BPW21R

Vishay Telefunken

Silicon PN Photodiode
Description

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BPW21R is a planar Silicon PN photodiode in a
hermetically sealed short TO–5 case, especially designed for high precision linear applications.
Due to its extremely high dark resistance, the short
circuit photocurrent is linear over seven decades of illumination level.
On the other hand, there is a strictly logarithmic
correlation between open circuit voltage and illumination over the same range.
The device is equipped with a flat glass window with
built in color correction filter, giving an approximation
to the spectral response of the human eye.

Features
D Hermetically sealed TO–5 case
D Flat glass window with built–in color correction filter for visible radiation

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Cathode connected to case
Wide viewing angle ϕ = ± 50 °
Large radiant sensitive area (A=7.5 mm2)
Suitable for visible radiation
High sensitivity
Low dark current
High shunt resistance
Excellent linearity
For photodiode and photovoltaic cell operation

Applications
Sensor in exposure and color measuring purposes

Document Number 81519
Rev. 2, 20-May-99

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BPW21R Vishay Telefunken Absolute Maximum Ratings Tamb = 25_C Parameter Reverse Voltage Power Dissipation Junction Temperature Operating Temperature Range Storage Temperature Range Soldering Temperature Thermal Resistance Junction/Ambient Test Conditions Tamb t Symbol VR PV Tj Tamb Tstg Tsd RthJA x 50 °C x5s Value 10 300 125 –55.5 4... l = 660 nm Fall Time VR = 0 V. E = 0 VR = 0 V... RL = 1k W.1 tf 3. 20-May-99 .675 3. VR = 5 V VR = 5 V.0 lp l0.5 Unit V V nA nF pF GW mV mV/K mA %/K mA nA/lx deg nm nm ms ms Document Number 81519 Rev.+125 260 250 Unit V mW °C °C °C °C K/W Basic Characteristics Tamb = 25_C Parameter Forward Voltage Breakdown Voltage Reverse Dark Current Diode Capacitance Test Conditions IF = 50 mA IR = 20 mA.3 30 tr 2 1.. l = 660 nm www. Coefficient of Ik Reverse Light Current Sensitivity Angle of Half Sensitivity Wavelength of Peak Sensitivity Range of Spectral Bandwidth Rise Time VR = 0 V. 2. f = 1 MHz. RL = 1k W.105 lx Dark Resistance Open Circuit Voltage Temp.+125 –55. E = 0 VR = 10 mV EA = 1 klx EA = 1 klx EA = 1 klx EA = 1 klx EA = 1 klx. EA = 10–2.05 9 9 ±50 565 420.2 400 38 450 –2 9 –0.0 Max 1. Coefficient of Vo Short Circuit Current Temp.5 Min 10 280 4. E = 0 VR = 5 V... f = 1 MHz. E = 0 VR = 5 V.vishay..de • FaxBack +1-408-970-5600 2 (5) Symbol VF V(BR) Iro CD CD RD Vo TKVo Ik TKlk Ira S ϕ Typ 1.

2 0.7 80° 10–4 10–2 94 8476 10–1 100 101 102 103 104 EA – Illuminance ( lx ) Figure 3.2 0 0.BPW21R Vishay Telefunken Typical Characteristics (Tamb = 25_C unless otherwise specified) 1400 CD – Diode Capacitance ( pF ) I ro – Reverse Dark Current ( nA ) 104 103 102 VR=5V 101 1200 800 600 400 200 100 0 20 40 60 80 120 100 0. Relative Radiant Sensitivity vs. Diode Capacitance vs.0 0.8 0. 20-May-99 0. Relative Spectral Sensitivity vs.0 0. Illuminance Document Number 81519 Rev.3 0 1 VR – Reverse Voltage ( V ) 94 8473 Figure 1.6 0. Reverse Voltage S ( l ) rel – Relative Spectral Sensitivity 1.4 0. Wavelength 0° S rel – Relative Sensitivity Ik – Short Circuit Current ( m A ) 102 101 100 10–1 10–2 750 650 l – Wavelength ( nm ) 94 8477 Figure 2. Reverse Dark Current vs. 2.6 94 8475 Figure 6.4 0.2 Vl Eye 0 350 120 Tamb – Ambient Temperature ( °C ) 450 550 Figure 5.1 Tamb – Ambient Temperature ( °C ) 94 8468 1.9 0.vishay.6 0.8 60° 70° 0. Relative Reverse Light Current vs.4 0.9 50° 0.1 1. Short Circuit Current vs. Ambient Temperature I ra rel – Relative Reverse Light Current E=0 f=1MHz 1000 10–3 10 ° 20 ° 30° 40° 1. Ambient Temperature 100 10 Figure 4.8 94 8738 20 40 60 80 100 1.de • FaxBack +1-408-970-5600 3 (5) .0 0.2 1. Angular Displacement www.

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Regularly and continuously improve the performance of our products. P. Vishay Semiconductor GmbH has been able to use its policy of continuous improvements to eliminate the use of ODSs listed in the following documents. Vishay Semiconductor GmbH can certify that our semiconductors are not manufactured with ozone depleting substances and do not contain such substances. B and list of transitional substances of the Montreal Protocol and the London Amendments respectively 2 . directly or indirectly. Various national and international initiatives are pressing for an earlier ban on these substances. the buyer shall indemnify Vishay-Telefunken against all claims. injury or death associated with such unintended or unauthorized use. Council Decision 88/540/EEC and 91/690/EEC Annex A. and expenses. All operating parameters must be validated for each customer application by the customer. any claim of personal damage.O. We reserve the right to make changes to improve technical design and may do so without further notice.B. Germany Telephone: 49 ( 0 ) 7131 67 2831. damages. arising out of.de • FaxBack +1-408-970-5600 5 (5) . 2. Should the buyer use Vishay-Telefunken products for any unintended or unauthorized application. Fax number: 49 ( 0 ) 7131 67 2423 Document Number 81519 Rev. 1. Vishay Semiconductor GmbH.BPW21R Vishay Telefunken Ozone Depleting Substances Policy Statement It is the policy of Vishay Semiconductor GmbH to 1. 3535. Class I and II ozone depleting substances in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 by the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) in the USA 3. D-74025 Heilbronn. It is particular concern to control or eliminate releases of those substances into the atmosphere which are known as ozone depleting substances ( ODSs ). as well as their impact on the environment. Meet all present and future national and international statutory requirements. 2. Annex A. The Montreal Protocol ( 1987 ) and its London Amendments ( 1990 ) intend to severely restrict the use of ODSs and forbid their use within the next ten years. distribution and operating systems with respect to their impact on the health and safety of our employees and the public. Parameters can vary in different applications.vishay. B and C ( transitional substances ) respectively. costs. 20-May-99 www. processes.