Boston Electronics Corporation


Infrared Sources

Signal Processing

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Ultraviolet Detectors

We offer SiC (silicon carbide) photodiodes, probes and UV sensor solutions. Our SiC products are made and packaged in Germany by sglux GmbH.


SiC photodiodes from sglux have the best aging properties under powerful Hg-lamp irradiation.  Comparison made to SiC photodiodes from Cree Research (legacy chips) and AlGaN from Genicom in Korea.  The study was done by the German PTB (equivalent to NIST in USA) and the report is available by clicking here.

TOCON Series - integrated photodiode and amplifier. Every UV measurement set-up includes a sensor, an amplifier, a read out and a means to power the amplifier and read out.  In addition it may include a sensor housing and interconnecting cables.  Of these items, the most difficult and time consuming to "do yourself" is the amplifier.  We offer a very simple solution consisting of SiC UV photodiode in a TO-39 package with the amplifier in the package - the TOCON-series of UV Hybrids.  Add  5 volts DC and a simple voltmeter and you can immediately sense and quantify UV.


UV Probe Series: sglux is offering UV sensor probes with various custom-designed optics, housings, electronics (analog or digital) and spectral response options. The applications of UV sensor probes are quite varied and include use and survival at high temperatures, in rain, under water as well as in normal environments. Therefore the required optics, environmental endurance, spectral responsivity and electronic
output interface must be tailored for individual conditions of use.
  We will work closely with you to ensure you have the right UV probe for your application.


Catalogs: The full sglux product line is summarized below along with links to the product line catalog. For a consolidated catalog with all the individual catalogs listed in the table below, click here.


Individual photodiode data sheets:  UV ABC Broadband, UVA, UVB, UVC, UV Index.


Individual TOCON data sheets:  Broadband, UVA, UVB, UVC, UV GaP, Blue Light, Housings and Kit.


Individual Probe data sheets:  UV Probes


Individual Accessories data sheets:  UV Accessories



  Product Description Catalog


SiC UV Photodiodes

with 0.06 mm² to 36 mm² detector active area, various spectral response options, optics and housings


SiC UV Photodiodes





UV sensor with 0 to 5 V voltage output, internal amplifier, measurement ranges from 1.8 pW/cm² to 18 W/cm², various spectral response options and optics




UV Sensor


various custom-designed optics, housings, electronics (analog or digital) and spectral response options

UV Sensor





with graphic screen, dosimetry and logging function and miniature UV data loggers





SiC UV Spectrometers

measurement range 220 nm to 360 nm, no stray light effects caused by visible light


SiC UV Spectrometer


UV Calibration

Calibration service according to guidance DAkkS-DKD-MB-3 and DIN/ISO 17025


UV-Index Measurement

Components and systems for measurement of the solar UV Index



If you also need UV sources see our Nikkiso UV-LED.



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