Optical Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensors offer redundant detection.

February 9, 2016

In addition to dual sensor models with redundant detection and independent outputs, ML6 Series includes long-range background suppression sensing models and retroreflective models with no sensing deadband. All non-through-beam units feature integrated cross-talk immunity to make side-by-side mounting possible, tamperproof design, 4-in-1 output to minimize inventory and wiring, and immunity to ambient light. Diagnostic LEDs in front and back of housing provide status indication. Read More

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

Fiber Optic Sensors provide application flexibility.

February 2, 2016

Designed to be intuitive and flexible, FA1 Fiber Optic Amplifier offers adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 Approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays simplify programming and provide feedback for monitoring application set-up, troubleshooting, and operation. Respectively available for retroreflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables offer various diameter, sleeve length, and connector options. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor features self-contained design.

January 21, 2016

Featuring IP69K-rated 316 stainless steel housing with 18 mm barrel design, Model M18-4 is suited for harsh industrial environments where abrasive chemicals and ingress fluid are present. DC-operated sensor, built with ASIC technology, is resistant to fluorescent light and offers high level of crosstalk avoidance. To accommodate diverse applications, M18-4 is available in opposed, polarized, and non-polarized retroreflective as well as diffuse and fixed-field sensing modes. Read More

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

Near-Infrared Detectors support back-facet laser-monitoring.

January 19, 2016

Featuring active area of 0.36 mm² and 0.70 mm², respectively, NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF70 Detectors are suited for integration with semiconductor lasers, including Fabry-Perot, distributed feedback, and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Devices have responsivity of 0.65 A/W at 850 nm, capacitance of 5 pF at 0 V, and shunt resistance greater than 200 MΩ. Suitable for use with YAG lasers, NXIR-5W has responsivity of 0.45 A/W at 1064 nm, low dark current of 1 nA, and 10 pF capacitance. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Measurement Sensor provides 32 mm working distance.

January 15, 2016

With axial resolution of 40 nm, RP1500 Rainbow Probe provides non-contact measurement by analyzing optical spectrum of reflected light to measure surface height changes. Unit can measure where other sensors cannot, characterizing transparent, translucent, fragile, liquid, or easily deformable surfaces. Deployable under program control, RP1500 is compatible with QVI ZONE3®, MeasureMind® 3D MultiSensor, and VMS metrology software platforms. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Interline Transfer CCD Image Sensor features 47 MP resolution.

January 15, 2016

While aligning with high-resolution inspection demands for smartphones, tablets, monitors, and TVs, KAI-47051 retains CCD-level image uniformity and global shutter architecture required for such applications as industrial inspection, mapping, and aerial surveillance. Reduced-noise amplifier minimizes read noise and increases dynamic range to 66 dB, while 16-output architecture enables max frame rate of 7 fpm. Monochrome, Bayer Color, and Sparse Color configurations are available. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

UVA/UVB Light Sensor monitors environmental health risks.

January 11, 2016

Enabling health and wellness capabilities for wearables and other mobile technology, 2-channel ZOPT2202 detects UVA and UVB light spectrum levels to help users avoid UV exposure risks. Sensitive photodiodes, when coupled with sensor's IR light suppression, deliver high-performance UV solution. Available in a ODFN (2.0 x 2.2 x 0.7 mm) package, temperature compensated sensor offers detectable UV index from 1 to >11. Filter process provides stable response over angle of incidence.
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Photoelectric Sensors withstand harsh and wash-down environments.

December 15, 2015

Supplied in miniature stainless steel flatpack, IP69K-rated R01E comes in several sensing modes: diffuse versions with ranges up to 100 mm, polarized retroreflective with ranges up to 1 m, and through beam sensor with ranges up to 2.2 m. Precise, uniform, visible red light beam facilitates alignment and fosters reliable object detection, and connections are made by cable or M8 three-pin quick disconnect. Along with polyamide (PA) optical surface, features include PNP/NPN/NO/NC outputs. Read More

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

Avalanche Photo Detectors are available in SMD packages.

November 24, 2015

Available in optimized wavelengths of 800 and 905 nm, Avalanche Photo Detectors (APDs) suit applications requiring high speed and low noise in visible-near IR applications, such as time of flight measurements (Lidar). Products range also offers choice of circular 0.04 or 0.2 mm² active area and LCC3 or LCC6 SMD package. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices, Vision Systems

CCD Image Sensor supports astrophotography applications.

November 20, 2015

Supplied in RoHS-compliant CERDIP package and available in both monochrome and color configurations, 16.2 megapixel Model KAF-16200 features full frame CCD architecture for optimized image uniformity and dark current. Use of 6.0 µm pixels with transparent gate electrode provides high sensitivity, high dynamic range, and integrated overexposure protection, allowing sensor to deliver optimized imagery and detail in APS-H (34.6 mm diagonal) optical format. Read More

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Full-Spectrum Sensor detects any change in appearance.

