Newsletter | January 8, 2020

01.08.20 -- High-Pulse Laser Rotary Encoders Explained

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High-Pulse Laser Rotary Encoders: Positional Angle Mastery In A Tiny Package
By Naomi Shisaike, Canon

The use of high-pulse optical-digital laser rotary encoders benefits applications where sensing or controlling the rotation and position of a mechanical system with high accuracy and exceptional resolution is required.

CMOS Image Sensors: System Engineering Considerations For Selecting 100+ MP Imaging Sensors
White Paper | By Michael Leaning, Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group

Today’s advanced CISs are available with more than 100MP on the commercial market. This white paper presents important considerations to make in the design selection phase of high-resolution CIS devices, especially in regard to size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C).

The Future Is Now: How Glass Micro-Bonding Enables A New Era Of Ultra-Reliable Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging
Article | By Ville Hevonkorpi and Antti Peltonen, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Innovative glass micro bonding sealing technology is enabling unprecedented miniaturization and wireless signal transmission for medical implants, MEMS devices, and other electronic and optical devices.

What To Consider When Selecting A Neutral Density Filter
Article | By Lynn Brown, HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

Neutral density filters are important components in imaging and light measurement applications, so it's useful to know how to select the right filters to meet your needs.

Do You Know What You Are Really Buying?
Article | Schneider Optics

Datasheets can be misleading, so how do you know what you are really buying? To help optical designers and engineers view optical datasheets more critically and ask the right questions of lens providers, this article discusses key datasheet parameters.

SWIR For Hot-End Glass Bottle Defect Inspection And Imaging
Article | Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace

Manufacturers of glass hollowware have long sought a way to pick out defective product at the hot end of their process, while the pieces are still above 200ºC. At that glass inspection stage, rejects are identified, then shunted aside and reprocessed efficiently, greatly reducing scrap. 


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