UV Curing Module

Marktech Optoelectronics UV Curing Module
UV Curing Module

The QuickCure™ QC250 UV Curing Module was developed for the machine designer tasked with upgrading traditional UV bulb-curing systems to a more reliable UV-LED platform. The QC250 UV Curing Module features an array of 100 high power UV LEDs configured into a 1 inch x 1 inch board space and produces upwards of 19.2 W/ cm2 at the ink curing surface.

The QC250 curing board and controllers allow for quick conversion to LED technology where the benefits for curing inks, coatings and adhesives can be immediately realized. This high reliability, multi function board system gives a designer flexibility to keep their expertise in machine design and cooling in house, a combination that produces a much faster, customizable and more affordable solution for their customer base.

Benefits of UV LEDs in Curing
You have seen the future of UV curing and it involves the use of LEDs. Here are some of the important advantages of UV LED generated light.

  • Utilizes much less power than conventional light fixtures
  • Instant on/off with no detrimental impact on the life and radiance of the UV LED.
  • Targeted wavelength for precise curing applications
  • Long lifetimes even at high irradiance
  • One sided light, no need for shutters or reflectors on the backside of the light
  • Mercury-free, no ozone creation
  • Heat directed away from target.

Read more about the QC250 modular system at www.marktechopto.com/QC250

Marktech Announces Custom Reticle Capabilities

One of the first optoelectronics companies
to offer a 10-micron red dot reticle

April 27, 2017

Marktech Optoelectronics Custom Reticle Capabilities
Custom Reticle Capabilities

LATHAM, NEW YORK… Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, has announced their new custom reticle capabilities. This display technology is used in applications, which include rifle scopes, binoculars, cameras, and range finders. All of Marktech’s reticles include precise illumination for low-light environments and are highly customizable based on customer specifications.

Reticle: A series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of a sighting device used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.

The company has also introduced one of the first 10-micron red dot chips available on the market today. “For shorter distances, a standard 50- to 80-micron red dot is probably fine,” explains Vincent Forte, Marktech’s chief technology officer, “but for longer distances, a 10-micron red dot is preferred; the smaller the dot, the more accurate the device.”

Marktech can design and manufacture a red dot and/or reticle in nearly any shape, size, or configuration, and this unique customization capability gives them an advantage in the industry. “We have the ability to create a reticle and/or red dot in conjunction with a 7-segment numeric or alphanumeric display and/or a 15 to 20-micron crosshair segment,” notes Forte. “We can assemble the die into any type of standard or custom package or chip-on-board [COB] assembly. We can even custom-design a reticle to have the segment and dot independently driven, which is quite unique in the industry.”

Devices that typically use red dots and reticles include telescopes, telescopic rifle sights, microscopes, cameras, binoculars, and other types of instrumentation. Range finders typically use a red dot and reticle in conjunction with an Avalanche photodiode (APD) as the detector, also available from Marktech. The industries most often using reticles and red dots are military, technology, recreation, or anywhere that needs a microscopic illumination source. For more information on Marktech’s custom reticle capabilities, visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech:
Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

So tell us: What do you want to build?

Bring Marktech your idea; we can manage the entire process for you, from design to prototype, from testing to production and QA. www.marktechopto.com

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Marktech Optoelectronics and Digi-Key Now Offer Custom-Made Photodetectors

Custom-Made Photodetectors - Marktech Optoelectronics
Custom-Made Photodetectors

Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, to offer the ability to obtain custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimized to meet customer specifications.

The custom-made photodetectors can be made from any of the following Marktech product lines: silicon photovoltaic or photoconductive photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, phototransistors, or InGaAs PIN photodiodes. Custom device packaging is also available, either to customer specifications or recommended by Marktech to best suit the customer’s application.

