Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

IC Photocouplers target intelligent power module drives.

February 5, 2016

Housed in compact SO6L package, buffer logic type TLP2745 and inverter logic type TLP2748 feature 120 ns max propagation delay time, 40 ns max pulse width distortion, and 70 ns max propagation delay skew. Devices provide creepage distance of 8 mm and isolation voltage of 5,000 Vrms, and are designed to support wide supply voltage range of V(CC) = 4.5–30 V. By having low threshold input current of 1.6 mA max, photocouplers make bufferless direct drive from microcomputers possible. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

IP Cameras suit demanding surveillance applications.

February 5, 2016

Supporting 2,560 x 1,920 resolution and digital WDR image enhancement, 5 MP Models DCS-6517 and DCS-7517 are dome and bullet cameras, respectively, suitable for indoor/outdoor use. Units capture extra sharp image detail, which is useful when viewing license plates, faces, and currency. Equipped with IR LED illuminators for nighttime operation, IP66-rated cameras provide real-time video compression using H.264 and MJPEG codecs, and support 3 profiles for simultaneous video streaming and recording. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photodetectors offer custom chip packaging.

February 4, 2016

Featuring spectral sensitivity of 400–1,100 nm, Silicon Detectors are suited for applications requiring high speed, consistency, and reliability, such as optical communications, medical diagnostics, barcode readers, and missile guidance. Die can be placed in variety of packages, from metal can TO-5, TO-8, and TO-18, to surface mount COB, flex circuits, and standard 3 mm and 5 mm plastic packages. In addition, assemblies can be customized with pre-amps, optical filters, and band pass filters. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Sensors provide application flexibility.

February 2, 2016

Designed to be intuitive and flexible, FA1 Fiber Optic Amplifier offers adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 Approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays simplify programming and provide feedback for monitoring application set-up, troubleshooting, and operation. Respectively available for retroreflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables offer various diameter, sleeve length, and connector options. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Embeddable DVR records to 2 external USB storage devices.

February 2, 2016

Intended for use in inspection systems and embedded OEM applications, Model 4011 records audio and video in MP4 format. Functionality also allows on-the-fly JPEG image capture without interrupting A/V recording. A/V outputs enable live video, recorded A/V, or JPEG snapshots to be displayed on external monitor. Other features include adjustable bit rates and image resolution, frame rate, and GOP size; RTC with battery backup; and 3 independent overlay generators. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Modular Coding and Marking Laser adapts to user's needs.

February 2, 2016

With Scalable Product Architecture, Macsa SPA Laser System accommodates kits and options to adapt to most complex needs of production line. Modular design makes it possible to perform tasks such as installing lenses, changing heads, and printing on curved or uneven surfaces via 3D printing options. Complying with IP54 guidelines, laser stays sealed in dusty environments. System is cooled via reverse air flow circuit which keeps inside free of dirt and dust. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint's line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300's 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Communication Systems & Equipment

Wireless Laser Receiver aligns machinery and assemblies.

January 29, 2016

Designed for use with Microgage PRO Laser Alignment System, Microgage Wireless Laser Receiver is suited for checking many geometric alignments such as: equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide parallelism, and bore alignment. Wireless feature provides portability of laser alignment equipment, expanded working range up to 180 ft, and added convenience of connecting 4 or more wireless receivers to display. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtain features dual-scan technology.

January 29, 2016

Supplied in IEC IP65/IP67 rated aluminum housing with metal endcaps for durability, EZ-SCREEN LS is available in resolutions of 14, 23, and 40 mm with range up to 12 m. Sensor lengths range from 280–1,820 mm in 70 mm increments. With cascade models, users can combine up to 4 systems of any length, any resolution, and any number of beams. End-to-end sensing design eliminates gaps in detection, while bi-color alignment indicators facilitate setup, troubleshooting, and installation. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Wireless HD Video Link enhances drone transmission reliability.

January 27, 2016

CONNEX mini, available for smaller, lighter aerial drones, delivers full 1080p HD video at 60 fps with zero latency over ranges up to 1,600 ft. While 65 x 45 x 15 mm, 40 g transmitter unit mounts on drone, 100 x 71 x 18 mm, 140 g receiver unit may be mounted on drone remote control. Further features include AES 128 encryption for secure transmission, multicast reception for up to 4 receivers, as well as telemetry and control solutions for S-bus, CANBUS, and PPM drone controllers. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

HD 3-CMOS 1080p Video Camera is rated for medical applications.

January 22, 2016

Offering 1920 x 1080 pixel format with both DVI-D and USB3.0 outputs, IK-HD5UM meets IEC 60601-1 Medical Design Standards, 3rd edition, requirements for medical and surgical imaging. Incorporated 3-chip prism block technology optimizes sensitivity and color reproduction in real-time HD video, and sensitivity in NIR spectrum supports imaging applications that use fluorescing agents. Features include C-mount lens mount, remote control (RS232), 5 user-configurable scene files, and binning mode. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Photocoupler withstands extreme temperatures.

