Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

GPUs and Image Signal Processor enhance mobile camera abilities.

August 14, 2015

Promoting performance, power efficiency, and user experience, Adreno™ 5xx GPU architecture supports HD mobile graphics and features general-purpose compute co-processing to minimize power consumption. Adreno 530 and 510 are available integrated within Snapdragon™ 820 and Snapdragon 620/618 processors, and Snapdragon 820 will feature 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ image signal processing (ISP) unit. Latter supports DSLR-quality photography and enhanced computer vision. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Car Video Recorder captures external and internal activity.

August 14, 2015

Mounted on windshield and connected to lighter socket, DrivePro 520 comes with 32 GB microSD MLC-based memory card that supports up to 4 hr continuous recording. Front lens integrates F/1.8 aperture, 130° viewing angle, and HD imaging sensor for 30 fps recordings at 1080p, while rear lens comes with IR LEDs that automatically turn on in low-light conditions for night recording. Other features include built-in battery, GPS receiver, and Wi-Fi as well as G-sensor emergency recording function. Read More

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

Microscopy System analyzes multi-scale and multi-modal images.

August 11, 2015

Consisting of hardware and software package, ZEISS Atlas 5 extends capacity of SEMs and FIB-SEMs. System streamlines automatic image acquisition, enabling navigation and correlation of images from any source including light and X-ray microscopes. Users can acquire large sets of 2D or 3D microscope images for hours, or even days, without operator supervision. Correlative workspace brings together images from multiple sources: zooming in from full macroscopic view down to nanoscale details. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Right Angle Mirrors serve system alignment applications.

August 11, 2015

Reflecting light at 90°, TECHSPEC® Right Angle Mirrors feature N-BK7 substrates and come in 39 size/coating combinations. Aluminum coating is multi-layer dielectric film on top aluminum to enhance reflectance in visible wavelength region. Protected gold coatings, providing 96% reflectivity from 750–1,500 nm, are offered with silicon monoxide overcoat. Delivering reflectivity of >99% from 500–800 nm, protected silver coatings are suited for broadband sources. Read More

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

Miniature Optical Linear Encoders suit vacuum applications.

August 11, 2015

Designed for environments with 10-9 mBar of pressure, LIK 2 Series supports high and ultra-high vacuum applications where motion feedback is required inside vacuum chamber. Non-contact encoder systems have 20 micron grating period and graduation is applied to either glass or steel scale substrate. Graduation can be ordered with several accuracy grades within range of ±5 to ±1 micron per meter. Scanning units provide 1 V peak to peak or TTL output with resolutions down to 50 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Precision Instruments automate shaft and microscopy measurements.

August 11, 2015

Providing automatic measurement of shafts and turned parts directly on shop floor, MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 optical shaft measurement system plus features matrix camera with 4 million pixels and measures parts up to 250 mm long and 40 mm dia. MPE (Maximum Permissible Error) is <1.5 microns + L/40 for diameter and 3 microns + L/125 for length. Also available, MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope features automatic image processing and measures/dimensions geometric elements. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Mounting Brackets simplify shaft grounding ring installation.

August 11, 2015

Available for motor shafts to 30 in. dia, Universal Mounting Brackets accelerate and facilitate installation of AEGIS® iPRO, AEGIS® iPRO-MR, and AEGIS® WTG Bearing Protection Rings on large motors. Brackets attach to iPRO or WTG Rings with screws, while slotted legs, used for mounting to motor, accommodate bolt circles from 2.64–7.79 in. dia. Also included are standoff spacers (½, 1, and 1½ in.), mounting bolts, flat washers, and lock washers. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

USB 3.0 Camera upgrades microscope imaging and video recording.

August 11, 2015

Supporting file transfer rates up to 5 GBps, Mighty Cam 3.0 attaches to scope with C/CS adapter ring and plugs into computer or monitor via USB 3.0 cable. This 5 MP CMOS camera employs 1/2.5 in. CMOS sensor and supporting TWAIN and DirectShow multimedia interfaces. Frame rate is 14 fps at full resolution (2,592 x 1,944) and increases to 30, 36, or 45 fps at 3 lower-resolution settings. Also included, ezMeasure software lets Windows 7/8 users measure, annotate, record, and interpret data. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

LWIR Thermography Camera is suited for radiometric imaging.

August 10, 2015

Able to be specified with lens focal lengths from 8–100 mm, CX640 features 640 x 480 uncooled imaging array with 17 µm pixels that operates in 8–14 µm spectrum. Onboard thermography capabilities include on-screen display of temperature data points presented on NTSC/PAL analog video signal, and radiometric measurements range from -20 to +650°C. Camera displays temperature information of up to 10 spots as well as 2 user-defined ROIs with temperature-triggered hardware alarms. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Optical Fiber Glass Processors include onboard cleaver.

August 10, 2015

Equipped with advanced fiber measurement software and high-resolution camera for real-time process viewing, Models GPX-3800 and GPX-3850 use proprietary filament fusion technology to create splices and fiber-based fused components such as combiners, tapers, mode converters, couplers, and end caps. GPX-3800 processes fibers with diameters as large as 1.25 mm, while GPX-3850 processes fibers up to 2 mm. In-situ cleaving on both models handles fiber diameters up to 400 microns. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Services

EMI Receiver enhances emissions diagnostics with RTSA option.

