July 2008

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Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Torque Sensor Based on Tunnel-Diode Oscillator

A proposed torque sensor would be capable of operating over the temperature range from 1 to 400 K, whereas a typical commercially available torque sensor is limited to the narrower temperature range of 244 to 338 K. The design of this sensor would exploit the wide temperature range and other...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Shaft-Angle Sensor Based on Tunnel-Diode Oscillator

A proposed brushless shaft-angle sensor for use in extreme cold would offer significant advantages over prior such sensors:

It would be capable of operating in extreme cold; and Its electronic circuitry would be simpler than that of a permanent- magnet/multiple-
Hall-probe shaft-angle...
Briefs : Physical Sciences
Optical Pressure-Temperature Sensor for a Combustion Chamber

A compact sensor for measuring temperature and pressure in a combustion chamber has been proposed. Heretofore, independent measurements of high pressures and temperatures in combustion chambers have not been performed. In the original intended application, the combustion chamber would...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Ground Facility for Vicarious Calibration of Skyborne Sensors

An automated ground facility, for vicarious radiometric calibration of airborne and spaceborne sensors of visible and infrared light has been established. In the term “vicarious calibration,” “vicarious” is used in the sense of “in place of another,” signifying “in place...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Impact-Locator Sensor Panels

Electronic sensor systems for detecting and locating impacts of rapidly moving particles on spacecraft have been invented. Systems of this type could also be useful on Earth in settings in which the occurrence of impacts and/or the locations of impacts are not immediately obvious and there are requirements to detect...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Low-Temperature Supercapacitors

An effort to extend the low-temperature operational limit of supercapacitors is currently underway. At present, commercially available non-aqueous supercapacitors are rated for a minimum operating temperature of –40 °C. A capability to operate at lower temperatures would be desirable for delivering power to...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
MEMS/ECD Method for Making Bi₂₋ₓSbₓTe₃ Thermoelectric Devices

A method of fabricating Bi2–xSbxTe3-based thermoelectric microdevices involves a combination of (1) techniques used previously in the fabrication of integrated circuits and of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and (2) a relatively...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Compact, Single-Stage MMIC InP HEMT Amplifier

Figure 1 depicts a monolithic microwave integrated-circuit (MMIC) single-stage amplifier containing an InP-based high- electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) plus coplanar-waveguide (CPW) transmission lines for impedance matching and input and output coupling, all in a highly miniaturized layout as...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Making a Back-Illuminated Imager With Back-Side Contact and Alignment Markers

A design modification and a fabrication process that implements the modification have been conceived to solve two problems encountered in the development of back-illuminated, back-side-thinned complementary metal oxide/semiconductor (CMOS) image-detector integrated...

Articles : Green Design & Manufacturing
Green Energy for the Battlefield

The amount of energy the United States consumes increases every year and this growth in energy consumption outpaces energy production. To fill this gap, the U.S. imports 35% of its energy. More importantly, the U.S. imports over 60% of its total oil consumption. Added to this, 70% of this energy is from...

Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Miniature Control Chip Drives James Webb Telescope Signal
SIDECAR ASIC microprocessor-controlled chip
Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Camarillo, CA
805-373-4545
www.teledyne-si.com

The electronics that will convert analog signals to digital signals on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), being built by Northrop...

Application Briefs : Medical
NASA Satellite Data Interpreted for Medical and Public Health Use
Laboratory for Global Health Observation
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School
of Public Health
Birmingham, AL
205-934-4993
www.regardsstudy.org

A partnership between NASA’s National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) and the...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Low-Loss Waveguides for Terahertz Frequencies

Hollow-core, periodic bandgap (HCPBG) flexible waveguides have been proposed as a means of low-loss transmission of electromagnetic signals in the frequency range from about 300 GHz to 30 THz. This frequency range has been called the "terahertz gap" because it has been little utilized: Heretofore,...

