Optical Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Vision Systems

Photo Reflectors feature wavelength range of 468-950 nm.

April 3, 2015

Containing both emitter and photo detection functions within single 4 mm plastic package, High Reliability Photo Reflectors feature operational distance of 0.5–1.5 mm. Emitted light from sensor is reflected back to detector side as object enters sensing area. Offering optimal alignment and sensitivity, reflective switches are suited for edge sensing, line sensing, coin bill validation, and bar code reading applications. Read More

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

Compact Optical Switch suits non-contact switching environments.

April 1, 2015

Integrating GaAs IR LED emitter, silicon NPN phototransistor, and photosensitive receiver optimized for short distances, ITR1201SR10A/TR reflective type opto interrupter offers cut-off visible wavelength of below 700 nm. Double molding manufacturing process results in smooth surface that promotes reliability. With flat, 1.5 mm profile, reflective sensor offers stable collector current and is suited for use in printers, copiers, and scanners as well as non-contact switching environments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Indicators and Pick-to-Light Sensors use Modbus RTU protocol.

March 25, 2015

Comprising multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors, K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Multicolor indicators come in standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter), and beacon (perimeter and center) with configurable flashing and strobe options. For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, pick-to-light sensors have illuminated dome and come in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CMOS Image Sensor targets smartphones and tablets.

March 19, 2015

Featuring 1/3.07 in. optical size and 1.12 micron back-side illuminated pixel pitch, 13 MP Model T4KB3 achieves 200 mW output or less at 30 fps. Bright Mode technology helps prevent underexposed images in high-speed video recording by boosting image brightness up to 4x while realizing full-HD (1080p) video capture at 120 fps equivalent. With 8 Kbit one-time-programmable memory, sensor can store lens shading correction data for 2 different conditions which have different light profiles. Read More

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

Irradiance Sensor measures narrowband LED and laser sources.

March 17, 2015

Designed to measure LED and laser sources from 200–850 nm, PD300RM Irradiance and Energy Density Sensor automatically adjusts to provide correct power and energy measurements based on specific wavelength designated by user. Unit also incorporates cosine corrected quartz glass diffuser, suitable for UV radiation. Model PD300RM-UV measures irradiance levels from 15 nW/cm² to 300 mW/cm², while PD300RM-8W measures irradiance from 0.2 µW/cm² to 8 W/cm². Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Image Sensor features 1 micron pixel technology.

March 9, 2015

Built on PureCel-S™ stacked die technology, 1/3 in. Model OV16880 is capable of capturing 16 megapixel images at 30 fpm, allowing burst photography and zero shutter lag at full resolution. Sensor can also capture 4K video at 30 fps, 1080p video at 90 fps, and 720p video at 120 fps. Housed in 8.5 x 8.5 x 5 mm package, OV16880 includes phase detection autofocus, fast contrast autofocus, and buried color filter array technology, which minimizes pixel crosstalk and optimizes SNR. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated UV Light Sensor features Filtron(TM) UV technology.

March 2, 2015

Incorporating photo-pin-diode (280–400 nm spectral sensitivity, 355 nm peak sensitivity wavelength) and signal processing IC in 2.35 x 1.8 x 1.0 mm SMT package, VEML6070 employs Filtron™ UV technology and converts solar UV light intensity into digital data. I²C bus interface simplifies operation, and refresh rate setting simplifies designs by eliminating need for external RC low pass filter. Temperature-compensated sensor also provides fluorescent light flicker immunity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Infrared Detector continuously monitors combustible gases.

February 23, 2015

Available with communication outputs, Ultima® OPIR-5 Open Path Infrared Detector consists of IR source and receiver that continuously monitor methane in 0–5,000 ppm•m and 0–5 LEL•m ranges; 0–2,000 ppm•m and 0–1 LEL•m ranges are available for monitoring propane. Dual 4–20 mA analog signals, proportional to each of above ranges, are supplied in addition to digital display and relay contacts. Sensor data and status information from receiver can be transmitted up to 9,000 ft to any industrial ADC. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

SMT Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor leverages Filtron(TM) technology.

February 23, 2015

Supplied in 4 x 2 x 1.1 mm package, VCNL4040 combines IR emitter, photo detectors for proximity and ambient light, signal processing IC, and 16-bit ADC. This 3-in-1 sensor features interrupt function, supports I²C bus communication interface, and simplifies window and sensor placement in consumer applications. Able to be assembled on main PCB, device can function at any depth or air gap below glass window, and Filtron™ technology enables close to human eye ambient light spectral sensitivity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multifunction Sensor System is suited for tracking aircraft.

February 17, 2015

Supporting collaborative targeting operations between multiple aircraft in radar-denied environments, Legion Pod™ combines IRST21™ IR sensor with networking and data processing technology to provide high-fidelity detection and tracking of airborne targets. Flexibility-optimized system, which also supports Multi-Domain Adaptable Processing System, accommodates additional sensors to address diverse mission requirements across various platforms. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Contrast Sensor suits part detection applications.

