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VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has extended their embedded board portfolio to include COM Express™ modules. Measuring 95mm x 125mm, COM Express is an industry standard embedded form factor developed by...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Elma Electronics Inc. (Fremont, CA) has released the SerDes Test Modules for VPX systems. The modules are being offered in partnership with DFT Microsystems, a leader in high-density test solutions for highspeed...

Products: Electronics & Computers

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has released the ENC-EPXG- 1000 enclosure for EPIC (Embedded Platform for Industrial Computers) and the ENC-EBC-G-1000 enclosure for EBX single board computer (SBC) systems. They are...

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Core2 Duo COM Express Module

Ampro Computers Inc. (San Jose, CA) has released a computer- on-module (COM) based on Intel's Core2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset. The COM 840 integrates a single- or dual-core processor, Ram, graphics, networking, and PCI Express expansion in a 3.7 × 4.5-inch module that operates from - 40 to +85°C. The...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

In recent years the explosion in demand for multispectral imaging has coupled with the industry’s insatiable need for weight reduction, there-by greatly increasing the demand for more sophisticated...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Thermal issues are dominating today’s electronic product design landscape as never before. It is easy to see this in Intel’s move to a multi-core architecture as a methodology to manage...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
NbₓTi₁₋ₓN Superconducting-Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

Superconducting-nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) in which NbxTi1–xN (where xerve as the superconducting materials have shown promise as superior alternatives to previously developed SNSPDs in which NbN films serve as the superconducting materials....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Miniature incandescent lamps of a special type have been invented to satisfy a need for compact, rapid-response, rugged, broadband, power-efficient, fiber-optic-coupled light sources...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

This work represents a radical simplification in the design of the optical head needed for high-precision laser ranging applications. The optical head is now a single fiber-optic collimator...

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Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) introduces the MW90010A Coherent OTDR (C-OTDR) that can detect faults with 10-meter resolution, and collect 1.2 million data points for accurate analysis on optical...

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Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) has partnered with Olympus Canada (Markham, Ontario) to offer the High Definition Synergy-HD Microscope Imaging System, a new tool for clinical pathology and teaching. Olympus...

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Photonic Products Ltd. (Hertfordshire, UK) offers 35mW and 60mW versions of their 405nm (blue-violet) Photon laser diode modules with TTL modulation. The laser modules produce an elliptical output beam of 3.5 ×...

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Cognex (Natick, MA) introduces five new models of the In-Sight Micro vision system, including a two-megapixel model, in packages that measure just 30mm × 30mm × 60mm. The vision system has EasyBuilderTM configuration software...

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The 4-megapixel Fastcam SA2 High Speed Camera from Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) delivers up to 1,000 fps at full pixel resolution. Additional speeds and resolutions are available, including high definition 1080p up...

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Ocean Optics (Dunedin. FL) introduces the Jaz modular optical sensing instruments easily adaptable for the field, lab, or process environments. The stackable, modular, and autonomous components share...

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Labsphere (North Sutton, NH) offers the Fluorescent Spectral Lamp Measurement Systems (FSLMS) that facilitates accurate photometric and electrical characterization with application-specific, turnkey systems that...

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4D Technology (Tucson, AZ) has released optical mounting components for use with large aperture laser interferometers. Rigid and vibration-resistant, the mounts interface readily with optics from most...

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J P Sercel Associates (JPSA) (Manchester, NH) offers its IX-4000 series high-throughput, high-speed Class 1 laser workstations. There are two systems in the 4000 series: the IX-4100 ChromaDice and IX-4600 CromAblate. Both...

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The 8810AH synchro/resolver angle measurement instrument from North Atlantic Industries (Bohemia, NY) provides fully independent dual-inputs, high-resolution touch screen controls, 0.0001º...

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Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) introduces the LC Series Linear Photodiode Array. The SU256LCS-2.6T2 detector array is available with 256 elements of extended response InGaAs material and is designed for...

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The Wafer Scanner 3840™ from Rudolph Technologies (Flanders, NJ) is for inspection and metrology of back-end semiconductor manufacturing processes, including bumping, probing, sawing, and dicing. The WS 3840 Inspection System...

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LMI Technologies, Inc.(Vancouver, Canada) has released the FireSync™ platform that allows developing a single unified design for building vision applications ranging from smart sensors to complex web scanning...

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Brain-Machine Interfaces

Brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with just their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have devised a way for computerized devices not only to translate brain signals into movement, but also to evolve with the brain as it...

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Gesturing Medical Procedures

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed a hand gesture recognition system, called Gestix, that enables doctors to manipulate digital images during medical procedures by motioning instead of touching a screen, keyboard or mouse, which compromises sterility and could spread...

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Laptop Refrigerator

Purdue University researchers are developing a miniature refrigeration system small enough to fit inside laptops and personal computers, a cooling technology that would boost performance while shrinking the size of computers. Unlike conventional cooling systems, which use a fan to circulate air through heat sinks attached to...

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New Mineral

NASA researchers and scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan have found a new mineral in material they believe came from a comet. The mineral, a manganese silicide named Brownleeite, was discovered within an interplanetary dust particle, or IDP, that appears to have originated from comet 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup. The comet...

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Low-Power Microchip

A new low-power microchip developed at the University of Michigan uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than comparable chips currently on the market. The Phoenix Processor, as it's called, sets a low-power record and is intended for use in cutting-edge sensor-based devices such as...

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Super-Earths

Using the HARPS instrument at the ESO La Silla Observatory, European astronomers have found a system of three super-Earths around the star HD 40307 - a breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. The astronomers also counted a total of 45 candidate planets with a mass below 30 Earth masses and an orbital period shorter than 50...

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NASA Briefs

Ames Research Center is developing a wireless-communication and data-processing system that would use radio-frequency identification devices(RFIDs) and software to establish information lifelines between firefighters in a burning building and a fire chief at a control station. The system would identify trails that firefighters could...

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