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Compact Embedded Computer

Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) has introduced the PowerBlock™ 50 system, a high-performance, ultra-compact embedded computer. The system’s modular architecture allows for flexible configurations of multiple processors, delivering well over 100 GFLOPS of processing power in a small, lightweight package. A fully configured PowerBlock 50 weighs less than 10 pounds and measures approximately 4" × 5" × 6". The system is available now as the PowerBlock 50 EDK (Engineering Development Kit), which is a complete software development platform. The EDK includes a PowerBlock 50 system, Linux BSP development environment, and a desktop heat rejection unit (HRU) to support the PowerBlock 50’s cooling requirements. The PowerBlock 50 EDK is customizable into configurations that include PowerQUICC™, Virtex™-4, and Intel processors, and SATA storage. Each configuration includes Gigabit Ethernet and RS-232 I/O interfaces. For Free Info Click Here.

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Ethernet Protocol Analyzer

Absolute Analysis (Newbury Park, CA) has released a 10Gbps Ethernet protocol analyzer employing a SFP+ (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) interface and support for the 10GBase-LRM (Long Reach Multimode) standard. The 10Gbps SFP+ test solution provides developers with the capability to connect up to 16 ports in a single chassis, simultaneously utilizing both Ethernet and Fiber Channel. These ports are each synchronized to a common clock, allowing users to monitor multiple points in the network and aggregated links, and time correlate trace information for anomalies.

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DUV-VIS Light Source

The EQ-1000 LDLSTM Laser-Driven Light Source from Energetiq Technology, Inc. (Woburn, MA) achieves extreme high brightness and power over a broad spectral range, from 170nm to beyond visible. The EQ-1000 can be configured for broad spectrum output in spectroscopy, optics testing, biological imaging, and general scientific research. The user can, through using the standard optical output interface, select narrow bands of light for specific applications. The fully integrated EQ-1000 provides broadband spectral optical output from a flexible optical interface.

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LED Backlighting

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has designed an LED backlighting solution that is compliant with night vision imaging system (NVIS) devices for aviation and military applications. The assembly uses two SMT LEDs to create a 28VDC PCB array that offers a true NVIS compatible Green Class A light source. The color combination provides the ideal mix of light for high and low ambient conditions. DDP LED solutions are available in standard or custom assemblies. The resulting device offers 50,000 hours of life.

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Ti:Sapphire Oscillator

High Q Laser (Bregenz, Austria) has released a femtosecond light source for multi-photon microscopy. The “femtoTRAIN IMAGING” is a compact, all-in-one, all-diode-pumped, Ti:Sapphire oscillator. The “femtoTRAIN IMAGING” offers light pulses with a duration of 100 fs at an average power of 200 mW. Its pulse width is optimized for minimal broadening in multi-photon microscope systems, and it is available at fixed center wavelengths of 790, 810, 850, or 870 nm. The “femtoTRAIN IMAGING” has a footprint of 53 cm by 20 cm.

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Glass Molding Press

The Glass Press (GP) from Dyna Technologies Inc. (Sanford, FL) is a fully enclosed, compact press designed for precision compression molding of optical elements. Applications include manufacturing of aspheric lenses, microfluidics, and array lenses. The press incorporates a vacuum and inert gas purging system for controlled environment processing. Programmable feedback controls provide high precision position, force, heating and cooling profiles throughout the molding process. The GP-5000 model utilizes a precision electric actuator capable of delivering up to 500 lbs. of thrust.

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Optical Tweezing Fiber Laser

Manlight (Lannion, France) and RPMC (O’Fallon, MO) have released a new fiber based OTS (Optical Tweezing Source) that features a narrow linewidth. The new OTS is a compact CW fiber laser that delivers output powers up to 20W with a near diffraction limited beam (M2

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