Vishay Intertechnology Launches New SensorXplorer™ Starter Kit

MALVERN, Pa. — April 30, 2018 — 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 at 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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