NASA Tech Needs
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Sensor, Detectors, and Instrument Technology Needs

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) engages the Nation’s science community, sponsors scientific research, and develops and deploys satellites and probes in collaboration with NASA’s partners around the world to answer fundamental questions requiring...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improved Sand-Compaction Method for Lost-Foam Metal Casting

An improved method of filling a molding flask with sand and compacting the sand around a refractory- coated foam mold pattern has been developed for incorporation into the lost-foam metal-casting process. In comparison with the conventional method of sand filling and compaction, this...

Products
PowerBlock™ 50

Mercury Computer Systems, Chelmsford, MA, has introduced the PowerBlock™ 50 ultra-compact rugged embedded computer for small platforms in the 6- to 10- pound range. Optimized for real-time image, sensor, and signal processing, and ruggedized for harsh environments, it is programmable and features liquid cooling. The...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Improved Probe for Evaluating Compaction of Mold Sand

A nominally stationary tubular probe denoted a telescopic probe has been developed as an improved alternative to a prior movable probe used to evaluate the local degree of compaction of mold sand. The prior movable probe consists mainly of a vertically oriented tube with screen vents at its...

Techs for License
Environmentally Friendly Non-Stick Perfluoroalkyls

The C6 perfluoroalkyl formulation overcomes the environmental issues inherent in other perfluoroalkyl tails, and imparts non-stick properties and resistance to oil, grease, solvents, or water that are similar to C8 fluoroalkyl tails. Chemicals containing perfluoroalkyl tails are used for stain,...

Techs for License
High-Efficiency, Flexible, High-Stability Solar Cells

Nanotechnology-based hybrid nanocrystal inorganic thinfilm photovoltaics combine the best features of solar cells constructed from bulk thin-film silicon and from polymer solar cells. The colloidal nanocrystal (NC) cell technology offered here allows the production of air-stable solar cells...

Briefs : Materials
Polymer-Based Composite Catholytes for Li Thin-Film Cells

Polymer-based composite catholyte structures have been investigated in a continuing effort to increase the charge/ discharge capacities of solid-state lithium thin-film electrochemical cells. A cell according to this concept contains the following layers (see figure):

An anode...
NASA Tech Needs
Measurement of Oxygen with Sub-PPM

A company is searching for an innovative technology for the measurement of oxygen with sub-ppm resolution. They are seeking a continuous method of measurement or those with cycle times measured in seconds, the ability to measure within a flammable gas such as hydrogen, and a non-consumable device with a long...

NASA Tech Needs
Method for Manufacturing Controlled Open-Cell Silicone Foam

A company is looking for a method to manufacture controlled, ultra-lightweight, open-cell silicone foam. The foam cells must have very similar size, and the foam must be very elastic with a water absorption coefficient of 300-400%. The company is looking for companies able to design or...

Who's Who
Drew Feustel, Astronaut, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Astronaut Drew Feustel is scheduled to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery when it makes what is projected to be the final manned mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Feustel will perform three of the five spacewalks planned for that mission.

Articles : Imaging
Creating Patterned Multispectral Filters

In recent years the explosion in demand for multispectral imaging has coupled with the industry’s insatiable need for weight reduction, thereby greatly increasing the demand for more sophisticated approaches to producing optical filters that are used in these systems. One method to meet the challenge of...

Briefs : Materials
Using ALD To Bond CNTs to Substrates and Matrices

Atomic-layer deposition (ALD) has been shown to be effective as a means of coating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with layers of Al2O3 that form strong bonds between the CNTs and the substrates on which the CNTs are grown. It should also be possible to form strong CNT/ substrate...

