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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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High-Speed Laser Controls

FANUC Factory Automation America (FANUC FA America) (Hoffman Estates, IL) has introduced the Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B high-speed laser controls, which deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and power modulation. The Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B provides up to 8MB of non-volatile internal memory available to store...

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Imaging Fluorescence Microscope

TILL Photonics (Victor, NY) has announced its dual-color, 2-photon imaging fluorescence microscope, IntraVital2P. The IntraVital2P facilitates imaging at low-light levels and improves SNRs for dynamic measurements deep within highly scattering tissue. Using TILL’s Yanus IV digital scanhead...

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Refractive Index Analysis

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. (San Dimas, CA) has joined with Laboratory Imaging to create rIQ™, a tool that analyzes glass trace evidence. rIQ™, or Refractive Index Quantification, combines image analysis software, optical design, and electronics to enable criminalists in modern forensic laboratories to measure the...

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Plano-Convex Axicons

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ), introduces its Plano-Convex (PCX) Axicons. The lenses, which feature one conical surface and one plano surface, produce a non-diffractive ring-shaped beam that increases in diameter over distance, while retaining a constant ring thickness. When Plano-Convex (PCX) Axicons are used in...

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Positioning Sensor

The Inspector P30 Positioning Sensor series from SICK (Minneapolis, MI) offers a flexible method for part location and provides a precise positioning point of a known target. The P30 reports the X, Y, and rotation angle of the taught part over TCP/IP Ethernet communication or via 4 digital switching outputs. When working with...

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Tecplot Chorus™

Tecplot Chorus™ post-processing software from Tecplot, Bellevue, WA, allows engineers to discover trends and anomalies in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies with a large number of cases, and simultaneously see the underlying fluid-dynamic phenomena that cause these variations. The software analyzes from one to...

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Design Platform for Motor Drives

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) offers new resources for users to simplify design and speed up development of intelligent motor drives for applications such as white goods, air conditioners, industrial automation, power tools and fitness equipment. Electric motors operated by traditional on/off drives...

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Embedded Software Development Platform

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Wilsonville, OR) offers a unified embedded software debugging platform, from pre-silicon to final product, based on the integration of the Mentor® Embedded Sourcery™ CodeBench embedded software development tools with Mentor’s electronic system level (ESL), verification, and...

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Seat Design Environment

VISTAGY, Inc. (Waltham, MA) has released the Seat Design Environment™ 2011 (SDE), which improves the automatic generation of documents so manufacturers can efficiently create more of the engineering and manufacturing drawings and details needed to fully define seat covers with commercial 3D CAD systems. The new release...

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Modeling and Simulation Software for Mechanical Systems

MathWorks (Natick, MA) announced a new version of SimDriveline that simplifies the integration of other physical domains into drivetrain models, including thermal losses in geartrains, electrical solenoids, and hydraulically actuated clutches. SimDriveline, based on MathWorks Simscape...

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Driver Powers 32 Strings of LEDs

iWatt (Los Gatos, CA) introduces the iW7032 LED backlight driver to power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs for high-performance direct and segment-edge LED TV backlighting. iWatt’s adaptive switching technology solves the thermal problems of driving multiple parallel strings of LEDs, where a significant amount...

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Switcher IC

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) has introduced new members of its LinkZero-AX integrated offline switching integrated circuit family, offering main power output up to 6.5 watts. LinkZero-AX eliminates wasted energy by employing a power-down mode that turns off the auxiliary power supply when the application is idle, shutting down...

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Ambient Light Sensors

Everlight Electronics (Taipei, Tawiwan) introduces an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile phones, notebooks, and PDAs. The ALS combine a photodiode and a current amplifier IC in one package.

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Graded Reflectivity Laser Mirrors

A new series of graded reflectivity mirrors from REO (Boulder, CO) enables precise spatial shaping of both the intensity and phase characteristics of laser beams. In graded reflectivity mirrors, the reflectivity and/or phase effects of the coating vary radially across the surface of the optic. REO offers these...

