Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the SFH 4718A infrared LED (IRED), part of the IR OSLON Black family fromOSRAM Opto Semiconductors. The small but powerful IRED is the first in the family to feature a narrow beam angle of ± 25 degrees, enabling illumination units for camera systems with a medium capture range without requiring secondary optics.
With the OSRAM SFH 4718A IRED, now available from Mouser Electronics, the OSLON Black portfolio now comprises three wavelengths (810 nm, 850 nm and 940 nm) and three beam angles (±25, ±45 and ±75 degrees), with optical outputs ranging from 0.3 W to 2 W. The SFH 4718A offers an optical output of 0.8 W at 1 A, and an excellent radiant intensity of 730 W/sr. The device’s 850 nm wavelength is barely discernible by humans, but lies within the sensitivity range of the camera sensors.
OSRAM OSLON Black SFH 4718A IREDs come in a small 3.75 × 3.75 mm package with a low thermal resistance of 16 K/W (max) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to 2 kV. The device is ideal for a range of security and recognition applications, including 3D image capture and facial-scan access control. Engineers can also use the IREDs in systems to illuminate areas monitored by closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, as well as for automatic license plate recognition systems.