Briefs : Materials
Alternating-Composition Layered Ceramic Barrier Coatings

Ceramic thermal and environmental barrier coatings (T/EBCs) that contain multiple layers of alternating chemical composition have been developed as improved means of protecting underlying components of gas-turbine and other heat engines against both corrosive combustion gases and high...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Variable-Structure Control of a Model Glider Airplane

A variable-structure control system designed to enable a fuselage-heavy airplane to recover from spin has been demonstrated in a hand-launched, instrumented model glider airplane (see figure). It has long been known that the most effective spin recovery technique for fuselage- heavy aircraft...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Axial Halbach Magnetic Bearings

Axial Halbach magnetic bearings have been investigated as part of an effort to develop increasingly reliable noncontact bearings for future high-speed rotary machines that may be used in such applications as aircraft, industrial, and land- vehicle power systems and in some medical and scientific instrumentation...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Compact, Non-Pneumatic Rock-Powder Samplers

Tool bits that automatically collect powdered rock, permafrost, or other hard material generated in repeated hammering action have been invented. These tool bits are intended primarily for use as parts of ultrasonic/sonic drill corers (USDCs) and related apparatuses, which have been reported in...

Briefs : Medical
Biochips Containing Arrays of Carbon-Nanotube Electrodes

Biochips containing arrays of nanoelectrodes based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are being developed as means of ultrasensitive electrochemical detection of specific deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) biomarkers for purposes of medical diagnosis...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Single-Grid-Pair Fourier Telescope for Imaging in Hard-X Rays and γ Rays

The figure is a simplified depiction of a proposed Fourier telescope for imaging in hard-x rays and γ rays. This instrument would contain only one pair of grids made of an appropriate radiation- absorpting/ scattering material, in contradistinction to multiple...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Bidirectional Pressure-Regulator System

A bidirectional pressure-regulator system has been devised for use in a regenerative fuel cell system. The bidirectional pressure- regulator acts as a back-pressure regulator as gas flows through the bidirectional pressure-regulator in one direction. Later, the flow of gas goes through the regulator in the...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Neon as a Buffer Gas for a Mercury-Ion Clock

One aspect of the topic of "Compact, Highly Stable Ion Clock" (NPO-43075), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 32, No. 5 (May 2008), page 63, is examined in more detail. To recapitulate: A developmental miniature mercury-ion clock has stability comparable to that of a hydrogen-maser clock. The ion-handling...

Briefs : Information Technology
Lossless, Multi-Spectral Data Compressor for Improved Compression for Pushbroom-Type Instruments

A low-complexity lossless algorithm for compression of multispectral data has been developed that takes into account pushbroom-type multispectral imagers' properties in order to make the file compression more effective. These types of imagers use a...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
NbxTi1–xN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

Superconducting- nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) in which NbxTi1–xN (where x

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Miniature Incandescent Lamps as Fiber-Optic Light Sources

Miniature incandescent lamps of a special type have been invented to satisfy a need for compact, rapid- response, rugged, broadband, power- efficient, fiber-optic- coupled light sources for diverse purposes that could include calibrating spectrometers, interrogating optical sensors, spot...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Prism Window for Optical Alignment

A prism window has been devised for use, with an autocollimator, in aligning optical components that are (1) required to be oriented parallel to each other and/or at a specified angle of incidence with respect to a common optical path and (2) mounted at different positions along the common optical path. The...

Briefs : Physical Sciences
Range-Gated Metrology With Compact Optical Head

This work represents a radical simplification in the design of the optical head needed for high-precision laser ranging applications. The optical head is now a single fiber-optic collimator with dimensions of order of 1×1×2 cm, which can be easily integrated into the system being...

NASA Tech Needs
NASA Technology Prize Competitions – Summer 2008

NASA has a program of technology prizes currently consisting of seven competitions held throughout the year. The program, which began in 2005, is known as Centennial Challenges in recognition of the centennial of powered flight. In keeping with the spirit of the Wright Brothers and other...

Podcasts
Interview with Drew Feustel, Astronaut, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Astronaut Drew Feustel is scheduled to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery when it makes what is projected to be the final manned mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Feustel will perform three of the five spacewalks planned for that mission.

Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Electronic Patches Improve Medical Data and Patient Mobility

Non-invasive and ambulatory monitoring of body parameters is receiving much interest from the medical, sports and entertainment world. Possible applications are the monitoring of brain waves to detect epilepsy, monitoring of muscle activity during an athlete's training, and...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Omniscient Code Generation for 8-, 16- and 32-bit Microcontrollers

C-language programs are usually developed by teams of engineers who are often geographically dispersed, leading to redundant code and inconsistent variable declarations between modules. Traditional compilation technology compiles each module separately with no regard for what...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Using AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA in High-Availability Military Systems

The complexity of military and aerospace systems is growing — more components, interfaces, power, bandwidth, processing, features, and data — and these systems are being networked to form even more complex "systems of systems." Modern networkcentric systems can...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Multipurpose Transaction Protocol: A New Data Transport Model

It is no secret that high-performance and the Internet are often seen as contradictory terms. Even private IP networks see serious performance challenges once they extend beyond the local building and around the globe. As devices and their users become more mobile, it has become...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Multimedia Host Processor

Renesas Technology America, Inc., (San Jose, CA) has released the SH-MobileR2 application processor for portable multimedia systems. The device enables the design of portable and mobile devices with multimedia capabilities that are suitable for personal navigation devices, portable media players, and video and voice...

Products : Electronics & Computers
FPGA Processing Engine

The FPE650 from VMETRO (Houston, TX) is a FPGA processing engine with support for the new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard. The FPE650 integrates four Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs with two FMC I/O sites and VPX high-speed serial backplane connectivity, allowing I/O and processing capabilities in a single 6U slot. The...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Graphics-Class System Host Board

The TQ9 graphics-class system host board (SHB) from Trenton Technology (Atlanta, GA) is the latest addition to the PICMG® 1.3 product line. The TQ9, coupled with a PICMG 1.3 industry standard backplane, can support multiple system designs that use the latest PCI Express™, PCI-X, and PCI option cards. A...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Microcontroller Evaluation Kit

The Stellaris® LM3S3768 Evaluation Board (EVB) from Luminary Micro (Austin, TX) is a compact and versatile evaluation platform for the Stellaris LM3S3768 ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller. The Stellaris® USB controller provides full On-The-Go (OTG) negotiation and support for connection to...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Xantrex Technology Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) has launched the 222W linear XBT programmable power supply for laboratory and low power automated test equipment (ATE) applications. The new XBT Series provides higher power with two 32V, 3A outputs, plus one 15V/5A/30W output, offering much more flexibility than typically found with...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Virtual Machine Manager

TenAsys Corp. (Beaverton, OR) has released the eVM™ virtual machine manager for real-time, missioncritical systems. The eVM platform simultaneously hosts embedded and real-time operating systems (RTOS) along with the Microsoft® Windows® general-purpose operating system (GPOS) on a single hardware platform...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Fanless Single Board Computer

VersaLogic (Eugene, OR) has released a new low voltage, fanless version of its Cobra EBX single board computer (SBC). The new model features a low voltage 1.0 GHz Intel® Celeron®-M CPU and is fully RoHS-compliant. The Cobra is appropriate for applications in transportation, indus trial automation, medical...

Products : Electronics & Computers
FPGA-Based Processing Platform

Embedded Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) (Elkridge, MD) has released the StreamBlade™ 5600, a 3U desktop or rack-mount FPGA-based processing platform. The standalone real-time streaming I/O processing system utilizes a combination of FPGA, embedded, and general purpose processing nodes. The platform is well-suited...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Voice Control Processor

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) offers their second-generation Le79114 Voice Control Pro - cessor (VCP II) for communications carriers. The Le79114 VCP II supports 64 simultaneous call control channels and all functionality of the first-generation Le79112 VCP. Linecare, Zarlink's carriergrade line diagnostic...

