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14 - 18 April 2019
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Product Announcements will be posted as they are received.

10 January 2019: BrimEX 001

Brimrose Corporation of America

Brimrose, together with File X, is pleased to introduce the BrimEX 001, a new hyperspectral imager that can identify materials multidimensionally in real time. The refined, transportable unit is the result of two years of R&D funded by the BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation. The unit, which is now available for demonstration, has applications for hazardous materials identification, plastics recycling, and national security (it can identify unknown white powders in real time). Contact us to schedule a demonstration.

Find out more or contact Brimrose Corporation of America

7 January 2019: SPARROW -Blackbird 640

SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

HOT MWIR Video Core for low-SWaP-C applications: Handheld Thermal cameras and unmanned systems.

Find out more or contact SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

28 December 2018: Infrared Calibration Equipment for Thermal Imaging Camera Calibration


HEITRONICS has 50+yrs experience making infrared thermometers and blackbodies.

Optimal Infrared Calibration Equipment includes two key items; a Blackbody Radiation Source (BBR) and a Reference Thermometer. The Reference Thermometer can either be a Contact Probe or a Transfer Radiation Thermometer ( TRT ). The use of a Contact Probe is defined within Scheme I. The use of a Transfer Radiation Thermometer is defined within Scheme II. ( Note: Schemes I and II are defined within the German VDI/VDE Guideline 3511 – Temperature Measurement in Industry and are also described within ASTM E2847 - Standard Test Method for Calibration and Accuracy Verification of Wideband Infrared Thermometers )

Scheme IIa defines the use of a TRT which has the same infrared wavelength response ( ie: spectral range ) as the device under test ( DUT ) . The DUT can be a thermal imaging camera, IR detector, infrared thermometer/radiometer, IR linescanner, blackbody cavity source or flat-plate radiation source.
( in the case of blackbodies or flat-plate radiators, the source is being characterized for use with other DUT’s having the same spectral range as the TRT )

Scheme IIb defines the use of a TRT which has a different spectral range compared to the DUT.

Schemes IIa and IIb are sometimes referred to as a ‘Radiometric Calibration’ technique.

TRT Calibration Certification that includes the use of Fixed Point Cells at a National Metrology Institute (NMI) such as Germany’s PTB or the USA’s NIST is optimal. Other types of radiation sources are also utilized at NMI’s and other Certified Metrology Labs to produce optimized results at various temperatures. The use of a Certified TRT will ensure that the measured ‘radiation temperature’ is characterized and traceable to the SI system.

The DUT is calibrated in comparison to the radiation temperature as measured by the TRT.

HEITRONICS models TRTIV.82, TRTIV.41 and TRTII are Transfer Radiation Thermometers ( 8-14 micron spectral range or narrowband 3.9 micron spectral range or, both spectral ranges are available in respective models ) Standard temperature measuring ranges include -50 to 1000 °C or on special request to as wide as 0 to 3000 °C for the 8-14 micron spectral range. The 3.9 micron spectral range begins at 150 °C.

The CT18 Series is available in TRT Qualified Versions for 1 micron and 1.6 micron spectral range requirements. Temperature measurement ranges begin at 200 °C and end at 3000 °C. Multiple temperature ranges can be installed in a single CT18 to cover the full span of 200 to 3000 °C.

Blackbody Cavity Sources are available to cover the range of -20 to 1000 °C. Model ME30 can produce -20 to 350 °C, with external chiller required for <40 °C set-points. ME30 has 60mm cavity with Emissivity 0.9994. Model SW11 can produce 350 to 1000 °C with a 25mm diameter cavity and Emissivity 0.992 - 0.999. Three other blackbodies are also available.

Find out more or contact HEITRONICS

21 December 2018: MityCAM-C50000 for CMOS Sensor Evaluation and Embedded Applications

Critical Link, LLC

The new MityCAM-C50000 platform serves as the evaluation kit for the CMV50000 image sensor from ams / CMOSIS, and can jump-start embedded system development.

Syracuse, N. Y. – Critical Link, a leader in embedded electronics solutions, announces its latest embedded imaging solution, the MityCAM-C50000. The new MityCAM-C50000 serves as the official evaluation platform for the CMV50000 CMOS image sensor from ams / CMOSIS. The global shutter sensor features 47.5MP resolution (7920 pixels x 6004 pixels) at 30 frames per second, with mono and RGB color options, low dark noise, and high dynamic range. The sensor outputs in subLVDS mode and provides special capabilities in binning, subsampling, and on-chip corrections.

