Products : Photonics/Optics
High-Speed Infrared Cameras

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) has added the FLIR RS8300 to its RS-Series of long-range infrared camera systems. The new FLIR RS8300 couples a proprietary highspeed HD MWIR detector with a 10x continuous zoom lens in a sealed, ruggedized enclosure. The FLIR RS8300 delivers infrared imagery at up to 200 megapixels per...

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OTDR Modules

Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) has introduced OTDR modules for its Network Master™ Pro MT1000A all-in-one transport tester. The new OTDR modules can operate standalone or be simultaneously installed with available multi-rate transport modules to create a rugged, handheld solution that field technicians can use to ensure the...

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Smart Cameras

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has introduced In-Sight® Micro 8000 series smart cameras. The Power over Ethernet In-Sight Micro 8000 series measures 31 × 31 × 63 mm. The minimizing of cabling supports integration into tight spaces on robots and hard-to-reach machinery. PatMax RedLine™ pattern-matching capabilities supplement...

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Frame Grabbers

Using a half-size PCIe mini slot, the PIXCI® EB1miniH frame grabber from EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) can be mounted in an embedded computer chassis. Flexible cables run from the Base Camera Link connector. XCLIB and PXIPL developer libraries provide services for OEM imaging applications. The XCAP program’s Capture & Adjust...

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Back-Illuminated CCD Camera

Andor Technology (Belfast, Northern Ireland), an Oxford Instruments company, has launched the new, enhanced iKon-M 912 back-illuminated CCD camera, offering high dynamic range and low noise performance. The 512 × 512 CCD array with 24 megapixels has been optimized for extremely high well depth and maximum photon...

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LN2-Cooled InGaAs Camera

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the NIRvana:640LN, a high-performance scientific-grade camera for near-infrared and short-wavelength infrared (NIR/SWIR) applications. This new addition to the NIRvana® line features a specially designed InGaAs focal plane array (FPA) that has extremely low readout and...

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High-Speed Cameras

Basler (Ahrensburg, Germany/Exton, PA) offers two new ace model cameras. Equipped with ON Semiconductor’s PYTHON sensors and Sony’s IMX174 and IMX249 devices, the twelve cameras provide resolutions from VGA to 1.3 megapixels, and frame rates of up to 750 fps. The ace models have a resolution of 2.3 megapixels and frame...

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Laser Diode Modules

LASOS (Jena, Germany) has released its latest generation of laser diode modules. Product options include both free-space and singlemode fiber beam delivery, direct modulation to 300 MHz and wavelengths from 375 to 830 nm at power levels up to 250 mW. Units can be specified with Spectral Width of < 1 nm, enhanced M2 value...

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SWIR Cameras

SWIR Cameras Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (Monmouth Junction, NJ) has released the 1280SCICAM shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera. The lattice- matched indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor features 1280 × 1024 resolution at frame rates greater than 95 frames per second. The camera operates in the visible to...

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Bandpass Filters

Omega Optical’s (Brattleboro, VT) newly-launched RapidBand stock program provides fast delivery for hundreds of bandpass filter combinations in a standard 25 mm diameter ring that is only 3.5 mm thick. RapidBand filters are constructed by combining longpass and shortpass edges produced at 10 nm increments from 400 nm to 700...

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System-on-Chip (SoC)

Ambarella (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the H2 and H12 camera System-on-Chips (SoCs) for sports and flying cameras. H2 offers 4K Ultra HD H.265/HEVC video at 60 frames per second and 4K AVC video at 120 frames per second. The H2’s 10-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) video processing handles high-contrast scenes. H12 targets...

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GigE Cameras

Point Grey Research (Richmond, BC, Canada) has added a new 1.3 megapixel Sharp CCD model to its Blackfly family of GigE Vision™ cameras. The Blackfly BFLY-PGE-13H2 cameras, based on the Sharp RJ33J4CA3DE (mono) and RJ33J3CA3DE (color) 1/3" global shutter CCD sensors, stream 1288 × 964 resolution images at 30 fps. The Blackfly...

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USB 3.0 Microscope Cameras

ZEISS (Oberkochen, Germany) offers two new digital microscope cameras: ZEISS Axiocam 702 mono and ZEISS Axiocam 512 color. The ZEISS Axiocam 702 mono’s 1/1.2" (13.3-mm diagonal) sensor has a resolution of 2.3 megapixels. ZEISS Axiocam 512 color, featuring a 12-megapixel CCD sensor, acquires large sample areas in one...

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Industrial Cameras

New LX VisualApplets cameras from Baumer Group (Frauenfeld, Switzerland/Southington, CT) feature integrated, application-specific image preprocessing directly in the camera’s FPGA. FPGA programming is done with VisualApplets, the graphical development environment by Silicon Software. The new LX VisualApplets cameras...

