Unique industry focus on micro-patterning capabilities
Largo, Fla. (February 2, 2016) – PIXELTEQ micro-patterned optical coatings combine patented microlithography expertise with state-of-the-art coating technology. The company’s micro-patterned filters help create compact and cost-effective optical devices for use in biomedical, security and defense, aerospace, precision agriculture and machine vision applications.
Micro-patterned filters from PIXELTEQ.
PIXELTEQ’s technology enables patterning of multiple dielectric, metal and color gel filter array coatings on a single substrate. Standardized processes are in place for patterning on glass and semiconductor wafers, which optimize PIXELTEQ’s processes to customer requirements and reduce time-to-market. The company’s capabilities can meet requirements from high accuracy, low volume devices to high volume consumer-type products.
“Our proprietary thin film coating processes were perfected over decades of experience,” said PIXELTEQ VP Marketing and Sales, Marco Snikkers. “To the best of our knowledge, we are the only photonics company that focuses solely on micro-patterning technology.”
Since completing a multi-million dollar expansion and upgrade to its manufacturing facilities last year, PIXELTEQ has doubled its output of micro-patterned optical filters.
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Largo, Fla. (August 7, 2015) – PIXELTEQ will display its PixelSensor spectral sensor with new OEM electronics board at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition, booth 641. The show takes place August 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center (San Diego, Calif.).
PixelSensor, now partnered with a new OEM electronics board, is designed for easy integration into customers’ analytical equipment and provides a smaller footprint (45.72mm x 21.34mm) and faster time-to-market. This offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional sensor technology. The parallel channel design results in no moving parts and faster measurements than discrete optic designs and spectrometers. PixelSensor provides spectral sensing in an integrated package design that includes up to eight photodiodes with optical filters. The number of channels, package type and filter characteristics may all be customized to fit customers’ specific application needs. PixelSensor with new OEM electronics board is ideally suited for in vitro diagnostic instruments, biochemical assays, imaging and colorimetry applications.
To learn more, visit PIXELTEQ at the SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition booth 641.
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Largo, Fla. (June 16, 2015) – OEM multispectral technology expert PIXELTEQ will display a new addition to its PixelCam™ and SpectroCam™ line of spectral cameras at the 2015 Laser World of Photonics exhibition, booth 477 in hall B2. The show takes place from June 22-25 at the Messe München center (Munich, Germany).
Visitors to the company’s booth can view live demonstrations of the PixelCam spectral cameras and the PixelSensor 8-channel spectral sensors performing multispectral imaging of application-specific visible, NIR and SWIR spectral bands. Visitors can learn how multispectral sensing and imaging can be easily integrated in various OEM applications, saving space, time and cost.
The demonstrations will include the new PixelCam 4-channel RGB+ NIR camera, which allows users to retrieve both color and NIR (near infrared) images simultaneously.
PixelCam cameras use PIXELTEQ’s unique pixelated dichroic filters arrays to deliver real-time multispectral imaging with the same SWaP as comparable monochrome or color imagers. The newly added RGB+NIR camera is ideal for biomedical ICG imaging, agricultural UAV crop stress testing and a variety of other applications.
To learn more visit PIXELTEQ at the Laser World of Photonics exhibition booth 477 in hall B2.
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Multi-band Short Wave Infrared provides color imaging beyond human vision
Largo, Fla. (April 15, 2015) – PIXELTEQ, a leader in OEM multispectral technology, will feature new additions to its PixelCam™ and SpectroCam™ imaging solutions at the SPIE DSS 2015 exhibition. The show takes place from April 21-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center (Baltimore, Md.). Visitors to the PIXELTEQ booth #665 can view the cameras operating live to demonstrate multispectral imaging of application-specific visible, NIR, and SWIR spectral bands.
New VIS and SWIR Spectral Cameras at DSS 2015
PixelCam cameras use PIXELTEQ’s unique pixelated dichroic filters arrays to deliver real-time multispectral imaging with the same SWaP as comparable monochrome imagers. PIXELTEQ has also added a Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) camera option to its SpectroCam family of multispectral imaging solutions, allowing users to see color infrared images beyond human vision with live, data-rich images in up to 6 spectral bands.
