver advanced solutions. Serving over 100,000 end customers, their products are found in industrial, transportation, and electronics end markets.
Bourns, Inc. is a family-owned company founded in 1947 and currently headquartered in Riverside, California. Bourns is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic components for several industries including automotive, industrial, instrumentation, medical, consumer, and portable electronics. Bourns operates in 4 market segments: automotive, circuit protection, power conversion, and sensing. The automotive segment produces sensors for almost every use in vehicles including steering, stability, fuel management, and temperature control. Power conversion segment products are used in renewable energy and automotive power. Sensing products are also used in heavy equipment, medical equipment, and welding equipment.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., established in 1953 and headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a manufacturer of sensors and emitters for both visible and invisible light. It stocks products like LEDs, lamps, and photodiodes used in several industries, including consumer electronics, dental imaging, and environmental monitoring. The sensor and light source components are also available as modules and units that can be incorporated into systems the company develops, like optical measurement systems or imaging systems. The ISO 9001-certified company stocks over 15,000 devices, units, and systems that ship to over 100 destinations worldwide, and it has ten research and production bases.
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation is a division of Toshiba focusing on providing designs for end-product developers as well as semiconductor and drive equipment for automotive, industrial equipment, green energy, and consumer and personal electronic devices. Toshiba’s storage products include cloud-scale and enterprise-level products, and PC hard drives. Semiconductor products include Si Cower devices, MOSFETs, IGBTs, IEGTs, isolators, solid state relays, power management and intelligent power ICs, diodes, bipolar transistors, microcontrollers, automotive devices, ICs for wireless communication equipment, general purpose logic ICs, radio-frequency devices, sensors, and linear image sensors.
Beckhoff Automation LLC is the American branch of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. founded in Verl, Germany. The United States headquarters is based in Savage, Minnesota. The company serves industries such as automotive, marine, semiconductors, and alternative energy with hardware and software-based solutions. The company’s five hardware product segments are industrial PCs, fieldbus components for I/O, motion drive systems, MX systems, and system-integrated machine vision products. The company also produces software for automation-related tasks.
Roithner Lasertechnik GmbH, supplies laser and electronic components, and are based in Vienna, Austria. They have indexed an expansive catalog of Laser Diodes, Lasers, LEDs, Detectors, and Optical devices. There is also a broad array of Accessories that comply with laser and electrical technology. The Laser Diode peripherals include the material as well as the associated components. The LEDs hold the general along with purpose-built tools such as mounts. The Laser department deals in devices for Laser systems, Laser displays, and Laser pointers. The Optical devices are the commercially used equipment and the Detectors display related gears and instruments.
*Including some distributors, etc.
*Including some distributors, etc.
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