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24 Jan 12. Cambridge Pixel has introduced the HPx-200e PCI Express-based primary radar acquisition card in response to the growing adoption of the PCI Express bus as the primary motherboard-level interconnect on modern PCs. The HPx-200e card extends the product family, which already includes radar input cards in PCI and PMC form factors, to provide a x1 lane PCI Express option. The new card supports multiple analogue and digital radar inputs, in addition to trigger and azimuth (ACP/ARP and parallel data) signals. The card also provides a capability to detect missing signals to provide software alarms for loss of triggers or azimuth data. Commenting on the announcement, David Johnson, Cambridge Pixel’s managing director, said: “Cambridge Pixel is committed to updating and extending its range of radar acquisition products to offer up-to-date solutions on all relevant form factors. The PCI Express bus is present on virtually all modern PCs – and is being used increasingly in industrial applications – so it makes strategic sense for us to support it.” By retaining the signature flexibility of the HPx range, the HPx-200e card supports a wide range of signal types and voltages, allowing connection to a diverse range of commercial and military radar types including those from Furono, Kelvin Hughes, Terma, JRC, Koden, Sperry, Raytheon, as well as specialist military radars. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

27 Jan 12. MicroOLED, a maker of highly power-efficient superior image quality microdisplays for near-to-eye applications, introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment, night vision systems and head-mounted displays used in surgery. The ultra-compact 5.4 million-pixel microdisplay with a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 micrometres by 4.7 micrometres is the highest pixel density OLED microdisplay available today. By doubling the pixel density of comparable products, MicroOLED has eliminated the gap between pixels. With no black matrix present, the resulting image resolution is of the highest quality. This makes the 5.4 million-pixel 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay most suitable for defense, medical and professional camera applications that demand sharp images with very smooth transitional tones. High contrast (maximum 100,000:1) and high uniformity (96 per cent) also play key roles in picture quality. Depending on how one drives the OLED microdisplay, it can perform using as low as 0.2W, half the power consumption of other products in its category. MicroOLED achieves this low level power consumption even when the fully digital video input is embedded. MicroOLED will market the 5.4 million-pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay to address needs in three areas: head-mounted displays used by surgeons, where high resolution and quality of colors and contrast are a must; professional camera and camcorders, where picture quality is key; and night vision applications, where heightened contrast and uniformity enable defense and security professionals to improve the performance of detection and identification equipment. The 5.4 million-pixel density microdisplay comes in full color (16 million colors), SXGA or monochrome formats (2,560 by 2,048 pixels), both with digital video input. It meets the standard environmental operating requirements for military applications. The new product builds on MicroOLED’s exclusive OLED patent technology that is recognized for its ability to eliminate defects common in other microdisplays, such as color non-uniformity or fixed pattern noise.

25 Jan 12. Improved EyeR640 17 micron Thermal Core Provides <45mK at f#1. The new improved EYE-R640-V4™ utilises 17µm pixels prov

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