Application scenarios for interactive OLED data-eyeglasses
Fraunhofer COMEDD will present the interactive OLED data eyeglasses at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. The possibility to control data with one's eyes and without using hands or speech fascinates a broad number of potential users. The developers of the eyeglasses received already a wide range of requests from different areas of life and work. In collaboration with partners from various disciplines such as medicine, psychology and industry, Fraunhofer COMEDD currently aims to transfer this revolutionary technology into applicable products. The aim is to develop customer- and application-specific OLED microdisplays with suitable colors, appropriate resolution of the display and camera function within the microchip. But only a chip makes not yet the eyeglasses. Various components need to be developed before the whole product will be accomplished. The interdisciplinary project FAIR is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It is dedicated specifically to the support of physical functions by using "handfree applications in augmented reality" (FAIR).
Toshiba’s Latest Photocouplers are Optimised for Mid-Speed Communications with Data Rates of 20kbps ~ 100kbps
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced two new photocouplers that are optimised for RS-232 and RS232-C communications. The TLP2301 and TLP2303 address emerging requirements for devices that fill the 'price/performance gap' between general-purpose transistor couplers and IC couplers operating from 1Mbps. Target applications will include factory automation and other industrial systems, appliances, smart metering and building automation.
Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New High-Speed 850 nm and 940 nm IR Emitters and Package-Matched High-Speed Silicon PIN Photodiode for Infrared Touch Panels
Vishay Intertechnology Inc today broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new high-speed 850 nm and 940 nm infrared emitters and a package-matched high-speed silicon PIN photodiode with high radiant sensitivity from 780 nm to 1050 nm. The VSMG10850, VSMB10940 and VEMD10940F offer an ultra-wide ± 75° angle of half intensity in a compact side-view surface-mount package measuring 3 mm by 2 mm and a height of only 1 mm.
Ophir Photonics' 30K-W Power Meter Directly Measures Very High Power Lasers
Ophir Photonics today announced the 30K-W Laser Power Meter at LASER World of Photonics. The latest addition to the company's line of very high power laser detectors, the 30K-W meter was created for material processing lasers used in such applications as metal cutting and welding. It features a unique design that allows direct measurement of very high powers and power densities. The 30K-W measures YAG and fiber lasers in the 800-2000 nm range, and CO2 lasers at 10.6 microns. A wide aperture of 74 mm allows it to handle large diameter beams.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s High-Speed Logic Gate Optocoupler Meets Higher Isolation Requirements in a New Wide Body 5-Pin SOP
Designers working with industrial applications need to transmit high speed data reliably in environments where noise – in the form of voltage transients and ground loop currents – is common. They also need to meet stringent new safety standards, such as IEC-62109, the international standard for solar inverters. At the same time, designers need solutions that are flexible, and that take up less board space while reducing bill of material costs.
Silicon Labs Digital Isolation Solution Enhances Long-Term Reliability Of Motor Controls
Silicon Labs today introduced the industry's first digital CMOS-based drop-in replacement solution for optocoupler-isolated gate drivers (opto-drivers). Supporting up to 5 kV isolation ratings and up to 10 kV surge protection, the new Si826x isolated gate drivers provide an ideal configuration, package and footprint fit for a wide range of opto-drivers used in high-power motor control, industrial drives, solar power and EV/HEV inverters, and switched mode and uninterruptible power supplies.
Electro-Mech’s Bi Color LED Switch Offers Safety Signal Feedback for Security DVR Recording
Electro-Mech Components, Inc. has introduced the Series SW44834 Bi-Color LED Switch Series offering an ideal solution for DVR signal switching. End use application is for operator (bus driver) to actuate switch to time stamp an event on full time DVR safety video recording. During replay, operator can quickly locate event mark on playback to study video more closely.
Everlight Unveils Ultra-small Outline ITR Photo Interrupter for Optical Switches, Digital Cameras and Printers
Everlight Electronics has introduced the latest member of its ITR series of photo interrupters for use in optical switches, digital cameras and printers, the ultra small outline slotted type ITR1205ST11A/TR. A slotted type opto interrupter detects an object when it enters the gap of the slotted switch and blocks the light path between the emitter and detector.
