Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics

Laser Diode Driver delivers up to 20 A.

August 2, 2016

Rated at 0–20 A, 1.5–14 V, Model 785 is suited for compact industrial and medical direct illumination applications that require extremely low ripple and/or pulse shaping. Output pulse widths of 10 µS to CW are possible with modulation capability up to 600 kHz. High power, medium speed, analog current source driver is RoHS-compliant. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Minnesota Casino Migrates to IP Video Surveillance with Victor from Tyco Security Products

August 1, 2016

The American Dynamics’ video management platform provides the versatility and high image quality needed for one of the state’s most popular casino destinations WESTFORD,, 2016 - Tyco Security Products has announced that Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minn., has selected its victor video management system as the core platform for its new fully-IP-based video surveillance system, which... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

JVC Demonstrates New Prohd Camera with Built-In IFB, Plus Streaming and Fiber Options at Tab 2016

August 1, 2016

WAYNE, NJ (July 26, 2016) - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Precision Crystals have low-profile, surface mount enclosure.

August 1, 2016

Assembled in vacuum for maximized Q values and phase noise, SMP-8 (8–130 MHz) and SMX (6–220 MHz) measure 8.0 x 7.2 x 2.3 mm, utilize braze seal, and can be made with custom specifications for precision SC cut, AT cut, and IT cut crystals. Heat transfer properties of 4-point mount make these products suited for OCXO designs. Additionally, thermal transfer properties and Q of SMX-8 can improve thermal perturbation levels. Options include high-temperature versions and internal thermistor.
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Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

LWIR Zoom Lenses serve OEM, surveillance imaging applications.

July 29, 2016

Operating in 8–14 µm spectral range, Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses include 2 zoom range models (35–105 mm and 50–150 mm) available with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and one zoom range model (35–105 mm) with anti-reflective (AR) coating. All models offer optimized parfocality (focus through zoom) and provide continuous, precision athermalization. Standard M34 x 0.5 mm thread mount supports use with microbolometer cameras. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

WPC v1.2, Qi-Certified Transmitter wirelessly delivers up to 15 W.

July 28, 2016

Supplied in 9 x 9 mm VQFN package, bq501210 enables connectorless models of industrial and medical equipment. Fixed-frequency solution, which enables 84% system efficiency with minimal thermal dissipation and EMI, supports multiple fast-charging protocols and can reduce end-application size by eliminate need for bulky wiring. Rail control output provides power to deliver full 15 W with inputs from 15–19 V and enables lower power operation, such as 5 W, with inputs as low as 5 V.
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Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

FEI and Cornell University Collaborate to Commercialize New EMPAD Detector

July 27, 2016

Speed, sensitivity and dynamic range will enable multichannel atomic-scale imaging and analysis of material properties such as electric and magnetic fields Hillsboro, Ore. and Ithaca, NY — FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and Cornell University have entered an agreement to commercialize a new high dynamic range detector for FEI’s electron microscopes. It promises to enable new kinds of multichannel... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains offer simplified functions and settings.

July 27, 2016

Orion Safety Light Curtains are available in finger- and hand-detection models (Orion 1); 2-, 3- or 4-beam models (Orion 2); and transceiver light-grid models (Orion 3). Base models offer AOPD object detection and local reset button connected directly to light curtain, which eliminates need for cable connection to electrical cabinet. With muting feature, extended model enables material to pass through curtain without stopping machine, while still preventing personnel from entering hazardous area. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics Feature Precise Focal Lengths

July 22, 2016

Custom fabricated sapphire optics for use in aerospace and other critical applications requiring resistance to fast-moving dirt, temperature extremes, and high pressure are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Optics are custom fabricated and feature a curve radius tolerance of 0.5” to 2.5” with focal length accuracy of ±0.0005”, depending upon radius,... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power/Energy Meter has multi-format color display.

July 20, 2016

With Ophir thermal, pyroelectric, and photodiode laser sensors, StarBright measures power, single shot energy, repetitive energy, frequency, and beam size. Handheld instrument also measures irradiance and dosage with PD300RM radiometer sensors as well as laser beam size and beam position with BeamTrack power/position/size laser sensors. Other uses include measuring instantaneous power of laser pulse and measuring total energy exposure with Photodiode sensor. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Automated S/TEM delivers high-performance imaging, analysis.

July 18, 2016

Themis™ Z scanning/transmission electron microscope (S/TEM) offers system stability and automated tuning routines that promote reproducible image resolution at high and low beam energies in both STEM and TEM modes. Energy dispersive x-ray systems let users configure system based on primary characterization needs, and iDPC detector, by using up to 90% of transmitted electrons, offers high sensitivity to lighter elements while preserving atomic-scale resolution and direct image interpretation. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Visible Range Spectrophotometer has compact, lightweight design.