“The performance of the CMV50000 sensor is unparalleled for machine vision and video applications,” notes Omar Rahim, vice president of imaging products at Critical Link. “We are pleased to have been selected by the ams team to develop this evaluation kit. The CMV50000 sensor and the MityCAM-C50000 platform are enabling innovation on factory floors, in healthcare, and numerous other areas.”

The MityCAM-C50000 provides multiple interfaces including USB3 Vision® and HDMI preview as standard, with custom options to include CoaXPress, Camera Link, GigE Vision®, and others.

The system is based on an open architecture embedded processing design utilizing Critical Link’s MitySOM-A10S image processing board. The board features Intel’s Arria 10 SoC with dual core Cortex-A9 ARMs and up to 480KLE user-programmable FPGA fabric, DDR4 memory, and 12 high-speed transceiver pairs, making it an ideal solution for embedded vision and scientific imaging applications.

Mr. Rahim adds, “For many, the idea of programming an FPGA can be daunting. Today, however, new tools are making development easier and faster for image processing and machine vision applications.”

The MityCAM-C50000 architecture supports a number of development tools, including OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS). This ensures that anyone who can code in C/C++ is able to work with the FPGA. OpenCL also enables software acceleration, generating significant improvement in application speed.

Customers interested in the MityCAM-C50000 for evaluation of the CMV50000 sensor may connect with their local ams representative, or contact Critical Link via info@criticallink.com. Developers designing a custom system around the CMV50000 are encouraged to contact Critical Link before getting started to obtain design files and other helpful information. Critical Link’s engineering team is also available to assist with new development projects or customization of the MityCAM-C50000 design.

To learn more about the MityCAM-C50000, visit https://www.criticallink.com/product/mitycam-c50000/.For information on the CMV50000 sensor from ams, visit https://ams.com/cmv50000.

About Critical Link

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Critical Link (www.criticallink.com) is an embedded system engineering firm providing system on modules (SOMs) and embedded imaging solutions for industrial performance applications. The company’s expertise in image sensor integration, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing has made it a leader in board-level solutions and custom designs for OEMs and embedded developers around the world. Critical Link is a Platinum Member of the Intel (Altera) FPGA Design Solutions Network and the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and is ISO 9001:2015 Registered by SRI Quality System Registrar.

Find out more or contact Critical Link, LLC

20 December 2018: SiC Fast Steering Mirror (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter


optoSiC offers standard and customized SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter. A wide range of mount solutions allows the user to replace the standard low performance mirrors with SiC high-end mirrors that best fits the specific application. These SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) are available for different wavelengths ranging from 250 - 1700 nm.

Find out more or contact optoSiC/MERSEN

17 December 2018: Distributed Optical Fibre Vibration Sensor

Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

Our latest Distributed Vibration Sensor (DVS) technology is complete sensing solution for real-time monitoring in air, sea and on land. It has the capability to fully quantify the location, frequency, amplitude and phase of any dynamic event in a fibre at one metre intervals, over tens of kilometres.

Also known as a Distributed Acoustic Sensor, our new DVS enables 100,000 sensing points to be interrogated
simultaneously using just a single unit and without a need for wiring. The optical fibre is used as both a sensor and a
medium to transfer the measurement to the interrogating unit. The design of the system is ideal for use in challenging
environments as it enables the interrogation unit to be kept at a safe distance whilst the connected sensing fibre can be
encapsulated in several protective layers in order to withstand harsh conditions.

Find out more or contact Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

17 December 2018: Wafer-scale 2D single layer materials

Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

2D transitional metal di-chalcogenide materials fabricated on a large uniform thin-film basis (4" wafers) and transferable to virtually any substrate.

These materials are of particular interest as next-generation semiconductors, offering:
- Unique optical and electronic properties and enhanced light-matter interaction necessary for achieving maximum device efficiency, due to high confinement in the 2D plane
- A direct bandgap and high on-off rations, relatively high-mobility, short channel effects immunity and near ideal subthreshold swings in next-generation electronics.

Samples are available for graphene, MoS2, WS2 and BN with metal di-chalcogenides on SiO2/Si, quartz and sapphire wafers as standard, or other substrates on request.