Nanophotonics And Integrated Optics Photonic Crystal Cavities Whitepaper
The release of CST's white paper, 'Nanophotonics and Integrated Optics – Photonic Crystal Cavities' offers engineers details of which type of photonic crystal cavities are best suited to certain applications and outlines their general properties. Hands-on examples and application descriptions, such as the WDM channel filter, are illustrated in order to demonstrate how specific antenna design projects can be carried out using CST MICROWAVE STUDIO.
MF2410 UMF Fuse Series Ideal for LED Lighting Applications Worldwide
AEM Components today introduces a new fuse line series with their MF2410 Surface Mount Fuse. The MF series complies with the IEC 60127-4 UMF standard, making this fuse suitable for the global market. In addition, the MF series is certified by UL, VDE, CQC, PSE and KC. Both the extremely small 2410 package size and the 250VAC rating make the series ideal for space constraint AC applications such as LED Lighting. The MF2410's excellent inrush current withstanding capabilities allow the fuse to work well in applications additional to LED Lighting, for example Chargers, Adapters, Power Boards, Medical Equipment, Industrial Equipment and Appliances.
Hamamatsu Photonics LC-L5 LED Flood Curing System
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the LC-L5, a dedicated large area UV curing system, adding to our existing range of high performance LED and lamp based curing systems. The new addition features a large array of high power UV LEDs. Through the use of internal forced air cooling the need for ducting or chiller equipment is eliminated and, the LEDs are able to offer a high stability output, which is easily maintained over the 20,000 hour average LED lifetime. The output is also highly uniform across the emission area enabling highly reliable curing.
High Power Light Source Uses Next Generation LEDs
Making use of the latest ultra-bright LEDs, the new LS-4000 light source from Ultrafine Technology provides powerful white light illumination for all types of endoscope light guides. It can also be used for general illumination applications such as ring lights in microscopy.
Count NIR and Count Q
LASER COMPONENTS would like to announce two new single photon counting modules: COUNT NIR and COUNT Q, both optimised for longer wavelengths.
Toshiba Extends Family of Extended Temperature, Low Current Drive, High-Speed Photocouplers*
Toshiba Electronics Europe has extended its family of high-speed photocouplers for industrial applications. Supplied in a DIP8 package, the new TLP2955 and TLP2958 low-current drive devices provide guaranteed operation at temperatures from -40°C to 125°C. The TLP2955 and TLP2958 have a minimum isolation voltage of 5000Vrms and support data rates up to 5Mbps. Target applications include intelligent power module signal isolation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and high-speed digital interfaces for instrumentation and control devices.
EXFO Launches MXS-9100 MEMS Matrix Optical Switch
EXFO Inc announces the launch of the MXS-9100, jointly developed with DiCon and available exclusively from EXFO. DiCon Fiberoptics' MXS-9100 MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch is optimized for use with EXFO systems and software control, and allows any M input fibers to connect to any N output fibers in a fully non-blocking manner.
New Scale Patents Tiny, Precise Lens Actuator Module For Micro Cameras
New Scale Technologies, Inc. has received a U.S. patent for its UTAF (ultra-thin auto focus) piezoelectric lens actuator module measuring only 8.5 x 8.5 x 3.8 mm. The UTAF actuator module integrates New Scale's UTAF piezoelectric beam motor with a drive IC and position sensor IC for closed-loop motion control. Patent # 8,279,541 extends coverage to the module's precision pin bushing system that moves the lens in a straight line with dynamic tilt of less than 0.1 degree. This low tilt is a critical requirement for high-megapixel cameras and imaging systems. The patent also covers a unique flexure preload or magnetic preload system that produces substantially zero additional friction in the bearing guide, irrespective of the location along the optical centerline. This allows the module to lift a mass at least three times greater than the typical lens mass of 0.25 grams, insuring a low sensitivity to gravity orientation for the camera system.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Smart Gate Driver Optocoupler Enables Simpler Design and Increased Reliability for Reduced System Costs
For today's high-power industrial applications, designers have traditionally used discrete components for the IGBT drivers, resulting in higher overall design complexity and increased system costs. To help designers overcome this, Fairchild Semiconductor has launched the FOD8318 Smart Gate Driver Optocoupler with Active Miller Clamp. The device is an advanced 2.5A output current IGBT drive optocoupler capable of driving most 1200V / 150A IGBTs.
