Photonics/​Optics

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Products: Photonics/Optics

The Imaging Photon Camera from PHOTONIS (Sturbridge, MA) operates under light-starved conditions. The device features micrometer resolution, picosecond timing, a full 18-mm wide field of view, and a count rate up to 5MHz (with...

Products: Imaging

Vision Sensors EVT’s (Karlsruhe, Germany) new EyeSens vision sensors are available as greyscale or color camera and integrate easily into existing systems. A variety of available resolutions makes it possible for EyeSens...

Products: Imaging

Photometrics® (Tucson, AZ) has announced the Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS camera. The Prime 95B camera, built on the GSENSE400BSI-TVISB sensor, combines backside illumination (BSI) technology with large pixels and...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) has announced the Blackfly S series of USB3 Vision and GigE Vision cameras. The 5 MP Blackfly S BFS-U3-51S5 model uses the Sony Pregius IMX250 global shutter CMOS sensor, featuring 2448 × 2048...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Aerotech’s (Pittsburgh, PA) HexGen™ hexapods represent a significant advance in six-degree-of-freedom positioning performance. The HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servomotors and actuated with six high-accuracy...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The Phantom VEO® from Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) incorporates 12-bit, 35-mm CMOS sensors (color or mono) with a choice of lens mount. At maximum resolution, the one-megapixel (1280×800) Phantom VEO 710 and 410 records...

Products: Imaging

Basler USA (Exton, PA) has introduced an additional Basler PowerPack for Microscopy. The new PowerPack includes the Microscopy pulse 3.3 MP camera. With its 4:3 sensor format, the “pulse” 3.3 MP fits to the image...

Products: Photonics/Optics

PIXELTEQ (Largo, FL) has introduced the SpectroCam™ VIS-SWIR 640 multispectral imaging camera. The SpectroCam VIS-SWIR 640 features an InGaAs sensor for increased sensitivity, full frame 640 × 512 pixel resolution,...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The P470 thermocouple simulator is the latest in Highland Technology’s (San Francisco, CA) line of USB and Ethernet-connected Bench-top modules. It features 8 isolated channels, each capable of simulating J, K, E,...

Products: Imaging

Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has announced a new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options...

Products: Imaging

RVP, Renishaw’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) new vision measurement probe for use with the REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), increases the multi-sensor capability of REVO by adding...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Amplification Technologies Corp. (“ATC”) (Bensalem, PA) announced the availability of a new family of Discrete Amplification Photon Detector (DAPD) Geiger mode avalanche photodiode arrays for 3D...

Products: Imaging

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (Wilmington MA) recently unveiled its new patented Clearfind™ technology, which can detect organic defects that are difficult or impossible to see with conventional white-light...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Analog Modules, Inc. (Longwood, FL) recently released its Ultra Low Ripple CW & Pulsed Laser Diode Driver, Model 785. The Model 785 laser diode driver is a high power, medium speed, analog current source driver...

INSIDER: Imaging

As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries, the commonplace...

INSIDER: Imaging

From hard to malleable, from transparent to opaque, from channeling electricity to blocking it: materials come in all types. A number of their intriguing properties...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Through a collaboration between the University of Calgary, The City of Calgary and researchers in the United States, a group of physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel, professor in the...

INSIDER Product: Software

With the new EVT (Karlsruhe, Germany) EyeScan AT 3D, the EyeVision image processing software shows its new 3C commands and display options for the point cloud when inspecting connector pins. The system works for...

INSIDER Product: Imaging

PHOTONIS (Roden, NL) announced the release of a new single photon counting camera ideal for fast imaging under light starved conditions, such as Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC). The camera...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Fastec Imaging’s (San Diego, CA) IL5 High-Speed 5MP Camera enables you to record production lines moving at high speed for analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay. There are four models to choose from,...

INSIDER Product: Imaging

Sierra-Olympic Technologies (Hood River, OR) recently introduced the Viento 67-640 thermal camera for perimeter surveillance, robotics, and other rugged outdoor imaging applications. The new thermal imager features a...

Articles: Imaging

Cameras are the eyes of the modern world. The devices equip today’s cars and machines, and real-time imaging capabilities support law enforcement, businesses, and homeowners. Thus far, cameras have been just that:...

Articles: Imaging

Scientific laser users have long relied on state-of-the-art performance (e.g., higher peak power, shorter pulse duration, wider wavelength tuning) to achieve groundbreaking results....

Application Briefs: Imaging

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has developed a machine vision system to measure the quantity of a citrus grove’s dropped and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The T1030sc thermal imaging camera from FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) features hardware, software, and a 1024 × 768 HD-IR detector. High-fidelity images are created using FLIR’s OSX™ Precision HDIR optics, which include...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) announced the customization of two thin-film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory developed by Avotec, Inc....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new generation of industrial picosecond lasers from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) combines high-performance and exceptional reliability in a lower-cost platform to make a wide range of precision materials...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Precision motion and nanopositioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. (Auburn, MA) recently released the smallest member in their miniature rotary stage series with ultrasonic piezo motor drives....

Products: Imaging

The FireBird Camera Link Deca board frame grabber from Active Silicon (Iver, UK) is now available in two form factors: a full-height version with front panel IO and a low-profile/half-height version. The low-profile design...

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