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NIR Single Photon Counting OEM Module

AUREA Technology (Besancon, France) has launched its newly designed fast Near Infrared (NIR) [900 nm-1700 nm] Single Photon Counting OEM Module, SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz. Due to its Geiger-mode InGaAs avalanche photodiode SPAD and its new enhanced embedded electronics, it provides gated-mode operation up to 120 MHz trigger rate with very fast timing resolution < 150 psec. The SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz performs very-low-noise DCR www.aureatechnology.com

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Pyroelectric Detectors

LASER COMPONENTS Pyro Group (Olching, Germany) produces pyroelectric DLaTGS detectors - three series are available: One for users who would like to combine their detectors with their own electronics (LCDT-5000 series); the LCTDT-5100 series is designed for low-fre¬quency applications in the range of 10-100 Hz, and the LCDT-5500 type with a low-noise JFET is designed for FTIR applications. All detectors possess thinned-out ele¬ments and optionally feature an absorbing black coating with a low thermal mass that offers a wide spectral response at a simultaneously high speed. All pyrodetectors are available with different diameters of their active surfaces and rectangular and square shapes as well. Standard housings include TO-5, TO-66, and TO-37. www.lasercomponents.com/de-en/ir-components/ir-detectors/pyroelectric-sensors/  

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Four-Channel Intelligent LED Controllers

Saelig Company Inc. (Fairport, NY) has announced the LED-Warrior04, a 4 channel, intelligent, programmable LED constant-current driver with DALI, DMX512, and I2C interfaces on board. Other bus protocols or wireless options can be added via the I2C interface. For each of the four channels, the forward current and brightness of the LEDs can be individually and independently programmed. Current can be programmed from 80 mA to 1000 mA in 5mA steps. Brightness is controlled by internal 12-bit PWMs for each channel, allowing 4096 steps, with dimming down to 1/4096 or 0.024%. The high resolution of brightness control allows precise color mixing or calibration of multiple LED groups. The four 12-bit channels allow up to 281 trillion color hues. www.saelig.com  

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Products of Tomorrow: February 2015

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just some of the examples of NASA-developed technology used in products today.

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Product of the Month: February 2015

Luxion, Irvine, CA, released KeyShot® 5.1 real-time ray tracing and global illumination software for rendering and lighting of models and assemblies. New features include procedural textures and options, SØrensen Leather materials, and improvements that enable users to edit patterns, and render all cameras and viewsets. The new version supports touch-enabled devices and retina displays. Six new textures are available, including brushed, camouflage, lattice circular, spots, and lattice polygon. The software supports PTC Creo 3.0 with direct import and a free downloadable plug-in that maintains all color assignments and assembly structure while allowing users to select simplified representations. It supports devices with a multi-touch interface running Windows.

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Digital Controller

ZMDI, Dresden, Germany, released the ZSPM2000 configurable digital PWM controller with integrated MOSFET driver for smart digital point-of-load (POL) solutions. The controller operates as a synchronous step-down converter in a single-rail, single-phase configuration. It features an integrated power-stage driver, and digital communication and control via the PMBus™ interface. Other features include digital-control algorithms, anti-cross-conduction, and power-saving features.

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Serial Communication Cards

ACCES I/O Products, San Diego, CA, announced mPCIe-ICM Series PCI Express Mini Card isolated serial communication cards that measure 30 × 51 mm and feature a selection of four or two ports of isolated RS-232 serial communications. Features include 1.5kV isolation provided port-to-computer and 500V isolation port-to-port on all signals at the I/O connectors. The cards provide ±15kV ESD protection on all signal pins, and use 128-byte transmit/receive FIFO buffers to decrease CPU loading and protect against lost data in multitasking systems.

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