Find out more or contact Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

17 December 2018: Low-cost CMOS photonic integrated chip for LIDAR

Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

A low-cost CMOS photonic integrated chip for air and land-based applications in Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), LIFI (wireless communication between devices using light) and remote sensing. Our CMOS-based photonic materials offer all the benefits of integrated photonics, with an extended wavelength range and high-power transmission capabilities. Our technology aims to enable improved sensors and connectivity for autonomous vehicles, including internet-connected vehicles by high-speed LIFI.

Find out more or contact Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

17 December 2018: GLS (Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide) Infrared Transmitting Glass

Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

GLS (Gallium Lanthanum Sulphide) Infrared Transmitting Glass is a radically-new, high-durability, non-toxic chalcogenide glass with optical, thermal and mechanical properties. GLS boasts optical transparency from the visible to the thermal long-wave infrared wavelengths, offering 200 times’ greater performance and overall transmission in the 3-5 micron band as compared to early glasses of the same family. It has thermal stability up to 550 °C and can be produced using safer, more economical manufacturing methods - melted on a large-scale without the need for sealed ampoule processing. GLS is available from the ORC as a bulk glass or polished optical components, thin and thick films and is emerging as an optical fibre.

Potential applications:
GLS opens the way for a new generation of lightweight single optic simultaneous multiband visible, short-wave, mid-wave and long-wave imaging camera systems for applications in security, industrial and medical sensing.

Applications also include:
- Infrared and non-linear optics
- High-efficiency thin-film solar cells
- High-capacity batteries and sensors
- Potential to act as the choice semiconductor for developing beyond-CMOS electronics and all-optical processing technologies

Find out more or contact Optoelectronics Research Ctr.

28 November 2018: MitySOM®-5CSX Embedded Vision Development Kit (VDK)

Critical Link, LLC

Critical Link Receives Innovators Award at AIA Vision Show 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The company was honored with the Innovators Award – Bronze Level from Vision Systems Design (VSD)

Critical Link Receives 2018 Vision Systems Design Innovators AwardCritical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor technology, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, received the prestigious Innovators Award – Bronze level at the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during The Vision Show in Boston, Mass.

The MitySOM®-5CSX Embedded Vision Development Kit (VDK) for Basler dart BCON Cameras was selected for the award in the Embedded Vision category by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. Critical Link’s Embedded Vision Development Kit provides a complete hardware and software solution for system developers, streamlining embedded imaging application developments.

The kit includes on-board image processing capabilities with FPGA fabric and dual core ARMs, and rapid prototyping via Altera’s VIP Suite and OpenCL. It also comes with a variety of sensor options and communication interfaces, and includes complimentary access to Basler’s intuitive Pylon camera software suite.

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

-Impact on designers, systems integrators, end users
-Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed
-Leveraging a novel technology

Amber Thousand, director of marketing for Critical Link, notes, “Our MitySOM Embedded VDK engineering team is honored to be selected as an Innovators Awards recipient for 2018. Our out-of-the-box kit comes complete with the MitySOM-5CSX module, camera(s), and necessary cabling to start a project, making it easier and faster than ever to bring an embedded vision product to market. We are delighted to have our product innovation acknowledged by this distinguished award from Vision Systems Design”.

The team leader of embedded module business at Americas at Basler,Tim Coggins, remarks, “The Critical Link engineering team amazed us by integrating an early prototype of the Basler BCON LVDS module before anyone else. Their knowledge and integration capabilities are first rate. The MitySOM Embedded Vision Development Kit is a great product for the embedded design engineering community, providing rapid prototyping and a fast path to production. This award and recognition is very well deserved.”

To learn more about Critical Link’s embedded systems, custom imaging platforms, and full engineering support services and product development, visit http://www.criticallink.com/services/.

All 2018 Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees will be featured in the June issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on http://www.vision-systems.com.

About the Company: Critical Link, LLC, founded in 1997, develops embedded systems solutions, system on modules (SOMs) and imaging systems for a wide variety of electronic applications. As experts in image sensor technology, system on chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design, signal processing, and vision protocols, we support all product development tasks, from
concept to final production.

Our flexibility allows us to deliver full lifecycle support and services at any step along the product development path, when and where needed, to effectively keep costs down. From engineering to hardware and software development, and mechanical engineering to prototyping and manufacture/assembly, Critical Link is committed to helping our OEM customers reach their project goals quickly and cost-effectively.

