Due to the growth of video on demand (VoD), IPTV media content, and embedded database applications, AdvancedTCA (ATCA)-based storage capacity requirements continue to increase...

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Achieving Embedded Software Safety with Agility

Safety-critical development standards, such as DO-1781, have been very successful in guiding the production of reliable software. These standards assist developers in applying good...

Satellite communications offer mobility and communications for military operations in remote locations where terrestrial-based connectivity is not available, or is too...

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12-Volt System with Mini-ITX Motherboard

ITOX (East Brunswick, NJ) has partnered with Systium® Technologies to introduce the Model 132 “mini” series 12-volt system utilizing the ITOX NP101-D16C Mini-ITX motherboard. The Systium Model...

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DB9 Adapter

Sealevel (Liberty, SC) has developed a compact, rugged DB9F-to-5 screw terminal block adapter that allows users to connect their field wiring to DB9 connectors on USB Serial adapters, Ethernet Serial servers, and other Sealevel...

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Embedded Virtualization Manager

TenAsys® Corporation (Beaverton, OR) is now shipping eVMTM for Windows®, an embedded virtualization manager software product that enables different real-time operating systems (RTOSes) to run alongside...

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Rugged Waterproof Computer

SmallPC.com (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) has released its latest waterproof computer. The SC240ML is designed and tested for reliable operation in the most extreme wet, dirty, and dusty environments, hot or cold....

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Ternary Content Addressable Memory

Renesas Technology America (San Jose, CA) now offers the TCAM (Ternary Content Addressable Memory) Series of memory products to enable high-speed packet processing for networking equipment such as routers...

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LPDDR2 Compliance and Protocol Test Tools

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a new comprehensive low-power double data rate 2 (LPDDR2) compliance and protocol test application package and industry-first LPDDR2...

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Single-Chip OTN Platform

Zarlink Semiconductor (Ottawa, Canada) has introduced ClockCenter, a platform for high-speed optical transport network (OTN) and communications equipment. ClockCenter synchronous products synchronize “any rate, any...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Holographic Vortex Coronagraph

A holographic vortex coronagraph (HVC) has been proposed as an improvement over conventional coronagraphs for use in high-contrast astronomical imaging for detecting planets, dust disks, and other broadband...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Photon Counting Using Edge-Detection Algorithm

New applications such as high-data-rate, photon-starved, free-space optical communications require photon counting at flux rates into gigaphoton-per-second regimes coupled with sub-nanosecond timing accuracy. Current single-photon detectors that are capable of handling such operating conditions are...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Structural Health Monitoring Device

This non-destructive, optical fatigue detection and monitoring system relies on a small and unobtrusive light-scattering sensor that is installed on a component at the beginning of its life in order to periodically scan the component in situ. The method involves using a laser beam to scan the surface...

Laser diodes for telecommunications have traditionally used thermoelectric coolers (TECs) for precision temperature control to improve diode output levels and maintain wavelength...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tunable Bandpass Filters

The ubiquitous techniques of fluorescence and Raman imaging and spectroscopy rely heavily on spectrally precise, high-quality and high-throughput optical filter technologies. As both fluorescence and Raman-based...

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has developed a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a transducer, antenna, and mechanical support for the SENSIMED Triggerfish®...

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Vibration Cancellation System

Technical Manufacturing Corporation (Peabody, MA) has introduced the STACIS® iX LaserTable-Base™, a hybrid piezoelectric/ air active vibration cancellation system for optical tables. TMC’s patented STACIS...

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VCSEL Chips

The Optoelectronics Company (Hertfordshire, UK) has introduced its SH85-4U001, 850nm VCSEL chips with a maximum output power of 20mW at an operating current of 50mA and operating voltage of 2.1V maximum. The chips feature a...

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Laser Diodes

Alfalight (Madison, WI) has introduced the 808C laser diode series of 3.5W, 808nm devices in a 6-pin package with a 105μm/0.15 NA output fiber. They feature a lifetime of 20,000 hours. A 3W version integrates wavelength...

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LED Light Tubes

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers the M-tube LED light tube system with new 5mm and 10mm diameter options. Other standard diameters include 6mm and 8mm. The light housings come in double-ended or optional single-ended...

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Dual CCD Camera

Hamamatsu Photonics (Bridgewater, NJ) has introduced the ORCAD2, a dual CCD camera that can capture simultaneous dual wavelength or multiple focal plane images. Each CCD captures a 1280 (H) x 960 (V) pixels field of view, and...

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Green Laser

Z-LASER (Freiburg, Germany) now offers a high-performance green laser with output powers up to 300mW in a bench mountable package. It is compatible with M6 and ¼"-20 breadboards. The laser is available in two versions: a...

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Purified Steam Generator

RASIRC® (San Diego,CA) has introduced the Steamer '02, which generates purified steam from de-ionized water for semiconductor, MEMS, solar, and optical device applications. It features additional control loop for...

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Laser Fluorescence Filters

Semrock (Rochester, NY) has announced a triple-band filter set for three-color microscopy, LF405/488/594-A, consists of an excitation filter, a beamsplitter, and an emission filter for simultaneous illumination...

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Fiber Optics Testing Platform

M2 Optics (Raleigh, NC) has introduced the rugged Fiber Lab 800HE testing platform, suitable for applications where rough handling and harsh conditions are common, such as field and laboratory testing,...

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Avalanche Photodiode Receiver

Voxtel (Beaverton, OR) has introduced an avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver with 1-GHz bandwidth and a large 200-μm diameter optical area. The RIP1-NJAC APD photoreceiver integrates the low-excess-noise...

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Logarithmic Sensor

New Imaging Technologies (Evry, France) has introduced the MD1-10-B logarithmic sensor, which uses an array of photodiodes operated in photovoltaic mode. In most logarithmic imager designs, linear photo current passes...

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EBTN LCDs

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has introduced the InfoVue EBTN (Enhanced Background Twisted Nematic) family of custom negative image TN LCD technology. The LCDs offer a contrast ratio of 300 to 1, and are RoHS compliant. They are available...

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DPSS Industrial Laser

Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA) offers the 355-2 Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial laser, which provides over 2W of 355nm output at 90 kHz and a short pulse width of less than 25ns. Features...

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