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Future Electronics Promotes VCNL4040 Series of Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors from Vishay

Future Electronics promotes Vishay's VCNL4040 Series of proximity and ambient light sensors.

Pointe Claire, Canada, April 15, 2015 --( Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes Vishay's VCNL4040 Series of proximity and ambient light sensors.

The VCNL4040 Series integrates a proximity sensor (PS), ambient light sensor (ALS), and a high power IRED into one small package. It incorporates photodiodes, amplifiers, and analog to digital converting circuits into a single chip by CMOS process. The 16-bit high resolution ALS offers excellent sensing capabilities with sufficient selections to fulfill most applications, whether dark or high transparency lens design. High and low interrupt thresholds can be programmed for both ALS and PS, allowing the component to use a minimal amount of the microcontrollers' resources.

The proximity sensor features an intelligent cancellation scheme, so that cross talk phenomenon is eliminated effectively. To accelerate the PS response time, smart persistence prevents the misjudgment of proximity sensing while also keeping a fast response time. In active force mode, a single measurement can be requested, allowing another good approach for more design flexibility to fulfill different kinds of applications with more power savings.

The patented Filtron™ technology achieves ambient light spectral sensitivity closest to real human eye response and offers the best background light cancellation capability (including sunlight) without utilizing the microcontrollers' resources. The VCNL4040 Series provides an excellent temperature compensation capability for keeping output stable under various temperature configurations. ALS and PS functions are easily set via the simple command format of I2C (SMBus compatible) interface protocol.

With operating voltage ranges from 2.5 V to 3.6 V, the VCNL4040 Series is offered in a lead-free 8-pin molding package, providing the best market-proven reliability quality.

Typical applications include handheld devices, notebooks, tablet PCs, consumer devices, and industrial applications.

For more information about Vishay, the VCNL4040 Series, proximity and ambient light sensors, or SMT, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit

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Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
Future Electronics
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
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Martin H. Gordon
237 Hymus Boulevard
Pointe Claire

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