Optical Sensors

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Digital 16-bit Color Sensor IC provides serial output.

July 28, 2015

Equipped with I²C bus interface, BH1745NUC offers sensitivity, dynamic range, and IRcut characteristics suitable for use in obtaining illuminance and color temperature of ambient light for adjusting LCD backlight. This digital 16-bit serial output color sensor IC leverages original IR removal technology and computing methods to achieve optimal infrared cutoff characteristics and thereby reduce effects of IR rays. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CMOS Image Sensor features backside illuminated technology.

July 15, 2015

Featuring 1/3 in. optical format, 1 MP Model AR0136AT provides 1280 x 960 resolution and 3.75 micron BSI pixels. Digital image sensor supports linear and high dynamic range modes, in single chip solution, with 120 dB dynamic range in HDR mode. Device has output pixel rate of 74.25 MP/sec max, which results in frame rate of 45 fps at 960p resolution and 60 fps at 720p resolution. With operating junction temperature range of -40 to +125°C, sensor is suited for automotive ADAS and viewing cameras. Read More

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

Pyrometer System supports multi-point temperature monitoring.

July 15, 2015

Utilizing miniature, non-contact infrared sensors and interface modules, PyroMiniBus measures surface temperature of products and machinery in industrial processes and sends measurements via RS485 Modbus to touchscreen display. System offers choice of two temperature sensors for measuring small or large targets, 6-channel touchscreen for configuration and data logging, and junction box to connect them together. Sensors can operate in conditions up to 120°C with no need for cooling. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Optical Sensor ICs foster integration and innovation.

June 24, 2015

Offered in single- or multiple-photodetector element configurations, LeddarCore™ sensor ICs offer optimized integration. Photodetector, pulsed light source, and optical elements enable development of applications with reliability, footprint, power, and robustness requirements. Used for optical detection and ranging devices, ICs are optimized for sensitivity, noise and lighting condition immunity, signal processing speed and accuracy regarding simultaneous measurements, and spatial awareness. Read More

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TMR Magnetic Image Sensors offer 50 dpi resolution.

May 13, 2015

Designed and manufactured with Tunneling Magnetoresistance technology and intellectual property, MIS63xx Series offers spatial resolution of 50 dpi, along with high sensitivity and noise immunity. Sensors are suited for financial anti-counterfeit appliances used in banknote sorters, ATMs, and vending machines, as well as magnetic image scanning in non-destructive testing applications. Read More

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Optical Sensor supports heart rate monitoring.

May 12, 2015

Consisting of large-format photodiode and 3 green LEDs with wavelength of 530 nm, Model SFH 7051 monitors heart rate by measuring volume of blood passing through blood vessels. Device produces optical output of 3 x 3.4 mW at current of 20 mA and voltage of 3.2 V. Low capacitance of 11 pF ensures short switching times and high measurement frequency. With photo-sensitive area of 1.7 mm², sensor is suited for use in fitness trackers, smart watches, and other wearables. Read More

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Photoelectric Sensors offer operating range up to 120 m.

May 7, 2015

Comprising light scanners, through beam photoelectric sensors, and retro-reflective photoelectric sensors, SR 49C Series is suited for detection tasks at operating ranges up to 120 m and in supply voltage range from 20–250 Vac/Vdc. IP67 protection, in combination with integrated heating, makes outdoor use possible, even in transition areas where condensation can occur. Sensors offer functions for response or switch-off delay, automatic sensitivity readjustment, and reversible switching. Read More

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Image Sensor includes RGB-IR color filter.

May 7, 2015

Built on 3.75 micron OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel architecture, 1/3 in. CameraChip™ OV9752 can capture HD images and video in 1280 x 960 pixel resolution, as well as infrared information, providing optimal scene reproduction regardless of lighting conditions. Sensor captures video at 60 fps with 10-bit output or 45 fps with 12-bit output. Housed in 6.3 x 5.2 mm package, OV9752 is designed for next-generation security and home monitoring applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

LiDAR Sensors use SDK to develop 3D automation applications.

May 4, 2015

When used with real-time obscurant-penetrating 3D OPAL LiDAR sensors, 3DRi™ SDK can develop intelligent 3D automation applications in harsh environments. Software Development Kit consists of 3DRi System Manager/API and 3DRi Viewer, together with optional 3DRi Plugins that add object segmentation, recognition, tracking, and automatic change detection. Release also provides Automatic Scan Scheduling, Web-Engine, and Grid Generator that down-samples 3D data into user-defined regularly spaced grid.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Line Distance Sensor can measure complex geometries.

May 1, 2015

Compatible with diffusive and semi-diffusive surfaces, ConoLine-100 non-contact laser line projection system is used for measuring distances. This optical line sensor uses rotating mirror to produce laser line speeds up to 100 lines/sec and point sensor accuracy down to 1 micron. Adjustable line angle allows sensor to scan undercuts, steep grooves, and angles up to ±120°. All data processing, including pre-programmed functions, are housed in one integrated unit (sensor head). Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Multigas Analyzer offers dual measurement capability.

April 23, 2015

Used for production and batch validation of medical-grade gases, SERVOPRO MultiExact 5400 features Gas Filter Correlation (GFX) IR sensors that allow simultaneous monitoring of 0–10 ppm CO and 0–500 ppm CO2 impurities in air, oxygen, or nitrogen. Single-analyzer solution, which offers independent auto-validation/calibration of measurements with option of integrated stream-switching valve block, promotes reliability for each measurement via flow sensor technology. Read More

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Miniature Photoelectric Sensors offer 5 sensing modes.

April 21, 2015

Set up with pushbutton teach, 6K Miniature Sensors provide reliable position detection independent of material or surface characteristics. Units are available with background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective, through-beam, and contrast modes, with through-beam mode offering up to 18 m range. IP67, IP69, and Ecolab approved, distance measuring sensors include reverse polarity and short circuit protection. Connections are made by cable and M8 3-pin or M8 4-pin quick disconnect. Read More

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

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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

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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