Optical Sensors

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

Fiber Optic Microswitch suits MRI and industrial applications.

May 31, 2016

Featuring V15-style form factor, MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch comes in Industrial model with extended temperature range of -40 to +80°C and non-metallic MRI Safe model with temperature range of -5 to +60°C. MRI model is designed for use inside bore and is magnetically invisible to imaging process. Non-electrical, totally passive sensors provide EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, inherent safety in explosive atmospheres, and can operate over distances up to 1,500 m. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OEM Controller fosters fiber optic signaling sensor integration.

May 17, 2016

Designed for OEM industrial and medical systems, MR380-0 provides turnkey solution for integrating any Micronor MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors. Unit contains stable transmitter and sensitive optical receiver that operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link. Compatible with OM1 (62.5/125 µm) or OM2/OM3 (50/125 µm) multimode fiber to distances up to 1.5 km, controller operates over 5–24 Vdc range and provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ChemImage Partners with Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to Develop Conformal Imaging Technology for Real-Time On-the-Move Detection

May 13, 2016

PITTSBURGH - ChemImage Corporation announces a collaborative partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and its Robotics Institute, around ChemImage's Dual Polarization Conformal Imaging (DPCI) sensor technology for ground vehicle operation. The two groups will integrate DPCI technology into a robotic platform to evaluate the performance of DPCI when... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated UV Light Sensor delivers optimized sensitivity.

May 6, 2016

Designed to convert solar UV light intensity to digital data, VEML6075 provides measurement of signal strength and allows for true UVI calculation in portable/mobile devices and weather stations. Incorporated IC has 5 sensitive areas, and Filtron technology optimizes UV sensitivity and linearity. Offering individual UVA and UVB channels with 16-bit resolution and respective sensitivity of 365 and 330 nm, product comes in 2.0 x 1.25 x 1.0 mm, 4-pin OPLGA package with I²C bus interface. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Eaton's Ephesus LED Solutions Transform the Sports and Entertainment Experience, Delivering a Breakthrough in High-Definition Broadcasting

May 3, 2016

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Power management company Eaton’s advanced LED technology and controls solutions are changing the game in sports and entertainment lighting. At LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2016, Eaton will showcase how its Ephesus sports lighting and controls portfolio is enhancing the in-arena and television broadcast viewing experience while drastically improving energy efficiency. ... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

New Yorker Electronics Features Vishay UVA and UVB Light Sensor with I²C Interface

May 2, 2016

NORTHVALE, NEW JERSEY – New Yorker Electronics is now distributing Vishay’s VEML6075 UVA/UVB Light Sensor, a Vishay Super 12 Product for 2016. The VEML6075 senses UVA and UVB light and incorporates photodiode, amplifiers and analog/digital circuits into a single chip using a CMOS process. When the UV sensor is applied, it is able to detect UVA and UVB intensity to provide a measure of the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Weapon Lights enhance operator protection and accuracy.

April 29, 2016

Featuring adjustable brightness and unique light signature, Manta-Ray™ WeaponLights series is powered by onboard, rechargeable battery and snaps on and off of rifle rails within seconds. While LMR-M optimizes performance in close quarters and protects operator's vision from harmful reflection, IR version (LMR-IR) is available for use with night vision. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LFI 2016: Legrand Showcases Code Compliant Control Solutions for Indoor and Outdoor LED Luminaires

April 28, 2016

Depth of application expertise coupled with wide-ranging LED ready solutions provide customers with peace of mind. SAN DIEGO - LIGHTFAIR International - Legrand, North America is exhibiting its newest solutions from leading product lines Wattstopper, Vantage and QMotion at Lightfair International Booth #4726 from April 26-28, 2016. The booth features new Wattstopper fixture integrated... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Wireless LED Lighting Controls leverage ZigBee technology.

April 28, 2016

Offered as after-market accessory for use with LG® LED troffers and downlights, Smart Multi Sensor meets needs of those seeking to maximize energy savings with daylight harvesting and motion detection across individual or networked fixtures. Wireless Scheduling Switch, also available, consists of dimmable light switch that helps manage energy usage by offering full wireless control via ZigBee® for turning group of fixtures on and off at specific intervals. Read More

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

SWIR InGaAs Linear Array delivers low read noise.

April 27, 2016

Designed for spectroscopy and machine vision, 1024L1-12.5-T provides 1,024 x 1 resolution with 12.5 micron pitch and delivers read noise of <550e- for 250 µm tall pixel. Suppression circuit achieves read noise levels down to to <100e- for certain spectroscopy applications. Able to image Vis and SWIR bands with response from 0.4&ndash;1.7 µm, product integrates digital ROIC chip and 14-bit ADCs. Latter maximizes dynamic range (>6000:1) and minimizes noise while delivering 34 klines/s at 1024 elements. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Sensors measure visibility and environmental data.

