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Marktech Optoelectronics Announces Latest Lineup of Advanced Silicon Photodiode Photodetectors

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (Marktech), a privately-held and veteran-owned leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epi wafers, and other compound semiconductors, today announced their latest lineup of advanced silicon photodiode photodetectors.

Marktech’s standard silicon photodiode detector in a TO metal can package are available through Digikey Electronics and Mouser Electronics.

Marktech’s silicon photodiode manufacturing facility Simi Valley, California has one the shortest delivery lead times in the photodetector industry for standard and custom photodiodes. Marktech can cross many competitor’s silicon photodiodes with a MADE IN THE USA product having specifications matching or exceeding the competitive specifications. After prototype approvals, custom photodiodes are typically delivered in a time frame of 6 to 10 weeks versus 6 to 8 months from other leading photodiode manufacturers. In addition, many standard silicon photodiodes can be delivered from our standard inventory in a few days through our distributor websites, Digikey Electronics and Mouser Electronics.

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Marktech’s lineup of advanced silicon photodiode detectors consist of several detector families or series based on their spectral sensitivity ranges:

  • General Purpose (Series 8) – 350 to 1100nm spectral sensitivity
  • UV Enhanced (Series 4) – 300 to 1100nm spectral sensitivity
  • IR Enhanced Peak (Series 14) – 350 to 1100nm spectral sensitivity
  • UV & IR Enhanced (Series 11) – 250 to 1100nm spectral sensitivity

Silicon PIN photodiodes are available in various package types such as hermetically sealed metal cans (TO-5, TO-18, and TO-39), ceramic SAW packages, pigtail metal cans, and 3mm molded plastic through-hole (flat lens or dome ceramic). Custom packaging to OEM specifications is available as well.

Marktech’s Si photodiodes provide high sensitivity, low noise, excellent linearity, high quantum efficiency, and durability combined with an extended lifetime at a reasonable cost.

Our UV Enhanced silicon photodiodes are ideal for monitoring the consistency of UV light sources for curing inks, resins, adhesives, sealants, and 3D printing stereolithography materials.

Marktech’s IR emitters combined with our IR detectors (IR Peak silicon photodiodes) are the perfect solution in many industrial sensing applications such as proximity, linear position, time-of-flight (TOF) distance or range, and angular or rotary position sensors. Additional applications include optical power meters, color sensors, optical receivers, daylight detectors, oximeters, pulse monitors, particle analyzers, and smoke detectors.

In addition, Marktech provides avalanche photodiodes (APDs), silicon phototransistors, silicon photodiode arrays (Si PDAs), InGasAs PIN photodiodes, and custom silicon photodiodes.

Silicon Photodiode Arrays

Silicon photodiode arrays have multiple photodiode elements fabricated on the same substrate and package. The photodiode arrays range from bi detectors (two segments), quad detectors (four elements), multiple element linear arrays, and complex multi-element area arrays.

Photodiode arrays are critical components in sensors and instruments for position sensing, laser alignment, spectroscopy, and particle analysis. For example, Marktech’s four-element photodiode arrays or quad detectors provide flawless performance in laser alignment applications. In addition, our linear photodiode arrays are ideal for position detection, spectrometry, refractometry, and other sensor or instrument applications.

Custom Photodetectors to OEM Specs

Marktech has extensive capabilities to design and manufacture custom photodetectors to OEM specifications from prototype to production volumes. The range of Marktech’s custom photodetector engineering and manufacturing including custom silicon photodiodes (Wafers, die, and packaged SiPDs. Marktech can co-package silicon photodiodes with emitters, filters, and transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs). Silicon and InGaAs photodiodes are assembled in the same package for wide spectral band detection applications.

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Custom silicon quadrant photodiode array made in Marktech’s factory in Simi Valley, CA.

Marktech’s newest manufacturing facility in Simi Valley, CA produces our advanced SiPDs. The California plant has a class 100 cleanroom for the advanced packaging and assembly of custom silicon photodiode devices on rigid PCBs, flexible circuits, and OEM specific designs.

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Marktech Optoelectronics has vertically integrated capabilities to custom design and fabricate silicon photodetector and silicon photodiode array devices on wafers and then dice and package these photodiode chips with any required emitters, amplifiers, filters, and components for specific applications. This vertical integration allows Marktech to precisely control the performance and quality of the photodetectors and assemblies designed and manufactured for our customers.

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Custom silicon photodiode array consisting of a complex 64 element array for particle detection.

Using Marktech Optoelectronics advanced silicon photodetectors in new products under development will likely lead to breakthrough designs in many analytical instrument, medical diagnostics, and industrial sensing applications.

For more details, the full version of this press release is available here: Marktech Optoelectronics Announces Latest Lineup of Advanced Silicon Photodiode Photodetectors



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