Optical Transmission Equipment & Systems

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

Varian to Showcase Imaging Components and Software Solutions at RSNA 2016

November 30, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2016 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), today announced its Imaging Components business will exhibit its latest products and dedicated software solutions for planning, acquisition and analysis of X-ray images at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. Varian's products will be on exhibit Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 in Booth...Read More

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

DSC-R418 Optical Receiver offers -3dBm of maximum optical overload.

November 19, 2016

With user-adjustable gain, DSC-R418 designed for 25 to 28 Gbaud / 50 to 56 Gbps Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4). Including 25 to 28 Gbps NRZ-ASK (PAM-2) modulation formats for 1310 nm and 1550 nm single-mode systems, unit offers differential conversion gain of up to 3000 V/W. Providing linear response of less than -6 dBm optical input,unit comes with maximum differential peak-to-peak output voltage of ~1V.

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Optics & Photonics

EXULUS-HD1 Reflective 2D SLM used in optical trapping.

November 13, 2016

Ideally used in beam steering and shaping, femtosecond pulse shaping, EXULUS-HD1 Reflective 2D SLM is made using LCoS technology. Unit has built-in SLM panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 6.4µm pixel pitch and a 12.5 mm x 7.1 mm active area. SLM provides high-resolution, highspeed phase modulation with minimal fluctuations. Operates from 400nm to 850nm with phase stroke of 2π at 633nm and 5.7π at 532nm. Unit provides horizontal and vertical tilt adjustment of ±3.2°. 

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Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control

October 27, 2016

Custom manufactured low order sapphire waveplates that extend IR polarization control into the infrared, beyond fused silica optical waveplates, are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Waveplates feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, making them highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations....Read More

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

TE SubCom Supplies MAREA Submarine Cable System

October 24, 2016

Work Underway on Innovative New Transatlantic Cable EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Facebook, Microsoft, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that TE SubCom has been named the system supply partner for the new MAREA submarine cable across the Atlantic Ocean. TE SubCom has completed the route survey and begun...Read More

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

RS-485/RS-422 Transmitters feature 15 kV ESD protection.

October 20, 2016

Supplied in 3 x 3 mm, 6-pin TSOT23 package, Models XR33193, XR33194, and XR33195 feature data rates of 250 kbps, 2.5 Mbps, and 20 Mbps, respectively. XR33193 and XR33194 have slew-limited outputs for reduced EMI and error-free communication over long or improperly terminated data cables. XR33195 features 25 ns propagation delay and 5 ns driver-output skew. Operating from 3.3 V supply and drawing only 180 µA of supply current, all feature shutdown mode that consumes less than 2 µA. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

New Signet 9950 Dual Channel Transmitter performs two measurement reading simultaneously.

October 5, 2016

Offering the user dual functions of a transmitter and a controller, Signet 9950 is a single component alternative to multiple single channel transmitters in applications that require several measurements and a local display. Dual channel enables connection to two similar sensor measurement types like flow and flow or pH and ORP. With multiple relay modes that allow up to three signals to be used to control a single relay, 9950 also features a backlit dot matrix display. Read More

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

Parker Unveils New Wireless Sensor Products at Sensors Midwest

October 3, 2016

Product Demonstrations at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center – Booth #813 Golden Valley, Minn.– As the Internet of Things (IoT) leaps forward, Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technology, continues to introduce new products rooted in diagnostics and condition monitoring. Parker is introducing an expanded SensoNODE™ product line at this year's...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Indoor/Outdoor Ribbon Cable features high fiber density.

