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LED Lighting Modules

The Imaging Source (Charlotte, NC) now offers cost effective LED lighting modules, which seamlessly integrate with The Imaging Source USB, FireWire, and GigE cameras. The lighting modules feature very bright LEDs and...

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Piezo Stages

Physik Instrumente (Auburn, MA) has extended its line of piezo stages for scanning microscopy applications. The P-737 Piezo Z-Focusing Stage is offered along with the stiffer, P-726 high performance microscope lens focusing...

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Transmission Flat For Interferometers

Tower Optical Corp. (Boynton Beach, FL) has released a Transmission Flat, TxF, that is used in interferometers to verify the surface flatness of plano elements such as mirrors, windows, and prism...

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Phototransistor Optocouplers

Everlight Electronics (Caroll-ton, TX) has introduced 4-pin SSOP phototransistor optocouplers. The phototransistor opto-couplers feature a low-profile (2mm) package, high isolation voltage (3750 Vrms), minimum...

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Thin-Film Thermoelectric Cooler

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) has released a thin-film thermoelectric cooler module, the OptoCooler UPF40, designed for optoelectronic applications with high heat-flux requirements. The module is...

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Miniature Halogen Lamps

Welch Allyn Lighting Products (Skaneateles Falls, NY) has introduced HPX® miniature halogen lamps with enhanced ultraviolet (UV) output and increased stability. The HPX lamps produce high-quality 340nm light with...

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642nm 150mW Laser Diode

Photonic Products (Hertfordshire, UK) has announced the Opnext HL6385DG, a 642nm, 150mW, single longitudinal mode semi-conductor laser diode with TE mode oscillation. The Opnext HL6385DG laser diode is a single...

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LED Drivers

RECOM (Brooklyn, NY) has introduced the RCD-24-x.xx Series LED-drivers with current outputs of 300, 350, 500, 600 and 700mA, which can also be adjusted using the analog dim-function. The buck converters feature an input range of...

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Dual Vision Thermal Imaging Camera

Mikron Infrared (Oakland, NJ) has introduced the M7816 Dual Vision Thermal Imaging Camera for demanding PPM applications. The camera features a 160 × 120 pixel resolution along with Mikron’s Dual Vision...

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Pump Diode Laser

The AM6-940B-20-608 from Alfa-light, Inc. (Madison, WI) is a 940nm, 6W uncooled multimode laser diode for cladding-pumped telecom fiber amplifiers. The AM6-940B-20-608 device includes a thermistor for temperature tracking,...

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GenScope, Inc. (E. Longmeadow, MA) introduces the MicroFlex, Micro SemiRigid, and MicroRigid ergonomic borescopes. With diameters of 0.6mm, the scopes are engineered for high speed inline and maintenance inspections in fast-moving...

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Ruggedized Lasers

Model ML301HD and Model MIL301HD ruggedized laser diode modules from Bea Laser Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL) withstand vibration, chemical, impact, and dust conditions. Available in red or green laser beam output, these...

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LED Driver

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) offers the LT3598, a 45V, 2.5MHz DC/DC boost mode converter designed to operate as a constant current LED driver for up to sixty white LEDs. The LT3598 can drive up to six strings of LEDs, each with up to ten 30mA white LEDs in series, while delivering efficiencies up to 90%. Its multichannel...

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Portable Raman Spectroscopy Device

A portable 1064nm Raman Spectroscopy device from Andor Technology (Belfast, Northern Ireland) is based around the Andor iDus InGaAs detector array camera and Bayspec’s high throughput Volume Phase...

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Laser Apparatus

Mobius Photonics (Santa Clara, CA) has been awarded U.S. Patent #7,443,903 for a new laser apparatus that has multiple synchronous amplifiers tied to one master oscillator. This fiber-based architecture scales up average...

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Handheld Spectrometer

The i-LAB® Hand Held Analyzing Spectrometer from MicrOptix Technologies (Wilton, ME) performs real-time measurement and analysis of liquids and solids in the visible light range from 400–700nm. Features include a...

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Damage-Resistant Mirrors

Saint-Gobain Crystals (Hiram, OH) has introduced high reflectors optimized for use with q-switched, solid-state lasers (Nd:YAG, NdYVO4, and Nd:YLF) operating in the near infrared and visible spectrum...

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Dispersion Control Modules

OFS (Norcross, GA) has announced new additions to its FemtoCompTM Modules line of dispersion control technologies for ultra-short pulse lasers. The modules address the difficult-to-match, third- and...

Rehearsing a Mars Mission on Earth

With economic survival foremost in the thoughts of most Americans nowadays, survivability in outer space is the last thing on our minds. But for six scientists in Moscow, all the problems here on earth won’t matter for the next 105 days.

Today, the first stage toward realization of the Russian-led...

Tasteful Newspapers

The economy and the Internet have combined to hit newspapers hard. Between fewer advertisers and the proliferation of online news sites, the traditional printed newspaper is suffering a reduction in both revenue and subscribers. But that could change with the help of a Bala Cynwyd, PA-based company. The answer, it says, is...

Will NASA Let "Colbert" Fly?

The next time you gaze up into the heavens and imagine the International Space Station orbiting high above the Earth, think of Stephen Colbert. Seriously.

Fans of “The Colbert Report” star made “Colbert” the number-one choice to become the name of the newest wing of the International Space Station. In...

Women in Technology

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging - which takes place today, March 24th, 2009 - to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was born in 1815, the only child of Lord Byron and his wife, Annabella. Now known simply as Ada Lovelace, she wrote a description of...

Good News for Hybrid Vehicles

Last week, President Barack Obama announced the availability of $2.4 billion to provide much-needed funding to produce next-generation hybrid-electric vehicles and the advanced battery components used in them. Under the measure, the Department of Energy will offer $1.5 billion in grants to U.S. companies to produce...

Keeping It Simple

I’m sure many engineers would agree that the worst part of the whole design process is prototyping a new printed circuit board. It’s like trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle in the midst of a scavenger hunt.

The problem with prototyping is that it’s more of an art than a science. Unfortunately engineers are, by...

Premature Protection

Even after nine months soaking in the watery, warm environment of a womb, a newborn’s skin is smooth – unlike an adult’s in the bath. A natural, protective cream called Vernix caseosa (VC) covers the fetus and the newborn, aiding in the growth of skin. VC provides "waterproofing" in utero, allowing skin to grow in wet...

Counting Calories While Asleep

As someone who’s been thin most of his life, I’ve never felt the need to monitor my caloric consumption. But go to any fitness club or jogging trail and you’ll see lots of sweating bodies intently eyeing pedometers to see how many steps they’ve taken and how many calories they’re burning. Now, a group of...

Techonomic Stimulus

These days, all you ever hear about are economic stimulus packages. Each day seems to bring a new one and to be honest with you, most leave me scratching my head, wondering what — if anything — we’re getting for our money. I understand the need to prop up our financial institutions and save homeowners from losing...

A Smart Home Helps Dementia Patients

Dementia is a crippling disease that not only makes it difficult for the affected person to perform everyday tasks, but also poses myriad challenges for caretakers, whether they are family members or hired health care personnel. This is a situation I’m somewhat familiar with, as my 92 year-old grandmother...

LifeBelt® CPR, a new device that makes it easy for anyone to perform high-quality CPR compressions in the event of cardiac arrest, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 2008...

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