To learn more visit PIXELTEQ at the SPIE DSS exhibition booth # 655.
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Capacity expansion and new team members support multispectral sensor growth
Largo, Fla. (February 3, 2015) – PIXELTEQ has completed a major expansion and upgrade at its Largo, Florida operation to accommodate growing demand for the company’s innovative OEM spectral sensor and micro-patterned filter solutions. The multi-million dollar investment upgrades both the technical capability and production capacity of dichroic filter arrays that incorporate PIXELTEQ’s patented micro-patterning technology.
By integrating precision optical filters into the sensor itself, PixelCam™ and PixelSensor™ arrays enable OEMs to simplify and shrink optical designs for high performance portable and wearable devices.
To support ongoing growth, PIXELTEQ has also strengthened its management team through several recent additions. Marco Snikkers has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Snikkers most recently led the European market for PIXELTEQ from its Netherland headquarters. Prior to joining PIXELTEQ, Snikkers was the commercial director for Ocean Optics across Europe since 2006.
James Troeger has also joined PIXELTEQ as Quality Manager, bringing more than 15 years of quality systems experience in semiconductor, automotive, and defense industries. Finally, Joris van Nunen has been appointed PIXELTEQ’s Europe Manager, applying his laser and photonics background to provide local support to a growing number of European clients.
“We are excited to see how our clients are using multispectral sensors to improve decisions, processes, and lives,” explains Marco Snikkers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PIXELTEQ’s new upgrade allows us to better serve OEM clients who need to scale miniaturized spectral sensors and wafer-level optics to volume production.”
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Upgrade to clean-room and production capacity underway to support OEM business
Largo, Fla. (January 31, 2014) – PIXELTEQ has begun construction at its Largo, Florida facility to accommodate the growth in its innovative OEM spectral sensor and micro-patterned filter business. The multi-million dollar investment provides clean-room upgrades and additional capacity for wafer-level optical coating and patterning, building on PIXELTEQ’s patented micro-patterning technology for optical filters and sensors.
“Clients are using our PixelSensor™ multispectral sensors to detect and quantify problems in more portable application-specific devices,” explained Randel Mercer, Vice President of Business Development. “As next-generation sensors migrate to smaller devices and pixels with higher resolutions, the precision and cleanliness of optical coatings becomes more critical. This upgrade combines state-of-the-art processes with manufacturing capacity to serve growing OEM clients who need to scale miniaturized spectral sensors and wafer-level optics to volume production.”
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Designer toolkit to prototype PixelSensor-based optical sensors
Largo, Fla. (January 24, 2014) – PIXELTEQ has introduced a multispectral sensor Developer Board that helps OEMs design and prototype optical sensors based on its PixelSensor™ wavelength-selective photodiode arrays. PixelSensor’s exclusive wafer-level optical filters simplify optical designs and enable OEMs to implement precision multispectral measurement in smaller devices. Designers can choose board and accessory options that help them get started with spectral sensing in minutes for a wide range of biomedical, industrial and scientific applications.
Developer Board allows designers to rapidly prototype PixelSensor-based optical sensors.
The PixelSensor Developer Board includes the essential hardware and a cross-platform GUI interface to configure measurement settings of each spectral band individually, trigger external functions, communicate with other devices, and display and log data. In addition to comprehensive sensor evaluation, designers can program application-specific functions using the Arduino integrated development environment.
“It’s exciting to see the breakthrough multispectral applications our clients are developing – biometric monitors, chemical sensing, and precision colorimetry in remarkably small packages,” stated Randel Mercer, Vice President of Business Development. “Our goal is to help developers simplify the optical design and shrink the overall device footprint. The PixelSensor Developer Board helps them deliver rapid prototypes and get to revenue faster.”