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Planar Lightwave Circuits

FIBERTech RoMack (Williamsburg, VA), A LEONI Fiber Optics business unit, now offers a complete product portfolio of maximum performance and long-term stability Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLC) including single mode 1 x N and 2 x N broadband splitters with up to 64 channels, designed as monolithic components for the...

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Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Optical Surfaces Ltd (Kenley, Surrey, UK) can typically produce off-axis parabolic mirrors up to 600 mm in diameter with surface accuracy's to lambda/20 p-v depending upon off-axis angles. With proprietary polishing techniques, Optical Surfaces can, depending on the surface accuracy required, achieve the natural limit...

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Dichroic Shortpass Filters

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced TECHSPEC® Dichroic Shortpass Filters featuring a sharp cut-off wavelength and broad transmission and reflection ranges. TECHSPEC Dichroic Shortpass Filters are designed for a 45° angle of incidence. Light rejected by the filter is reflected at 90°, making the...

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Multi-Channel Fiber Spectrometer

At the heart of Mightex (Pleasonton, CA) multi-channel spectrometers is a high-throughput flat-field imaging spectrograph. Multiple input fibers, each representing an independent signal channel, are aligned along the input slit of the imaging spectrograph. The spectrum of each channel is dispersed by a...

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High-Efficiency Power Manager

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC4155, a high-power, I2C-controlled, high-efficiency PowerPath™ manager, ideal diode controller, and lithium-ion battery charger for single-cell portable devices such as tablet PCs, ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), personal video players, smart...

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Thermal Energy Harvesting Solution

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) and Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI) (Fayetteville, AR) are developing a thermal energy harvesting solution for a wireless sensor system to monitor the health of bearings in turbine engines. The energy harvester is based on Nextreme's Thermobility...

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Non-Spring Return Actuators

ProMation Engineering (Brooksville, FL) offers P1 series quarter-turn electric, non-spring return actuators, which feature a compact industrial grade design for use with all ball and butterfly valves or dampers requiring torque outputs from 135 to 445 in. lbs., a self-locking hardened steel drive train for smooth...

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Isolated Monolithic Flyback Regulator

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) offers a high-reliability (MP-grade) version of the LT3511, a high-voltage isolated monolithic flyback regulator that operates over a -55°C to 150°C junction temperature range. The device simplifies the design of an isolated DC/DC converter since it needs no...

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Lithium-Ion Batteries

Panasonic (Rolling Meadows, IL) has introduced a high rate lithium-ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells. The cells are suitable for multi-cell applications.

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NI PXIe-5186 digitizer

National Instruments, Austin, TX, has released the NI PXIe-5186 digitizer, co-developed with Tektronix, Beaverton, OR. The unit achieves up to 5 GHz bandwidth and 12.5 GS/s sample rates. The NI PXIe-5185 delivers 3 GHz bandwidth and 12.5 GS/s sample rate. Both digitizers incorporate Tektronix oscilloscope ASICs for...

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Industrial Cameras

The Imaging Source, Charlotte NC, has released two MegaPixel industrial cameras. The cameras include a Sony CCD ICX274, 1/1.8" sensor; a resolution of 1600 × 1200 pixels; a frame rate of 15 fps; a USB 2.0 or GigE interface; optional trigger in and digital I/Os; and auto-iris control.

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Frame Grabber/Video Streamer

Foresight Imaging, Chelmsford, MA, offers the AccuStream Express HD+™ frame grabber and video streamer, featuring a high performance PCI Express x4 board design. The device acquires video from non-standard and standard video formats including HDMI video, DVI-D, RGBHV, YPbPr, HDTV, S-video, composite color, and...

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Infrared Snapshot Camera

Sensors Unlimited — Goodrich ISR Systems, Princeton, NJ, announces the SU640KTS, a large-format indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) high-resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) snapshot video camera. The imager meets all Conformite Europeene (CE) and U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards for radiated and...

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Optical Part-Recognition Tool

Teledyne DALSA, Billerica, MA, a Teledyne Technologies company, has announced its BOA IDR optical inspection product. Features include identification and grading capabilities for part tracking based on codes, characters, or pattern; verification of 2D matrix codes, such as Data Matrix, PDF/QR codes, 1D barcodes, or...

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