Products : Electronics & Computers
32-bit Microprocessor

The UT699RH LEON 3FT-based microprocessor from Aeroflex Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) is designed with Gasiler Research AB GRLIB IP-proven architecture and provides a 32-bit master/target PCI interface, while the AMBA bus interconnects a peripheral rich environment including CAN, SpaceWire, UART, and Ethernet.

Products : Electronics & Computers
Digital-to-Synchro/Resolver Converter

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) (Bohemia, NY) has announced the availability of a 3-channel Digital-to- Synchro/Resolver Converter on a PC-104 card. The DSP-based 73DS2 includes up to three independent, transformer isolated programmable synchro/resolver simulation channels. Each channel has 16-bit...

Products : Electronics & Computers
PXI Embedded Controllers

The PXI-8104 and PXI-8183 embedded controllers from National Instruments (Austin, TX) are suitable for applications including consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense. The PXI-8104 is an Intel Celeron M 440 processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
COM Express Embedded Modules

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has extended their embedded board portfolio to include COM Express™ modules. Measuring 95mm x 125mm, COM Express is an industry standard embedded form factor developed by the PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group). The COM Express specification integrates core CPU,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
VPX SerDes Test Modules

Elma Electronics Inc. (Fremont, CA) has released the SerDes Test Modules for VPX systems. The modules are being offered in partnership with DFT Microsystems, a leader in high-density test solutions for highspeed semiconductor device interfaces. The SerDes modules are designed to plug into VPX backplanes and directly test...

Products : Electronics & Computers
EPIC and EBX Enclosures

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has released the ENC-EPXG- 1000 enclosure for EPIC (Embedded Platform for Industrial Computers) and the ENC-EBC-G-1000 enclosure for EBX single board computer (SBC) systems. They are designed for embedded applications requiring mounting inside NEMA boxes, OEM machinery, wiring closets, equipment...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Core2 Duo COM Express Module

Ampro Computers Inc. (San Jose, CA) has released a computer- on-module (COM) based on Intel's Core2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset. The COM 840 integrates a single- or dual-core processor, Ram, graphics, networking, and PCI Express expansion in a 3.7 × 4.5-inch module that operates from - 40 to +85°C. The...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
Creating Patterned Multispectral Filters

In recent years the explosion in demand for multispectral imaging has coupled with the industry’s insatiable need for weight reduction, there-by greatly increasing the demand for more sophisticated approaches to producing optical filters that are used in these systems. One method to meet the challenge...

Application Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Implementing Thermal Bumps in New Product Designs

Thermal issues are dominating today’s electronic product design landscape as never before. It is easy to see this in Intel’s move to a multi-core architecture as a methodology to manage their thermal problems. Of course, less than optimal solutions lead to less than optimal results....

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
NbxTi1–xN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

Superconducting-nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) in which NbxTi1–xN (where xerve as the superconducting materials have shown promise as superior alternatives to previously developed SNSPDs in which NbN films serve as the superconducting materials....

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Miniature Incandescent Lamps as Fiber-Optic Light Sources

Miniature incandescent lamps of a special type have been invented to satisfy a need for compact, rapid-response, rugged, broadband, power-efficient, fiber-optic-coupled light sources for diverse purposes that could include calibrating spectrometers, interrogating optical sensors, spot...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Range-Gated Metrology With Compact Optical Head

This work represents a radical simplification in the design of the optical head needed for high-precision laser ranging applications. The optical head is now a single fiber-optic collimator with dimensions of order of 1×1×2 cm, which can be easily integrated into the system being measured with...

Products
Product of the Month: Coherent OTDR

Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) introduces the MW90010A Coherent OTDR (C-OTDR) that can detect faults with 10-meter resolution, and collect 1.2 million data points for accurate analysis on optical submarine cables up to 12,000 km in length. The C-OTDR captures waveform data, including cable loss, bending...

