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Products : Motion Control
Linear Motor Stages

The PlanarDL-series stages from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) are available in nine different travel and performance configuration applications ranging from high-accuracy surface profilometry to high-speed semiconductor and LED wafer scribing. The PlanarDL XY design allows for use in applications where straightness and flatness...

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Eurocard-Based Subrack Systems

Verotec (Derry, NH) supports the Eurocard standard with its KM6 family of subracks. For light and medium duty general-purpose applications, Verotec’s KM6-II, which meets the requirements of DIN41494 and IEC 60297, features two- screw fixing of all tiebars to give an exceptionally rigid assembly. It is available...

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Serial PCIe MiniCard

Diamond Systems (Mountain View, CA) has introduced a rugged, low cost 4-port multiprotocol opto-isolated serial port module in the popular PCIe MiniCard form factor measuring 30 x 51mm. The DS-MPE-SER4OPT offers 4 RS-232/RS-485 opto-isolated serial ports. Each port offers 16C550 compatibility and ultra-deep 256-byte TX/RX...

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Low-Voltage Power Supplies

TDK Corporation (San Diego, CA) has extended its GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models: a 5V 80A and a 7.5V 67A unit. The GWS series is a 400W to 500W AC/DC, forced air-cooled power supply that achieves up to 90% efficiency. Featuring a 4.1 x 8.6 inch footprint and 1.6 inch...

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PCI Express® Digital I/O Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has announced the release of its new high-speed digital I/O module, the PCIe-7360, which supports up to 100 MHz data rate and 400 MB/s throughput, with parallel and bi-directional 32- channel high-speed I/O lines and 8-channel application function I/Os. Ideally suited to...

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Littrow Dispersion Prisms

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) has announced a line of Littrow dispersion prisms for laser cavities and other optical systems, such as spectrographs. PG&O offers a wide range of coated and uncoated Littrow prisms featuring 30- 60- and 90-degree angles. Uncoated prisms are ideal for image (or...

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Autofocus Machine Vision Camera

IDS Imaging Development Systems (Woburn, MA) announced that it is shipping its new uEye™ XS, the world's smallest machine vision camera with autofocus. Measuring a compact 23 x 26.5 x 21.5 mm (.9" x 1.04" x .84"), the uEye™ XS is simple to integrate into virtually any imaging system. Featuring the 5 megapixel...

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Achromatic Beam Expanders

Optical Surfaces’ (Surrey, UK) beam expanders incorporate off-axis mirrors which provide an unobstructed output and highly efficient transmission. Beam expanders are the optical tool of choice for increasing the diameter of a collimated input beam to a larger collimated output beam. Beam expanders are used in...

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Ultraviolet Radiation Spectrometer

McPherson’s (Chelmsford MA) vacuum ultraviolet spectrometer, Model 234/302, is now complete with sensitive, cooled, scientific grade CCD detectors. The compact 200mm focal length spectrometer has adjustable slits, and operates at f/4.5, providing fast, sensitive data collection from ultraviolet radiation and...

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Product of the Month: the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument

Keithley Instruments, Cleveland, OH, has introduced the Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU instrument, the first benchtop source measure unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface. The instrument is based on the company’s Touch, Test, Invent™ design...

Products : Photonics/Optics
UV-Visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced an automated version of the 20/30 Perfect Vision™ UV-visible- NIR microspectrophotometer. This system is designed to be fully programmable with touchscreen controls so that it can automatically analyze microscopic samples with UV-visible-NIR spectroscopy...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Touch-Operated Portable Spectrometer

Announced as the world’s first smart, touch-enabled portable spectrometer, the GL SPECTIS 1.0 Touch Mini from Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) includes WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, and SD card interfaces in a handheld unit that operates for up to 6 hours on a battery charge. The Android-based GL Spectis 1.0...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Hollow-Core Fiber

OFS (Avon, CT) has developed a new Hollowcore Fiber (HCF) as part of the DARPA-funded Compact Ultra Stable Gyro for Absolute Reference (COUGAR) program, led by Honeywell International, Inc. The breakthrough fiber employs an air filled core surrounded by glass webbing. Hollow-core fibers allow light to propagate through free...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Sensors

Ophir Photonics (North Logan, UT) has announced the newest member of the BeamTrack family, the FL250A-BB-50-PPS. BeamTrack is a unique series of thermal detectors that combine multiple functions in one device: laser power, energy, beam position, and beam size. The sensors also provide information on beam centering and wander, all...

Products : Photonics/Optics
CW Laser Diode Driver

A new laser diode driver, iC-HT, from iC Haus (Bodenheim, Germany) permits microcontroller-based activation of laser diodes in CW mode. With this device, laser diodes can be driven by either the optical output power (using APC), the laser diode current (using ACC), or a full, controller-based power control unit. The maximum...