October 3, 2016

Intended for data center and central office networks, AccuRiser™ Indoor/Outdoor Ribbon Cable allows engineers and technicians to bypass building entrance terminal and route cable directly to where it is needed. Gel-free construction helps minimize cable preparation time for splicing. Cable meets demands of outdoor route between buildings while providing fire rating needs of indoor installations. With 288-864 fibers, product eliminates need for multiple runs of smaller fiber count cables. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

High Quality Fiber Optic Cables, Made in the USA, Custom Lengths Available

September 27, 2016

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, offers all types of high quality, terminated Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies in any length. Fiber Optic Cables offer near-unlimited bandwidth at high speeds over long distances and are totally immune to electrical interference. These cables are critical components in telecommunications, networking, broadcast communications, and many industrial...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

EXFO Launches Agile NEMs Infrastructure Solutions for end-to-end Manufacturing Coverage

September 21, 2016

New power meter, variable attenuator and switches combining next-generation chassis and industry's unique, web-based multi-user interface ideal for network equipment manufacturers QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today its latest agile solutions for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), which include new power meter, variable attenuator and switches, all...Read More

Optics & Photonics

Millitech's E-band Antenna Polarizer Highlights Innovative Millimeter-wave Products on Display at EDI-Con

September 21, 2016

Northampton, MA — At the Smiths Microwave Subsystems booth #721 at the EDI-Con show in Boston, September 20th-22nd, Millitech will be reviewing several new millimeter-wave products for varied E-, W-, and V-band applications. The highlighted product is a new E-band LinearCircular Polarizer. This millimeter-wave antenna polarizer boasts a low axial ratio of < 0.6 dB, low insertion loss of <...Read More

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

Fiber Transmitters and Receivers support end-to-end HDCP 2.2.

September 8, 2016

Comprised of 4K/60 fiber transmitter and receiver endpoints in both box and card-based options, DigitalMedia™ Series delivers full DM® 4K/60 support, end-to-end HDCP 2.2 support, support for all IT industry-standard fiber types, flexibility to adapt to changes in fiber types, and local HDMI® switching. DMF-CI-8 DigitalMedia Fiber Card Chassis, serving as power supply and consolidation point, accommodates up to eight 4K/60 fiber cards and is typically located near DM matrix switcher. Read More

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

Miniature Through-Hole IR Receivers have 45 m transmission range.

August 30, 2016

Offered in 5 AGC versions for short and long burst codes, TSOP33xxx and TSOP53xxx series come in Minimold package and respectively provide sensitivity with typical irradiance down to 0.08 and 0.12 mW/m² at 0°. Minimold package also comes with F option for enhanced optical filter against out-of-band optical noise. Integration of photo detector, preamplifier circuit, and IR filter in 3-pin epoxy package simplifies designs. Supply voltage ranges from 2.5–5.5 V. Read More

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

Multi-Sensor Transmitter suits diesel engine emissions testing.

August 24, 2016

With dew/frost point and temperature sensors on remote cables and barometric pressure sensor built into control module, DewTrak-DE measures environmental parameters at air intake of diesel engines for use in analysis during emissions testing. Analog and digital communications are standard. Able to be used in testing and research laboratories as well as in field for diverse equipment, instrument meets industry specifications for aforementioned measurements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Audio Transmitters offer indoor range of more than 100 ft.

August 19, 2016

Designed for SKAA wireless HiFi audio standard, Talisa features digital audio S/PDIF optical or coax input, while Akino has 3.5 mm analog audio input. Low latency transmitters work with iOS and Android mobile devices, Mac and Windows computers, TVs, and just about any product with line output or headphone jack. Both can send audio to up to 4 SKAA speakers, receivers, or headphones simultaneously with audio quality at 480 kbps. In addition, both do not require WiFi and have no internal battery. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Radiation-Tolerant Optocouplers isolate circuits in deep space.

August 18, 2016

Suited for such deep spaceflight applications as satellites, launch vehicles, space craft, and planetary rovers, HCC100x series uses light-sensitive interface to offer electrical isolation between input and output circuits. Design, which consists of IR LED and NPN silicon phototransistor mounted in several package choices, ensures operation in harsh, dirty environments. Products feature 1 kV electrical isolation and other optoisolator assemblies extending out to 50 kV. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single outgoing direction. Non-metallic, multi-layered polymer film will not interfere with electronics or WiFi. 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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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