A CCD-based design kit for OEM engineers seeking a turnkey set-up for convenient and reliable evaluations for spectroscopy and spectrophotometer applications is available from Hamamatsu. The kit contains a highly-sensitive CCD detector head, a 12- or 16-bit A/D converter, LabVIEW drivers, and cable assemblies for an easy-to-use, ready-to-run tool. The scientific-grade CCDs feature low dark current, low readout noise, wide dynamic range, and 90% quantum efficiency at 600 nm. Results can be displayed as a 2-D image or in-line binning mode.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
Traditional dev kits are based on a manufacturer’s microcontroller, radio module, or sensor device. The idea is to aid the design engineer in developing his or her own IoT prototype as quickly as possible. A not-so-traditional IoT development kit released by Bosch aims to simplify IoT prototyping even further.
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