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Product of the Month: May 2015

Sensirion, Westlake Village, CA, introduced a gas sensor that, according to the company, is the first in the world to be based on multi-pixel technology. This allows the sensor to perceive its surroundings using various receptors that, with the help of intelligent algorithms and pattern recognition, are able to...

Products : Photonics/Optics
UV-VIS Micro-Spectrometer

Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) has announced the release of the C12666MA microspectrometer, a UV-VIS spectrometer about the size of a fingertip. Its miniature components, fabricated using MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology, allow it to be a fraction of the size of traditional spectrometers. In...

Products : Photonics/Optics
310 nm, sub 800 ps Picosecond Pulsed LED

Edinburgh Instruments (Livingston, UK) has released a 310 nm picosecond pulsed LED with a sub-800 picosecond typical pulse width. This LED is optimized for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC). The EPLED 310 is a compact, robust, maintenance free, fully integrated system supplied in a single...

Products : Photonics/Optics
UV-Visible-NIR Polarization Spectroscopy

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) recently announced the addition of UV-visible-NIR polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers. This feature is offered as a package that allows the user to measure polarization spectra in either transmission or reflectance modes. With the...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Circular Variable ND Filters

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently announced the complete customization of their Circular Variable Neutral Density (CVND) Filters. This technology is best used in high quality optical systems to change the intensity of light from 100% to less than 0.1%. As the filter rotates, the beam intensity is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Camera Sensor Module

The VRmTS-20 from VRmagic (Mannheim, Germany) is an external sensor module for the D3 intelligent camera platform. With its compact dimensions of 26 x 26 mm and the flexible cable connection to the camera base unit, the module is particularly suitable for applications with limited or angled space. The sensor module is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Radiation Detector Screens

The path of invisible laser radiation can be verified using detector cards from Laser Components (Hudson, NH). These cards are ready for immediate application and do not have to be activated or optically charged. The cards for wavelengths from 1.5m to 5m and 5m to 20m can localize the beam path of Hol:YAG,...

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Deep UV Luminescence Spectrophotometer

McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) has announced a new vacuum ultraviolet universal spectrophotometer, an optical test system optimized for emitting samples like phosphors or photo- and electro-luminescent crystals. It can measure reflectance, transmission and fluorescence emission over its complete working range,...

Products : Photonics/Optics
sCMOS Cameras

With the addition of two new models, PCO (Kelheim, Germany) now provides eight sCMOS-cameras. The new pco.edge 3.1 and pco.edge 4.2LT are now the company’s entry-level cameras. pco.edge 3.1’s features include: 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution; 50 frames per second; 1.1e- med readout noise; 27000 : 1 dynamic range; >60% quantum...

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Samarium Oxide Glaze

Developed for high-energy pulsed Q-switching infrared laser applications, a new, high-absorption samarium oxide glaze from Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) means it is now able to offer three grades of glaze for laser systems. The samarium glaze absorbs radiation at the Nd-YAG lasing wavelength of 1064nm, and its...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-Shock Sensors

Diversified Technical Systems (Seal Beach, CA) has released the 6DX PRO, a high-shock sensor with six degrees of freedom. The three angular rate sensors (18000 or 50000 deg/sec) deliver position data, while the three accelerometers (2000 or 20000 g) are rated for high-impact environments. The 19 × 19 × 14.5-mm enclosure...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Gas Sensors

ENMET (Ann Arbor, MI) has announced the GSM-60, a microprocessor-based gas monitor. The system incorporates an internal sample draw pump and gas sensors. The GSM-60 can be custom- configured, with both internal and external sensors for monitoring VOCs, dew point, oxygen, and CO, or a number of other target gases, including O3, HF,...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA), now part of TE Connectivity, has released the MS5837-30BA, a low-power, compact, gel-filled pressure sensor with an I2C bus interface and high resolution of 2 mm. The device has a 3.3 × 3.3 × 2.5-mm ceramic- metal package. The pressure sensor features a delta sigma ADC that offers 24-bit...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Accelerometers

Meggitt (Irvine, CA) has introduced the Endevco® 35B triaxial IEPE accelerometer. The adhesively-mounted 35B places three transducers (measuring acceleration in x, y, and z axes) and integrated electronics into a 0.235-inch, 0.55-gram cube. Sensitivities of 2.5 mV/g, 5 mV/g, or 10 mV/g are available.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Spectral Sensors

