Optical Sensors

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Palm-Sized Camera features 42.4 MP full-frame image sensor.

October 19, 2015

Based on back-illuminated 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, Cyber-shot RX1R II utilizes fixed focal length ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm F2 Lens to ensure all images are sharp from center to corners. Sensor features 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover about 45% of image area. Based on user preference, optical variable low pass filter can be set to off, standard, or high. Built-in retractable 2.4 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder pops up and down with one-push operation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Image Sensors come in high-resolution options.

October 19, 2015

Extending to over 25 megapixels, PYTHON 10K, PYTHON 12K, PYTHON 16K, and PYTHON 25K share common 4.5 µm pixel that leverages patented in-pixel CDS technology to enable global shutter imaging with Correlated Double Sampling. Image data is accessed through 32, 16, 8, or 4 LVDS channels, each running at 720 MHz, to enable readout speeds up to 80 fps for 25K device. Supplied in µPGA-355 package, sensors are available in monochrome, Bayer color, and extended NIR configurations. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensors come in fixed-field sensing mode.

October 16, 2015

Available in fixed-field background suppression mode configurations, S18-2 Photoelectric Sensors provide up to 6 detection ranges from 30–200 mm. Self-contained units are resistant to fluorescent light and offer high level of crosstalk avoidance. With bright red LED emitter beam, sensors are easy to align to target, and ensure very small shifts in detection range caused by target color variation. Sensors operate from -40 to +70°C and include dual-function power and stability indicators. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMOS Image Sensor features iris recognition technology.

October 13, 2015

Supporting iris recognition, 2.1 MP T4KE1 optimizes security on mobile devices. Sensor features optical size of 1/7.3 in., pixel pitch of 1.12 µm BSI, and image output of 60 fps at 1080p. MIPI CSI-2 serial interface facilitates integration into end products, while picture flipping function allows images to be flipped horizontally and vertically. By omitting color filter in pixel structure, sensor can capture images for recognition with higher sensitivity than conventional CMOS image sensors. Read More

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

Spectral Sensor targets high volume OEM use.

October 2, 2015

Supplied as sensor-only version, Spark-DET-VIS is suitable for integration into custom electronics of portable and Internet-enabled sensing devices. Unit measures simple absorbance, fluorescence, and emissive color. It delivers full spectral measurements over visible wavelength range of 380–700 nm and provides optical resolution of 4.5–9.0 nm. With robust optoelectronics ensuring thermal stability over -10 to 60°C operating range, sensor provides accurate analysis even in harsh environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Automatic ID

Monochromatic Sensor enhances mobile device biometric security.

October 1, 2015

Leveraging 1.12 micron pixel technology and optimized IR sensitivity, PureCel® OV2281 can enable iris recognition for biometric security on smartphones, tablets, and notebooks. Ability of this 1/7.5 in. sensor to record 1080p HD video at 60 fps in both portrait and landscape orientation supports iris detection in either situation.  When recording full-resolution 1920 x 1920 video at 30 fps, sensor requires 120 mW. ULP mode reduces power consumption to ~25 mW. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetic Image Scanning Sensor offers serial output interface.

September 30, 2015

Utilizing high SNR magnetic chips, Model LTM-XM-336B-0.5-AS detects strong and weak magnetic encoded information in many currencies. Multi-channel lineup includes typical channel resolution of 50 dpi and line resolution of 200 dpi. Providing effective scanning width up to 180 mm with physical size of 193 x 16 x 40 mm, Model LTM-XM-336B-0.5-AS is suitable for whole image scanning. Serial output interface enables processed analog output signal to be sent directly to user's A/D chip modules. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Precision Tube Sensors provide microbubble detection.

September 28, 2015

With uniform illumination of tube's liquid column, MICROmote® Optical Precision Tube Sensors can detect free-floating air bubbles smaller than 10 µm in diameter in transparent liquids. Uniform illumination is created by concentrated arrangement of multiple light beams, each with individual uniform intensity distribution, surrounding tube. When small air bubble enters sensing field, it induces significant signal jump on sensor's receiver elements, enabling reliable detection. Read More