Products: Electronics & Computers
USB Data Acquisition Board

Data Translation (Marlboro, MA) has introduced the DT9818, a high performance, multifunction USB data acquisition board for OEMs. The DT9818 is aimed at embedded applications rather than the more common USB...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Virtual Software Development Platform

Express Logic, Inc. (San Diego, CA) and Virtutech, Inc. (San Jose, CA) have announced the availability of Express Logic's ThreadX® RTOS on a simulated development platform created by Virtutech's...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Tiny DC/DC Converter

The RNM series 2000VDC isolated converter from RECOM (Brooklyn, NY) has a compact case size of 8.3 × 8.3 × 6.8 mm, and the pins fit into a standard 0.1" grid. The RNM converter features 1W of output...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Pressure Indicating Sensor Film

Sensor Products Inc. (Madison, NJ) announces the Pressurex Zero® tactile pressure-indicating sensor films. Pressurex Zero characterizes contact surface pressure down to an extremely low 7.2 PSI (0.5...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Desktop Networking Platforms

WIN Enterprises, Inc. (North Andover, MA) has announced the PL-10540 and PL-10550 desktop platforms that feature the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology. The EP80579 is...

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EMI Filter

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers a series of doublestage, low-profile EMI filters that provides easier assembly and reduced material costs. The 088 Series integrates a high attenuation EMI filter and IEC power entry socket...

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Software Verification Plug-In

LDRA (Monks Ferry, Wirral, UK) has released the TBsecure plug-in complete with the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CERT C secure coding standard. TBsecure identifies security vulnerabilities...

Products: Electronics & Computers
RTU Datalogger

The IPm2m® RTU and Datalogger from SIXNET (Ballston Lake, NY) combines RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), datalogger, and telemetry interface in a compact, installation-ready package. The IPm2m has a full complement of...

More than 50 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a retinal disease that can lead to blindness. The condition is a result of...

Ultrashort pulse (USP), or “ultrafast,” lasers emit extremely brief pulses of light, generally with duration of a picosecond (10-12 seconds) or less. The...

A method of polarimetric imaging, now undergoing development, involves the use of two photoelastic modulators in series, driven at equal amplitude but at different frequencies. The net...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Modal Filters for Infrared Interferometry

Modal filters in the ≈10-μm spectral range have been implemented as planar dielectric waveguides in infrared interferometric applications such as searching for Earth-like planets. When looking for a small, dim object (“Earth”) in close proximity to a large, bright object (“Sun”), the...

McPherson, Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) has released the 251MX x-ray and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectrometer, for wavelength dispersive spectral measurements from 0.6 to 20nm (60 to 2000eV). The...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Benchtop Optical Meter

The 1928-C Single-Channel Bench-top Optical Meter from Newport (Irvine, CA) interfaces with the company’s photodiode detectors, thermopiles, and pyroelectric detectors. It has the capability of measuring from 11 pW...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Near-Infrared Photodetectors

The Siletz series of carrier multiplication devices (CMDs) from Voxtel (Beaverton, OR) are nanostructured InGaAs/ InAlAs devices that are designed to overcome the limitations of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Eye-Safe Laser Illuminator

The Prolight-G from Snake Creek Lasers (Hallstead, PA) is a rugged, eye-safe laser illuminator that features a continuously-variable cone-angle setting to accommodate short-distance illumination tasks. Highly...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Supercontinuum Fiber Laser

Fianium (Southampton, UK) has developed a supercontinuum (SC) fiber laser based on its proprietary high-performance photonic crystal fiber (PCF) design. SC lasers, based on the PCF design, offer true white spectrum...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Imaging Spectrometer

The Pika NIR from Resonon (Bozeman, MT) is a cost-effective, line-scan imaging spectrometer for the 900nm - 1,700nm spectral range. The system includes an embedded InGaAs camera, interchangeable c-mount objective lens,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Variable Angle Tilt Stage

PROMET International (Shoreview, MN) has introduced the FiBO® Variable Angle Tilt Stage (VATS) with Bare Fiber (BF) Adapter for efficient bare fiber endface geometry testing. When used with the FiBO® 300...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Clear Aperture Beam Collimator

Optical Surfaces (Surrey, UK) has released a 235mm clear aperture beam collimator that can precisely measure the quality of the company’s imaging systems from the visible to the IR, using Modulation Transfer...

Products: Photonics/Optics
X-Ray Photodiode

The AXUV 100GX Absolute X-ray Photodiode from International Radiation Detectors (Torrance, CA) possesses known active silicon thicknesses and 100 percent internal quantum efficiency, making possible absolute measurement of...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Pavement Profiling Sensor

LMI Technologies (Vancouver, Canada) has introduced the SelcomTM High Speed RoLineTM 1130 Sensor with laser line sensing for accurate profiling of all pavement geometries on high-speed profilers, at any...

Products: Photonics/Optics
UV Curable Adhesive

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) offers UV10FL-1 UV curable adhesive with a tensile strength of 2,850 psi and a tensile modulus of 154,000 psi. It remains a flexible adhesive with elongation at break of 43%. UV10FL-1 is a low...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optomechanical Design Software

Lambda Research Corporation (Littleton, MA) has released TracePro® 5.0, the newest version of its optomechanical design software. TracePro 5.0 provides a new interface for modeling optical sources. Users can...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Digital X-Ray Detectors

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics (Waltham, MA) has introduced high-speed, high-throughput, digital X-ray detectors for industrial and medical applications, including pipeline inspection and diagnostic and therapeutic...

Products: Photonics/Optics
4-inch Fizeau Interferometer

The Z100 from ESDI (Tuscon, AZ) is a Fizeau interferometer with a four inch aperture. The interferometer is available in wavelength options of 405nm, 542nm, 1053nm, 1064nm, 1313nm, and 1550nm. Reference optics...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser Diode Mounting Fixtures

ILX Lightwave Corporation (Bozeman, MT) has released the LDM-49800 series of laser diode mounting fixtures for high-power fiber-coupled laser diodes. The LDM-49800 series consists of two family members that...

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Conspiracy Theories

It’s been quite a year so far for UFO conspiracy theorists.

This month, former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the Moon in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission, stated publicly that we are not alone. During a speaking engagement at the National Press Club following the Fifth Annual X-Conference,...

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Earth Day 2009

Today is Earth Day, the day set aside 39 years ago to inspire awareness and appreciation of the earth’s environment. There will be no shortage of commemorative activities and people pumping their chests proudly proclaiming their dedication to preserving the environment we live in. But with this country and many parts of the...

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