The new Spark-VIS spectral sensor from Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) measures over the visible wavelength range of 380-700 nm. Available in both OEM and stand-alone configurations, the compact Spark-VIS provides simple absorbance, fluorescence, and emissive color measurements. The device can be embedded to power portable and...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision Sensors

VeriSens vision sensors from Baumer (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) include IP 69K protection and stainless steel housings. The new XF-105/205 models can be used in quality- assurance tasks in the food and pharmaceutical industry. The XF series also reads code and text, and integrates the patented FEX image processor and configurable...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flow Sensors

The SIF1010/1012 flow sensor from Servoflo Corp. (Lexington, MA) includes a MEMS thermal flow die that measures gas or liquid flow. The die has thermal isolation and a ceramic film coating to protect the component from abrasive wear. The SIF1010/1012, conditioned and stabilized so burn-in at the application end is not required,...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls (Plainville, CT) has announced 3100 Series pressure transducers. The series design incorporates a sputtered thin-film, pressure-sensing element with temperature specifications, along with all stainless-steel wetted parts.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Capacitive Measurement System

The analog, capacitive capaNCDT 6110 single-channel measurement system from Micro-Epsilon (Raleigh, NC) measures displacement, distance, and position. The device offers an input voltage range of 9-36V for the supply voltage. System resolution is 0.015 % FSO at a bandwidth of 1kHz. The capaNCDT 6110 controller can be...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Accelerometers

The SDI Model 1510 Series from Silicon Designs (Kirkland, WA) offers vibration measurements. The analog surface mount (LCC) MEMS variable capacitive accelerometers incorporate a micromachined variable capacitive sensing element and custom integrated circuit.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Load Cells

Interface (Scottsdale, AZ) has released the Model 6AXX series of 6-Axis Load Cells. With six full bridges providing mV/V output on six independent channels, the load cells measure forces simultaneously in three mutually perpendicular axes, and three simultaneous torques about those same axes.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor System

Olea Sensor Networks (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced its OleaVision™ sensor system, which differentiates between live animate beings and inanimate objects up to a five-meter distance. To distinguish between human and animal presence and movement, the technology “sees” through walls, regardless of whether the monitored subject...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Temperature Sensors

Maxim Integrated (San Jose, CA) has introduced the MAXREFDES42# IOLink resistance temperature detector (RTD). The design’s integrated analog front end (AFE) also identifies overvoltage, shorts, and open circuits. The temperature appears immediately on an LED display.

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Beacons

EM Microelectronic (Marin, Switzerland) offers the EMBC02 sensor beacon, which integrates a 3- axis accelerometer. By attaching the device to objects or people, both proximity and motion can be monitored with a smartphone or tablet application. The EMBC02 can be programmed to transmit proximity, identification data, motion data...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Software Development Kit for Wireless Sensors

Linear Technology’s (Milpitas, CA) SmartMesh IP(TM) wireless sensor networking products now provide the ability to program industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications directly on the embedded ARM Cortex-M3, running Micrium’s μC/OS-II real-time operating system. Based on 6LoWPAN, SmartMesh...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Acopian Power Supplies (Easton, PA) announced that its Narrow Profile power supply series is now certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment), and conforms to all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking. The single-output switching regulated AC-DC...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Embedded Box PC

Kontron (Augsburg, Germany) has introduced the latest member of the KBox series, the KBox A-103. The new KBox A-103 is equipped with scalable SMARC modules, which have the latest Intel(R) Embedded-Power-Atom(TM) processors, up to E3845. With a wide variety of I/Os, such as 2x GB LAN, which also support IEEE 1588, 2x USB 2.0, 1x...

Products : Electronics & Computers
IoT-Enabled Software

Wind River(R) has expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the Internet of Things (IoT). Wind River has added application and data services in the cloud to its operating systems and IoT software platform via Wind River Edge Management System, its recently launched cloud-based technology stack that is an...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
Products of Tomorrow: April 2015

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...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: April 2015
Product of the Month: April 2015

Onshape, Inc., Cambridge, MA, introduced Onshape, the first full-cloud 3D CAD system with built-in data collaboration and management that lets all members of a design team work together using any Web browser,...

Product of the Month: April 2015