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Sensors Monitors & Transducers -> Sensors & Detectors -> Optical Sensors

Optical Sensors

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Light Grid identifies parts and determines positions.

Balluff, Inc.    Florence, KY 41042-0937
Apr 17, 2014 Consisting of transmitter with red light laser and receiver, Model BLA offers object detection with width of 50 mm, range up to 2 m, and 0.01 mm resolution. Device works without additional accessories such as PC or special software, and all settings can be made via display in receiver. Encased in rugged industrial housing, emitter and receiver can be aligned using live graphic display. With light grid, different objects can be detected, compared, and sorted based on minimal differences in size.

Laser Sensor measures from 100-1,000 mm.

Laser Sensor measures from 100-1,000 mm.

Banner Engineering Corp.    Minneapolis, MN 55441
Apr 10, 2014 Designed with linear array technology, Model LE550 provides repeatability and accurate measurement of challenging targets ranging from shiny metal to black rubber. Non-contact unit is suitable for roll diameter, loop control, thickness measurement, and positioning. Enclosed in die-cast zinc housing with IP67-rated polycarbonate lens cover, Model LE550 features 2-line, 8-character display and Class 2 laser beam. Metal, rotatable connector and multiple mounting bracket options are available.

Global Shutter Sensor targets computer vision applications.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Apr 08, 2014 Featuring 3-micron OmniPixel3-GS™ global shutter pixel, 1/10.5 in. Model OV6211 can capture full 400 x 400 video at 120 fps, enabling smear-free B/W image capture in landscape and portrait modes. Device supports gesture recognition, eye tracking, depth and motion detection, and biometrics. In light sensing mode, OV6211 wakes up from sleep only when change in light has been detected. In ultra-low power mode, sensor reduces resolution and frame rates to conserve additional power.

Low-Light Camera Module supports 4K frame rates.

AltaSens, Inc.    Mountain View, CA 94040
Apr 07, 2014 Powered by AL41410C sensor, capable of generating 4,096 x 2,160 format images, and JVC Kenwood's imaging signal processor with SNR-enhancing binning modes, 4K Pro Night-Vision is suited for security, surveillance, life sciences, robotics, and astronomy applications. VGA-to-UHD camera engine provides video recording and still image capture with limit of detection to single photon counting levels. Module's 4K video mode supports 60 fps, while full HD video mode enables 240 fps.

4K (4096 x 2160) Image Sensor supports frame rates up to 72 fps.

AltaSens, Inc.    Mountain View, CA 94040
Apr 07, 2014 Using as little as 1.3 W, AL41410C Super-35 size image sensor delivers 4K cinema frames in 12- or 10-bit resolution at up to 72 fps. Pitch of 5.2 µm promotes sensitivity, while programmability, including frame rates at multiple optical formats, enables next generation broadcast through scientific, military, and consumer digital cameras. Sensor also offers programmable low-power 12-bit digitization and ≥18-bit digital signal processing and automatic on-chip digital correction.

Portable Compact Sensor facilitates spectral imaging research.

Portable Compact Sensor facilitates spectral imaging research.

Headwall Photonics, Inc.    Fitchburg, MI 01420
Mar 31, 2014 Designed for commercial use by environmental researchers, civil engineers, and remote sensing organizations, Hyperspec® Snapshot covers VNIR spectral range (380–1,000 nm). Imaging sensor uses diffractive optics technology, comprising aberration-corrected features, for optimal spectral/spatial resolution and SNR characteristics. Featuring SFF, fully integrated design, hyperspectral imager provides point-and-click functionality; scene data is shown on LCD screen and recorded on SD-card.

Fiber Optic Position Sensor offers 14-bit single-turn resolution.

Fiber Optic Position Sensor offers 14-bit single-turn resolution.

