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Glass-Glass Photovoltaic Modules

Silicon Energy (Arlington, WA) and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (Wilmington, DE) have introduced glass-glass polycrystalline silicon (cSi) photovoltaic (PV) power-generating modules made with DuPont™ PV5300 series ionomer-based encapsulant for added module strength and durability. Two 60-mil layers of the encapsulant surround silicon wafers to add high-transmittance tempered glass and increased flexural strength over traditional modules. The encapsulant is also resistant to moisture intrusion.

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RGB Laser Driver

Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the MAX3600, a 3-channel RGB laser driver that enables integration of high-resolution pico projectors into small-form-factor applications. Fabricated using Maxim’s BiCMOS process, the device achieves switching times of s generate billions of colors and contrast ratios of 5000:1 and higher, while consuming 75% less real estate and 30% less power than discrete designs, making it suitable for battery-operated devices. Packaged in a 5mm × 5mm, 40-pin TQFN, the MAX3600 operates over temperatures ranging from 0 °C to +70 °C.

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Boreoscope Camera

The FSC2 boreoscope camera from Schoelly Imaging (Worcester, MA) features an integrated LED light at the camera head, eliminating the need for light cables. The small CCU features auto white balance, variable brightness control, AGC, and a custom window feature that fits the boreoscope image to the camera chip. Outputs include composite video, S-Video, and a USB 2.0 digital port for capturing images to a PC. A variety of boreoscope probes ranging in diameter from 0.35mm to 2.7mm can be attached via a bayonet quick mount.

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Scalable Shutters

Vincent Associates (Rochester, NY) has introduced three DSS Shutter Series products: the DSS10 (10mm aperture), the DSS20 (20mm aperture), and the DSS 25 (25mm aperture). The DSS series does not require an external protruding actuator and contains no other interfering components. All drive and damping related components related to the mechanical motion of the shutter are contained or integrated within. It can be scaled for alternate aperture sizes.

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Solar On/Off Grid Power Platform

Sunpods (San Jose, CA) has unveiled the SP-500 SunPods Solar Agriculture & Remote Site Power Systems, which are designed to provide solar power for on-grid and off-grid agricultural processing, wells, irrigation, and water distribution systems. The systems are engineered for grid connected or off-grid agriculture power-on-demand solutions for farms, ranches, and wineries needed for product processing, center-pivot irrigation systems, water irrigation, water distribution, water processing, and well-water pumping. At off-the-grid remote locations, the system replaces fuel-powered genset power sources. Municipal water agencies can utilize the systems for pumping water at water towers, wastewater, and water purification plants. They require 100V-480V, 50Hz/60Hz AC or 12/24/48VDC, scalable from 2.4-kW units to megawatt size.

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Optoelectronic Analyzer

CORDOUAN Technologies (Pessac, France) has developed the MIROMA© analyzer, a solution for laser metrology that performs high-resolution wavefront characterization, real-time analysis of laser beam profile, instantaneous M2 measurement, and near-field far-field propagation predictions with high resolution. It is achromatic, vibrations insensitive, and calibration-free.

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Rod-Type Lasers

EOLITE Systems (Pessac, France) has introduced the OCTOPUS laser for thin-film scribing and the BOREAS IR150 for high-powered cutting and drilling. OCTOPUS offers up to 16 fiber-delivery channels. Each beam provides light at 515nm or at 1030nm with pulse duration as low as 10ns, peak power up to 4 kW and repetition rates up to 300 kHz. Each fiber channel (up to 5m long) offers up to 4W at 515nm with excellent beam quality, or up to 30W in a uniform multimode output configuration. The BOREAS IR150 offers over 150W at 1030nm, pulses shorter than 20ns, peak power over 200 kW, high repetition rates up to 500 kHz, and a beam quality with M2 of 1.3. It produces sub-10ns pulses at repetition rates up to 400 kHz. The laser heads are conductively cooled and temperature-stabilized by a closed-loop water-cooled plate that keeps the laser in a hermetically sealed environment and extends its lifetime.

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