Photo Interrupters and Reflective Sensor Pairs

August 28, 2007 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics announces its photo interrupter and reflective sensor products that include a range of off-the-shelf components and a custom-tailored, applications-specific capability. These products are suitable for applications in bill, coin and card acceptors, automatic faucet and flush controllers, fax, copier and paper level detectors, alarm components, presence detection devices, RPM sensors and optical encoders

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8.5¨ WVGA digital TFT

August 28, 2007 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology introduces its MTF-T085AMSLN 8.5¨ true digital TFT. Features include an 8.5¨ TFT active matrix, a resolution of 800 × RGB × 480 dots and full colors, and white LED backlighting. It is also available with a touch screen. Outline dimensions are 206.10 mm × 124.48 mm ×7.30 mm.

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Reflective SOA for Passive Optical Networks

August 28, 2007 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIP announces its reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) family which offers the performance to implement advanced PONs (passive optical networks) based on wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). Capable of delivering more than 20 dB of optical gain, this component provides optical data transmission at gigabit Ethernet rates without the need for either a local wavelength stabilized source or temperature control. This combination provides a platform for access network providers to boost performance.

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SSL-Based Incandescent Replacement Lamps

August 28, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infinilux announces its series of PAR4 incandescent replacement lamps that are powered by the Cree XLamp LED technologies, including the 7090 XR-E series LED that is capable of producing 100 lumens per Watt. These new lamps are drop-in replacements for many standard commercial, industrial and consumer light bulbs such as the standard 50W PAR36 flood lamp that is typically found

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High-Intensity Power SMD LEDs in CLCC6 Ceramic Package With Low Heat Dissipation and Optical Efficiency up to 35 lm/W

August 24, 2007 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a series of high-intensity yellow, amber, and white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC6 ceramic package. The VLMx61 series offers a very low thermal resistance and high optical power for thermal-sensitive applications. The CLCC6 ceramic package of the VLMK61, VLMY61, and VLMW61 devices allows the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours.

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Elliptical Plate Beamsplitters

August 15, 2007 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edmunds Optics introduced TECHSPEC Elliptical Plate Beamsplitters which are designed to maximize beamsplitting efficiency while minimizing valuable mounting space. When the beamsplitter is orientated at 45° in the optical path, it creates a circular aperture equal to the diameter of the minor axis. The beamsplitters are available in two thicknesses: 1.0 mm for ultra-tight spaces, or 3.0 mm with an improved surface accuracy of

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Backlight Controllers for Notebook Computer LCD Displays

August 1, 2007 10:15 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi added two backlight controllers for notebook computers, additions to its portfolio of devices that power CCFLs in LCD displays. Designated the LX1693 and LX1697, the backlight controllers are optimized for the wide input voltage range found in notebook display applications and support Intel's Display Power Saving Technology that adjusts brightness as a function of video content. The advanced architecture of the LX1693 includes all the support components needed to integrate

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Long-life Resistive Touch Panels

August 1, 2007 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America released production samples of its next-generation, resistive touch panels using an organic conductive polymer material. The custom touch panels are said to offer five times the durability and comparable optical properties of conventional ITO (Indium Tin Oxide)-film panels. This provides a durable touch surface and extends the touch panel’s operational life, especially in repeated-touch applications such as cell phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, instrumentation and other pen-based devices. The panels are also scratch-resistant, sealed and able to withstand harsh chemical and input abuse

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Expanded LED Panel Mount Indicator Offering

August 1, 2007 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight Corporation expanded its line of LED panel mount indicators with its 612 and 616 Series for easy front panel mounting in 12 mm (0.492") and 16 mm (0.642") holes and panel thicknesses of up to 6.3 mm (0.236"). The RoHS-compliant indicators are designed for a variety of applications including main/remote power indication, status indication, maintenance/warning indication and instrumentation.

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Dual Output SMT DC/DC Converters

July 31, 2007 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct announces its LF200D series of ultra-miniature 2W DC/DC converters. Packaged in an SMT case, these converters provide a combination of power, performance and miniature size. Seven models operate from 5V DC, 12V DC and 24V DC inputs, providing dual outputs of ±5V DC, ±12V DC or ±15V DC. Standard features include efficiency as high as 82 percent, an input/output isolation of 1,000V DC and low noise operation.

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High Brightness LED Controllers

July 31, 2007 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces its EZ-Color family of high-brightness (HB) LED controllers for intelligent lighting systems. The controllers are supported by PSoC Express, an embedded visual design tool that delivers a complete design system for applications such as architectural lighting, general signage, rechargeable flashlights, entertainment lighting and emergency vehicle lighting.

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Visual Display Options

July 31, 2007 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Syscon-PlantStar announces two visual display options for workplace settings. The first is by integrating LED display boards. Three color or full color display boards can be placed in the factory. Display areas can range from 57.6" x 9.5" to 202" x 56.7". The PC based control allows OPC, ODBC and DDE data transfers. The second option is implementation of slim depth LED engine wide screen DLP HDTV that includes a PC mode feature.

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Red Chip for Projection and Automotive Applications

July 31, 2007 10:50 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announces its red 1 mm2 chip, featuring thin-film technology, with brightness values of more than 300 lm. It will be used in the company’s DRAGON and OSTAR LEDs, and it is targeted for applications in the projection and automotive sectors. The red chip has a power consumption of 6W, achieves 52 lm/W, and it features a wavelength of 615 nm from an operating current of 2A.

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Line Scan Camera with Scan Sensor Technology

July 31, 2007 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

DALSA Corp. announces its Spyder 3 CL line scan camera with camera link interface. Its responsivity addresses low lighting situations. At its core is dual line scan sensor technology that achieves responsivity and throughput of 80 Mega pixels per second. Dual line scan technology offers a clear performance benefit. This camera can be used for applications including glass edge inspection, general purpose web inspection, postal sorting, industrial metrology, pick-and-place applications, and medical and scientific imaging.

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Graphics Display Controller for Automotive TFT LCD Panels

July 31, 2007 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announces its TX4964FG system-on-chip (SoC) targeted at instrument-cluster applications ranging from back-up camera displays to full-size, reconfigurable instrument clusters. It drives and manages the small-size thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD panels increasingly found in instrument clusters in medium- to high-end automobiles. The device integrates the CPU, hardware-graphics engine, TFT LCD panel controller, digital-camera interface and frame-buffer memory in a compact 176-pin QFP package.

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