Technical Articles

  1. Hermetic Sealing Technology Protects Medical Electronics From Harsh Steam Sterilization
    7/20/2018

    Partnering with a glass company to incorporate glass-to-metal sealing into medical instruments can boost reliability and longevity by offering superior electronics protection and providing unmatched capability to be autoclaved thousands of times. 

  2. Software: A Critical Component Of Any IR Camera
    7/19/2018

    Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.

  3. The Challenges Of Infrared Radiance Measurement
    7/19/2018

    IR cameras are used on the military test range primarily to measure the radiance of various targets. Understanding how radiance measurements work allows users to decide whether a camera is properly calibrated for their application.

  4. How To Use A Motion Control System For Spiral 3D Tomography Based On Air Bearings, Linear Motors And Piezo Motors
    7/16/2018

    This application note presents the new motion control system and explains how it works based on air bearings, linear motors, and piezo motors.

  5. Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices
    7/5/2018

    Collaborating with a lighting expert can help ensure that a medical device’s lighting system is optimized for the instrument design while keeping manufacturing costs down and streamlining the path from product idea to operating room.

  6. Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office
    7/2/2018

    A lighting expert can help instrument manufacturers create innovative devices that provide optimal light delivery and allow dentists to offer the highest level of care to their patients.

  7. Measurements At The Speed Of Light
    6/19/2018

    Measuring the thermal signatures of rockets exploding or aircraft in flight occur at high speeds. Understanding the factors that go into making those measurements will help users determine if a camera is suited for the job.

  8. SWIR Multiplexing: Temporal Multiplexing For Cost-Effective Multispectral Solutions
    6/19/2018

    Hyperspectral imaging is used to help capture the finest possible differences in materials. Temporal multiplexing is an alternative approach that uses a fast LED technology. Instead of illuminating broadband an splitting the spectrum of light in the camera, a broadband sensitive chip is used, and the illumination spectrum is varied over time via fast triggering.

  9. Bright Fibers
    6/14/2018

    When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award.

  10. FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets
    6/14/2018

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.