Custom Mil/Aero LED Circuit Assemblies from Molex for harsh environments
Molex Incorporated has ramped up its engineering and production investment for custom LED circuit assemblies that can operate reliably in extreme conditions and harsh environments such as those found in military and aerospace applications.
Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Low Input Current Optocouplers in Ultra-Compact SSOP-4 Mini-Flat Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two new series of 4-pin, low input current optocouplers with phototransistor output. The devices feature low DC input currents of 1 mA (VOS618A) and 5 mA (VOS617A) and are offered in the compact SSOP-4 mini-flat package, which saves more than 60 % of board space compared with a DIP-4 package.
Phoenix Photonics to Unveil New SDM Components at OFC 2013
Phoenix Photonics will launch a new range of fiber spatial mode control components, complementing its polarization mode control range, later this month at OFC (19 - 21 March, Anaheim Convention Center, CA, Booth #1710). Phoenix will showcase mode converters for Few Moded Fibers and Photonic Lantern technology for SDM (Space Division Multiplexing).
Hamamatsu Photonics Encoder Module
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the P11159-01AS, a small, high resolution encoder module. This new optical encoder incorporates a 4 element photo IC and red LED, with a 2-phase digital signal output circuit. When using 0.2mm pitch slits, the P11159-01AS produces a 2-phase digital signal output that matches the slit movement. A high resolution of 50µm is achievable.
FTDI Introduces Easy-to-Use Graphic Controller for Wide-Ranging Display Applications
FTDI Chip has taken its first steps into another vital application sector. Addressing the need for ever more advanced forms of human-machine interaction, the company has announced the release of the FT800, the initial offering in its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) family.
Isolated Error Amplifiers From Analog Devices Outperform Optocouplers And Shunt Regulators
Analog Devices, Inc. have today announced the release of new isolated error amplifiers that provide power supply designers with a higher performing, single-chip alternative to isolation techniques based on optocouplers and shunt regulators. Designed for linear feedback power supplies using primary side controllers, the ADuM3190 and ADuM4190 isolated error amplifiers have a 400-kHz bandwidth, with 0.5% typical initial accuracy at 25°C and 1% total accuracy over the extended temperature range.
IGBT/MOSFET Gate Drive Coupler from Toshiba Saves Power and Reduces Mounting Area by 50%
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a photocoupler* that will reduce PCB space and power consumption in IGBT and MOSFET designs that need galvanic isolation. Target applications include factory automation equipment, motor drives, digital home appliances and photovoltaic power micro-inverters.
Excelitas Technologies Introduces New Short Wavelength Enhanced APD Preamplifier Module for High Performance Applications
Excelitas Technologies today announced that it has launched a new short wavelength enhanced, APD preamplifier module specifically designed for low level visible light detection.
Excelitas Technologies Announces Enhanced High-Performance Single Photon Counting Module (SPCM) Solutions
Excelitas Technologies announced today new offerings within its industry-leading single photon counting module (SPCM) suite of products designed to provide customers with the highest level of photon detection efficiency.
Hamamatsu Introduces The Versatile ORCA-Flash4.0 V2 sCMOS Camera
Hamamatsu Photonics has released the ORCA-Flash4.0 V2, a 4-megapixel scientific CMOS camera that offers unrivalled flexibility across a wide range of microscopy applications. The ORCA-Flash4.0 V2 has many new features such as two scan speeds, a readout mode for light sheet microscopy, and USB 3.0 and Camera Link interfaces.
Renesas Electronics to Release Photocouplers with World-Top-Class High-Speed Switching Operation and Integrated IGBT Protection Function for IGBT Gate Drive
Renesas Electronics today announced two new photocouplers PS9332L and PS9332L2, with an integrated insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) [Note 1] protection function, for applications such as industrial machinery and solar power systems.
Photocouplers in 8-pin SIDP with maximum switching speed
MSC now offers two new photocouplers, PS9332L and PS9332L2, from Renesas Electronics. The new photocouplers feature an extremely short switching delay time of 200 nS maximum, low current consumption of less than 2.5 mA, output current of 2 A maximum and integrated IGBT protection function.
Bias Controllers for Analogue Modulators
Photline Technologies are pleased to introduce the MBC-AN series, a new family of modulator bias controllers especially designed for analogue applications. The MBC-AN series are perfect controllers to stabilise analogue modulators and to ensure a stable operation over time and environmental conditions when a high purity optical carrier is required.
