Products: Lighting

LED lights for critical applications such as vehicle lights, streetlamps and emergency lights are even more dependable and long-lasting thanks to a new fault-management chip from STMicroelectronics (Geneva,...

Products: Lighting

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has developed a new line of open LED protectors optimized to provide superior protection against open LEDs. The PLED6M Series LED protector is designed to provide a switching electronic...

Products: Lighting

Intematix (Fremont, CA) recently announced the release of the Ruby series of red nitride phosphors that enable exceptional efficacy, color rendering and reliability for high-power LEDs. These unique phosphors, backed by...

Products: Lighting

Axelsys LLC (Fremont, CA) has announced the latest addition to its line of Axelerator™ Products and IP — the AXPS3000, High- Lumens LED Lamp power supply unit (PSU). Developed as a complete system power...

Products: Photonics/Optics

FSI Technologies (Lombard, IL) has added a new 3D imaging sensor to its machine vision product line. The GS Family of 3D imaging sensors provides support to a whole new range of robot control and inspection applications....

Products: Photonics/Optics

A new series of adapters, simplifying integration of c-mount cMOS and CCD cameras with McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) high performance spectrometers, is now available. Easy and secure c-mount adapters are suitable...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently announced the addition of new 2.8 megapixel models to its Flea®3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. Building on Point Grey’s experience with Sony CCD technology, the...

Products: Photonics/Optics

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has introduced its latestgeneration high-efficiency cool bypass switches for photovoltaic modules, enabling an even higher percentage of harvested energy to reach end-users and...

Products: Photonics/Optics

AKELA Laser Corporation (Monmouth Junction, NJ) announced the release of its single and multi-channel laser diode modules in wavelengths from 635nm to 1950nm. The second in a series of releases over the next 6...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) recently demonstrated a LatticeECP3-based video camera supporting NIT’s NSC1005 Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) 720p image sensor. The NSC1005 high dynamic range image...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Imec (Leuven, Belgium) has developed a 20.04% large-area industrial-level silicon solar cell. Imec’s PERC-cell is compatible with the requirements of industrial photovoltaic production. It is a large-area (125mm x...

Products: Photonics/Optics

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has collaborated with Teledyne Imaging Sensors (Camarillo, CA) to manufacture an Extremely Large Stitched Read Out Integrated Circuit (ELS ROIC) for astronomy. The H4RG-15 image sensor,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Lumenera Corporation (0ttawa. Ontario, Canada) has introduced a new line of cameras that pair CMOSIS sensors with a USB 3.0 interface. This new product line features six distinct color, monochrome and NIR...

Products: Photonics/Optics

With outstanding light transmission properties and optical clarity, Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) UV15 is widely used for a variety of bonding, coating and sealing applications in the optical, electronic and...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Opto Diode (Newbury Park, CA), a division of ITW, has introduced the ODD-900-001, a surface-mount photodiode with a daylight filter. The new photodiode offers low capacitance and short switching...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Aerotech’s (Pittsburgh, PA) Nmark AGV-HP advanced galvanometers use innovative optical feedback technology to increase resolution to greater than 24 bits. Both the standard AGV and higher performance AGV-HP...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new CMount Focus-Tunable Lenses. When a control current is applied to the lens, its focal range is adjusted from +80 to +200mm. This variable tuning range - the ability to...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Mcor Technologies, Dunleer, Ireland, has introduced the IRIS color 3D printer that prints in more than one million hues simultaneously, creating photorealistic physical objects from 3D data....

Tech Needs
Non-Invasive Intra-Cranial Pressure Monitoring

Because manned spaceflight still imposes unknown stresses on the human body, NASA is seeking non-invasive technological approaches for intra-cranial pressure measurement. A baseline must be established on the ground, and then periodic measurements will be taken during flight — possibly over...

Tech Needs
Better Foam Generation

Foam is a key indicator of efficacy and performance for a range of consumer pharmaceutical and food products. A company seeks cost-effective physical and mechanical technologies for enhanced foam generation and stability. Devices that are able to generate a high volume of foam from low-concentration, surfactant-based...

Techs for License
Multiple-Input DC Converter Distributes Power from Battery

The Direct Electric Power Converter (D-EPC), a semiconductor switching circuit, controls power distribution among multiple DC power sources without using a DC-DC converter. During every pulse-width-modulation (PWM) cycle, the DEPC alternately activates one of the multiple inverter...

Techs for License
Piezo Technology Offers Precise Actuation, Generates Less Heat

“VIVA” piezo technology enables a valve to be direct-operated. The piezo element is protected from the fluid stream to eliminate potential for clogging or contamination failure. The valve is directly shifted by the VIVA arm, and requires only a standard 40-micron air filter...

Podcasts
Chuck Jorgensen, Chief Scientist for Neuro Engineering, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Chuck Jorgensen, Chief Scientist for the Neuro Engineering Lab at NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field, CA, currently studies biolelectrical interfacing and the detection of human emotion and visualization. His research in subvocal speech was...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

High-power fiber lasers have been increasingly used for material processing, metal cutting, and welding applications due to high wall-plug efficiency, compactness, and superb long term...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Fuelled by an increasing demand for bandwidth combined with a continued drive towards cost and size reduction, larger scale photonics integrated circuits are now clearly breaking through. For example, fiber optics...

Articles: Software

You may not realize it, but many of the bells and whistles in the products that you engage with on a daily basis are actually powered by software.

Articles: Materials

The Partnership for Next Gen eration Vehicles (PNGV) is not a NASA initiative to develop powerful new rockets and spacecraft, even though it may sound like one. PNGV was a partnership...

Articles: Lighting

When it comes to creating white light using LEDs, there are many different methods, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. First, the most common and traditional is chip-level conversion, where...

Who's Who: Aerospace

Chuck Jorgensen, Chief Scientist for the Neuro Engineering Lab at NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field, CA, currently studies...

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