GigE Vision Interface
Pleora Technologies (Ottawa, Canada) introduced the imaging market’s first external frame grabber that converts Sony FCB-EV7520A block cameras into GigE Vision 2.0™ cameras. The iPORT SB-GigE-EV7520A External Frame Grabber transmits video with low, consistent latency at high frame rates between the Sony block camera and computing platforms or displays. Video, power, and control data is transmitted over low-cost Ethernet cabling to existing ports on the computer or display. Designers can choose from a broad selection of small form factor and low-power computing platforms, including laptops and embedded systems.
Random Pattern Generators
LASER COMPONENTS USA (Bedford, NH) introduced the FLEXPOINT MVstereo laser module that generates truly random patterns with 31,806 or 47,708 dots. These patterns are generated completely randomly; even in partial patterns, repetitions do not occur. The range of pseudo random patterns has also been expanded: Versions with 40,100 and 29,594 dots are now available. Both versions are available with red (660 nm) or NIR (830 nm) lasers, and both are eye safe (laser class 1 and 1M).
Drone Detection Camera
The SPYNEL IR imaging camera from HGH Infrared Systems (Igny, France) guarantees the ability to detect, track and classify any types of drones. The CYCLOPE automatic detection software provides features to monitor and analyze the 360° high resolution images captured by SPYNEL sensors. The ADS-B plugin enables aerial target identification and the aircraft ADS-B data can be fused with thermal tracks to differentiate an airplane from a drone. With the forensics analysis offering a timeline, sequence storage and playback possibilities, it is also possible to go back in time to analyze the behavior of the threat since its first apparition on the CYCLOPE interface.
905 nm Pulsed Laser Diode
OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) recently introduced the CVN 63-90ECL, a 905 nm pulsed laser with an enhanced far field divergent beam. The advanced technology device’s far field beam pattern features equivalent divergence values for the fast (perpendicular) and the slow (parallel) axes of emission. The RoHS-compliant laser diode with integrated micro lens is hermetically sealed in a rugged, 9 mm package. OSI LDI’s pulsed laser operates between 895 nm (minimum) and 915 nm (maximum), with a typical responsivity of 905 nm. Other features include a spectral width of 8 nm, peak power of 75W, a pulse width of 100 nS, and drive current at 30A. The storage temperature ranges from -40 degrees to +85 degrees C, and operating temperature is 25 degrees C.
Motorized Linear X-Axis With Rotary Positioning Stages
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) (Van Nuys, CA) has released a new series of high precision X-axis stages with integral rotary positioning stages. The four X-and-Theta stages feature linear travels of: 15 mm (0.591 in.), 30 mm (1.181 in.), 50 mm (1.968 in.) and 75 mm (2.953 in.), and the rotary table, capable of continuous 360 O rotation in either direction, measures 100 mm (3.937 in.) in diameter. A 60 mm (2.362 in.) diameter version is also available. The X-axis stages move on high precision crossed roller bearings and are driven by a 1 mm per turn precision ground lead screw at speeds up to 5 mm/sec.
24-MP Image Sensor
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) announced the second generation of its 0.9 micron, 1/2.83-inch optical format 24-megapixel (MP) image sensors, built on the PureCel® Plus stacked die technology. The OV24B sensor family is designed for high-resolution front- and rear-facing smartphone cameras. The new image sensor is available in four versions: OV24B1Q - 4-cell Bayer imaging, ideal for front-facing cameras in thin-bezel infinity display phones; OV24B2Q - 4-cell Bayer imaging, ideal for main cameras due to video and low-light performance; OV24B1B - monochrome imaging, ideal for rear-facing multi cameras for Bokeh and zoom; and OV24B10 - standard Bayer imaging, ideal for main cameras due to high 24MP resolution.
The McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Model 251MX diffraction gratings are from holographic masters and deliver results over the wide 0.5 to 150 nanometer range. The Model 251MX is optimized for high energy photons including soft x-ray and extreme UV (EUVL). The Model 251MX does not scan with point detectors, it works exclusively with microchannel plate intensifiers (MCP) and/or direct detection CCD array detectors. Regardless of type, the detector is located on a flat focal plane. The aberration correction provides flat field and straight spectral lines ideal for planar detectors and good spectral resolution.
Narrow-Spectral-Output Ultraviolet LEDs
Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA), an ITW company, premiered OD-280-001, the second in a series of UVLEDs that operates in a peak emission wavelength range from 275 nm to 285 nm, with typical emissions at 280 nm. The new, ultraviolet light-emitting diode with narrow-spectral output provides total power output of 0.9 (minimum) and 1.2 mW (typical). The spectral bandwidth at 50% is typically 12 nm. The device features a half-intensity beam angle of 70 degrees, forward voltage of 6.5V (typical) to 7.5V, and capacitance of 350 pF (typical). The new OD-280-001UVLED has storage temperature ranges of -40°C to 100°C with operating temperature ranges from -30°C to +80°C.