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High-Speed Video Camera

The HyperVision HPV-2 high-speed video camera from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, MD) uses a high-sensitivity IS-CCD image sensor to achieve ultra-fast recording, including newly developed multi-camera synchronized recording, at speeds of 1 million frames per second. The video camera offers high resolution (312 × 260 pixels) files at all recording speeds, making it suitable for applications including defect analysis, development of advanced technologies, and scientific, engineering, and medical research.

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Camera Link® Cable Assemblies

Camera Link® cable assemblies from Cicoil® (Valencia, CA) are for industrial motion video and frame grabber applications. The flat cables have hollow tubing for pneumatic or hydraulic use, and are less than 3/16-inch thick. The durable and waterproof flat cable assemblies deliver long life of at least 10 million flex cycles, with a space-saving 50mm bend radius providing flexibility. Standard assemblies are finished with metal EMI/ESD protective connectors with quick-release latches. Plastic shells are also available.

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Laser Diode Driver

The low-noise FL500 Laser Diode Driver from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) is compatible with reflow processing less than 250°C. The surface mount chip offers exceptionally low noise laser diode control that can be configured either as two independent 250mA drivers, or as a single 500mA driver. The FL500 can run on a +3V lithium-ion battery or up to a +12V power supply. Its small size, low noise, and modest power requirements make it ideal for hand- held precision laser instrumentation.

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Power Switches and Injectors

Power switches and power injectors from Baumer (Southington, CT) are designed to connect gigabit Ethernet cameras or Power over Ethernet (PoE) cameras to standard networks. The components support jumbo packets, a necessity for successful operation of giga-bit Ethernet systems, and are available in standard sizes and shapes for easy integration into PCI boxes. The switches and injectors offer an operating voltage between 24 and 48 volts. Available in four- and six-port models, the switches feature DIN rail mounting. The injectors automatically deliver power through a Cat6 cable.

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Optical Interconnects

Molex (Lisle, IL) and Polymicro Technologies (Phoenix, AZ), a subsidiary of Molex, have released Molex LumaCoreTM-based interconnects that incorporate Polymicro’s large core, optical fibers. The complete solution connects large core optical fibers used for data, sensing, and optical power transmission. The solution withstands extreme operating conditions, particularly for sensing high power delivery, illumination, and aerospace applications.

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Optical Design Software

Breault Research Organization (Tucson, AZ) has released a new version of the company’s Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP®). Some of the features offered in ASAP 2009 V1R1 include: Conformal Radiometry, BRO Digitizer, Liquid Crystal Cell (LCC), General Uni-axial Medium (GUM), Stokes-Vector Mode for Polarization, Mueller Matrix Element, Optimization, and a REMOTE user interface. Industry applications for ASAP include automotive, architectural and specialty illumination design, simulation of laser systems and other coherent devices, stray light analysis of telescopes and space-based imaging systems, display modeling, and micro-optical device modeling.

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Optical-to-Electrical Converter

Highland Technology (San Francisco, CA) has introduced the Model J740 Fast fiber-coupled optical-to-electrical converter. Housed in a rugged, compact, extruded aluminum enclosure, the J740 performs wideband analog conversion of fast fiber-coupled signals from DC to greater than 1GHz. Three versions are available covering industry standard 850nm, 1310nm, and 1550nm wavelengths. Units feature a calibrated conversion gain of 1V/mW (0.5V/mW into 50 Ohms) and are compatible with single and multi-mode fiber.

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