Optical Sensors

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vision Sensors are capable of color identification, inspection.

December 8, 2014

Suited for automation tasks in various applications, VGA and 1.2 MP models of VeriSens XC series feature FEX image processor, flash controller with 48 V or 4 A pulse, and configurable Web interface. Used for setup of 3D color identification and definition Color FEX intelligent assistant automatically identifies object colors and their shades and visualizes them in 3D as color spheres. Absence of sphere collisions ensures reliable color inspection. Read More

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Low-Power, 4-Channel Detector offers single-supply operation.

December 1, 2014

By offering 4 channels, LMM-274 allows 3 gases to be measured simultaneously; reference channel is also available. Battery power supply is sufficient for operation as power consumption in single-supply operation is 160 µW as opposed to 800 µW with split-supply operation. With sensitivity of >90 kV/W, this low-power detector is suited for gas analysis in wavelength range of 8–12 microns and can be used to identify alcohol or chlorinated hydrocarbons. Read More

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Photoelectric Sensors do not require reflectors.

November 25, 2014

Employing Class 2 laser, O5D Series integrates Time-of-Flight sensing principle and PMD technology for diffuse background suppression sensing ranges up to 2 m. All target colors are sensed at same range, and accuracy is not affected by reflective targets/backgrounds. Switch point, visible on numeric display, can be set via plus or minus pushbuttons. While O5D100 displays range in centimeters, O5D101 displays range in inches. Both have plastic housing with metal frame and PMMA lens. Read More

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Automotive Image Recognition Processors aid ADAS implementation.

November 24, 2014

Supporting diverse Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) capabilities, TMPV7608XBG integrates 2 CoHOG accelerators that provide image recognition even in low-light and nighttime conditions. Nighttime pedestrian detection is made possible via color-based gradient analysis of images supplied by multiple full HD (2 MP) connected cameras, and structure-from-motion accelerator enables 3D reconstruction using input stream of monocular camera for detection of stationary obstacles on road surface. Read More

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Infrared Sensor monitors petrochemical combustion vessels.

November 18, 2014

Consisting of explosion proof infrared thermometer, PULSAR 4 can see through flames and simultaneously deliver Refractory Temperature and Gas Temperature with precision to 0.3°C, and range of 350–2,000°C. PULSAR 4 Advanced features proprietary Smart Flame Measurement Algorithm, which accounts for flame transparency that can affect temperature readings for more precise view of activity inside vessels. InfraWin software interprets data from PULSAR 4 for analysis inside control room. Read More

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Short-Wavelength Pyrometer offers touchscreen and datalogging.

November 17, 2014

Available with choice of temperature ranges from 100 to 2,000°C and 4–20 mA or RS485 Modbus output, PyroMini 2.2 series measures reflective surfaces and high-temperature objects. These IR temperature sensors, available with backlit touchscreen interface, feature 18 x 45 mm sensing head with choice of optics for small or large targets at short or long distances. Built-in data logging to MicroSD Card offers 1 year of storage at 1 sample/sec, and touchscreen models have two alarm relays. Read More