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Concave Grating Spectrometer

Stellarnet (Tampa, FL) introduces the BLACK-Comet-HR concave grating spectrometer. Designed for high-resolution applications, the new BLACK-Comet-HR spectrometer is available for measurements in two ranges — ultraviolet (200- 600 nm) and visible (380-750 nm), and achieves resolving resolutions of 0.4 nm. The...

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LED Sensor

The Universal LightProbes from Optomistic Products (South Freeport, ME) are small, highly versatile sensors and fiber-optic probes for reliable LED test. Universal LightProbe LED sensors combined with a wide range of fiber-optic probes ensure the reliable and accurate test of color, including white LEDs, and intensity for almost every...

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HB LED Test Instrument

Keithley Instruments (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the model 2651A high-power system SourceMeter® instrument. The model 2651A provides a wide current range that is critical for a variety of reliability and production test applications, such as testing high brightness (HB) LEDs, power semiconductors, DC-DC converters, and...

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UV LED Radiometer

Phoseon Technology (Hillsboro, OR) introduces a family of ultraviolet (UV) LED radiometer products that provide customers a simple, reliable way to measure and maintain their UV LED light sources. The radiometers are optimized for 380-420 nm wavelengths and provide traceable calibration to ensure accurate measurements. A...

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Integrating Sphere

The ISP 2000 integrating sphere from Instrument Systems (Munich, Germany) has been specifically designed with a diameter of 1.9 meters to facilitate precise measurement of total radiant power and luminous flux of lamps, luminaires, and large LED modules. The ISP 2000 is equipped with an auxiliary lamp to compensate for...

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UV LED Meter

Heraeus Noblelight (Hanau, Germany) introduces the NobleProbe®, a UV LED meter that can be used to take precise measurements of irradiance in the near-UV range. NobleProbe is designed to determine irradiance within a wide measuring range from 1 mW/cm² to 100 W/cm² at wavelengths of between 365 nm and 460 nm. The meter's...

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Light and Color Measurement System

ZEMAX (Bellevue, WA) and Radiant Imaging (Redmond, WA) introduce the latest version of their imaging light and color measurement system software. New features include 64-bit support, a new database structure, CPU multithreading, and new post-measurement features such as Moiré removal and automatic display area...

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Portable Spectrophotometer

B&W Tek (Newark, DE) announces the updated i-Spec™ portable spectrophotometer. The i-Spec is a portable spectrophotometer system equipped with silicon and InGaAs array detectors, allowing it to measure from as low as 350 nm to as high as 2600 nm. The newest i-Spec model, the BWS005A, features a new and improved...

Products : Energy
Power Module for Electric Vehicles

Mitsubishi Electric (Tokyo, Japan) recently introduced a transfer molded power module (T-PM) designed for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. The J-Series T-PM, incorporating proprietary technology that ensures power loss reduction, has a lifespan 30 times longer than industrial power modules and is also...

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Illumination Design and Analysis Software

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) introduces version 7.2 of its LightTools® illumination design and analysis software with features that will help users graphically analyze simulation results, compute important metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software, and...

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Supercapacitor Charger

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the LTC3226 inductorless supercapacitor charger with backup PowerPath™ controller for Li-ion or other low-voltage system rails in applications that require short-term backup power.

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20 Watt DC/DC Converters

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) announced additions to its range of low power metal cased DC/DC converters with the launch of the 20 Watt JCM20 and JTK20 series. Achieving a power density of up to 51 Watts per cubic inch and an efficiency of up to 89%, these 1 x 1 x 0.39 inch (25.4 x 25.4 x 9.90 mm)units are suitable for...

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IP65-rated Panel PCs

Four new industrial-grade panel PCs have been introduced by WinSystems (Arlington, TX). Available with 12-, 15-, 17- or 19-inch diagonal displays and touch screens, the PPC65 family of panel PCs is powered by a fully integrated 1.6 GHz Intel(R) Atom(TM)-based single board computer (SBC) that offers a multitude of I/O...

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Headphone and Speaker Amplifiers

Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has introduced the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, and the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.2W Class-D mono speaker amplifier. The FAB1200 features a charge pump that generates...

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3U VPX Virtex-6 FPGA Processing Board

The Systems division of Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) now offers the TIC-FEP-VPX3b, an FPGA-based 3U VPX front-end processing board that provides an FMC site coupled to a large capacity Virtex-6 FPGA for flexible I/O. Featuring an onboard Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, the board comes with two banks of 40-bit...