April 26, 2016

Supplied in alloy housing that is resistant to seawater, VS2k-UMB Visibility Sensor accurately measures visibility values up to 2,000 m. Motor vibrates within housing at irregular intervals, preventing arachnids from nesting, which could cause interference. Directly attached to vehicle, MARWIS 2.0 Mobile Road Sensor measures road surface temperature, water film thickness, dew point, air temperature, and RH. Unit transmits data 100 times/sec via Bluetooth in real-time to mobile device in cab. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ambient Light Sensor offers detection from 0 lx to 167 klx.

April 26, 2016

Combining photodiode, low-noise amplifier, and 16-bit ADC in 2 x 2 x 0.85 mm transparent, surface-mount package, Model VEML6030 provides display and keypad dimming adjustment and optical switching for mobile devices. Filtron&trade; technology enables ambient light spectral sensitivity close to that of human eye, while O-Trim&trade; technology provides output tolerance of &le;10 %. Operating from 2.5&ndash;3.6 V supply voltage, RoHS-compliant sensor includes I²C bus interface with voltage range of 1.7&ndash;3.6 V. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Transmissive Optical Sensors support automotive applications.

April 13, 2016

Offered in compact 5.5 x 4 x 5.7 mm package, single-channel TCPT1600X01 includes IR emitter and phototransistor detector located face-to-face in surface-mount package, while dual-channel TCUT1600X01 includes IR emitter and 2 phototransistor detectors. AEC-Q101-qualified devices have tall dome height, offering vertical headroom for code wheel in turn-and-push applications. Delivering typical output current of 1.6 mA, sensors operate at wavelength of 950 nm and at temperatures from -40 to +105°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Image Sensor delivers optimized low-light sensitivity.

April 11, 2016

Leveraging 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS&trade; pixel architecture, OV9755 CameraChip&trade; Sensor can record 720p HD video at 60 fps, or VGA resolution video at 90 fps, in wide range of lighting conditions. Device enables low-light performance at 43 Ke-/lux-sec and less than 0.2 lux SNR1 (luminance value for signal-to-noise ratio of 1:1). In addition, 1/3 in. sensor supports system wake-up trigger and low-power mode, which allows camera to begin operation while consuming just 100 mW. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

RGB-IR Sensors support dual band color filters.

April 8, 2016

Leveraging innovative color array pattern, 1/3 in. CameraChip&trade; OV4686 and OV9756 can capture quality infrared images and video, even from long ranges, with minimal color aliasing. Model OV4686, built on 2 micron OmniBSI-2&trade; pixel, captures full-resolution 1080p HD video at 120 fps and 720p HD at 180 fps. Utilizing 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS&trade; high-sensitivity pixel architecture, Model OV9756 can operate in extremely high- and low-light conditions, delivering full-resolution 720p video at 60 fps. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Compact 3D Sensor facilitates reliable data capture.

April 4, 2016

With working distances from 45&ndash;500 mm, ZEISS COMET L3D 2 utilizes sensor technology and project-oriented software for 3D data capture. Sensor employs camera with 2,448 x 2,050 pixel array and automatically recognizes changes in vibration and exposure. For on-site calibration, measuring field can be changed by swapping lenses. Available options to create integrated measurement system include rotary tables, tripods, and various computers. Size and weight of design facilitate transport. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensors Make the Running

April 1, 2016

Racing cars from the Tuning Akademie Ingolstadt not only come with an immense horsepower but also include measurement technology provided by Micro-Epsilon. The laser-optical distance sensors optimise vehicle performance through their high precision measurements. 2015 was a successful season for the Tuning Akademie racing team. In a 24h race at the Nürburgring, the racing team won the world... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fluid Imaging Technologies Celebrates FlowCams in 50 Countries

March 24, 2016

FlowCam® Particle Analysis System Images on Seven Seas, Seven Continents Scarborough, ME – Global laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine (www.FluidImaging.com) has documented that its FlowCam® particle imaging and analysis system is now in operation in 50 countries, on seven continents and on a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Analog WDR InGaAs Imaging Sensor supports QVGA resolution.

March 16, 2016

Offering spectral response range of 900&ndash;1,700 nm, NSC1401 features ROIC with 320 x 256 pixels at 25 µm pitch coupled to InGaAs retina that operates in WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) mode and global shutter. This analog front end achieve a minimal input noise and offers response times down to 200 nsec. Operating in linear integration and log response modes, SWIR QVGA sensor runs up to 300 fps full frame and brings full digital control of image parameters. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

High Temperature Sensors for Harsh Environments

March 11, 2016

Locon sensors are available for a wide range of purposes, including harsh environment high temperature uses. Our sensors can be used in a wide array of practical applications, including high-pressure environments or extreme temperatures. These high-quality sensors are available in a variety of threaded sizes to fit with the needs of your application. Backed by Locon’s guarantee to provide... Read More