PixelSensor Developer Boards and additional accessories are now available online at opticalfiltershop.com.
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Demos highlight benefits of multispectral detection
Largo, Fla. (January 14, 2014) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its new PixelSensor™ multispectral sensors at next month’s Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco. Demos at the PIXELTEQ booth #1723 (Photonics West) and #8604 (BiOS) will highlight the benefits of its multispectral sensors and cameras.
PIXELTEQ’s PixelSensor multispectral sensors use on-chip filtering to pack eight wavelength-selective photodiodes onto an array measuring less than 1cm.
PixelSensor multispectral sensors use on-chip filtering to pack eight wavelength-selective photodiodes onto an array measuring less than 1cm, enabling simpler and smaller OEM optical devices. PixelCam™ and SpectroCam™ spectral cameras image spectral bands in UV, Visible, and NIR – SWIR for a variety of applications.
During the show, Eric Chandler, PhD, an Electro-Optical Scientist at PIXELTEQ, will be conducting presentations in the exhibit hall demo areas summarizing recent innovations and applications in multispectral sensing:
- BiOS: Saturday, February 1, 1:30pm in the BiOS Demo Area
- Photonics West: Tuesday, February 4, 3:30pm in Demo Area 2 (North Hall D)
At the collocated Electronic Imaging conference, PIXELTEQ will be demonstrating its PixelCam multispectral cameras and presenting its unique approach to delivering real-time multispectral imaging in a compact footprint. “Real-time compact multispectral imaging solutions using dichroic filter arrays” will be presented Thursday at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Ballroom during the following sessions:
- Electronic Imaging Demo Session: Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-7:30pm
- Electronic Imaging Technical Presentation: Thursday, February 6, 10:50am
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8-band spectral sensor for portable OEM devices
Duiven, Netherlands (November 11, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its PixelSensor™ multispectral photodiodes at the 2013 Compamed exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, Hall 08b, Stand N15. The PixelSensor photodiode array packs 8 wavelength-selective photodiodes into a tiny 9mm square package that enables precision multispectral measurement in smaller devices. PixelSensor typically replaces 10-20 optical components – simplifying optical designs for scalable production assembly of biomedical instruments from application-specific spectroscopy to fluorescence detection.
Customised OEM versions of PixelSensor are also available with user-defined spectral bands. A new PixelSensor Developer Kit provides hardware and software tools that help designers get started with spectral sensing in minutes, free to experiment and configure purpose-built optical sensors. “Detecting targeted narrowband colours and optical wavelengths in such a small footprint is a powerful benefit for a wide range of medical devices,” states Marco Snikkers, Marketing & Sales Director at PIXELTEQ. “It’s exciting to see how our clients are using PixelSensor to create application-specific sensors that improve health and quality of life for people worldwide.” PixelSensor and its optional accessories are now available online at opticalfiltershop.com.
PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features, and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras.
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New miniature 8-band color sensor enables handheld OEM devices
Largo, Fla. (November 4, 2013) – PIXELTEQ has released its PixelSensor™ 8-band multispectral photodiode array, packing eight wavelength-selective photodiodes into a compact 9mm square sensor. PixelSensor enables multispectral sensing at a smaller scale by integrating spectral filters at the sensor level, simplifying optical designs and reducing device integration costs.
The PixelSensor photodiode splits the visible spectrum into eight discrete color bands. Its standard 20-pin LCC package can be surface or socket mounted. Common cathode operation provides low noise and fast response time. Customized OEM versions of PixelSensor are also available with user-defined spectral bands. Using PIXELTEQ’s exclusive micro-patterned optical filter technology, narrowband filters deliver improved sensitivity and contrast for multispectral applications from portable color monitors to industrial and scientific instruments.
“Continuous 8-band sensing from a device that fits on your fingertip is a powerful tool for designers,” said Randel Mercer, VP Business Development of PIXELTEQ. “It’s exciting to see how our clients are implementing application-specific sensors that improve health, productivity, quality and safety across a wide range of devices.”
PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras.
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