Adder Launch Miniaturised AV Transmitter
Adder, the experts in connectivity solutions today unveil the latest generation of miniaturised AV transmitters to work alongside the hugely successful ADDERLink AV 100 Series. Launching at Infocomm 2011 in Orlando, Florida, the ADDERLink AV102T (ALAV102T) is available worldwide.
ON Semiconductor - New Image Sensor Brochure
ON Semiconductor a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions, has just released its Image Sensor Brochure.
TAOS - Ambient Light and Proximity Detection Sensors Deliver Enhanced Technology for Next Generation Smartphones
New Devices Extend Dynamic Range, Allowing Operation in High Brightness (Sunlight) Environments, and Improve Proximity Detection Signal-to-Noise Ratio - Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) announced its 5th generation sensor family, the TSL2x72 Series, that delivers improved digital ambient light sensing (ALS) and proximity detection technology. The TSL2x72 Series is especially designed to create the widest dynamic range of operation necessary for mobile products to adapt to all lighting conditions.
Hamamatsu Back-Illuminated InGaAs Linear Image Sensors for Food Inspection
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the new G11135 series of InGaAs linear image sensors, designed for foreign object inspection. These image sensors consist of an InGaAs photodiode array and CMOS chip containing a charge amplifier array, offset compensation circuit, shift register and a timing generator. The G11135 series are back-illuminated sensors and use indium bumps to connect the InGaAs array with the CMOS chip. This bonding method removes the need for gold wire bonds which significantly improves the reliability and performance of the image sensor.
Murata claims two world's firsts with launch of smallest and only surface mount PIR sensor
Murata today announced the launch of the IRS-B series of dual and quad type surface mount pyro-electric infrared sensors. Believed to be not only the smallest PIR sensors in the world, but also the only surface mount devices available, the series are aimed at a broad range of energy saving applications in consumer appliances.
Renesas - Digital Ambient Illuminance Sensor with Industry-Leading Compact and Thin SON Package
Renesas announced the availability of the digital ambient illuminance sensor, the PH5551A2NA1, with an industry-leading compact and thin package.
Monolithic Optical Proximity and Digital Ambient Light Sensor ICs from ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor presents its new monolithic optical proximity and digital ambient light sensor IC family, meeting the needs for greener, more user-friendly sensing and providing greater interactivity with lower power consumption. The BH1771GLC series is ideal for all applications requiring touchless motion sensing.
MAZeT Introduces TIAM4 Multiple Color Sensors On-Chip
A new member of the multiple color sensors is the so-called integrated TIAM4 module. In addition to the spectral operating detector, it contains the entire sensor electronics on-chip. The photocurrents of the detector are converted into voltages and are available via S & H on a MUX on the output side as an analog voltage signal for digital conversion. The TIA-based amplifier is individually programmable in transimpedance over eight levels and is characterized by a very good linearity in the amplifier stages and by low noise.
Maxim enters the optical sensor market with the industry's highest performance ambient-light sensor
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9635, a fully integrated digital ambient-light sensor (ALS) with a unique adaptive gain block. Designed using the Company's proprietary BiCMOS technology, this device integrates two photodiodes, an ADC, and all necessary digital functionality into a tiny 2mm x 2mm package. This integrated solution saves valuable space in tight enclosures while delivering the industry's highest performance. The MAX9635 consumes 100x less power than the nearest competitive product, significantly extending battery life. Additionally, it offers an industry-best 4,000,000 to 1 dynamic range to ensure ultra-precise lux readings in all ambient-light conditions.
OmniVision Launches Feature Rich 8-Megapixel RAW CMOS Image Sensor For The Fast Growing Smart Phone Market
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV8820, a 1/3.2-inch 8- megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor based on OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSITM pixel architecture.
OmniVision Starts Mass Production of Ultra-Compact OV6930 Medical Image Sensor
OmniVision Technologies today announced the initiation of mass production of the ultra-compact, high-performance OV6930. With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is the ideal solution for applications favoring a small profile.
Cypress Introduces 2.3- and 5.3-Megapixel Image Sensors For Machine Vision, High-End Security and Traffic Monitoring Applications
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced two extensions to Cypress's popular VITA family of image sensors—the 2.3-megapixel VITA 2000 and the 5.3-megapixel VITA 5000. They are ideal for machine vision, high-end security, 2D barcode and intelligent traffic applications.
OmniVision Launches High-End VGA Camera For Next Generation Ultra-Thin Notebooks
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV7727, a top-of-the-line VGA sensor for the high-end ultra-thin notebook market. The 1/13-inch OV7727 is the first VGA sensor built with OmniBSI™ backside illumination technology. It combines extremely strong performance and sensitivity with an ultra-compact form factor, enabling camera integration with sub-2 mm liquid crystal displays (LCDs) for next generation notebooks, netbooks and tablet computers. Using a 1.75-micron OmniBSI pixel, the OV7727 delivers video conference-quality low-light performance of 1300 mV/lux-sec, while also enabling complete camera modules with Z-height as low as 2.2 mm, ideal for tomorrow's ultra-thin portable devices.
Cypress Introduces Industry's Highest Throughput Pipelined Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor
Cypress Semiconductor introduced a high-sensitivity, high-speed CMOS image sensor targeted for the high-end machine vision market. The new 25-megapixel VITA 25K sensor offers the market's highest throughput for a device with a pipelined and triggered global shutter. The sensor has 32 10-bit digital Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) outputs that enable transfer of image data over a standard industry protocol at low power and low noise. Each channel runs at a 620 Mbps, which results in a high frame rate of 53 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution for undistorted images and fast readout. The VITA 25K is ideal for high-end machine vision applications, such as inspection machines; biometric inspection, such as next-generation palm print readers; and intelligent traffic systems.
OmniVision - 1/4-Inch, 5-MP RAW Image Sensor for Mobile Apps
OmniVision Technologies a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced a new ¼-inch, 5-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor based on its 1.4-micron OmniBSI backside illumination (BSI) technology. The OV5647 is a cost-effective, high-performance mobile imaging solution, offering the performance and size benefits of BSI technology while allowing mobile phone designs to utilize existing baseband or applications processors for image processing functions.
Background suppression photosensor offers two operating modes and best-of-breed range
New from Carlo Gavazzi is a diffuse photoelectric sensor extending the company's background suppression technology out to long-range operation. The new PD112 offers one-touch switching between door mode for entrance control applications and industrial mode for standard applications like packaging, wrapping and material handling and timber processing.
Thumb-Sized MOEMS Mini-Spectrometer for Visible Light Spectrometry
Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the C10988MA, an ultra-compact spectrometer built using MOEMS technology. The C10988MA is a thumb-sized device, measuring only 27.6 x 13 x 16.8 mm, developed for use in portable and hand-held devices, where a standard mini-spectrometer would be too large and consume too much power. Not only small, but the C10988MA is also light, weighing only 9 grams.
Optek Develops Miniature Infrared Surface Mount Reflective Object Sensor
Providing design engineers with an economical device for non-contact sensing applications, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a new reflective object sensor in a miniature surface mount package. Designated the OPB733TR device, the infrared sensor uses a lensed IR LED and phototransistor elements to collimate the light beam, giving the device an optimizing detection range from 0.4 (10mm) to 1.0 (25.4mm). In addition, the minimum phototransistor output current of 100mA eliminates the need for external amplification of the output signal, thus simplifying the drive circuitry.