January 22, 2016

Sustaining data rates up to 20 Mbps, Model TLP2768A is suitable for high-speed communication interfaces in factory automation systems, measurement and control equipment, and plasma display panels. Open-collector output allows for both sink and source drive implementations. Supplied in ultra-thin S06L package that maintains creepage/clearance distance up to 8 mm, TLP2768A operates from -40 to 125°C, supports 3.3 and 5.5 V power supplies, and achieves minimum isolation voltage of 5,000 Vrms. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Thermal Imaging Camera offers detectable distance of 900 ft.

January 20, 2016

Available in TrueTimber Kanati Camo and pure Black, RevealXR provides 20° field of view and detectable thermal imaging distance of up to 900 ft. Handheld imager is equipped with color display and 206 x 156 thermal sensor with 9 Hz frame rate. Photos can be stored, saved, and transferred to computer or tablet via USB cable or microSD card. With 300 lm LED spotlight, camera is suited for situational awareness and safety, search and rescue, and recognition from distance. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Near-Infrared Detectors support back-facet laser-monitoring.

January 19, 2016

Featuring active area of 0.36 mm² and 0.70 mm², respectively, NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF70 Detectors are suited for integration with semiconductor lasers, including Fabry-Perot, distributed feedback, and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Devices have responsivity of 0.65 A/W at 850 nm, capacitance of 5 pF at 0 V, and shunt resistance greater than 200 MΩ. Suitable for use with YAG lasers, NXIR-5W has responsivity of 0.45 A/W at 1064 nm, low dark current of 1 nA, and 10 pF capacitance. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Vis-SWIR Video Camera features 640 x 512 pixel format.

January 19, 2016

With 15 µm x 15 µm pixel size, Model QI-SCD15-M1 features integral anti-blooming and is capable of operating in conventional SWIR imaging mode or in asynchronous laser pulse detection mode, which allows detection of pulsed lasers in sunny, outdoor environments. Camera is equipped with InGaAs sensor that provides extended spectral sensitivity. Operating from 0.5–1.7 µm, it is compatible with number of illumination sources. Camera supports C-mount or M42-mount SWIR or other lenses. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Brightness Enhancement Films optimize backlit LCDs.

January 19, 2016

Available in 11 x 11, 17 x 17, and 24.25 x 24.25 in. sizes, 3M Vikuiti™ Brightness Enhancement Films contain prismatic structures which refract light output from backlight. Light refracting prism angle is fixed at 90°, and prism pitches of 50 µm and 24 µm are available. Single 3M BEF sheet increases brightness of display by up to 60%, and placing 2 sheets at right angles to one another results in 120% increase. Flexible films adapt to wide range of substrates including glass and acrylic. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Multimedia Transmitters support HDCP 2.2 protected 4K content.

January 15, 2016

Designed to transmit 4K and HD AV signals to room display, DM® switcher, or DigitalMedia Presentation System®, DM-TX-4K-202-C 4K DigitalMedia™ Transmitter 202 and DM-TX-4K-302-C 4K DigitalMedia™ Transmitter 302 function as transmitters and 2X1 and 3X1 switchers, respectively. Both provide 2 independent 4K HDMI® inputs to connect to mobile devices, computers, and AV sources with resolutions up to UHD and DCI 4K. DM-TX-4K-302-C adds VGA and analog audio inputs. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Remote Spectrum Monitor detects interference.

January 15, 2016

With Model MS27101A, government regulators and university lab researchers can mitigate interference problems and identify illegal or unlicensed signal activity. Unit is capable of sweeping at rates up to 24 GHz/s, allowing capture of intermittent signals, including periodic or transient transmissions as well as short bursty signals. High dynamic range of >106 dB normalized to 1 Hz BW, 20 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, and high sensitivity allow MS27101A to monitor low-level signals. Read More

Services, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Secure Off-Site Video Storage retains police body camera data.

January 8, 2016

Designed to work with law enforcement body cameras, encryption data backup solution lets law enforcement agencies store any amount of data for as long as required in secure cloud data center. Footage is available and ready to use whenever required. Combining hardware and software, docking stations, encryption servers, and secure storage servers, system allows automatic recoding, encryption, and transfer of sensitive information on daily basis. Cameras can also be supplied. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Submersible LVDT Position Transmitter serves subsea applications.

December 30, 2015

Featuring CANopen interface that complies with CiA 443 for subsea instruments, Macro Sensors SSIR 937 offers interoperable and standardized communications to network with devices from different manufacturers used on ocean floor. Transmitter withstands external pressures to 7,500 psi with MTBF of >1 million hr when encased in special alloys, and repeatability, with error of <0.01% of full range, is maintained despite offsets due to pressure and/or temperature. Movement is measured to <2 mm. Read More