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Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Diode Driver

The laser diode drivers iC-NZN and iC-NZP from iCHaus Corp. (Bodenheim, Germany) operate laser diodes in both CW and spike-free pulse mode, with up to 155 MHz. The devices allow either the optical output power (APC) or laser diode current (ACC) to be controlled. Blue laser diodes can also be operated with iC-NZN. The maximum...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Single-Photon Counter

AUREA Technology (Besancon, France) has introduced the SPD_B, a single-photon counting module used for short near infrared wavelengths [1,000 to 1,350 nm]. The SPD_B is an ultra-low-noise, highquantum- efficiency, and low-timing-jitter near-infrared single photon counter. The SPD_B includes a Geiger-mode InGaAs avalanche...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Hybrid Sensor

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has released a “3 in 1” SFH 7773 digital sensor that combines an IR LED emitter and detector chips together, eliminating the need to install a separate IR emitter to enable the proximity sensor function. Apertures are integrated into the package to reduce crosstalk. The SFH 7773 detects...

Products : Photonics/Optics
2011 Products of the Year
2011 Products of the Year

For each of the eight issues of PTB, the editors chose a Product of the Month. That product exhibits exceptional technical merit and practical value for our readers. At the end of the year those eight products were...

2011 Products of the Year
Products : Lighting
Polycarbonate Diffuser Sheet

The Makrolon® Lumen XT diffuser sheet from Sheffield Plastics (Sheffield, MA), a Bayer MaterialScience LLC Business, was developed specifically as a diffusion lens for LED lighting. It offers three distinct light diffusion levels that can be matched with other design elements to help achieve the desired lighting...

Products : Lighting
Surface-Mountable LED Component

The Micro SM4 from Bridgelux (Livermore, CA) reduces component count, cost, complexity, and size of lighting systems — enabling a high performance LED solution for diffuse and directional lighting, such as 20-40 W incandescent, 20-35 W halogen, B10-style (candelabra), and low-wattage compact fluorescent lamp...

Products : Lighting Technology
LED Downlight Holder

IDEAL Industries, Inc. (Sycamore, IL) has introduced the LED-LOK™ downlight holder that mates with all puck-style LED light engines and is designed for OEMS with features that enable luminaire design freedom. Plated electrical contacts provide reliable hot mating and a thermoplastic hous ing handles environmental extremes...

Products : Lighting Technology
LED Panel-Mount Assembly

New weather-resistant panel-mount assemblies from Bivar (Irving, CA) offer a variety of options to accommodate a range of challenging environments. They are available in steel, brass, and anodized aluminum packages; are extraordinarily bright; have a wide viewing angle; and can accommodate a variety of input voltages....

Products : Lighting
LED Flat Panel Downlight Assembly

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) Inc. (Brecksville, OH) offers a 2 × 2 ft.2 LED flat panel downlight assembly as an efficient replacement for fluorescent lay-in troffers used in recessed ceiling lights. The OL2 ceiling light employs GLT’s edge lighting technology, with 100 LEDs spaced along two...

Products : Lighting Technology
High-Brightness Oval Through-Hole LED

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) has introduced the HLMP-Lx75, HLMP-Hx74/75, and HLMP-Ax74/75 series of high-brightness oval throughhole LEDs for electronic signage applications. The LEDs’ matched RGB radiation pattern is designed to maintain consistent light and uniform color mixing from all viewing...

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High-Efficiency 3

A Step-Down Converter austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has released the AS1328 high-efficiency 1.5 MHz synchronous DC-DC step-down converter. This buck regulator features efficiencies up to 96%, excellent light load efficiencies, and a quiescent current of 25 μA. The AS1328 DC-DC delivers up to 3A of output...

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Isolated Power Factor Corrected Offline Regulator

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) offers the LT3798, an isolated flyback controller with single stage active power factor correction (PFC). A power factor of greater than 0.97 is accomplished by actively modulating the input current, eliminating the need for an extra switching power...

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DC/DC Converters

The dual output AHW series of DC/DC converters from Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. (Concord, CA) feature a continuous input range of 9VDC to 75VDC. The AHW is isolated input to output and provides a regulated +/-5, +/-12, and +/-15VDC output at +/-400mA, +/-167mA, and +/-133mA. All models will fully regulate down to a no-load condition....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Triple Step-Down LED Driver

The LT3597 from Linear Technology ((Milpitas, CA) is a 60-V triple step-down LED driver capable of achieving 10,000:1 digital PWM dimming at 100 Hz with fast NPN current sources driving up to 10 LEDs in each channel. LED dimming can also be achieved via analog control of the CTRL1-3 pin.

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Optical Power Meter

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) has introduced the 1830-R Optical Power Meter. A newly designed optical meter, the 1830-R provides a ‘drop-in’ replacement for Newport’s legacy 1830-C Power Meter, which has been widely used in fiber optic component production and testing. The DC power measurements can be viewed in the...