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Single Mode Fiber Coupler

A new opto-mechanical tool for coupling light into single-mode fiber optics from Siskiyou Corporation (Grants Pass, OR) offers a combination of high precision adjustment in a very compact package. Specifically, Siskiyou single-mode fiber couplers incorporate optics for focusing laser light into a FC connectorized...

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Laser Power Detector

greenTEG (Zurich, Switzerland) has further miniaturized its laser power sensing technology for OEM applications. The gRAY B0.5-SC measures up to 500 mW on a surface of only 2x2 mm2. The detector is available as bare die component or mounted on a PCB for OEM system integration. With its small dimensions, the...

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Laser Micro-Machining Heads

Quantum Composers (Bozeman, MT) announced the addition of a full line of complete laser micromachining heads for semiconductor applications. These systems will feature an integrated DPSS Jewel ND:Yag laser, a uni-body all-in-one form factor, and a robust mechanical and optical design for manufacturing and repair...

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Area-Scan Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced nine new Genie Nano area cameras. Built around ON Semiconductor’s Python CMOS image sensors, the cameras include two inputs, two opto-coupled outputs, and a temperature range of -20 to 60°C. The 44 × 29 × 21 mm devices are available in three resolutions: 640 × 480...

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Voice Coil Actuator

Voice Coil Actuator BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) has introduced a family of linear unhoused Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) with aperture sizes of 15 mm, 20 mm, and 24.9 mm. The through-hole design allows an OEM assembly to pass directly through the middle of the actuator, resulting in reduced weight, fewer parts, and a more compact...

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XUV Spectrometer

McPherson’s (Chelmsford, MA) grazing incidence wavelength dispersive optical spectrometer allows rapid analysis of spectral light in the ~1 to 300 nm wavelength region (4 to 1200 eV). Beside high-harmonic laser generation experiments, the Model 248/310 is also useful for measuring ion- or discharge light sources and...

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CCD Color Line Scan Camera

Chromasens (Constance, Germany) has announced the allPIXA™ pro color line scan CCD camera for high-speed machine vision applications. The allPIXA pro, with line rates up to 92 kHz in standard models and up to 156 kHz in special OEM configurations, allows for a maximum 300% increase in speed compared to conventional...

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Spectrum Analyzer

Siglent Technologies (Solon, OH) has introduced a new line of digital spectrum analyzers. The SSA3000X Series includes two new models with frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz and 9 kHz to 3.2 GHz. These new spectrum analyzers incorporate all-digital Intermediate Frequency (IF) technology for higher measurement accuracy and...

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3D AOI Inspection System

Saki Corporation (San Jose, CA) has debuted its 3rd-generation 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) line that accommodates dual lanes, XXL sizes, and increases throughput by 15%. Saki’s new BF- 3Di-D (dual lane) and BF-3Di-Z (extra-large platform) 3D AOI equipment provides measurements of components with a height...

Products : Aerospace
Product of the Month: March 2016

Paul N. Gardner Co., Pompano Beach, FL, announced the SmarTest coating thickness measurement system that consists of an app and a wireless sensor for measuring coating thickness with the help of a smartphone or tablet. The system uses Sensor-integrated Digital Signal Processing (SIDSP®) sensors combined with...

Products : Software
Product Lifecycle Management

Teamcenter® 11 product lifecycle management (PLM) software from Siemens PLM Software, Plano, TX, features enhanced functionality of its Active Workspace interface, new integration tools, and the ability to manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle. The software seamlessly...

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Data Analysis and Visualization

Tecplot, Bellevue, WA, offers Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 1 data visualization and analysis software that features better support for polyhedral data, improved animation methods, and a new macro debugger. Users can visualize and analyze larger data sets, and several animation methods have been reintroduced for...

Products : Aerospace
3D Modeling

ANSYS, Pittsburgh, PA, has introduced ANSYS SpaceClaim 2016 3D modeling software that enables users to create, edit, and repair geometry regardless of the underlying technology or where the original model came from. The release features the Skin Surface Tool that allows reverse engineering of highly organic shapes. The new Shrinkwrap...

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Electric Machine Design

CD-adapco, Melville, NY, released SPEED™ v10.06 electric machine design software that enables users to leverage HEEDS® MDO process automation and optimization software from CD-adapco subsidiary Red Cedar Technology. SPEED v10.06 provides users with a library that links SPEED and HEEDS MDO for seamless electric machine...

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Data Acquisition Software

HBM, Marlborough, MA, has released Version 6.60 of its Perception software for high-speed data acquisition applications. The software is designed for processing large amounts of data — 100 GB within 10 seconds. The software’s “eDrive” application lets users make measurements on electric inverters and drive...

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Vehicle Communication Simulation

With Release 2015-B, dSPACE, Wixom, MI, has launched the V2X Solution through a dedicated blockset directly within the Simulink® environment. The V2X solution gives users access to Vehicle-to-X (V2X) WLAN ad-hoc communication during model-in-the-loop (MIL), software- in-the-loop (SIL), and hardware- in-the-loop...