July 18, 2016

Suited for labs performing basic spectroscopy measurements, entry level Libra S4+ takes single wavelength measurements of absorbance, % transmission, and concentration and can perform simple kinetics. Libra 6+ adds multi-wavelength measurements and life science methods that include BCA, Bradford, Biuret, and Lowry. Covering 325–1,100 nm wavelength range,, both instruments accept 10 mm pathlength glass or disposable cuvettes and use CMOS detector. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

KrF Excimer Laser Stepper prepares for expanding IoT market.

July 18, 2016

Used for production of analog semiconductors, sensors, and communication devices, FPA-3030EX6 accommodates various substrates with diameters of 200 mm or less. machine also also offers compatibility with special substrates used in the fabrication of diverse devices to meet semiconductor manufacturers' needs. Read More

Automatic ID, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Keysight Technologies to Demonstrate Latest EMC, Power Integrity, Signal Integrity Solutions at EMC 2016

July 15, 2016

What: Keysight Technologies will demonstrate its latest EMC, power integrity and signal integrity solutions at EMC 2016—IEEE international symposium on electromagnetic compatibility. Keysight will have design and test experts specializing in the areas of electromagnetic interference compliance, power integrity, signal integrity and more, available in its booth. Discussions and... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tier 2 Fiber Optic Cable Tester simplifies troubleshooting.

July 15, 2016

In addition to accurate test data, OTDR II offers automated fault-finding capabilities that help minimize network downtime. With touch of button, intelligent Optical Link Mapper turns complicated graphs into easy-to-read diagram displaying all events along link with pass/fail results. System’s advanced algorithms also prevent common OTDR testing challenges, such as wrong OTDR traces. Handheld and lightweight, rugged tablet-style tester offers outdoor-enhanced touchscreen. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Waste Handling Equipment

Coreless Transformer UV Light Source enables efficient sanitizing.

July 14, 2016

Coreless Transformer UV Light Source System includes one bulb with predetermined amount of element which emits UV light when excited to high-current plasma state. This sealed-bulb, pulsed, air-core, RF-powered solution provides plasma density and temperature required to optimally excite noble gas and noble gas/Hg mixtures. High pressure and power density (1.5 MW peak, 500 kHz, <5% duty cycle) enables lamp systems with 50 kW electrical input and germicidal optical efficiency nearing 50%. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Boviet Solar USA Displays Newest Commercial-Grade Solar Modules at Intersolar North America

July 12, 2016

U.S. Division of Vietnam's Largest Solar Module Manufacturer Seeking U.S. Distributors for Solar Modules and Cells SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2016 - Boviet Solar USA, the newest leader in commercial and utility-grade solar technology in North America, will be displaying its line of solar panels and solar cells at Intersolar North America, to be held at the Moscone Convention Center July... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

Mobile Streaming News Cameras support IFB functionality.

July 11, 2016

With v1.02 firmware, GY-HM660 ProHD camcorders offer users 2 IFB channels – one for camera operator and separate feed for talent. This lets news teams communicate with studio while streaming live HD reports from field. Other features include three 12-bit CMOS image sensors and daylight-viewable, 3.5 in. LCD. For streaming reliability, these cameras offer SMPTE 2022 or Zixi FEC, automatic repeat request, and adaptive bit rate control. Integrated RTMP support allows direct connection to content distribution networks. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Multiprotocol Transceiver fosters legacy peripheral support.

July 8, 2016

Supplied in 6 x 6 mm, 40-pin QFN package, XR34350 features ±10 V RS-232 driver output for diverse connectivity. Integrated cable termination and 4 configuration modes allow all 3 protocols to be used interchangeably over one cable or connector without any additional switching components. RS-232 mode (1 Mbps) provides 3 drivers and 5 receivers to support all 8 signals required for DB9 serial port (3TX/5RX), while 20 Mbps RS-485/422 modes include both half and full duplex (1TX/1RX). Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Disc Copier/Printer delivers 4,800 dpi print quality.

July 6, 2016

Equipped with built-in high-speed disc recorder, Bravo SE-3 Disc Publisher burns and prints CDs and DVDs automatically and hands-free. Unit utilizes one high-yield, tri-color ink cartridge and includes USB 3.0, delivering fastest possible recording speeds on CD-R, DVD-R, and BD-R media. Bravo SE-3 AutoPrinter offers 20-disc capacity for print-only applications, while Bravo SE-3 Disc Publisher offers 20-disc capacity for burning and printing. Blu-ray Disc™ recorder is optionally available. Read More