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Ultraviolet Diodes

Opto Diode (Newbury Park, CA) now offers the IRD SXUV 100 Ultraviolet/Extreme Ultraviolet (UV/EUV) Photodiodes. The advanced photon detectors feature very high radiation hardness and are designed for long-lifetime operation in high particle flux environments with no loss of responsivity. The IRD SXUV 100 photodiodes have a 10...

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Green Laser

Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) has announced the availability of PNF Series green wavelength spectrum lasers suitable for surgical and X-ray alignment applications on dark or pigmented skin. Green lasers are much more visible to the human eye against dark or pigmented skin than traditional red wavelength surgical lasers. In fact,...

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Digital Cameras

Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) has announced the addition of new VGA and XGA models to its Flea3 GigE Vision digital cameras series. The new models are based on color and monochrome versions of the industry's most popular VGA and XGA image sensors. The FL3-GE-03S2 uses the 1/3-inch Sony ICX424 CCD - featuring sensitive 7.4...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Rad-Hard FPGAs

The rad-hard and rad-tolerant reprogrammable Virtex®- 5QV FPGA from Xilinx (San Jose, CA) supports specified Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and characterized Single-Event Effects (SEE). The space-grade field programmable gate arrays are also optimized with embedded MPUs, embedded DSP elements, built-in Ethernet MAC blocks, and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Graphics Processor

AMD (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the AMD Radeon™ E6460 discrete graphics processor. With support for up to four simultaneous displays, the E6460 GPU enables an immersive experience with desktop-level 3D graphics and multimedia features. A 3D graphics engine and programmable shader architecture support Microsoft DirectX®...

Products : Energy
Boost Converter with Battery Management for Energy Harvesting

The bq25504 from Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) is an integrated energy harvesting nanopower management solution for ultra low power applications. The boost converter is designed to efficiently acquire and manage the microwatts to miliwatts of power generated from a variety of DC...

Products : Imaging
Video Surveillance Camera

Without supplementary IR lighting, the M6-200 IP video camera from Scallop Imaging (Boston, MA) delivers up to 0.005 lux low-light performance. The six-megapixel M6-200 video surveillance camera uses five monochrome 1.2-megapixel image sensors, combined with f/1.7 optics.

Products : Imaging
CMOS Line Scan Camera

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) offers a Camera Link® version of its Piranha3™ 16k CMOS line scan camera, allowing it to interface with the Camera Link standard serial communication protocol. The Piranha3 model, which includes 16k resolution, has a 3.5-micrometer pixel size and a 40 kHz line rate for 680...

Products : Imaging
LED Microscope System

Nikon Instruments (Melville, NY) has released the ECLIPSE Ci microscope series. The three-model line consists of the Ci-E, Ci-L, and Ci-S.

Products : Imaging
Digital Color Camera

Olympus (Center Valley, PA) has announced the DP26 high-resolution digital color camera. Incorporating a 5-megapixel scientific-grade CCD sensor, the DP26 camera offers a frame rate of 16 frames per second (fps) or greater. For specialty equipment capable of displaying 5 megapixels, the system can provide a refresh rate of 7...

Products : Imaging
USB 2.0 Camera

Lumenera Corporation (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) has introduced its 5.0 megapixel USB 2.0 camera series. Formulated with the Sony Super HAD ICX655 CCD sensor, the Lw560 and Lw565 feature a 2448 × 2048 resolution and selectable 8 or 14-bit output, providing color images in the visible and Near Infrared (NIR) light spectrum.

Products : Imaging
Vision Inspection Functionality

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has introduced a TestRun feature for its In-Sight® vision systems. The TestRun functionality allows users to confirm program changes by quickly checking against a “baseline” configuration. TestRun also makes it easy for system integrators and OEMs to demonstrate that the vision...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tilt Sensor

The MS9001.D from Colibrys (Neuchatel, Switzerland) is a MEMS-based tilt sensor for platform stabilization applications, including satellite communication and scanning radar antennas, remote surveillance cameras, and fire-control servo systems. It offers linearity independent of the operating environment, and is designed for use as a...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Vertical Carousel

The Megamat RS vertical carousel from Kardex Remstar (Westbrook, ME) features an intelligent drive design made of a drive track, carrier arms, transportation chain, drive motor, drive chain, and hand crank. The components work together to reduce wear and tear on the unit. The carousel features an automatic chain tensioner...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Duplex Pumps

The STH and STQ Ratio:Matic® duplex pumps from Fluid Metering (Syosset, NY) consist of two valveless pump heads direct-coupled to a single variable-speed drive (typically a 23-frame stepper motor). Displacement of each pump head is independently adjustable, and a variety of pump head sizes can be used in combination to achieve...

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