August 10, 2015

Standards-compliant MXE EMI receiver with real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) option enables labs to observe and diagnose transient and wideband emissions during EMC compliance and precompliance testing. Specifically, RTSA mode enables MXE to provide real-time analysis bandwidth up to 85 MHz below 3.6 GHz and up to 40 MHz above 3.6 GHz. Frequency mask trigger (FMT) capability, included with RTSA, allows users to trigger on signals with durations as short as 17.4 µsec. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Heavy Duty Fiber Optics withstand harsh environments.

August 7, 2015

Featuring flexible 304 stainless steel tube, Vantage Line of polyethylene-jacketed plastic fibers are protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments. Eight models are available, 4 with opposed sensing mode and 4 with diffuse sensing mode, in 1 m and 2 m options. All heavy-duty fibers are compatible with Banner’s existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including DF-G family. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

VGA Camera Modules enhance consumer products' imaging abilities.

August 4, 2015

Respectively supplied as 2.1 x 2.1 x ~2.3 mm CameraCubeChip™ module and 2.03 x 2.08 mm CSP CameraChip™, OVM7699 and OV7699 bring optimal VGA performance to such products as phones, smartphones, notebooks, wearables, and IoT devices. These 1/13 in. products, which capture VGA (640 x 480 pixel) resolution images and video at 30 fps, utilize 1.75 micron OmniBSI+™ pixel architecture for optimal SNR, sensitivity, full-well capacity, and distortion correction. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Edge Heating System optimizes TEM performance.

August 3, 2015

Combining Aduro semiconductor-based thermal sample supports with redesigned TEM holder, Aduro with Edge technology optimizes thermal accuracy and uniformity for in situ heating experiments while minimizing thermal drift. Edge technology maximizes performance of Transmission Electron Microscope by allowing scientists to visualize materials at nano and atomic scale while at accurate and uniform temperatures. It provides 99.5% temperature uniformity of imaging area with 95% thermal accuracy. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multi-Spectral Camera combines IR, daylight, visible capabilties.

August 3, 2015

CoroCAM 8 enables UV emissions of corona to be overlaid in real-time onto visible image or full radiometric (IR) Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR) thermal camera. Inspectors can see if air and internal electrical discharges and hotspots are co-located, providing insight into cause. Able to be mounted onto UAV/UAS, camera enables video output or Ethernet video stream to be downlinked to UAV pilots display or PC. Remote control can be communicated to camera via Ethernet stream. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Thermal Imagers suit predictive maintenance applications.

July 31, 2015

Able to perform temperature measurements up to 650°C and 1,200°C, respectively, Models U5856A and U5857A are suited for petrochemical and steel processing, electrical and mechanical applications, building maintenance, and electronics applications. TrueIR thermal imagers include 4 times in-camera fine resolution of 320 x 240 pixels from 160 x 120 pixel detector. Providing 0.07°C thermal sensitivity, U5850 Series offers image logging and temperature trending capabilities. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Distribution Panel boosts datacenter/office speed, efficacy.

July 29, 2015

QRapid incorporates Quareo physical layer management technology comprising connection point identification (CPID) for real-time visibility to network add-ons, moves, and changes. Used in central office fiber deployments, this 1 RU, 48-port or 3 RU, 144-port, rack-mountable panel features RapidReel fiber cable spool and electronics. Functionality enables user to know, in real-time, whether each front port of panel is connected and to what other equipment and port it is connected. Read More

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

Mission-Critical Communications Radio covers 4.4-5.9 GHz range.

July 29, 2015

Offering deployment flexibility and sustainability, PTP 700 covers 4 GHz NTIA/NATO bands and 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum for federal, industrial, and public safety deployments. This point-to-point wireless broadband solution is available as Connectorized Radio or Connectorized+Integrated Radio. Latter allows for antenna selection at time of deployment. Capable of line of sight and non-line of sight operation, radio offers up to 450 Mbps throughput and has 124 mile max range. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Thermal Imaging Cameras offer 0.04 K thermal sensitivity (NETD).

July 28, 2015

Surveyor Series includes PSC-450-G7 for glass industry, PSC-764-1M for metal industry, and miniature PSC-640. Weighing 320 g, latter has video graphics array resolution, 640 x 480 pixels optical resolution, and 7.5–13 μm spectral range. Model PSC-450-G7 delivers 382 x 288 pixels optical resolution and 7.9 μm spectral range, while PSC-764-1M offers 0.92 – 1.1 μm spectral range and optical resolutions of 764 x 480 pixels @ 32 Hz, 382 x 288 pixels @ 80 Hz, and 72 x 56 pixels @ 1,000 Hz. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Camera Lenses target sports and entertainment applications.

July 27, 2015

Part of 4K Ultra HD Series, UA22x8 Portable Zoom Lens and UA80X9 Field Lens feature 2/3 in. design and 16-bit encoder. Model UA22x8, offering 22x zoom ratio and focal length from 8 mm in wide angle to 176 mm in telephoto, is suitable for live sports, program production, and news reporting. With 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, UA80x9 is suited for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. Lens covers focal lengths from 9 mm in wide angle to 720 mm in telephoto. Read More