As part of its commitment to bringing the new technology to design engineers, Farnell InOne, the international distributor of electronic and industrial components, has launched its new Technology First initiative on rapidly developing optoelectronics technology.
The new Technology First campaign will offer the only complete range of optoelectronic technology available to the market, including displays, visible and non-visible LEDs, through a dedicated catalogue and the Farnell InOne website. 3,500 optoelectronic parts are available as part of the campaign, 2,000 of which are new to the industry, from a wide range of manufacturers such as Avago Technologies, Omron and ST Microelectronics.
According to Farnell InOne, Optoelectronic technology has developed and improved rapidly in recent times. LEDs have become more powerful, allowing them to have high levels of brightness, while retaining efficient power monitoring. This means that where design engineers may have had to use bulbs in the past, they can now use LEDs, opening up many new avenues. Where LEDs were principally used in areas such as the mobile phone, handheld PC and game console markets, they can now be applied anywhere from the medical world to the security industry.