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  • Introducing the Latest Innovation in Fibre-optic MPO/MTP Polarity Testing Solutions

    We are pleased to announce the OP415 Polarity Analyser from OptoTest - the latest innovation in polarity testing solutions.

    This polarity tester was designed to test 24-fibre MTP/MPO cable assemblies efficiently, but is easily configured to test for 8-fibre and 12-fibre cables. It is pre-loaded with 12-fibre and 24-fibre polarity types A, B, and C plus the ability to create and store custom fibre mappings and channel configurations. Additionally the OP415 can learn polarity types from existing cables and store those for future use.

    Most customers will be interested in automatic testing, but the OP415 Polarity Analyzer also has a manual mode to step through a cable channel by channel - a useful feature for troubleshooting or routing fibres during ribbonizing. Bright red laser sources on each channel provide visual fault detection for ribbon cables.

    The full colour touchscreen display graphically shows if fibres are routed incorrectly or are not connected, and can even display a power level for each channel to detect poor connections. On-board data storage allows users to save results for later analysis.

    Based in Camarillo, California, OptoTest strives to be at the forefront of the fibre optics industry with solid fundamental measurement technologies for optical power, insertion loss, return loss, and launch condition. The company maintains a tradition of breakthrough products and innovative solutions for the testing and analysis of fibre optics components and systems. Lambda Photometrics are proud to represent OptoTest in the UK and welcome the opportunity to share our fibre testing experience with potential customers.

    If you would like more information, to arrange a demonstration or receive a quotation for the OP415 Polarisation Analyser, please contact us via email, our website or call us on 01582 764334.

  • PicoScope 5000D Series: “The complete all-rounder”

    New FlexRes® oscilloscopes deliver flexible resolution, deep capture memory and mixed signal capability in a USB 3.0 PC connected instrument.

    Pico Technology, market leader in PC oscilloscopes and data loggers, today introduced the PicoScope 5000D Series FlexRes oscilloscopes and MSOs that feature up to 16 bits of vertical resolution with up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 1 GS/s sampling speed. FlexRes hardware employs multiple high-resolution ADCs at the input channels in different time-interleaved and parallel combinations to optimise either the sampling rate to 1 GS/s at 8 bits, the resolution to 16 bits at 62.5 MS/s, or other combinations in between.

    PicoScope 5000D MSO models add 16 digital channels, providing the ability to accurately time-correlate analog and digital channels. Digital channels may be grouped and displayed as a bus with each bus value displayed in binary, hex, decimal or level (for DAC testing). Advanced triggers can be set across both the analog and digital channels.

    PicoScope 5000D Series oscilloscopes have waveform capture memory up to 512 megasamples - many times larger than competing scopes. Deep memory enables the capture of long-duration waveforms at maximum sampling speed. PicoScope’s DeepMeasure™ tool uses the deep memory to analyse every cycle contained in each triggered waveform acquisition. It displays results in a table, with the parameter fields shown in columns and waveform cycles shown in rows. The current version of the tool includes twelve parameters per cycle, and can display up to a million cycles.

    Serial decoding and analysis is included as standard. Decoding helps users to see what is happening in their design to identify programming errors and check for signal integrity issues. Key applications are addressed with support for 18 protocols:

    • Automotive: CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay, LIN, SENT
    • Embedded: 1-Wire, I2C, I2S, SPI
    • Avionics: ARINC 429
    • Computer: Ethernet 10 & 100BASE-T, PS/2, UART / RS-232, USB
    • Industrial: IMODBUS RTU & ASCII
    • Lighting: DMX512
    • Hobby: DCC

    PicoScope 5000D Series oscilloscopes feature a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, providing lightning-fast saving of waveforms while retaining compatibility with older USB standards. The PicoSDK® software development kit supports continuous streaming to the host computer at rates up to 125 MS/s.

    “The 5000D builds on the success of PicoScope 5000A/B Series flexible resolution oscilloscopes that were introduced back in 2013. The 5000D gives designers and test engineers the versatility they need to make measurements on the wide range of waveforms encountered in today’s embedded systems,” said Trevor Smith, Business Development Manager, Test & Measurement, at Pico Technology. “This allows users to capture and decode fast digital signals and to look for distortion in sensitive analog signals, all using the same oscilloscope.”