Micronor    Newbury Park, CA 91320
Mar 28, 2014 Featuring all-optical design immune to any EMI and other harsh environment conditions, MR330 series offers inherently safe operation and interference-free sensor transmission over distances exceeding 300 m. Absolute rotary encoder measures absolute angular position from 0° to 360° via programmable 13-bit (8,192 count) or 14-bit (13,950 count) resolution at speeds exceeding 2,500 rpm. Firmware also tracks turns up to 12 bits (4,096 revolutions).

NIR DLP Device and Evaluation Module help advance spectroscopy.

NIR DLP Device and Evaluation Module help advance spectroscopy.

Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)    Dallas, TX 75243-4136
Mar 10, 2014 Together, DLP4500NIR single element detector and DLP NIRscan™ EVM (evaluation module) bring MEMS technology into transmittance and reflective spectroscopy. Featuring ~1 million digitally programmable micromirrors, DLP4500NIR lets engineers replace linear detector arrays to create spectrometer designs. Optimized for use with 700–2,500 nm light, product can be programmed to select and attenuate multiple wavelengths at speeds up to 4 kHz. DLP® technology architecture also enables SNRs >30,000:1.

Continuous Position Sensor offers stable response despite UV/EUV.

Continuous Position Sensor offers stable response despite UV/EUV.

Opto Diode Corp.    Newbury Park, CA 91320
Mar 03, 2014 Available in TO-8 windowless package with 5 x 5 mm active area, ODD-SXUV-DLPSD duo-lateral UV/EUV submicron-position resolution sensor provides stable response after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) and/or extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. Continuous position sensing photodiode, designed for position detection of light from 1–400 nm wavelengths, offers 0.20 A/W typ responsivity at 13 nm (0.02 A/W typ at 254 nm). Under operating conditions, dark current is 10 nA typ and 50 nA max.

Fluorescence Spectrometers incorporate semiconductor detector.

Fluorescence Spectrometers incorporate semiconductor detector.

Shimadzu Scientific    Columbia, MD 21046
Feb 06, 2014 Equipped with electronically cooled semiconductor detector, Model EDX-7000 provides measurement range of 11 Na to 92 U, while Model EDX-8000 offers range of 6 C to 92 U. Both energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers feature 5 primary filters that enable sensitive analysis of trace elements, and sample observation camera for precise sample positioning. Large sample chamber accommodates virtually any sample type, including thin films, powders, slurries, emulsions, and liquids.

Field Portable IR Analyzer measures oil in water levels.

Wilks Enterprise, Inc.    East Norwalk, CT 06855
Jan 17, 2014 With InfraCal 2 Analyzer, users can measure oil in water down to 0.1 ppm, on-site and in less than 15 minutes. Touchscreen display allows for many options and features, including multiple calibrations to cover large range of analyses; internal data logging that tags measurements with analyst, date, and time; alarm functions to ensure results are acceptable; and security/password settings to avoid unauthorized changes. While designed for field use, InfraCal 2 is also suitable for laboratories.

CMOS Image Sensors feature Bright Mode technology.

Toshiba America, Inc.    Irvine, CA 92618
Jan 13, 2014 With Bright Mode CMOS Image Sensor technology, smartphones and tablet PCs can record Full-HD video at 240 fps. Additionally, Bright Mode realizes quality, slow motion video playback at 1/8 standard speed. Technology doubles exposures time by adopting interlaced video output. It also employs charge binning, which doubles electrical charge of each pixel, resulting in images that are 4x brighter than those from CMOS image sensors without Bright Mode.

HD WDR CMOS Image Sensor SoC meets/exceeds AEC-Q100 requirements.

AltaSens, Inc.    Mountain View, CA 94040
Jan 10, 2014 Meeting/exceeding grade-3 qualification requirements of AEC-Q100 at operational temperatures up to 85°C, AL30205C-85 delivers seamless WDR HD video at 1080p30 through 1080p60 with up to 120 dB dynamic range with minimum of motion artifacts. Product and its supporting ASIC — ALWPU with dynamically programmable wide dynamic range signal processing — are fully qualified to JESD-47 along with Qualification of Integrated Circuits and elements per JESD22, JESD85, and JESD78.