November 17, 2015

Capable of analyzing full visible light spectrum, LR-W Series is suited for presence/absence applications as well as complex applications that must detect slightest differences in shade of color. Photoelectric sensor features 500 mm range and adjustable beam spot to ensure stable detection. Housed in IP65/IP67 rated enclosure, unit can be mounted wherever needed and can be calibrated with one-touch teach function. Read More

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Image Sensors offer minimal color crosstalk and noise.

November 11, 2015

PureCel® Plus and PureCel Plus-S use buried color filter array (BCFA) and deep trench isolation (DTI) technology to deliver optimal pixel and low-light performance with minimal color crosstalk and noise. These 1.0 micron sensors also provide high signal response at large incident light angle to increase tolerance of camera systems. Additionally, PureCel Plus-S leverages stacked die technology that separates imaging sensor array from image sensor processing pipeline. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Image Sensors enhance front-facing smartphone/tablet cameras.

November 10, 2015

Built on 1.12-micron PureCel® technology and supplied in package with z-height of <4 mm, 1/5 in. OV5675 can capture full resolution video in native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 fps or 720p and 1080p video at 60 fps. Utilizing 1.4-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel architecture, ¼ in. OV5695 can capture full resolution video in native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 fps, 1080p video at 30 fps, or 720p video at 60 fps with support for interlaced high dynamic range (iHDR). Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Safety & Security Equipment

Security Camera Sensor offers low light sensitivity, HD video.

November 2, 2015

Designed for high-performance security cameras, OV2718 leverages OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture for optimal low-light sensitivity, high dynamic range (HDR), and 1080p HD video. This 1/3 in. HD CameraChip™ sensor, suited for mainstream security and surveillance systems, can record 1080p HD video at 30 fps in HDR mode. Use of in-pixel HDR technology enables capture of crisp, clear images and video when recording in high- and low-light environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tilt Sensor features integrated CANopen output.

November 2, 2015

Based on MEMS technology, N5 Tilt Sensor comes in 1-axis and 2-axis versions with measuring range of 360° and 180°, respectively. Unit is also available with up to 4 configurable switching points and selectable switch-on/switch-off delay per switching point. Neutral position signal can be adjusted using infrared remote control or via CAN bus. Featuring flat housing for mounting in any confined space, IP67-rated sensor operates from -40 to +85°C with supply voltage of 9–32 Vdc. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Image Sensor brings 4K video to security/surveillance.

November 2, 2015

Offered in chip-scale package and designed for security and surveillance systems, OV10823 consists of 1/2.6 in. CameraChip™ sensor that utilizes 1.4 micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture for optimal low-light performance and ultra high definition 4K output. Feature set enables such surveillance functions as automatic tracking and detection, high-quality digital zoom, and video analytics. This native 16:9 CameraChip sensor supports 4K video at 30 fps with EIS or binned 1080p HD video at 60 fps. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Safety & Security Equipment

HD Image Sensors enhance battery-powered cameras.

October 29, 2015

While OV9732 consists of traditional Bayer sensor, OV9733 is equipped with RGB-IR pixels that can replace traditional mechanical IR cut filter. Both HD CameraChip™ sensors, based on OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel technology, are suitable for security systems and wireless, battery-powered, smart-home cameras. Chief ray angle of 9° supports consumer-grade optical lens systems and reduces image artifacts. When operating in low-power mode, ¼ in. OV9732 requires 115 mW to capture 720p HD video at 30 fps. Read More

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

Sensors aid college-level chemistry investigation.

October 29, 2015

With 600 nm filter, software, and downloadable experiments, tabletop Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer is used to demonstrate fundamental principles of chemical kinetics and photochemistry during experiments. Pressure Sensor 400, used to conduct physical and analytical chemistry experiments, measures absolute pressures from 0–400 kPa. Used to explore properties of conductivity, Platinum-Cell Conductivity Probe has 2-cell, glass-insulated platinum sensing element and epoxy body. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices, Transportation Industry Products

Automotive Image Sensor features LFM technology, ASIL B support.

October 28, 2015

Offered in 11 x 10 mm iBGA-121 package for automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications, AR0231AT 2.3 MP CMOS image sensor can capture images in linear, high dynamic range (HDR), or LED Flicker Mitigation (LFM) modes and supports Automotive Safety Integrity Level B (ASIL B). Other features include frame-to-frame context switching between modes, 1/2.7 in. optical format, 1928 x 1208 active pixel array, and multi-camera synchronization support. Read More

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

Temperature Monitoring System supports wallboard production.

October 28, 2015

Featuring dustproof, Ethernet-enabled design, TIP900 Non-Contact Infrared System creates highly detailed thermal images of wallboards as they leave dryer. Analyzing these, software detects moisture and density variations and identifies any faults. Thermal images and any flaws are instantly displayed on touchscreen, allowing line operator to adjust dryer for maximum board quality. Tolerances for rejects, alarm settings, and report generation are user-configurable. Read More