Apollo Display Technologies has announced that it can furnish VGA and XGA resolution TFT LCDs backlit by LED rails that are addressable via the company’s standard PRISMA II industrial controller board to switch back and forth between day and night modes. These LCDs can be used in the full range of night vision imaging systems (NVIS) applications including displays in military aircraft cockpits, tanks, trucks, ground mobile applications, communications equipment and electronics.
LEDtronics introduces the RGB-1007-001, a low profile, four legs through-hole LED that offers full-spectrum red, green and blue LEDs (RGB LED). These discrete LEDs provide high performance and visibility in a compact size of 4.90 mm x 6.5 mm +0.15. The red, green and blue diodes emit high-intensity light in a viewing angle of 120°. The red diode's wavelength is 635 nm, the wavelength of the green diode is 520 nm and the blue operates at 470 nm.
Intense Ltd. announces its HPD Series 2400 1550 nm eye-safe laser diodes that are high peak power, 1550 nm pulsed lasers for use in distance measurement applications that require eye-safe laser sources. The lasers are available in source sizes of 150 µm and 380 µm, and they are designed to operate at pulse widths of less than 200 ns, duty cycles to 0.1 percent.
QSI Corp. introduces InfiniTouch, a patent-pending Force Panel Technology that enables any semi-rigid material (metal, glass, wood, stone, ceramic, plastic, or any combination of these materials) to sense touch. It also solves the problems of how to handle the non-orthogonal nature of touches, how to adjust for the force variations during touch duration, and it provides a touch surface with the durability and reliability to meet the needs of diverse industries.
Lambda extended its NV-family of configurable AC/DC power supplies to include a range of models designed with medical applications in mind. With a reinforced 4 kV AC input to output isolation, the units meet the rigorous IEC 60601 international safety standards for medical equipment, making them suitable for use in patient-connected medical applications. The power supplies include PFC, efficiencies up to 90 percent and output power ratings of up to 180W (200W peak).
Cree, Inc. announces commercial availability of XLamp LEDs with minimum luminous flux of 100 lumens at 350 mA. They are said to be the first LEDs to be available in volume with this level of performance. They can deliver either 25 percent greater brightness with improved efficacy, or they can deliver up to 55 percent greater brightness at the same efficacy when compared to the previous generation of XLamp LEDs.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., introduces its 5V, 50 MegaBaud1 (MBd) TLP117 IC photocoupler for high speed digital transmission applications. It specifically addresses applications with isolation and switching speed requirements such as system I/O interfaces and factory automation networks. The device is an optically coupled isolator consisting of a gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) light-emitting diode and an integrated high-gain, high- speed photo detector.
Lumex introduced KoolBrite SMT LEDs. They use the company’s ceramic substrate material, a unique epoxy lens, and a manufacturing process that can cast the lense directly onto the ceramic substrate. The LEDs are capable of withstanding wave soldering, while providing a useable operating life of 50,000 hours with no loss in light output levels. They virtually eliminate failures due to thermal junction deterioration. These LEDs are appropriate for applications including illumination or indication on PCBs, annunciator and control panels, telecom switches and central office equipment, and medical equipment.
Microsemi announced a high performance multi-lamp controller designed with features optimized for lighting the cold cathode fluorescent lamps used in large screen LCD TV applications. The LX6501 controller minimizes external components by fully integrating on-chip gate drivers having the capacity to drive N channel power MOSFETs on both the low and high sides of full bridge inverters. Input voltages can be as high as 27V. An on-chip regulator generates internal driver operating voltages that supply the output gate drive circuit.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is adding a white LED to its Golden Dragon ARGUS family. It combines proprietary ThinGaN (indium gallium nitride) technology for brightness and uniformity with the patented ARGUS lens -- specially designed for high efficiency backlighting and illumination -- and the company’s chip level conversion (CLC) technology. Each package contains one HBLED with a thin phosphor coating over the emission area, applied at the wafer level.
JKL Components enhanced its design and manufacturing capabilities for LCD backlight assemblies to meet demanding and stringent quality specifications for custom requirements. The company’s program for additional control technologies includes NVIS compatible green lamp phosphors, thermistors for temperature control, opto-sensors, wire-wrap heaters, as well as
Fujitsu Components America introduced a 17" (diagonal) product for the growing retail kiosk market. The four-wire, 17" model is the largest in the company’s standard resistive touch panel line. Other applications include desktop touch monitors, Point of Sale, and industrial controls. The panel features 82 percent transmissivity and an anti-glare treatment to enhance viewability in high ambient light.
Fujitsu Components America expanded its resistive touch-panel offering with the introduction of a 4.3¨ (diagonal) film-glass panel for both finger and stylus-based applications. The four-wire device fits Sharp and NEC 4.3¨ LCDs commonly used in handheld applications including popular game devices, and fixed applications suitable for small LCD screens. Featuring 86 percent transmissivity for viewing in high ambient light conditions, the design incorporates a double-layer PET film with 5 percent haze anti-glare hardcoat for durability in both finger and stylus input modes.
MEN Micro Inc. introduces its single board computer that uses Freescale's MPC8548, providing up to 1.5 GHz of processing power. Using Altera's CycloneT II FPGA, this EM9 is a universal computer core for embedded systems in harsh industrial environments, and it provides individual I/O for each application through IP cores. Applications include industrial control and safety or network systems as well as machine control, human-machine interfaces or embedded terminals.
Measurement Computing Corporation releases two high-speed USB-based DAQ modules, the USB-1608HS and the USB-1608HS-2AO. These modules provide simultaneous data capture of up to eight channels of 16-bit single ended or differential analog input at 250 kHz per channel. Both units include 16 bits of digital I/O and an extensive suite of software. The USB-1608HS-2AO has an additional two channels of 16-bit analog output with a range of -10 to +10 volts.