Products
Microscopy System

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) has partnered with Olympus Canada (Markham, Ontario) to offer the High Definition Synergy-HD Microscope Imaging System, a new tool for clinical pathology and teaching. Olympus integrated Toshiba’s ultra-compact IK-HD1 3CCD HDTV camera with its line of clinical microscopes that...

Products
Photon Laser Diode Modules

Photonic Products Ltd. (Hertfordshire, UK) offers 35mW and 60mW versions of their 405nm (blue-violet) Photon laser diode modules with TTL modulation. The laser modules produce an elliptical output beam of 3.5 × 2mm with TTL modulation input, which will accept signals from DC up to 1 kHz and can be used to enable,...

Products
Vision System

Cognex (Natick, MA) introduces five new models of the In-Sight Micro vision system, including a two-megapixel model, in packages that measure just 30mm × 30mm × 60mm. The vision system has EasyBuilderTM configuration software and a Vision-ViewTM operator interface display. The In-Sight Micro is ideal for mounting in very tight...

Products
High Speed Video Camera

The 4-megapixel Fastcam SA2 High Speed Camera from Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) delivers up to 1,000 fps at full pixel resolution. Additional speeds and resolutions are available, including high definition 1080p up to 2,000 fps, 720p resolution to 4,000 fps, and 512 × 416 pixel resolution up to 10,000 fps. The 12-bit...

Products
Modular Spectroscopy Sensing Instruments

Ocean Optics (Dunedin. FL) introduces the Jaz modular optical sensing instruments easily adaptable for the field, lab, or process environments. The stackable, modular, and autonomous components share common electronics and communications, and are able to operate together or separately. By incorporating a...

Products
Lamp Measurement System

Labsphere (North Sutton, NH) offers the Fluorescent Spectral Lamp Measurement Systems (FSLMS) that facilitates accurate photometric and electrical characterization with application-specific, turnkey systems that evaluate lamp efficiency. The system’s 2m lamp measurement integrating sphere accommodates light sources...

Products
Optical Mounting Components

4D Technology (Tucson, AZ) has released optical mounting components for use with large aperture laser interferometers. Rigid and vibration-resistant, the mounts interface readily with optics from most manufacturers. The mounting components include sturdy bases and table guides for use on optical tables; translation,...

Products
Laser Workstations

J P Sercel Associates (JPSA) (Manchester, NH) offers its IX-4000 series high-throughput, high-speed Class 1 laser workstations. There are two systems in the 4000 series: the IX-4100 ChromaDice and IX-4600 CromAblate. Both are designed for automated wafer processing, with the ability to handle up to 300mm wafers. The IX-4100...

Products
Synchro/Resolver Angle Measurement Instrument

The 8810AH synchro/resolver angle measurement instrument from North Atlantic Industries (Bohemia, NY) provides fully independent dual-inputs, high-resolution touch screen controls, 0.0001º resolution, 0.0015º accuracy, and auto-ranging inputs. The unit offers an optional 2.2 VA reference supply,...

Products
Linear Photodiode Array

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) introduces the LC Series Linear Photodiode Array. The SU256LCS-2.6T2 detector array is available with 256 elements of extended response InGaAs material and is designed for wavelength range from 0.9 microns to 2.6 microns. The LC photodiode array package design includes a two-stage...

Products
Wafer Scanner

The Wafer Scanner 3840™ from Rudolph Technologies (Flanders, NJ) is for inspection and metrology of back-end semiconductor manufacturing processes, including bumping, probing, sawing, and dicing. The WS 3840 Inspection System uses Rudolph’s laser triangulation technology to provide fast and accurate measurements of bump height...

Products
Modular Vision Sensor Platform

LMI Technologies, Inc.(Vancouver, Canada) has released the FireSync™ platform that allows developing a single unified design for building vision applications ranging from smart sensors to complex web scanning systems, from specification to final assembly. The FireSync™ platform consists of tightly integrated...

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