Products : Imaging
Imaging Sensor

OmniVision Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the OV8865, an 8- megapixel CameraChip™ sensor. The sensor features an improved 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel.

Products : Imaging
Image Analysis Software

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has announced ImageUV™ microscope camera control and image analysis software for Windows™ 8. Windows™ 8 includes features such as native touchscreen control, quick resizing of windows, viewable icons, and access to often used documents and spectra.

Products : Imaging
Microscope Stage

A motorized fine focus stage from Santa Barbara Imaging (Santa Barbara, CA) features a stepper motor drive, cross roller stage, integrated motor controller, optical limit switches, and joystick actuator. Stage travel is 50 mm with sub-micron position resolution. Commercial applications include single-use product inspection,...

Products : Imaging
Video Kits

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Mount Olive, NJ), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, offers new Concealment Video Kits (CTVK). The CTVK all-in-one kit includes a hide with an integrated miniature Concealment COFDM Transmitter (CTxII); a COFDM briefcase Mobile Viewer Receiver; a Nexus 7 Android tablet...

Products : Imaging
Ruggedized Camera

Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) has expanded its line of Phantom ® Miro cameras to include a ruggedized body style. The RCUcompatible Phantom Miro R-Series features flexible tools for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Key specifications include >100G shock; 25Grms random vibration; -20 °C to +50 °C operating...

Products : Imaging
Surveillance Camera System

Vumii™ Imaging (Atlanta, GA) has released its Accuracii family of long-range, dualchannel thermal surveillance camera systems. The Accuracii camera systems combine two advanced video channels on an integrated ruggedized 360° pan-tilt positioner. With both long-range and mid-range models, the systems have several...

Products : Imaging
Embedded Vision System

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released the EOS-1220 GigE Vision-compliant embedded vision system, featuring third generation Intel® Core™ i7 quadcore processors, four independent PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports, full compatibility with GigE Vision cameras, and support for smart PoE APIs.

Products : Imaging
X-Ray Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Remote RadEye™ HR x-ray camera. The Remote RadEye HR is a compact, CMOSbased industrial x-ray sensor, featuring over 2 million pixels in an active area measuring 33 × 25 mm, with a pixel spacing of 20 μm. The camera connects to a laptop or PC via its integrated...

Products : Imaging
GigE Vision Cameras

LightWise™ IQ Cameras from Imaging Solutions Group (Rochester, NY) support Dual GigE Vision, the new CoaXpress interface, and Truesense Imaging (Kodak) KAI CCD products. The 16 Mp camera (7.4 micron pixel – KAI-16070) and the 29 Mp (5.5 micron pixel – KAI-29050) camera feature a Linux CPU and a large FPGA. External...

Products : Imaging
GigE Cameras

The Imaging Source (Charlotte, NC) offers industrial monochrome/color 29 × 29 × 57 mm cameras. Features include an Aptina CMOS sensor; Sony CCD sensor; resolution from VGA to 5 MP; frame rate up to 150 fps; GigE with PoE (Power over Ethernet) interface; and optional binning and ROI. Six different models are included.

Products : Imaging
Line Scan Cameras

Basler (Exton, PA) has expanded its sprint series of line scan cameras. The existing Camera Link models with 39 kHz, 70 kHz, and 140 kHz line scan rates are now joined by monochrome and color cameras offering 50 kHz at 2k and 4k resolution. All sprint cameras ship with the new firmware, version 1.17. A 6-axis operator achieves...

Products : Imaging
Video Wall Management Software

Matrox® Graphics (Dorval, Quebec, Canada) offers MuraControl™ 2.0 for Windows® video wall management software. Features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control, plus source touring and scheduling functionality. Blending videos and images with the desktop, a...

Products : Imaging
Frame Grabbers

The EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) PIXCI®e104 x4 Gen2 Camera Link frame grabber acquires from dual deca cameras or from 4 base cameras. The PCIe gen2 x4 interface transfers data to the host processor in bursts of 20 gigabits per second, capturing images from more than 900 Camera Link cameras. The Type-1 bottomstacking PCIe/104 x4 Gen...

Products : Lighting
Dimmable Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamps

MaxLite® (West Caldwell, NJ) introduced the new Omnidirectional A19 LED Lamp as a true A19 incandescent replacement lamp that distributes a soft, warm uniform light without compromising performance or aesthetics. The long-life, energy efficient alternatives to conventional lighting, MaxLite’s dimmable...

Products : Lighting
Powerline Communication SoC for LED Lighting

Greenvity Communications (Milpitas, CA) has expanded its Hybrii® family of system-onchip (SoC) connectivity solutions with the new Hybrii-Mini GV7013 aimed at cost-sensitive consumer and industrial applications. Compatible with the HomePlug® Green PHY™ powerline communication (PLC) specification...

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