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LED Design Kit Includes Multiple Device Types

January 15, 2009 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an evaluation resource for the designer, the GB-LED1 LED Design Kit from JKL Components contains SMT and right-angle LEDs, rigid bars and flexible strips for linear lighting and LCD backlighting, high-power 1-3-5 Watt output for general lighting, and incandescent replacement styles such as festoon and wedge based.

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LED Assemblies Exhibit Low Thermal Resistance

January 15, 2009 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating 4 1-W LED dies into a single assembly for solid state lighting applications, OPTEK Technology’s OV4Z Optimal IV Star Series star-shaped LED assemblies present a thermal resistance of <2°C/W from junction to heatsink. The devices offer emitted colors of blue (455 nm to 460 nm), green (530 nm to 535 nm), red (620 nm to 630 nm), amber (585 nm to 595 nm), and daylight white. Typical forward voltage at

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SSLD Delivers Hysteretic Control

January 14, 2009 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a buck topology, Supertex’s HV9919 SSLD uses a hysteretic control function to maintain its output current between a fixed minimum and maximum level at all times. The PWM controller performs in solid-state lighting applications, such as industrial, architectural, signage, or decorative lighting; indicator or emergency lighting; and as a general-purpose, constant-current source. The component offers programmable dimming frequency via

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Thermal Camera Combines Visible, IR Images

January 13, 2009 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining visible-light capability with IR imaging, the FLIR i-Series thermal-imaging IR camera from Extech Instruments can provide a scalable and independently-adjustable picture-in-picture “fusion” image of the target showing both the visible target outline and the IR focus spot in the same frame. The pistol-grip device has a 3.5” LCD and comes in versions with image-capture resolutions of 120 × 120, 140 × 140, or

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Machine Vision Camera Captures at 22 fps

January 13, 2009 4:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based upon a 1.3-megapixel CMOS progressive scan sensor, Toshiba Teli’s CSB1100CL-10 machine vision camera offers 1240 × 1024 resolution and 22-frame-per-second capture of moving subjects. The device performs in applications in factory automation, OCR/DCR reading, inspection, and quality control with a signal-to-noise ratio of

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TFT-LCD Supports up to 18-bit Colors

January 12, 2009 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting up to 18-bit (262 k) colors, the OSD057GPEGB-A0 from OSD is a 5.7" diagonal 640xRGBx480 (VGA) TFT-LCD intended for the industrial control & mobile computing market. It allows image rotation via digital user inputs. The built-in timing controller supports both Sync mode and DE mode operation. Backlight brightness is 220 cd/m2 typical with a contrast ratio of 300:1

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Semiconductor Laser Diodes Target Medical Apps

January 9, 2009 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on indium phosphide (InP), nLIGHT’s new generation of Pearl 1,400-nm to 2,000-nm semiconductor laser diodes perform in surgical and aesthetic medical applications through either direct use or to pump holmium or erbium lasers. At 1.9 microns, the fiber-coupled modules provide up to 20 W of output power from a single

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Light Sources Illuminate Daylight-Appearing Light

January 8, 2009 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a ballast configurable to a 14-W or a 9.5-W setting, Welch Allyn’s Solarc NGX metal halide light sources produce daylight-appearing light in industrial, medical, and analytical applications. The 14-W devices exhibit 1,000-lm output, 6,900K color temperature, and a median lamp life of 350 hours. The 9.5-W unit demonstrates 500-lm

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LEDs Target SSL

January 6, 2009 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created to address solid-state lighting (SSL) applications, the ASMT-Ax00 family of 1-W LEDs from Avago Technologies has a 130-degree viewing angle and comes in a variety of colors, including white. Delivering up to 76 lm at 350mA, the emitters have a maximum allowable junction temperature of 125°C

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Emitter Touts Lowest Forward Voltage in PLCC2 Package

January 5, 2009 1:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a viewing angle of ±60° with a high radiant intensity of 16 mW/sr at 100 mA, the VSMF4720 870-nm infrared emitter from Vishay is billed as having the industry's lowest forward voltage and highest radiant intensity of any such device in the PLCC2 package. The device offers high power output up to 1 A and 50-mW

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Fiber Lasers Integrate Aluminum Block

December 30, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a single-piece aluminum block, the Boreas family of high power fiber lasers from Eolite Systems is available in HE and HF. The HE comes in two different models: HE40 (1030 nm, 40W, 7 ns pulse duration, 2 mJ pulse energy) and HE80 (1030 nm, 80W, 7 ns, 2-mJ pulse energy). The HF is available in five different models depending on wavelength

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SSLDs Exhibit Low Dropout

December 24, 2008 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demonstrating fixed output currents of 20 mA and 25 mA, respectively, Supertex’s CL520 and CL525 linear constant-current 2-terminal SSLDs demonstrate a dropout of 1 V. The RoHS-compliant devices are appropriate for general lighting applications employing single or multiple LEDs, such as decorative lighting and low-voltage signage or channel lighting. Both components offer temperature-compensated output currents to maintain

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SSLDs Exhibit Double Dimming Function

December 23, 2008 4:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powering LCD backlights, ROHM Electronics’ BD6095GUL Series SSLDs use an I/F-compatible backlight dimmer with a double dimming function, analog output sensors, and an integrated I²C bus interface. The double dimming function adjusts brightness based on image content and ambient conditions. The units possess a gain control function with a built-in light measurement range; a backlight adjustment function linked with

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Rear-Projection Display Supports HD Resolution

December 22, 2008 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting public venue video walls and space-constrained control rooms, Planar Systems’ Clarity Margay II 50” rear-projection display offers support for full 1920 × 1080 HD resolution. The product includes Texas Instruments’ DLP BrilliantColor technology, the Margay II optical engine with primary and secondary color segments, and Planar Precision electronics with digital uniformity correction and solid state image alignment. The display uses

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Light Engines Use XLamp LEDs

December 19, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering from 1 to 3 LEDs wired in series or parallel for integration into SSLD systems, ETG Corporation’s new family of light engines utilize Cree’s XLamp MC-E or XP family of LEDs. The single MC-E version offers input power of 9.8 W while providing up to 790 lm at 6,000K and up to 605 lm at 3,000K. The three-up MC-E version delivers >2,250 lm at 6000K with an input power of <30 W. The 1-W single XP version produces

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