Privately held, Critical Link is a Platinum member of the Intel FPGA Design Services Network and Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and is ISO 9001:2015 registered by SRI Quality Systems Registrar.

Find out more or contact Critical Link, LLC

27 November 2018: Cooled and Uncooled Infrared Detector / Thermal Expert

i3system, Inc.

i3system, Inc. which was founded in 1998, has developed capsule endoscope for medical use and cooled infrared detectors for thermal imaging cameras for Korean military use. We later expanded our business to X-ray imaging detectors for dental X-ray imaging equipments such as panoramic and cephalometric systems. i3system, inc. is officially designated as a military product contractor for Korean military since 2010 by Korean government.

Find out more or contact i3system, Inc.

15 November 2018: pco.edge 4.2 bi: at the cutting edge with cooled back-illuminated sCMOS


Innovations aren’t always about having that one big new idea. Unique technology also comes from evolution, combining existing and new technology! When our tried and trusted pco.edge series pools forces with modern back-illuminated (bi) sensor technology, the result is our pco.edge 4.2 bi!

The flexible cooling system allows the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 ° C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.5 e-/pixel/s.

Its 16 bit back-illuminated sCMOS sensor technology, high resolution and 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size guarantee high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95 %.

In addition to this, the pco.edge 4.2 bi enables:

• 2048 x 2048 pixel
• maximum frame rate 40 fps @ full resolution
• dynamic range 30000:1
• lowest dark current (typ.) 0.2 e-/pixel/s
• rolling shutter
• exposure times from 10 μs to 20 s

The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface complementing its performance.

Are you working in life science, physics or another application demanding high quantum efficiency, deep cooling with a small form factor? Then the pco.edge 4.2 bi camera system is for you! More information can be found at www.pco.de.

Find out more or contact PCO-TECH Inc.

9 November 2018: 2nd Generation Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Hoersholm, Denmark, November 9, 2018 - Delta Optical Thin Film A/S announces the launch of several Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters that are specifically designed for Hyperspectral Imaging.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has been used for a couple of decades in applications such as satellite imaging, air reconnaissance and other not overly price sensitive markets. Classical Hyperspectral imaging cameras use prisms or grating as dispersive elements. These cameras are bulky, sensitive to misalignment and very expensive. The advent of alternative approaches makes HSI attractive for volume markets or even consumer products, for example, cancer detection, precision farming, food testing in supermarkets and many more.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S develops and manufactures custom Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters (CVBPF) for mid-size and full-frame CCD/CMOS sensors (e.g. 25 mm x 25 mm or 24 mm x 36 mm). These filters offer very high transmission and are fully blocked in the light-sensitive wavelength range of silicon-based detectors (200 nm to 1200 nm). The combination of CVBPFs with silicon detectors allows the design of very compact, robust and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages and benefits over conventional approaches:

Huge aperture compared to grating and prism
Higher transmission than grating and prisms
Short measurement time
High suppression of stray light
Excellent signal to background ratio
Simultaneous 3D measurements
Snapshot capability using micro lens array

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S welcomes requests for custom designed Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters. Available for immediate testing are filters with the following specifications:

Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 950 nm, bandwidth approximately 2% of centre wavelength, transmission 60% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1200 nm, blocking level OD4, size 24 mm x 36 mm
Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 850 nm, bandwidth approximately 4% of centre wavelength, transmission 70% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1100 nm, blocking level OD4, size 25mm x 25 mm
Centre wavelength range 800 nm to 1100 nm, bandwidth approximately 1% of centre wavelength, transmission >70%, blocking range 200 nm to 1200 nm, blocking level OD4, size 32 mm x 18 mm

The sizes are given as height x length, where height is perpendicular to the wavelength gradient and length is along the wavelength gradient. The filters can be diced to smaller sizes.

About Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S (www.deltaopticalthinfilm.com) is the leading supplier of advanced, high-performance linear variable filters commonly used in a variety of biomedical imaging applications including fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, monochromators and microplate readers among others.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S also provides single, multiband, laserline and broadband bandpass filters; long pass filters; short pass filters; notch filters; dichroic and polarizing beam splitters along with other custom coated optical components.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S offers a wide range of high-efficiency durable ultra-hard coated filters that have set the standard for high-performance and precise operation. With its unique design tools and decades of experience, Delta is able to provide highly competitive standard filters and customized filters and optical components tailored to customers specific applications.

