The iC-VP is a photocurrent ampliﬁer with threshold switch and monolithic integrated sensor diode. The device is meant as a photoelectric detector, in light barriers for example.
The threshold is adjusted with an external resistor. After approx. 1 µs delay a photo current of sufﬁcient magnitude creates a low signal which is compatible with CMOS and LSTTL levels at the output.
The iC-VP can be utilised in a customised COB package as a multi-chip module for multi-channel scanning absolute encoders.
TO18 metal can packages are available for single channel light barrier applications.