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Product of the Month: CCD Color Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) offers the IK-TF9C three-chip, color CCD camera with a 2048 × 1536 pixel output resolution. It offers a full frame rate of 20 fps and a partial scan rate of 40 fps. The camera’s proprietary scan technology eliminates image-jitter for high-speed industrial machine vision applications.

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Fiber Laser Control Kit

Nutfield Technology (Windham, NH) offers a fiber laser and scan-head control kit that contains software, electronic control, X/Y scanning, scan lens, power, and cables. Included in the kit is the PipeLine laser/scanner control rack with WaveRunner laser/scanner control software, a SurfBoard USB control card with power supply, and an IPG Laser control/protection board. PipeLine is mounted in a 1U 19" rack with breakout connections. The kit also includes an XLR8 2-axis packaged scan head that features a fiber laser collimator mounting bracket with an optional electromechanical safety shutter. Applications include marking, engraving, and cutting.

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Xenon Flash Lamp

The SIL 500 Joule multi-headed Xenon flash lamp from Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Tring, Herts., UK) is for use with ultra-fast cameras that have short recording times. When using high-speed cameras to fast record transient phenomena, very short exposure times are necessary to arrest image motion — typically a few nanoseconds. The flash lamps create high-intensity illumination for short periods of time (2 mSec) that can be controlled and synchronized to match the time frame of an event being recorded by an ultra-high-speed camera.

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Digital Transform Spectrometer

Polychromix (Wilmington, MA) offers the Phazir handheld near-infrared Digital Transform Spectrometer (DTS)™ analyzer, an all-in-one unit for data analyzing that allows users to perform chemical analysis in the field. The Phazir combines a Digital Transform Spectrometer engine, a MobiLight lightsouce, a reflectance probe, rechargeable batteries, integrated computer, an LCD display, and software. The DTS product family is powered by the company’s telecommunication MEMS (microelectromechanical system) technology that features a MEMS spatial light modulator in a portable form factor with a single InGaAs detector and no moving parts. The devices feature low power consumption and use a standard USB connection for communications and power interfaces.

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UV Laser Systems

J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA, Hollis, NH) has released the IX-200 series laser systems, available in DPSS solid-state and excimer UV laser configurations. The IX-200 ChromaDice™ DPSS version is a wafer dicing system suitable for wafer trimming and scribing applications. The process is tolerant of wafer warp and bow, and is suitable for all wafer types. The IX-200 excimer laser version is suitable for via drilling, micromachining, thin film patterning, and semiconductor packaging applications including LED liftoff.

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Midget Flange LED Lamp

DDP (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a warm-white midget flange LED lamp designed to retrofit and replace incandescent light bulbs. The T1 3/4 LED can be used in indicators for backlighting switches, pushbutton rockers, and panel builders in harsh conditions such as off-highway, transportation, military/ aerospace, and industrial applications. The LEDs provide a clean white light without any color mixture for applications that require specific color and brightness levels. The LED features an industry-standard mount and is available in 6V, 12V, 14V, 24V, and 28V versions. It also works with a variety of color lenses.

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Light-Emitting Diodes

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (San Jose, CA) offers an enhanced line of Power TOPLED® light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that features the company’s thin-film chip technology within the packages that produces brighter light. Lensed Power TOPLED 30° and 60° devices provide matched radiation patterns in all colors, delivering higher intensity light in a more uniform and focused beam. Available indium gallium nitrite (InGaN) colors include blue and true green in all radiation patterns, along with InGaN white devices in the standard package.

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