Contact Information
Delta Optical Thin Film A/S
ph +45 70 70 71 46

KeyWords: Delta Optical Thin Film A/S, Continuously Variable Bandpass Filter, Hyperspectral Imaging, LVF, optical filter, bandpass, long pass, short pass, dichroic, flow cytometer, spectrometer, fluorescence, microscopy, FLIM, supercontinuum, xenon, light source, microplate reader.

Find out more or contact Delta Optical Thin Film A/S



CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES (CTEC) piezo mechanisms and their associated electronics are widely used in Air, Space & Defence (ASD) applications. They can be found in optical instruments, cameras, telescopes and electro optic systems embedded on airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), satellites, spacecrafts. Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) are core products continuously developed by CTEC for optical pointing applications for Space and Optronics. During the last decade, best development efforts have been focused on piezoelectric mechanism technology, in order to achieve ultra-high frequency bandwidth control performance over small angle strokes (< 1°). New applications under maturation in Europe, such as laser optical communication, require much higher angle strokes compared to the existing state of the art, which cannot be easily achieved by piezoelectric technology. Therefore, CTEC is focusing on the development of a new family “Magnetic Fast Steering Mirror” (M-FSM) based on high angle stroke magnetic actuators (~ 4°).

Find out more or contact CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES

15 October 2018: pco.dicam C1: new intensified 16 bit sCMOS camera


After more than 30 years of experience with image intensified cameras, we are proud to introduce the new pco.dicam C1.

The pco.dicam C1 is the first camera system with image intensifier technology that harnesses the full power of the sCMOS sensor. Unique is the optical connection of the high-resolution 25 mm image intensifier to the 16 bit sCMOS sensor via an efficient tandem lens. Individual photons are detected using the shortest exposure times.

Camera Link HS guarantees uncompressed and secure data transfer. The latest standard of high-performance data interfaces enables the bridging of long distances via fiber optic cable.

Key Features of pco.dicam C1

• exposure times: 4 ns - 1 s
• 25 mm intensifier
• “ultra speed tandem lens” between image intensifier & sCMOS sensor
• intensified sCMOS technology
• 2048 x 2048 pixels
• 104 fps @ full resolution
• enhanced extinction ratio gating
• Camera Link HS data interface
• F-mount, C-mount or EF mount with Lens Control
• photocathode material: S20, GaAs, GaAsP (others on request)
• phosphor screen material: P43, P46

Let our decades of research and development in intensified and sCMOS camera technology benefit your application!

To learn all about the pco.dicam C1 download the data sheet and white paper from our website www.pco-tech.com!

About us

PCO is a leading specialist and Pioneer in Cameras and Optoelectronics with more than 30 years of expert knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing high-end imaging systems. The company’s cutting edge sCMOS and high-speed cameras are used in scientific and industrial research, automotive testing, quality control, metrology and a large variety of other applications worldwide.

Find out more or contact PCO-TECH Inc.

12 October 2018: Sapphire Windows Made in the USA and ship within 24 hours

IRD Glass

IRD Glass now has stock sapphire windows on hand. An inventory of sizes and qualities is available for next day shipping.

Current Availability:

Diam Thick Plane Scratch/Dig Flatness Paralellism 1-20
25.4mm 1.0mm C-axis 80/50 1 λ  3 arc min $ 50.00 
25.4mm 1.0mm C-axis 40/20 1/4 λ  10 arc sec  $ 80.00 
25.4mm 3.0mm C-axis 80/50 1 λ  3 arc min   $ 75.00 
25.4mm 5.0mm C-axis 80/50 1 λ  3 arc min   $ 80.00 
25.4mm 5.0mm C-axis 40/20 1/4 λ  10 arc sec  $ 125.00 
50.8mm 3.0mm C-axis 80/50 2 λ  3 arc min   $ 170.00 
50.8mm 3.0mm C-axis 40/20 1/4 λ  10 arc sec  $ 365.00 
50.8mm 5.0mm C-axis 80/50 2 λ  3 arc min   $ 180.00 
50.8mm 5.0mm C-axis 40/20 1/4 λ  10 arc sec  $ 375.00 
31.75mm 1.0mm Random 20/10 8 λ  3 arc min   $   75.00 
31.75mm 1.0mm Random 20/10 1/2 λ 10 arc sec  $ 100.00 
38mm 1.5mm C-axis 80/50 2 λ  3 arc min   $   95.00 

We also provide custom options as well. Contact us with your requirements!

