Boston Electronics Corporation


Infrared Sources
Signal Processing

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Ultraviolet Detectors for wavelengths shorter than 400 nm:


We offer SiC (silicon carbide) photodiodes, probes and UV sensor solutions which are useful from 225 to 358 nm. 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.

For our current UV Photodetectors catalog click here.


For our current UV Tools & Solutions catalog click here.  This catalog includes amplifiers, probes, control modules, radiometer and loggers.

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.  Click here for details.

UV Probes consist of a UV photodiode in a robust housing with (or without) an amplifier. Click here for details.



Photonic Sensor Monitor
Photodiode Amplifier Connect  Photodiode Amplifier Dual
UV Photon Detector


Selected Photodiode information:


We also offer first-stage electronics for these devices:

Model Description
Multiboard  (TWAMP) 2-channel mulfifunction amplifier board
AMPCON 4-20 converts 0 to 800 nA to 4 to 20 mA
Digiboard converts current to frequency


We offer GaN (gallium nitride) and AlGaN (aluminum gallium nitride) photodiodes, which are useful at wavelengths shorter than 370 nm BUT WHICH ARE NOT AS ROBUST UNDER HIGH UV DOSE as SiC. 

We invite you to join our Photosensors group in Linkedin 

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