February 16, 2015

With ability to detect up to 2,000 events/second, Model Q3X provides reliable detection of parts, tools, pallets, or registration marks with small contrast differences. Unit operates at speeds as fast as 250 µs with sensing range up to 300 mm. Equipped with angled, 3-digit display of signal intensity, Q3X provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. Sensor is designed with nickel-plated zinc die cast housing, suitable for harsh environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Digital RGBW Sensor with I²C Interface measures 2 x 1.25 x 1.0 mm.

February 16, 2015

Able to sense red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) light, SMT VEML6040 offers 16-bit resolution for each color channel and incorporates photo-pin-diodes and signal processing IC. I²C bus interface simplifies operation, while Filtron™ technology provides ambient light spectral detection from 0.0056 lx to 11.7 klx and sensitivity with responses close to human eye. All circuitry needed for color balancing, backlight control, and color temperature measurement is included in one package.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Color Light Sensor features IR blocking filter.

February 12, 2015

Designed to reject IR in light sources, Intersil ISL29125 operates in environments from sunlight to dark rooms. Digital red, green, and blue color light sensor has integrated ADC that rejects 50 Hz and 60 Hz flicker caused by artificial light. Housed in 1.65 x 1.65 x 0.7 mm package, sensor features selectable range via I2C interface, programmable interrupt windows, and operating power supply of 2.25–3.63 V. Device is suited for smartphones, PDAs, tablet PCs, LCD TVs, and digital cameras. Read More

Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Digital Binoculars penetrate fog, smoke, and darkness.

January 21, 2015

Upon pushbutton actuation, RICOH NV-10A can penetrate fog, smoke, rain, and sand to deliver clear image. PENTAX Atmospheric Interference Reduction (PAIR) technology reintroduces color that would otherwise be obscured, stabilization further improves image clarity, and IR technology illuminates night scenes. Able to capture still and video images, water-resistant and dustproof binoculars combine PENTAX optics and Ricoh image processing. GPS location and digital compass are included. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

IR Detectors feature anti-reflective-coated silicon windows.

January 16, 2015

Providing optimal sensitivity across mid-IR spectrum from 1.2–5.5 µm, SCD-B Series delivers high performance of lead salt detectors while minimizing harmful radiation. Single-channel infrared detectors are suited for medical diagnostics, environmental gas analysis, and process control applications. Read More

Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Camera Registration System ensures precise operation.

January 15, 2015

Available for any Kern laser system, optional k-vision package consists of fully integrated hardware and software solution that allows cutting of printed materials. Nozzle-mounted camera automatically measures dimensions between registration marks on printed materials. Afterwards, measurements and registration marks of original cutting file are used to compensate for distortion and rotation. Entire camera system can be removed and stored in protective box when not in use. Read More

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

IR Pyrometer measures semiconductor/metal down to 350°C.

January 12, 2015

Able to work with reflective metals and semiconductors, PyroMini 0.9 can view into vacuum chamber through quartz or glass window and measure temperature of surface of silicon wafer. Temperature ranges from 350 to 2,000°C are available, and response time is 240 msec. Optional MicroSD Card allows logging of >1 year of data, even at fastest sample rate of 1 reading/sec, while SW detector ensures any error in emissivity setting or change in emissivity has minimum effect on measurement. Read More

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Sensitivity-Optimized CMOS Image Sensor is suited for smartphones.

January 9, 2015

Based on 1.1 micron pixel technology and designed for smartphone camera applications, 13 MP AR1335 offers optimized quantum efficiency and linear full well capacity. Pixel and color filter array processing maximizes sensitivity, allowing capture of more light for optimal image quality even in low-light conditions. Video is supported thorough 4K UHD and Cinema formats at 30 fps and Full HD 1080P at 60 fps, while 32° Chief Ray Angle supports low z-height applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vision Sensors are capable of color identification, inspection.

January 5, 2015

Suited for automation tasks in various applications, VeriSens XC series includes VGA and 1.2 megapixel models which feature FEX® image processor, flash controller, and configurable Web interface. Color FEX assistant, also included, accelerates and facilitates setup of 3D color identification and definition; object colors and their shades are automatically identified and visualized in 3D as color spheres, and resulting absence of sphere collisions ensures reliable color inspection. Read More

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

CMOS Image Sensor delivers 1080p HDR video for security cameras.

December 17, 2014

Supplied in 80-pin, 10 x 10 mm iBGA package, AR0230CS combines low-light capabilities with NIR performance and offers 1080p video from 1/2.7 in., 2.1 MP CMOS sensor with integrated 105 dB HDR support. Motion compensation, advanced local tone mapping, and digital lateral overflow minimize motion artifacts and enhance HDR color reproduction. Enabling capture of HD 1080p video data at 60 fps, sensor also features interleaved T1/T2 output and dual-conversion gain 3.0 µm DR-Pix™ pixel technology. Read More