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Pulsed Semiconductor Laser

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. (Waltham, MA) has introduced the Surface Mount 905 nm Pulsed Semiconductor Laser (SMD Laser), offering the capability of automated pick-and-place high-volume assembly. In addition, the unique SMD design delivers higher beam placement accuracy than a leadframe, plastic packaged laser at...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Deep UV LEDs

Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) augmented the Optan SMD (surface mount device) product line for instrumentation with the addition of higher light output and wavelength specific bins (SKUs). This newest offering resulted from increased demand for UVC LEDs in fluorescence spectroscopy, imaging, and biofouling control. Like other Optan...

Products : Imaging
Auto-Focus Cameras

The PL-D755 industrial USB 3.0 camera from PixeLINK® (San Francisco, CA) includes an auto-focus liquid lens that incorporates Sony’s new Pregius IMX250 sensor. Liquid lenses reconfigure themselves in tens of milliseconds. The Varioptic lenses (9.6 mm, 16 mm, and 25 mm focal lengths) provide auto-focus capabilities in...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
GigE Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada/Billerica, MA) has added six models to its Genie Nano series of GigE Vision® cameras. The M1930, C1930, M1930-NIR, M2590, C2590, and M2590-NIR are built around On Semiconductor’s Python 2000 and 5000 monochrome and color sensors respectively. Designed for industrial imaging applications,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industrial Housing

The Camera Case EyeMount (CCEM) from EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) features a robust industrial housing for Basler and IDS cameras. The housing is available in both protection classes: IP65 or IP67. The camera has direct contact to the M12 connectors on the back of the housing. The product also features...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adaptive Optics Kit

To explore wavefront sensorless adaptive optics, Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has announced the Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit. The kit includes a MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI software. The Deformable Mirror design features 37 hexagonal segments controlled by 111 actuators. The mirror is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Multimode Laser Diode

eagleyard Photoonics (Berlin, Germany) offers the new 808 nm broad area semiconductor laser diode. The device delivers 20 Watt peak power under pulsed operation from a single emitter. Multimode laser diodes operate spatially and longitudinally multimode. Wavelengths range between 650 and 1120 nm. The output power range is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
USB Cameras

e-con Systems (St. Louis, MO) has announced the See3CAM_CU30, an ultralow light camera with a USB 3.0 UVC interface. The OEM camera features AR0330, a 1/3-inch, 3.4-megapixel image sensor from OnSemi™. The device captures low-light images at 0.1Lux. The See3CAM_CU30 streams video at 30 frames per second in 720p high definition...

Products : Photonics/Optics
CCD Spectroscopy Cameras

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) has introduced its SOPHIA series of cameras for low-light-level scientific applications. The cameras feature Princeton Instruments’ proprietary new ArcTec™ thermoelectric cooling technology. Applications include astronomy, in vivo small-animal imaging, chemiluminescence, soft x-ray...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Amplifiers

The OPT series of single and multi-fiber photoelectric amplifiers from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) are available with wide detection and working ranges that support transparent object recognition capability. The DIN rail-mountable units are equipped with NPN or PNP, push-pull, light-on/dark-on selectable outputs, a...

Products : Imaging
Fiber Blowing Solutions

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA), recently announced a new line of fiber blowing machines. The MINIFLOW RAPID is compact and efficient, capable of installing fiber cable at speeds up to 100 m/min, and up to a distance of 3.5 km. MULTIFLOW is for blowing multiple and many different combinations of duct and...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Industrial Picosecond Lasers

A new generation of industrial picosecond lasers has been introduced by Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ (typically with 10 ps pulse duration), at repetition rates up to 2 MHz. This enables high throughput...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fiber Optic Sensing Platform

Sensuron (Austin, TX) announced the launch of Summit, the first fiber optic sensing (FOS) platform to provide fully distributed sensing with the ability to combine multiple measurement technologies into a single platform. FOS technologies collect and analyze material and structural data based on changes in the way...