    PicoScope software takes advantage of modern PC processing power with an equation editor that allows users to define complex waveform mathematical functions. These include filters (lowpass, highpass, bandpass and bandstop), trigonometry, exponentials, logarithms, statistics, integrals and derivatives. Waveform maths can also be used to plot live signals alongside historic peak, averaged or filtered waveforms.

    Software Development Kit

    The PicoSDK software development kit enables users to write their own applications for the PicoScope 5000D hardware. Drivers for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac (macOS) and Linux (including Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone) are included. Example code, hosted on the Pico Technology GitHub pages, shows how to interface to third-party software packages such as Microsoft Excel, National Instruments LabVIEW and MathWorks MATLAB and programming languages like C, C#, C++, and Visual Basic .NET.

    If you would like more information, arrange a demonstration or receive a quote for the PicoScope 5000D Series; you can contact us via email, through our website or call us on 01582 764334.

  • NEW FS740 GPS Time and Frequency System

    From Stanford Research Systems (SRS), the recently launched FS740 Time and Frequency system is much more than just a 10MHz frequency reference.  With powerful capabilities and eye-catching performance it is a highly cost effective and multi-functional lab tool.

    The SRS FS740’s GPS disciplined 10MHz reference delivers caesium equivalent stability and phase noise, but for a fraction of the cost. A host of additional features include a 12-digit/s frequency counter, a DDS synthesised source with adjustable frequency and amplitude, built-in distribution amplifiers and event time tagging to UTC or GPS. Optional OCXO and Rubidium timebase clocks reduce phase noise to better than -130dBc/Hz.

    • GPS/DNSS Disciplined 10MHz reference
    • TCXO, OCXO or Rb Timebase (better than -130dBC/Hz phase noise)
    • Time Tagging to GPS and UTC
    • 12 digit/s Frequency Counter
    • Sine, square, triangle & IRIG-B source outputs
    • Built-in distribution amplifiers
    • Ethernet/RS-232 connectivity

     

    From SRS, a leader in innovative scientific instrumentation solutions, the FS740 is a powerful multifunctional tool for any lab with time/frequency reference and measurement needs.

    Click here for further information.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

  • New 48 MP LX Cameras based on ams (CMOSIS) CMV50000

    With the 48 MP global shutter CMOS sensor CMV50000 from ams (CMOSIS) Lambda Photometrics is now shipping the LX series with Dual GigE (LXG) and CameraLink (LXC).

    The cameras have outstanding high resolution, very good image quality and high frame rates of up to 15 fps. The further extension of the LX series takes place throughout 2018 based on the completely new development of the LXT with SONY CMOS Gen 2 sensors with 3-12 MP and 10 GigE.

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • Baumer expands the successful CX and EX camera series with ten new models

    Up to 20 megapixel in 29 x 29 mm design for cost-oriented applications: CX and EX series add ten new models with rolling shutter sensors

    10 new models with rolling shutter sensors were added to the successful CX and EX Baumer camera series which now offers resolutions with 20 and 10 megapixel, respectively.

    Baumer expands the successful CX and EX camera series with ten new models featuring rolling shutter CMOS sensors by ON Semiconductor and Sony, including sensors from the STARVIS series. With resolutions of 5, 10, 12 and 20 megapixel, these sensors deliver low noise, low heat generation and an excellent price-performance ratio. Hence, these new models are the ideal choice for cost-sensitive applications that require low-price cameras with high resolution and image quality comparable to a global shutter sensor, reducing system cost. Thanks to their Global Reset function, which exposes all pixels simultaneously, even fast-moving objects are clearly captured at high image quality without the distortion seen with rolling shutter effects. First models are expected to go into production the 2nd quarter of 2018.

    The small CX and EX series USB 3.0 and GigE cameras include the latest rolling and global shutter CMOS sensors with up to 20 megapixel resolution and the uniform form factor of 29 x 29 mm. Users save time and money in realising multi-faceted applications with individual demands on resolution, interface or functional range thanks to consistent mechanical, electrical and software integration. Furthermore, the small square housing with sided M3 mounts is easily installed with maximum flexibility even in tight spaces.

    The CX series offers more than 80 models, including IP 65/67-rated cameras with an operating temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C, exposure times from 1 µs to 60 s and frame rates of up to 1000 fps using a ROI (Region of Interest). Resolutions from VGA up to 20 megapixels and outstanding image quality make the versatile CX series an ideal choice for cross-industry applications with the highest demands on image detail accuracy and throughput.