Avago Technologies Introduces New Generation of Smart Gate Drive Optocoupler
Avago Technologies today announced a new highly-integrated smart gate drive optocoupler device, the ACPL-339J. The device is a 1A output current gate drive optocoupler with dual outputs optimized for driving both high-side and low-side gates of the MOSFET buffer stage. The ACPL-339J features an internal active timing control circuitry preventing cross conduction and minimizing switching losses in the MOSFET buffer stage.
Toshiba’s DIP8 Photocoupler Delivers Enhanced Isolation for IPM Motor Control in High-Noise, High-Temperature Environments
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new photocoupler* IC that provides a low-power, space-saving isolation interface between an IPM (intelligent power module) and its control circuitry. Combining guaranteed operation at temperatures from -40°C to 125°C with a minimum input-to-output isolation voltage of 5000Vrms (AC, 1 min), the TLP754 is ideal for motor control and inverter applications designed for noisy, extended temperature industrial environments.
Toshiba Launches TLP220 series Compact DIP4 Photorelays with 5000V Isolation
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of photorelays that provides a minimum input-to-output isolation voltage of 5000Vrms (AC, 1 min) for reinforced insulation. Devices in the TLP220 series are supplied in a compact DIP4 package that measures just 7.6mm x 4.6mm x 3.7mm. Clearance and creepage distances are 7mm as standard with the option of 8mm in the case of the TLP220AF.
EMC’s Compact Split-Image Lighted ACP Switch
Electro-Mech Components, Inc. has introduced the Series SW44863 Split-Image Switch Series offering an ideal solution for high-density instrumentation panels and display areas in a compact footprint. Designed in a low-profile, unitized housing, these compact switches feature SMT LED's on a built in PCB for backlighting the 0.51 x 0.42 size pushbutton. Pushbutton lenses feature hidden legend lenses with multiple color options for backlighting. The multi-image and horizontal or split legend faces save valuable panel space to maximize small area limitations.
Spellman Introduces New Modular X-Ray Generator Series
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation announces the introduction of the MFX Series of modular industrial X-Ray generators. These compact, +24Vdc input X-Ray generators drive floating filament X-Ray tubes in a cost effective modular package utilizing an industry standardized mini Federal Standard X-Ray connector.
New 1 mm2 Infrared Chip Has 72% Efficiency For Powerful IR Illumination
The new 1 mm2 infrared chip prototype from Osram Opto Semiconductors has achieved a new record with an efficiency of up to 72 percent at 100 milliamps using thin-film technology. At 930 milliwatts from an operating current of 1 amp, its light output under laboratory conditions is 25 percent higher than that of the chips currently available on the market, which means that future infrared LEDs can be made even more energy-efficient.
Vishay's Isolated Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver With Integrated Turn-Off Capability
Vishay broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new isolated photovoltaic MOSFET driver in the compact SOP-4 surface-mount package. The new VOM1271 features integrated turn-off circuitry, eliminating the need for external turn-off components and a secondary-side power supply. The new MOSFET driver greatly reduces implementation cost and PCB space usage while increasing overall system reliability and performance.
Ultra-Low Noise Mixed-Signal Chip From ams The Key To Dramatic Performance Gains In Siemens X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner
ams announced today that it is supplying a highly integrated ASIC which enables a new Siemens photo-detector module for computer tomography (CT) to deliver higher resolution images at lower X-ray dosages.
Avago Technologies Announces Extended Operating Temperature Digital Optocouplers with R2Coupler Isolation
Avago Technologies today announced its ACPL-M49U/K49U/M71U/M72U digital optocouplers, which are new additions to its R2CouplerTM family. These optocouplers provide a wider offering of extended temperaturerange digital optocouplers to the exisiting family and are designed to meetcustomer needs for low power, low leakage, higher isolation voltage and higher common-mode rejection (CMR).
New Modular Mobile Controller
Jetter AG is debuting its modular controller JCM-520 in Nuremberg. The device features, inter alia, a powerful ARM11 processor, various communication interfaces, a user-programmable diagnostics display and several slots for multi-purpose modules. With multi-purpose modules, the controller can be quickly adapted to specific customer requirements, without a special circuit board needing to be developed. The JCM-520 fulfills all requirements with regard to temperature, shock and other external influences, making it suitable for outdoor use.