6/6/2017 2:53 PM

Instrument Systems recently previewed its new CAS 140D spectroradiometer, the fourth generation of the company’s CAS series. The CAS 140D has improved optical and mechanical construction and is smaller and simpler to integrate into existing measurement environments than its predecssors. It also has a changeable interface between the spectrometer and control computer. 

4/11/2017 6:33 AM

LCDTERM’s new programming-free LCD user interface (UI) uses a 3-button keyboard for seamless and code-free integration onto any embedded platform, eliminating the need for developers to write software to control the display. The LCDTERM interface includes all control firmware on-board, utilizes a speedy ARM M0 processor, and comes with a free application programming interface (API).  Included fonts and user-defined bitmaps allow for addition of 64K color displays to any embedded system. Display sizes include 1.77, 2.8, and 5 inches. 

12/15/2016 9:01 AM
Volanti Displays, a maker of LCD-based touch-screen monitors, table displays, and video walls and other large-format displays, has announced the availability of an interactive 4K collaboration display that usesTrello collaboration software and Cnverg’s whiteboard application.  Using Trello and Cnverg, customers can now leverage Volanti's 42-, 55-, 65-, 84-, and 98-in. touchscreen displays with expanded capabilities for collaborative group planning and scheduling in the work environment.

Used together with Microsoft Windows 10 and the Edge browser, users can interact with Trello and discuss as well as annotate Cnverg Trello screens...
11/18/2016 10:33 AM
DuPont Teijin Films is introducing several super-clear, UV-stable polyester films that are designed to retain mechanical and optical properties in applications involving UV exposure. These films, specifically engineered to block UV transmission, are the most recent additions to the MELINEX TCH family of low-haze and low-oligomer-bloom films that have been developed for the flexible electronics, display, photovoltaic, lighting, and label markets.  

“There is a perception that polyester films quickly degrade due to sunlight UV exposure, thus limiting the end-use applications for clear polyester films,” said Scott Gordon, business development manager for DuPont Teijin Films.  “Also, there are double-sided substrate photo patterning applications where the UV transmission for side A patterning must be blocked from simultaneously patterning side B. These new films will provide...
11/4/2016 5:04 PM
Osram Opto Semiconductors is utilizing converter technology for infrared emitters to produce an LED that emits broadband infrared light in a wavelength range from 650 to 1,050 nanometers. The main target application for the technology at this time is near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring fat, protein, water, or sugar content in food, in a format that can be used at the consumer level.

Infrared spectroscopy detects the characteristic absorption behavior of certain molecular compounds. If a defined spectrum is directed at a sample, it is possible to determine the presence and quantity of certain ingredients from the wavelength distribution of the reflected light. This approach is used in the food industry and in agriculture, among other sectors, to measure the water, fat, carbohydrate, sugar or protein content of foodstuffs, which is often an indication of freshness, quality,...
9/23/2016 6:51 AM
Santa Clara, CA; September 2016.  Applied Materials, Inc., has introduced what it says is the display industry’s first high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system, designed to increase the speed at which manufacturers of OLED and UHD LCD screens can achieve optimum yields and bring new display concepts to market.

Applied is a semiconductor industry leader in EBR, with more than 70 percent market share in 2015. The company has combined its scanning-electron microscope (SEM) capabilities used in semiconductor device review with a large-scale display vacuum platform, resulting in an inline EBR technology that is a fast, effective way to discover and address the root causes of crucial defects in advanced mobile and TV displays.

Applied says that its EBR system has received orders from 6 of the top 10 largest display manufacturers in the world (Tianma is one of...
9/16/2016 7:11 AM
Instrument Systems is a developer and manufacturer of very precise equipment for light measurement, including its line of CAS 140CT spectroradiometers. The company has now added new models designed particularly for narrow band emitters, e.g. laser diodes. These high-resolution CAS 140CT-HR spectroradiometers combine the demands of high spectral resolution and short testing times for sophisticated measurement tasks in production and laboratory environments. The new models achieve very high spectral resolutions down to 0.2 nm for a spectral measuring range of 80 nm.

Measuring ranges of 120 and 160 nm result in spectral resolutions of 0.3 and 0.4 nm, respectively. The spectrograph architecture with its CCD array captures the spectrum of the emitter in a single exposure of the detector and thus renders possible integration times down to 10 ms. The latter are especially important...
9/16/2016 6:32 AM
Asahi Glass Company (AGC), a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, recently announced a new, stronger lineup of its Dragontrail series of chemically strengthened glass. Dragontrail is used in smartphones and tablets. Dragontrail Pro, the new line, features a rounded edge with improved strength, and will enable a wide range of more stylishly designed smartphones.

Often, when such a device is dropped, both the glass surface and the rounded glass edge sustain a direct impact, resulting in cracks and scratches. Edge impacts in particular are problematic, due to the composition of the glass. Thus, manufacturers have worked toward developing cover glass that can survive this kind of impact.

According to AGC, the new glass improves edge strength by 30 percent compared to the previous version of Dragontrail. By adopting Dragontrail...
9/16/2016 5:57 AM

Display Solution AG, a leading developer and marketer of LCDs, is now offering space-saving TFT displays in bar-type, ultra-wide stretched formats.

Ultra-wide stretched panels in sizes smaller than 10 inches used to be available only as custom TFT products. Display Solution AG now offers a 3.9-in. version, with dimensions of 105.5 x 40.64 x 2,95mm and a resolution of 480 x 128, and a 7.84 in. version, with dimensions of 203.48 x 70,60 x 4,6mm and a resolution of 1280 x 480. Both are produced using in-plane switching (IPS). They offer an extremely wide viewing angle, and can be used in both portrait and landscape modes.

Target applications for the new panels are home appliances, vending machines, and numerous handheld devices. The displays are available in sunlight-readable format or with P-cap touch capability for control panel applications.

1/6/2016 6:48 AM
NEC Display Solutions of America recently announced new 30-inch and 27-inch displays (the EA305WMi and EA275WMi, respectively) in its MultiSync line. Designed for dual monitor configurations, these widescreen models feature IPS panel technology with wide viewing angles (178° horizontal/vertical), DisplayPort 1.2 inputs and outputs, and NEC’s  ControlSync technology.

ControlSync allows users to control up to six displays in a multi-monitor configuration. Upon establishing one unit as the master, users are able to control most settings of the multi-monitor setup in unison through the primary monitor. The models also offer “smart sensing” technology, which automatically detects work conditions to determine the proper display brightness with ambient light and human sensors.  A comprehensive input panel, including HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 out, DVI-D, and 3-port USB hub, connects users to the necessary devices.

According to the company, the wide-color-gamut...