CMOS Image Sensor

Teledyne e2v (Chelmsford, UK) has announced Snappy 2 megapixel, a new CMOS image sensor designed for barcode reading and other 2D scanning applications. The sensor uniquely combines full HD resolution, a 2.8μm low-noise global shutter and advanced features for fast and economic decoding, all within a small optical format. Key features include: small, low noise global shutter CMOS pixel (2.8µm x 2.8µm); small 1/3-inch optical format at full HD format; excellent signal to noise ratio at low light, saving on system illuminations costs; HDR modes for wide dynamic scenes; single and multi ROI modes for tracking simultaneous image regions.

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Fused Silica Wedge Prisms

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new coating options for TECHSPEC® Fused Silica Wedge Prisms. TECHSPEC® Fused Silica Wedge Prisms are specifically designed to provide high transmittance at the first through fourth Nd:YAG harmonics. New laser line coatings provide Rabs <0.25% at the design wavelength and offer guaranteed laser induced damage thresholds of 3 J/cm2 at 266nm, 7.5 J/cm2 at 355nm, 10 J/cm2 at 532nm, and 15 J/cm2 and at 1064nm, with a 20ns pulse duration and 20Hz pulse repetition rate.Precision TECHSPEC® Fused Silica Wedge Prisms feature λ/10 surface flatness, 20-10 surface quality, and a 15 arcsecond wedge tolerance.

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5 MP Polarization Color Camera

LUCID Vision Labs, Inc. (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently released a color version of its 5 Megapixel Phoenix polarization camera. The 5 MP global shutter sensor with a pixel size of 3.45µm and frame rates of up to 24 fps is based on the popular IMX250 Sony Pregius CMOS color sensor with polarizing filters added to the pixel. The sensor has four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every 2 by 2 array of pixels. The Phoenix color polarization camera allows users to compute both color and angle of polarization information for each image pixel.

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Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor

A low inertia hollow core voice coil or moving coil linear motor from Moticont (Van Nuys, CA), the HVCM-051-025-019-01, features high acceleration, precise positioning to less than one micron (0.00004 in.), high reliability, and low cost. This cleanroom friendly, non-commutated motor has an open aperture of 0.750 in. (19.05 mm). The hollow core allows for optics, illumination, laser beams, or cables to pass through. With a 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) stroke length, a continuous force rating of 4.8 lbs (21.3 N) and a peak force of 15.15 lbs (67.4 N) at a 10% duty cycle, this compact voice coil motor measures just 2.000 in. (50.8 mm) dia. X 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) housing length.

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SoC Embedded Imaging Processor Board

Critical Link, LLC (Syracuse, NY) introduced the MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board for the next generation of embedded imaging applications. The new board features dual-side connectors for stack-through configurations. It is a highly-configurable system-on-module (SoM) featuring the Intel®/Altera Arria® 10 SoC with dual core ARM and up to 480KLE FPGA fabric. The module includes on-board power supplies, two DDR4 RAM memory subsystems, and a rich set of user interfaces. The A10 board supports both OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS) tools for accelerating design cycles and targeting C/C++ code to the FPGA.

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Block Camera

Tamron's first block camera, the MP2030M-GS, from FRAMOS Technologies (Ontario, Canada) features 30x zoom and global shutter imaging. The MP2030M-GS is equipped with Sony's IMX265, an industrial grade 1/1.8” Global Shutter CMOS sensor. The state-of-art sensor used in this device provides 3.19 Megapixel resolution with high light sensitivity and low noise. It is possible to select between various output modes – from NTSC/PAL to 1080p/60. The field of view is between 60° and 2.5° and features f-stop between 1.5 and 4.8, depending on the zoom factor. The MP2030M-GS camera module has both LVDS and composite video and can be controlled via VISCA.

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Surface Texture Visualization/Analysis Software

Digital Metrology Solutions, Inc. (Columbus, IN) have announced the release of OmniSurf3D for 3D surface texture visualization and analysis. The new software provides a suite of three-dimensional surface analysis tools. The OmniSurf3D software package's primary strength is its streamlined interface which conveniently puts all basic settings in one place: preprocessing to account for missing pixels, outliers, etc.; several common reference geometries for removing overall shape to reveal the surface texture; filtering to highlight large-scale waviness or fine-scale roughness; and dozens of ISO and custom Parameters to describe the most critical aspects of the surface.

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Large-Format CCD Cameras

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) announced the immediate availability of two large- format in-vacuum CCD cameras engineered specifically for direct detection in VUV, EUV, and x-ray imaging applications from ~10 eV to 30 keV. Rated at 10-9 Torr, PI-MTE3 2048B and 4096B camera models utilize 2k x 2k (30.7 mm x 30.7 mm) and 4k x 4k (61.4 mm x 61.4 mm) back- illuminated CCDs, respectively, to offer >95% peak quantum efficiency. Due to their four-port readout architecture, these new, low-noise, 16-bit cameras provide frame rates up to 7x to 10x higher than previous-generation two-port cameras. The cameras' efficient liquid cooling results in low dark current, facilitating long integration times, whereas an advanced thermal design permits 24/7 operation in-vacuum.

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