Image Sensor targets advanced driver assistance systems.

Image Sensor targets advanced driver assistance systems.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Jan 09, 2014 Delivering high dynamic range up to 120 dB while maintaining low-light sensitivity of 15 V/Lux-sec, OV10626 AutoVision Sensor ensures quality images are captured, even in extremely challenging lighting conditions. Single-chip, automotive-grade device supports both NTSC analog and digital outputs, as well as dual dynamic overlay functions.

Compact CameraChip Sensor enhances mobile device video capture.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Jan 09, 2014 Designed for front-facing camera applications in smartphones and tablets, OV9762 comes in 4.3 x 4.1 mm package and leverages 1.87 micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel. Recording capabilities of this CameraChip™ sensor reach 1.3 MP (1,376 x 960 pixels) video at 30 fps or 720p HD video at 30 fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS). When binned to VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) video, sensor delivers twice sensitivity compared to full resolution for optimal video quality in low-light conditions.

Spectrometer Probe remotely senses ambient light.

Spectrometer Probe remotely senses ambient light.

SPECTRAL EVOLUTION    Lawrence, MA 01840
Dec 27, 2013 Suited for ambient light remote sensing applications that require fiber optic data collection, Pistol Grip features low-reflectance, impact-resistant ABS thermoplastic handle with tether hole. Thumbscrew tightly secures fiber optic cable and lens, while pushbutton trigger is used for data collection. With Picatinny rail, users can mount options such as laser sighting scopes and spirit levels. Integrated peep sight enables accurate remote sensing without adding extra optional sights to rail.

Occupancy and Daylight Sensor offers dimming capability.

Occupancy and Daylight Sensor offers dimming capability.

Hubbell Lighting Div.    Greenville, SC 29607
Dec 17, 2013 Available for both indoor and outdoor applications, WASP2 provides 0–10 V (Class 1) output for control of dimmable fixtures. Dimming presets give user control of illumination levels, while on/off control function saves energy by turning fixtures off when there is sufficient natural light. Offered in end-mount and surface-mount versions in both line and low voltage options, sensor supports mounting heights from 16 ft for indoor applications to 30–40 ft for outdoor uses.

HD Image Sensor enhances high-end smartphones and tablets.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Nov 20, 2013 Able to fit in 8.5 x 8.5 x 5 mm module, OV13850 PureCel™ 13 MP CameraChip™ sensor supports active array of 4224 x 3136 pixels (13.2 MP). This 1/3.06 in. sensor operates at 30 fps for zero shutter lag and can seamlessly transition between recording video and stills. Additionally, support is provided for 4K2K ultra-high definition video at 30 fps with full horizontal FOV and electronic image stabilization (EIS); 1080p HD video at 60 fps with EIS; and timing for HDR video in 1080p HD at 30 fps.

CameraChip(TM) Sensors (2 MP) enhance tablets and mobile devices.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Nov 19, 2013 Leveraging 1.75 micron OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel technology, OV2680 and OV2685 deliver 2 MP images and video at 30 fps or cropped 720p HD video at 60 fps. Sensitivity and low-dark current features lend to optimal image and video quality, even in low-light conditions, while system design facilitates and accelerates integration with smartphone and tablet basebands. OV2680 RAW sensor fits into 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 mm module, and OV2685 is fully integrated SoC sensor that fits into 6 x 6 x 4 mm module.

Image Sensor (8 MP) brings ViV support to mobile devices.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Nov 19, 2013 Along with ¼ in. optical format suited for smartphones and tablets, OV8858 PureCel™ features full-well capacity and sensitivity for optimal high- and low-light performance. Video-in-video (ViV™) feature allows stitching together of images from front- and rear-cameras, sending of combined image to host ISP, and video conferencing. Supporting active array of 3264 x 2448 pixels operating at 30 fps, sensor can also record 1080p HD video at 60 fps or 720p HD video at 90 fps.

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