Vertical cavity surface emitting laser driver

March 11, 2010 3:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

VI Systems GmbH introduced the A25-120C VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) driver integrated circuit for optical data transmission. This VCSEL driver chip is designed for the use in high speed optical transceivers with serial data rates of 25 Gbit/s and 28 Gbit/s.


Multi-gas incubator microscope imaging system

March 10, 2010 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has introduced the VivaView MG (Multi-Gas) incubator microscope, a long-term live cell incubation and imaging system optimized for stem cell, cancer, and other research requiring independent control of both oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, along with other environmental parameters.

LISTED UNDER: Microscope Supplies and Accessories | Microscopes

Daytime running light has just two LEDs

March 9, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new OSTAR Compact LED from OSRAM has been developed specifically for use in vehicle headlights. Despite drawing just 5 W, the device provides 300 lumens of power and meets ECE/SAE color binning requirements for use on motor vehicles.

LISTED UNDER: Components | Components

Non-captive programmable linear actuator

March 1, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA non-captive programmable linear actuator. The non-captive actuator configuration is capable of up to 20” of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches allowing fine resolution linear motion.

LISTED UNDER: Components

Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy technology

February 24, 2010 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anasys Instruments introduced its nanoIR platform, a new measurement tool that reveals the chemical composition of samples at the nanoscale.

LISTED UNDER: ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS | Microscope Supplies and Accessories | Spectrometers

Dual camera module captures multichannel images

February 19, 2010 2:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Dual Camera module for the AxioVision image analysis software from Carl Zeiss is intended for all users in the life sciences, including cell biologists, virologists, and physiologists who examine fast intracellular processes with maximum resolution in both time and space.

LISTED UNDER: Image Analysis | Computer Software

New JEOL TEM quickly breaks into picoscale territory

February 19, 2010 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Just three weeks after its installation at the Univ. of Texas San Antonio campus, the latest transmission electron microscope from JEOL delivered data on silicon samples that resolved down to 78 picometers, a level that enables atom-by-atom chemical mapping.

LISTED UNDER: TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras

Stepper Motor Linear Actuator

February 16, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. introduced the G4 37000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator.

LISTED UNDER: Components

D300RW series converters

February 9, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The D300RW series, available from MicroPower Direct, is a family of 3W DC/DC converters in a miniature single-in-line (SIP) package. Features include a wide 2:1 input voltage range, tight output regulation, and continuous short circuit protection.

LISTED UNDER: Components | Connectors | Input Devices

EMI RF shields

February 9, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. introduced a full line of EMI/RF shields with snap-on, snap-off covers, allowing access at any time to components within the shields. These shields are designed to protect components from radio frequency/electromagnetic interference and environmental hazards, and to provide electrical grounding.

LISTED UNDER: Components | Safety and Hygiene

Solid-state optically pumped semiconductor laser

February 3, 2010 3:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coherent, Inc. has expanded their Sapphire family of compact CW visible lasers with the first 514 nm (green) offering based on the company’s OPSL technology. With a choice of four different output powers ranging from 20 to 100 milliwatts, these Sapphire 514 LP lasers provide a compact and reliable all-solid state alternative to legacy ion technology.

LISTED UNDER: Lasers | Semiconductor Manufacturing

Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope

January 29, 2010 2:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carl Zeiss, Inc. introduced new functions for the Axio CSM 700 microscope. The new functions of the Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope enable materials scientists to measure the 3D topography over large sample areas with more convenience and flexibility.

LISTED UNDER: Image Analysis | Microscope Supplies and Accessories | Microscopes

Piezo electric ceramic components

January 27, 2010 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) introduced its piezo electric ceramic components and ultrasonic sensors for flow measurement of utilities, including gas, heat, and water.


Piezo-Z slide scanner

January 22, 2010 2:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

PI will introduce the new P-736 high-speed microscope slide Z-scanner piezo stage at this year’s BIOS/Photonics West show. The new PI nano piezo-Z stages are optimized for fast step and settle, and easy integration into high-resolution microscope applications.

LISTED UNDER: Microscope Supplies and Accessories

Multimode fibers provide accurate high power laser delivery

January 12, 2010 3:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivery of high power laser light in scientific, military, and industrial/commercial applications normally requires bulky, inconvenient, and often heavy articulated arms. For a more efficient approach to laser delivery, Fiberguide Industries offers its multimode, step-index optical fibers.

LISTED UNDER: Components | Lasers


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