Find out more or contact IRD Glass

7 August 2018: pco.panda 4.2 bi


PCO is the first company worldwide bringing back illuminated sCMOS cameras, pco.panda 4.2 bi, with nearly perfect quantum efficiency in an ultra-compact design onto the market.

Key features of pco.panda 4.2 bi:

• Cutting-edge sCMOS technology
• Quantum efficiency of up to 95 % makes the camera perfectly suited for low light conditions
• Passive cooling
• High resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixels
• 6.5 µm² pixel size
• Great detail diversity and highly qualitative images
• USB 3.1 interface provides direct power delivery via the USB cable

On top of that, pco.panda 4.2 bi comes in a small form factor camera design of only 65 x 65 x 65 mm³.

Find out more or contact PCO-TECH Inc.

30 July 2018: MitySOM-A10S-DSC

Critical Link, LLC

The new Arria 10 SoC board-level solution features dual-side connectors making it ideal for industrial camera designs with advanced image processing requirements.

SYRACUSE, N. Y. – July 18, 2018 – Critical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor integration, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, introduces the MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor board for the next generation of embedded imaging applications. The new board features dual-side connectors for stack-through configurations. It is a highly-configurable system-on-module (SoM) featuring the Intel®/Altera Arria® 10 SoC with dual core ARM and up to 480KLE FPGA fabric. The module includes on-board power supplies, two DDR4 RAM memory subsystems, and a rich set of user interfaces.

The A10 board supports both OpenCL™ and high-level synthesis (HLS) tools for accelerating design cycles and targeting C/C++ code to the FPGA. Critical Link’s innovative MitySOM-A10S-DSC processor with embedded Linux provides operating system support, versatility, and ease of customization for complex imaging platforms.

Applications include machine vision, test and measurement, embedded instrumentation, industrial automation and control, and industrial and medical instrumentation. Critical Link successfully demonstrated a 50MP imaging platform with on-board processing using the MitySOM-A10S-DSC at several trade shows this year, including SPIE Photonics West, AIA Vision, and SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing. The company is currently developing a series of image sensor boards and interface boards for use with the innovative MitySOM-A10S-DSC platform which will support a wide range of vision protocols including GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, and Camera Link.

For more information about Critical Link’s MitySOM-A10S-DSC, please visit: https://www.criticallink.com/product/mitysom-a10s-dual-side-connectors/.

To learn more about Critical Link’s award-winning embedded vision products, go to: https://www.criticallink.com/product-cats/imaging/. Additional information about the company’s custom imaging design, product development, and full life cycle engineering support services is available here: https://www.criticallink.com/services/.


Critical Link, LLC (Syracuse, NY www.criticallink.com), founded in 1997, develops embedded systems solutions, system on modules (SOMs) and imaging systems for a wide variety of electronic applications. As experts in image sensor technology, system on chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design, signal processing, and vision protocols, we support all product development tasks, from concept to final production.

Our flexibility allows us to deliver full lifecycle support and services at any step along the product development path. From hardware, firmware, and software development, to prototyping and manufacture/assembly, Critical Link is committed to helping our OEM customers reach their project goals quickly and cost-effectively.

Privately held, Critical Link is a Platinum member of the Intel FPGA Design Services Network and Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, and a certified member of the Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) network.

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Find out more or contact Critical Link, LLC

26 July 2018: STANDARD Molded GLASS Aspheric Condenser Lenses

Moulded Optics GmbH

Moulded Optics GmbH is offering a new standard line of competitively priced, readily available in small to large volume quantities from stock, of precision-molded Aspheric Condenser Lenses with or without outer flange, or with edge diameter, from Schott B270 Superwite® Crown (nd = 1.5230), Duran® borosilicate (nd = 1.4800) and F2 high-refraction index (nd = 1.62004) or equivalent glass materials (ROHS compliant), in over (24) diameter sizes from 4mm to 80mm. The aspheric first surface is molded and the plano or spherical second surface is either ground and polished or molded. The lenses are specifically designed and manufactured to satisfy most types of illumination applications.

Find out more or contact Moulded Optics GmbH

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