Vishay Intertechnology Launches New SensorXplorer™ Starter Kit

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) has introduced a new demo kit that allows users to test drive Vishay’s ambient light, proximity, UVA light, and RGBW color sensor solutions. Providing a USB to I²C interface, 3.3 V regulator, and GPIOs for reading and displaying sensor data on a PC, the new SensorXplorer™ allows designers to explore the capabilities of the Vishay sensors featured on Vishay’s sensor demo boards.

The kit introduced today includes the SensorXplorer demo board, which acts as a USB to I²C interface between the PC software and individual Vishay sensor demo boards. An included micro-USB cable connects the board to the PC. The USB dongle is backwards-compatible, allowing for the use of sensor boards previously purchased with the Sensor Starter Kit.

LabVIEW-based software for the SensorXplorer Kit, in addition to an installation application note, is available for download athttp://www.Vishay.com/ref/SensorXplorer. Users of the previous Sensor Starter Kit will also need to download the new software.

The SensorXplorer Kit is available now, with lead times of 8 to 10 weeks.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

SensorXplorer is a trademark of Vishay Intertechnology.