Products : Photonics/Optics
3D Surface Profiler

Sensofar Metrology (Barcelona, Spain) has released a new high-resolution non-contact 3D surface profiler in a more compact format – the S lynx. The S lynx utilizes Sensofar’s key 3-in-1 technology approach, integrating confocal, interferometry, and focus variation techniques into the same sensor head. The S lynx comes...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Double-Clad Optical Fibers

OFS (Norcross, GA) recently showcased its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive fibers enable designers to produce high-performance, reliable, and consistent lasers and amplifiers...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

D-Link (Austin, TX) offers two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras. The indoor/outdoor dome (DCS- 6517) and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) support 2560x1920 resolution and digital wide dynamic range (WDR) image enhancement. Both cameras provide realtime video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs.

Products : Imaging
Fiber-Coupled Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has released a new TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been specifically designed to meet strict efficiency footprint requirements. The module couples all three wavelengths...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium/Boston, Massachusetts) has released the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera series. The smart InGaAs SWIR technology sees through glass and features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an on-board imaging processing unit, as well as windowing and auto-exposure functionality. Other capabilities include...

Products : Imaging
Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and industrial optical requirements, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical diagnostic equipment, semiconductor...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement flexibility with easy user changes in the field. Additionally, the option of adding an internal shutter is now...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inverted Apodizing Filters

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently introduced the Bullseye® inverted apodizing neutral density filter. This filter is part of the Bullseye® Apodizer line of customizable gradient filters. These filters eliminate undesirable intensity variations in optical systems. The density of the filter increases...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Piezoelectric Transducers

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision applications. Morgan is creating the transducers in a range of shapes and geometries from a modified range of...

Products : Imaging
Laser Wavelength Meter

Laser Wavelength Meter Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) has introduced the 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The 871 Laser Wavelength Meter uses a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure laser wavelength to an accuracy of ± 1 ppm (± 300 MHz at 1000 nm). This performance is guaranteed by automatically calibrating...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Video Development Kit

The MatrixCam™ video development kit (VDK) from On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet, at 60 fps. Available at the imaging technology distributor Framos Technologies (Ontario, Canada), the low-power 1080p camera can be used in home automation systems, baby monitors, advanced lighting...

Products : Electronics & Computers
1U CPU Cooler

Specifically designed for use with data storage, high-density, backup, or cloud servers, Jaro's (Boca Raton, FL) new low-profile, 1U CPU cooler (with heat-sink) is perfect for Intel processors that interact with square socket (2011) types. The high-quality coolers come in two sizes, one of which provides a narrow heat-sink...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Panel-Mount Connectors

TE Connectivity Ltd. (TE) (Harrisburg, PA) has launched its DEUTSCH 369 series panel-mount connectors. The new panel-mount connectors have the ability to mount in seconds, suit multiple panel thicknesses, accept the use of standard 369 wire strain-relief backshell and require no fasteners, featuring an anti-rattle panel...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Thin Film, Miniaturized Components

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) and the German technology company Acquandas GmbH have partnered to offer micro-patterned, 2D and 2.5D integrated multi-function miniaturized components and coatings. Materials currently available include nitinol (NiTi) and other superelastic or shape memory alloys, bioresorbable...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Magnetometer

MEMSIC Inc. (Andover, MA) has announced the availability of its MMC3630KJ, an ultra-small size, BGA package, magnetometer for portable devices. The MMC3630KJ series magnetometer includes an integrated monolithic 3-axis AMR sensor and a signal conditioning ASIC in an ultra-small (1.2x1.2x0.5mm) BGA package. The MMC3630KJ is designed...

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Product of the Month: April 2016

FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, OR, announced the identiFINDER® R200 handheld radiation detector that delivers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.48-compliant identification and weighs less than one pound. The wearable detector provides continuous radiation monitoring without any user interaction. The...

Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: April 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just...