Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Module Controller

Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the DS1878, a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) controller with a digital laser diode driver (LDD) interface. The state-machine-based device controls...

Products: Photonics/Optics
4-Leaded RGB LED

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has announced the global launch of the through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a 120° viewing angle, the QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED is ideally suited for applications that require high...

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Optical Filters for Avionics

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) announces the design and development of custom optical filters for PRP Optoelectronics (Towcester, England), independent manufacturer of LED-based display...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Photovoltaic Metallization Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced DuPont™ Solamet® PV701 photovoltaic metallization paste, a Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology for back side...

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Bandpass Filters

REO (Boulder, CO) currently offers bandpass filters for operation in the visible (380nm — 760nm), near infrared (600nm — 1100nm), and mid-infrared (1.3μm — 2.6μm) spectral ranges. Nominal bandwidth is 1%...

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Laser Modules

Lasers1 (Westwood, CA) now offers a new line of diode-based and DPSS- based laser modules, laser pointers, and hand-held lasers, available at wave- lengths between deep-UV (224nm) and near-IR (2240nm). The products...

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High-Speed Laser Controls

FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced the Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls, which deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Imaging Fluorescence Microscope

TILL Photonics (Victor, NY) has announced its dual-color, 2-photon imaging fluorescence microscope, IntraVital2P. The IntraVital2P facilitates imaging at low-light levels and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Refractive Index Analysis

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. (San Dimas, CA) has joined with Laboratory Imaging to create rIQ™, a tool that analyzes glass trace evidence. rIQ™, or Refractive Index Quantification, combines image analysis...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Plano-Convex Axicons

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ), introduces its Plano-Convex (PCX) Axicons. The lenses, which feature one conical surface and one plano surface, produce a non-diffractive ring-shaped beam that increases in...

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Positioning Sensor

The Inspector P30 Positioning Sensor series from SICK (Minneapolis, MI) offers a flexible method for part location and provides a precise positioning point of a known target. The P30 reports the X, Y, and rotation...

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As NASA's Chief Engineer, Michael Ryschkewitsch is responsible for the overall review and technical readiness of all NASA programs.

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Techs for License
Butterfly-Inspired Fibers Create Diverse Fabric Colors

Much like the Morpho butterfly’s microscopic wing structure, MORPHOTEX® fibers have various thicknesses and structures, which then determine specific colors. Thin films of 70-nm thickness, consisting either of polyester or nylon, are laminated in 61 alternating layers. By precisely...

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Identification of Signal Arrival Direction in a Noise Environment

A processing methodology enables quick and accurate identification of signal arrival direction. The improved mathematical concept allows unified detection, even with the cumbersome environment noise that afflicts conventional methods. It will be applied to devices that assume the...

Tech Needs
Preserving Core-Shell Particle Coatings During Thermoplastic Mix Processing

A company develops composite materials using core-shell particles: ceramic, metal, or polymer elements coated with a ceramic oxide shield. The particles are mixed into thermoplastic resins, including polyethylene. During the melt processing, the high shear in the mixing...

Tech Needs
New Methods to Sterilize Food Products

Traditionally, heat treatments are used to sterilize food products, through either ultra-high-temperature processing or retorting. These treatments negatively affect the color, taste, and nutritional content of the food products, especially for “non-cooked” products such as gazpacho, cheese-based or...

Tecplot Chorus™ post-processing software from Tecplot, Bellevue, WA, allows engineers to discover trends and anomalies in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies with a large number of cases, and simultaneously...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Laser Oscillator Incorporating a Wedged Polarization Rotator and a Porro Prism as Cavity Mirror

A laser cavity was designed and implemented by using a wedged polarization rotator and a Porro prism in order to reduce the parts count, and to improve the laser reliability. In this invention, a z-cut quartz polarization rotator is used to compensate...

News: Electronics & Computers
Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

A team of students from Virginia Tech University won EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Virginia Tech competed against...

Chemistry researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia are exploring how metal nanoparticles act as highly efficient catalysts in using solar radiation to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Question of the Week
Will we avoid a mass marine extinction?
This week's Question: In a preliminary report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean, a scientific panel concluded that ocean degeneration is happening much faster than previously predicted, and that the combination of factors currently distressing the marine environment is contributing...

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) offers new resources for users to simplify design and speed up development of intelligent motor drives for applications such as white goods, air conditioners,...

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Embedded Software Development Platform

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Wilsonville, OR) offers a unified embedded software debugging platform, from pre-silicon to final product, based on the integration of the Mentor® Embedded Sourcery™ CodeBench embedded software development tools with Mentor’s electronic system level (ESL), verification, and...

VISTAGY, Inc. (Waltham, MA) has released the Seat Design Environment™ 2011 (SDE), which improves the automatic generation of documents so manufacturers can efficiently create more of the engineering and...

MathWorks (Natick, MA) announced a new version of SimDriveline that simplifies the integration of other physical domains into drivetrain models, including thermal losses in geartrains,...

New technology is being developed at Oregon State University to capture and use the low-to-medium grade waste heat from automobiles, diesel generators, or factories and...

Products: Lighting
Driver Powers 32 Strings of LEDs

iWatt (Los Gatos, CA) introduces the iW7032 LED backlight driver to power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs for high-performance direct and segment-edge LED TV backlighting. iWatt’s adaptive switching technology solves the thermal problems of driving multiple parallel strings of LEDs, where a significant amount...

Neutron analysis of the atomic dynamics behind thermal conductivity is helping scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) gain a deeper...

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