    Focusing on the essential such as standard-compliant basic functions and CS mounts, the EX series offers Baumer quality at a small price. With resolutions of up to 10 megapixel and a robust metal housing, these are the cameras to choose for the most common applications in industrial image processing.

    10 new models with rolling shutter sensors were added to the successful CX and EX Baumer camera series which now offers resolutions with 20 and 10 megapixel, respectively.

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • The fastest streaming cameras are now shipping

    Record breaking Ximea cameras of the xiB-64 series: 3,500 fps at 1280 x 864 pixels.

    Awarded with the Vision Systems Design's Platinum Innovators Award, xiB-64 cameras are the fastest and highest performance streaming cameras on the market.

    Key features:

    • 3,500fps at full 1.1 Megapixel resolution
    • 64 Gbit/s PCIe Gen3 x 8 industry standard interface via copper or fibre cable
    • 1280 x 864 pixels, large area, high sensitivity 4/3" global shutter sensor
    • 60 x 70 x 57mm ultra-compact size
    • Fibre cable connection up to 100m

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • New 48 Megapixel xiB cameras from Ximea

    The smallest and fastest cameras with a CMV50000 sensor on the market. 20Gbit/s, single cable PCI Express interface. Direct connection without frame grabber.

    Key features at a glance:

    • 48 Megapixels at 30 fps
    • CMV50000, 35mm global shutter CMOS sensor
    • 20 Gbit/s PCIe Gen2 industry standard interface (fibre or copper)
    • Cable length up to 300m (fibre)
    • Smallest camera with CMV50000 sensor (60 x 60 x 38 mm)
    • Lightweight body (175 g ), excellent for airborne applications
    • Active EF lens mount, full control of lens aperture and focus
    • No frame grabber required, direct link to PCI Express bus

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • The Phenom XL is tested as the best tabletop SEM

    Early this year, an anonymous experienced SEM researcher evaluated different tabletop SEM systems. Frustrated by the lack of honest (read impartial) reviews of the tabletop SEM systems, he has made a website to help others find the system that is right for them based on his findings and experience.

    It is great to see that the Phenom XL has a 5-star review as the best top-performing tabletop system compared to the Hitachi TM3030, JEOL NeoScope and SEC SNE-4500.

    Click here to see the complete comparison table of specifications for the four best tabletop scanning electron microscopes currently on the market.

    Lambda Photometrics are the UK and Ireland distributors for sales, service and applications and have been working with Phenom-World for many years. Click here for more information alternatively please contact our Sales Engineers on 01582 764334 or at contact@lambdaphoto.co.uk.

  • Phenom-World launches the Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs

    The brand new Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 desktop SEMs are the high performace desktop SEMs that provide accurate and reliable results for a wide range of applications from materials science and industrial manufacturing to electronics, life sciences and many more.

    What is NEW with Phenom SEMs Generation 5?

    • Enhanced imaging thanks to new electronics and an improved lens
    • Imaging of materials that are very sensitive to beam damage
    • Excellent imaging quality of non-conductive samples thanks to a long-lifetime, high-brightness CeB6 source
    • Wide range of detectors for applications that require material contrast as well as surface-sensitive information.

    Click here for further information or contact our Sales Engineers on 01582 764334.

  • Available now: The first Sony Pregius CMOS cameras with 1 micron exposure time

    Lambda Photometrics are pleased to announce the first CMOS cameras from Baumer with an exposure time down to 1µs in the mainstream segment of digital industrial cameras. The CX models including the second generation of Sony Pregius sensors feature exposure times ranging from 1µs to 60s. Available with up to 12 megapixel resolution, they are ideal in tasks at high light intensity such as laser welding and will minimise blur in high-speed applications like pick and place. Having extended the application possibilities of CMOS cameras, Baumer has closed a gap where previously CCD sensors were required. Samples are available now; production starts in the third quarter of 2017.

    Pushing further toward best-in-class in terms of short exposure times, the CX cameras with 29x29mm housing design perform perfectly in hot environments due to their high operating temperature capability of up to 65°C. Additionally, they feature 1000fps with ROI (Region of Interest) and an excellent dynamic range of 71dB. As a result of their high resolution merged with excellent image quality, the GigE and USB 3.0 cameras master virtually any task in various industries which place the highest demands on image details and throughput.

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

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