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Automotive LED Driver ICs

Allegro MicroSystems (Worcester, MA) has announced two new multi-output LED drivers for LCD backlighting. The A8502 and A8514 integrate a current-mode boost converter with internal power switch and multiple current sinks. The LED sinks can be paralleled together to achieve even higher LED currents. They are capable of...

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PCIe x4 Frame Grabber

The PIXCI® A310 video frame grabber from EPIX, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) acquires images from monochrome or component RGB color cameras with formats that include RS-170, CCIR, RS343, VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, SXGA+, WXGA, WSGA+, and UXGA. Many capture resolutions are available including 1920x1080p, 1920x1080i, 1280x720p,...

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UV LEDs

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has expanded the QuasarBrite™ UV family of LED technologies to include three new standard wavelengths, and announces the availability of custom UV LED arrays. The RoHS-compliant QuasarBrite UV LEDs are now available in standard 355nm, 365nm and 377nm wavelengths in a through-hole format.

Products : Energy
Solar Mini-Inverter

CyboEnergy (Rancho Cordova, CA) offers CyboInverter, a solar power mini-inverter. The mini-inverter has four input channels and four pairs of DC wires with standard MC-4 connectors that can connect to four solar panels. A number of CyboInverters can daisy chain with the AC input and output cables and connectors.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month - White Light Sensor

Hexagon Metrology (North Kingston, RI) has announced the manual Cognitens WLS400M and the automated Cognitens WLS400A measurement systems. The white light measurement products use digital stereo vision technology to generate 3D data. Customers can choose between a portable configuration and an automated...

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Thermal Imager

NEC Avio Infrared Technologies (San Fernando, CA) has introduced its InfReC R300 high-definition thermal imager, which includes thermal movie recording to SD card in radiometric format, thermal/visible integrated images in composite/split-screen display, panoramas, autofocus, and 3.1 MP visible camera. The imager has a resolution...

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CMOS Linear Image Sensor

The S11108 CMOS linear image sensor from Hamamatsu Corp. (Bridgewater, NJ) offers sensitivity of 50 V/(lx•s). An amplifier is embedded in each pixel of the CMOS sensor. The S11108, which features a spectral response range of 400-1000nm, has a 28.672mm active area comprised of 2048 pixels, each measuring 14 × 14 μm....

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CW Diode Laser Modules

Coherent (Santa Clara, CA) has expanded its CUBE product line of CW, visible diode laser modules with three new wavelengths: 488nm (50 mW), 685nm (40 mW), and 730nm (30 mW). The compact CUBE laser heads measure 100mm × 40mm × 40mm (3.9" × 1.6" × 1.6"), and all three new models are available with CDRH safety accessories...

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LED Driver ICs

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) has added seven LED driver ICs to its LinkSwitch-PH line. The ICs (LNK413-LNK419) are suitable for lighting applications ranging from 3W bulbs to 55W fluorescent lighting fixture replacements. The devices, which can achieve up to 88% efficiency, feature a PWM-dimmable single-stage controller with...

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Optical Module Controller

Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the DS1878, a small form factor pluggable (SFP+) controller with a digital laser diode driver (LDD) interface. The state-machine-based device controls and monitors all functions for SFF, SFP, and SFP+ optical modules, and fully supports the SFF-8472 standard. It...

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4-Leaded RGB LED

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has announced the global launch of the through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a 120° viewing angle, the QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED is ideally suited for applications that require high intensity light in spatially restricted spaces. The RoHS compliant 4-Leaded RGB LEDs (part number...

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Optical Filters for Avionics

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) announces the design and development of custom optical filters for PRP Optoelectronics (Towcester, England), independent manufacturer of LED-based display technology. PG&O provides narrow-cone-angle optical filters for PRP’s custom avionics displays. The specialized...

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Photovoltaic Metallization Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced DuPont™ Solamet® PV701 photovoltaic metallization paste, a Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology for back side interconnected silicon solar cell designs. The product composition specifically enables up to 0.4 percent greater...

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Bandpass Filters

REO (Boulder, CO) currently offers bandpass filters for operation in the visible (380nm — 760nm), near infrared (600nm — 1100nm), and mid-infrared (1.3μm — 2.6μm) spectral ranges. Nominal bandwidth is 1% (FWHM) of the center wavelength, with a peak transmission of 60% and a linearity of ±0.5%. The filters can be...

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Laser Modules

Lasers1 (Westwood, CA) now offers a new line of diode-based and DPSS- based laser modules, laser pointers, and hand-held lasers, available at wave- lengths between deep-UV (224nm) and near-IR (2240nm). The products have

power levels from 1mW to 50W, and energy per pulse to 100mJ. The pulsed mode lasers can be made in...

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