Ford-controlled Argo AI has acquired New Jersey-based Princeton Lightwave, a developer of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) cameras and sensors for autonomous driving vehicles, for an undisclosed amount.
Choosing the right video interface may mean the difference between success and failure for vision system designers. Although the video interface is a small part of the overall vision system, it has a large impact on the cost and usability of the final product.
Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to Laser World of Photonics 2017 with its latest developments.
At LASER World of PHOTONIOCS 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will present a new generation of line laser modules for machine vision. The M18 threaded MV18 module is the latest addition to the successful MV series, while existing models like MVnano, MVpico and MVfemto have been re-engineered for better functionality and flexibility.
Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) recently introduced the OEM version of its LineCam12, an affordable, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera that operates from 0.4 to 1.7 µm in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum. Compact, with USB3 Vision™ and Camera Link digital outputs, the camera features a 1024 x 1 pixel format with a 12.5 µm pitch; it can be powered by USB3.0 in most applications
Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduced the Fetura+™ Advanced Zoom Lens enabling high speed and reliable optical performance for the machine vision and inspection markets. Fetura+ features a unique linear rail design coupled with precision optics to enable it to travel through the 12.5:1 zoom range in less than one second. Due to this unique design, Fetura+ offers a service life in excess of one million cycles and delivers exacting repeatability in any orientation.
Coherent released a new series of StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) lasers, or laser line generators, designed to enable the detection of smaller features in machine vision applications based on triangulation. StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) lasers feature a linewidth that is 40% smaller than standard Coherent StingRay products (at the same working distance), and can achieve focused linewidths as small as 20 µm, thus providing increased spatial resolution and the ability to discern finer details.
This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.
Dylan Thomas, Texas Instruments DLP, introduces us to a highly accurate light steering development platform with high brightness and resolution ideal for a variety of industrial, medical, and scientific applications.
In this video, Jim Sullivan, director of sales and marketing for Schneider Optics, tells us about his company’s C-mount lenses, emerald ruby lenses, and xenon emerald lenses at Photonics West 2013.