“Marktech’s specialty has been in the design, testing, and manufacturing of custom detectors, emitters, and assemblies,” said Mark Campito, CEO at Marktech Optoelectronics. “Partnering up with Digi-Key allows us to connect with a broad range of designers that normally wouldn’t be aware that these services are available to them, to offer the market high-quality custom-made photodetectors.”

By simply filling in the form located at digikey.com or on the Marktech Optoelectronics custom detector webpage, circuit designers will now have a quick, easy way to obtain a device that is optimized for their application and mechanical design.

“As applications for photodetectors get more varied and complex, there is a need for our customers to design in components with tight specifications,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Having an option to obtain Marktech’s custom detectors through Digi-Key will make it easier for the design engineer and speed up the product development cycle.”

For more information, visit the Marktech Supplier Center page on the Digi-Key website or visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech Optoelectronics

Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.

Marktech Offers Extensive Lineup of Standard SWIR LED Emitters in a Variety of Packaging Options

Marktech Optoelectronics SWIR LED emitters
SWIR LED emitters

Marktech, a premier optoelectronic manufacturer, offers an extensive lineup of standard short wave infrared, or SWIR LED emitters in a variety of packaging options. Products in this family range from 1020nm to 1720nm with operating currents from 20mA to 350mA and can be additionally sorted for specific wavelength or power requirements.

Infrared LEDs are used for a variety of applications including optical sensors and switches, medical bioflorescence equipment, and visual inspection systems. TO-5, 18, 39, and 46 metal can packaging can be customized to include up to 7 LED die in single or multiple wavelength configurations.

SWIR LED emitters require specialized optical detectors as standard silicon detectors have a maximum sensitivity limit of approximately 1100nm.

Marktech also produces a line of InGaAs detectors that are optimized for sensing light in the SWIR range. These detectors can be obtained as an individual discrete component or combined with a silicon sensor to cover the complete spectrum of light from the visible to the SWIR range. Emission and detection can be customized as well into a single multichip package, which may or may not include additional TE cooling options.

Typical Industries Served:
Medical, security, military, communications, industrial, and agriculture

Common Applications:
Bioflorescence and blood chemistry analysis, night vision, safety equipment, currency validation, fiber optics, and inspection systems

See more near-IR emitter products and information by clicking here.

About Marktech:Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

 

Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials

A Brief Summary of Part One in a Six-Part Series on Customization

>> Download a PDF of the comprehensive version of the “Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials” article.

Utilizing our 30 years of experience in optoelectronics, Marktech’s customization process focuses on customer needs and applications. Instead of using standardized–but perhaps non-optimized–parts, Marktech allows advantageous custom product variations to enhance your product design.

Custom packaging and electrical sorting of products offer further differentiation. Marktech provides the designer with insights concerning custom variations–variations that optimize electrical, optical, and thermal characteristics–without the need for large volume commitments.

To solve your needs, Marktech engineers will discuss with you:

  • Application needs specific to your project
  • Optimization recommendations for component and assembly packaging, technology, and thermal and electrical parameters
  • Manufacturing of dedicated end-products in support of your specifications and needs for Optoelectronic Emitter Materials

An in-depth look at custom emitter materials

In this first installment in our six-part series on Marktech’s customization capabilities, we focus on optoelectronic emitter materials, materials typically intended for mating with compatible (and possibly customized) detectors. This article will discuss in-depth topics such as:

  • LED drive current and temperature
  • Types of die attach and wire bonding techniques for chip mounting
  • Illumination patterns and output
  • Specific examples of unique emitter products and how Marktech created a customized solution

>> Download a PDF of the comprehensive version of the “Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials” article.

Related links

>> Visit Digikey for a listing of select Marktech emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short-wave infrared (SWIR).

>> View a full listing of Marktech emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short-wave infrared (SWIR).

>> To learn more about Marktech, optoelectronic emitters, or our start-to-finish customization capabilities, visit our website at www.marktechopto.com.

