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Optoelectronics Camera decouples areas of interest and exposure Hamamatsu Photonics’ ORCA Flash4.0 LT camera comes with the W-VIEW Mode which enables read out of two different regions of interests (ROIs) with different exposure times. It comes equipped with the latest Gen II sCMOS technology having a spatial resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels (6.5um pixel size) and a very low readout noise of 1.5 electrons rms. The USB 3.0 interface delivers 30 full frames per second. Operating the camera in the new W-VIEW Mode allows users to set independent exposure times and readout directions for the upper and lower half of the sensor (each being 2048 x 1024 pixels) guaranteeing best image quality for simultaneous dual wavelength measurements. The camera can read out two freely positioned ROIs of different size and independent exposure times so the images can be acquired at very high speed which reduces data volume and enables long time recording. The W-VIEW Mode supports the simultaneous capture of dual wavelength measurements, for high speed ratio metric imaging or any other multi-wavelength fluorescence applications. Hamamatsu www.hamamatsu.com Smart cities will see it all Altera Corporation and IP partner Eutecus have developed the ReCo-Pro Multi-channel High Definition (HD) Video Analytics platform for integration into surveillance cameras. Based on Eutecus’ MVE video and fusion analytics technology and Altera’s Cyclone V SoC and Enpirion PowerSoC devices, the platform will turn video surveillance cameras into “see-it-all, spot it and analyse” surveillance systems able to turn any smart city into an open Alcatraz. Available from Eutecus, the ReCo platform has been chosen by Sensity Systems as the foundation for adding intelligent vision processing to its highspeed, Light Sensory Network (LSN) of street luminaires currently being installed in several US metropolitan areas. The Sensity open, multiservice NetSense platform enables industrial lighting owners and operators to reduce energy costs while offering advanced networked services for smart city applications, such as environmental and weather monitoring, parking management, retail analytics and surveillance. The Eutecus ReCo platform turns these luminaires into reconfigurable, scalable, and remotely upgradable FPGA-based computers able to crunch more video data and perform more fusion analytics as video resolutions increase and more sensors are mounted onto the luminaire poles. Currently, it supports dual and quad channel HD video processing. Altera Corporation www.altera.com Laser sensors operate from 100mm to 1000mm Banner Engineering’s L-GAGE LE family of laser sensors now include the LE250 and LE550 Dual Discrete laser sensors, both featuring two, independently configurable discrete outputs, which can be setup as switch points or sensing windows for simple part detection and feedback on position. For example, by utilizing two overlapping windows, operators can indicate if the target is correctly positioned, too close, too far away or not present. With a wide 100 mm to 1000 mm operating range and larger spot size, the LE550 is an ideal detection solution for diverse measurement applications, including roll diameter, loop control, thickness measurement and positioning. Alternatively, the LE250 is optimized for superior measurement precision and provides a sub millimeter inspection solution for measurements ranging from 100 mm to 400 mm. The LE250 also features a smaller spot size, approximately one millimeter, which provides more consistent detection of smaller features and measurements across targets of varying colors, including multicolored packaging. The L-GAGE laser sensors operate with an intuitive two-line, eight-character display, allowing for easy readability, quick adjustments and simple menu navigation. The visible red, Class 2 laser beam and small spot size ensure quick setup and alignment. The sensors are ready to measure right out of the box, and with multiple mounting bracket options available, the sensor can easily be installed to solve a wide range of applications, saving time and money with setup. Banner Engineering www.bannerengineering.com 20W smart DC driver for LED modules FuturoLighting’s Smart DC LED module connects the most recent LED technology together with a smart DC driver offering a ready-made solution for fixture producers, researchers, and hobbyists. The module is populated on metal core PCB, implementing LEDs and high an efficiency driver with thermal foldback and dimming. The 145x43x4.1mm unit operates at high efficiency above 94% and accepts input voltages up to 60 VDC. Connection of the modules to a power supply and control is realized by three marked solder terminals. Several modules can be designed in parallel and connected to a central or individual constant voltage power supply (48VDC) to form a lighting fixture. The thermal fold back module prevents overheating and enhances lifetime (thermally safe even without a heat sink). Once the module temperature is higher than a set temperature (Tset), the driver decreases the current flowing to the LEDs thus reducing power consumption and keeping temperature constant. Luminous flux as well as module consumption can be controlled by a dimming signal, either through a fast PWM (0-5 V, from an MCU) or using an analogue 1-10V input. The smart LED module comes assembled with Cree XT-E LEDs delivering over 2300 lm but could be delivered with other LED brands. It is compatible with optics from Ledil, Carclo, and other producers. FuturoLighting www.futurolighting.eu 26 Electronic Engineering Times Europe April 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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