 

A Brief Introduction to Customization

A Brief Introduction to Customization
The First in a Six-Part Series

INTRO:

This introduction is the first installation in a six-part series focused on how Marktech does optoelectronic customization–both emitter and detector components and assemblies that are specifically designed for your application. The series will include in-depth analysis of materials, packaging, and testing based on our 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field.

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Customization: To make or alter individual specifications or preferences.

Marktech’s definition of customization: The process of learning about your application and making recommendations on how to optimize your opto component or assembly performance, resulting in the manufacture of an end-product to your exact specifications…without production volume requirements.
This introduction to how Marktech does optoelectronic customization is the first installation in a six-part series focused on both emitter and detector components and assemblies that are specifically designed for your application. The series will include in-depth analysis of materials, packaging, and testing based on our 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field.

Our goal with this series is to provide design engineers with details concerning customized components and assemblies, such as physical constraints and how to optimize electrical, optical, and thermal characteristics.

Our upcoming series topics will be as follows:

Part 1: Custom emission materials

Does die on membraneyour application require tight binning? In this post, we will explore how specific wavelengths can optimize your product’s performance. We will explain how your choice of chip and other factors, including how you drive the component, will affect degradation and the lifetime of your product. What chip mounting options are best-suited for your application? This post will cover wire bonding techniques, die attach (eutectic or conductive paste), illumination patterns, and output. A complete listing of emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short wave infrared (SWIR) also will be discussed in detail. Or you can visit our online Product Selector Guide now.

Part 2: Custom detection materials

The custom design of the detector chip is a capability unique to Marktech. In this post, we will cover the custom materials that we use in our silicon detectors, including PIN photodiodes, photodiode arrays, Avalanche photodiodes, and other detector products. We’ll review your options to customize either N-type, P-type, or epi-materials to optimize chip design, meeting or exceeding your specifications for characteristics like minimum reflection, low-dark current, minimum series resistance, low capacitance, fast response, and low crosstalk. Learn more about custom detection materials from Marktech >>

Part 3: Packaging

Once you have chosen the chip, the packaging criteria comes into play next. You need to define what important criteria are needed, for example, space constraints. Packaging options include SMD (surface mount devices), COB (chip on board), through-hole devices, and TO-cans, including multi-chips, which may contain both emitter and detector chips.

Depending on your choice of chip and package, the experts at Marktech will ascertain what conditions you may be dealing with, such as heat dissipation and electromagnetic interference. In this post, we also will explore lensing options to modify radiation patterns, such as wide or narrow viewing angles, or custom illumination patterns. Learn more about our custom packaging capabilities >>

Part 4: Custom Assemblies

Does your application require multiple chips, either for emission or detection or both? What is the best material for your assembly: FR-4 to ceramic, flex, or metal core? Depending on your application, our custom design engineers will help you determine how many chips are required based on output and drive conditions. At Marktech, we have completed assemblies ranging from two chips to 140, however, there are no restrictions on the number of chips we can mount. Learn more about custom assemblies >>

Part 5: Design, Testing, and Binning

Not only can Marktech test for all optical and electrical parameters on both emission and detector components, materials, and assemblies, we also offer unique testing capabilities on detectors including spectral response up to 3000nm, quantum efficiency up to 3000nm, shunt resistance, dark current, and capacitance. On the emission side, we can offer complete testing on UV down to 250nm and up to 2600nm on SWIR devices.

Part 5 in the series will cover all of our services in design, testing, binning, and quality control. We will share details about our 10-step design and test process, which ensures that we tailor services around your specific needs and make recommendations to ensure your device is performing as intended. Learn more about Marktech’s testing and engineering services >>

Part 6: Getting Started   

Part 6 in the series will be a wrap-up summary of Parts 1 through 5 and will highlight the next steps to take if you are interested in pursuing a custom device, beginning with initial discussions with one of our application engineers. We will discuss the various steps to bring your idea from concept to prototype to finished component or assembly. Or if you are ready to get started now, contact us today!