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Tecella electrophysiology products now available from Elliot Scientific

Since 2007 Tecella has supplied electrophysiology measurement systems that allow pharmaceutical researchers to rapidly screen drugs and medical compounds thereby accelerating and improving drug discovery. Now Elliot Scientific enables scientists in the UK and Ireland to purchase their products.

Tecella offer a range of instruments for electrophysiology; from the single channel Pico to the 384-channel Apollo – designed for high throughput screening (HTS) systems.

Tecella Pico

In addition to electrophysiology, researchers working in electrochemistry, mems and other biotech fields can benefit from Tecella’s highly scalable amplifier architectures and fully customisable software and hardware solutions.

Please contact us for more information, or visit our Tecella product page.


TimePro™ and FilmPro™ introduced by CRAIC

CRAIC Technologies has developed software to measure time-dependent changes of microscopic samples in full UV-VIS-NIR reflectance, absorbance and emission spectra.

The new CRAIC TimePro™ Kinetic Spectroscopy package is designed to be used with Lambdafire™ software equipped CRAIC Technology microspectrophotometers. CRAIC TimePro™ allows the user to monitor changes in the spectra over time, providing a unique and valuable tool for chemists and biological researchers.

CRAIC FilmPro™ is a film thickness measurement software package developed for CRAIC microspectrophotometres equipped with the Lambdafire™ software. It allows the user to rapidly measure the thickness of thin films and analyse many materials on both transparent and opaque substrates. It is ideal for determining the thin film thickness on semiconductors, MEMS devices, disk drives, flat panel displays, and more. This powerful and flexible software can be used in many different fields and in everything from research to industrial settings.

Contact us for more information about these products.


Special EXFO test equipment catalogue for R&D/Manufacturing


EXFO has released a new catalogue covering their entire range of products for the fibre-based telecom engineer. Equipment for network engineers and R&D/Manufacturing is covered but, as Elliot Scientific only specialises in the latter, we have made available a special abbreviated version for download from our EXFO product pages.

Examples of the test equipment covered include:

IQS Series

  • Light Source
  • WDM & Tunable Laser Sources
  • Variable Attenuator
  • Standard & MEMS Optical Switches
  • Utility Module
  • Optical Spectrum Analyser

Contact us now for more details.

PSO Series

  • Optical Modulation Analyser
  • Optical Sampling Oscilloscope

Handheld & Benchtop Systems

  • Power Meters
  • Variable Attenuators
  • Laser & Light Sources


New Products from EXFO – Tunable Laser Source & Matrix Optical Switch

EXFO has recently launched two new products that Elliot Scientific is able to offer to the UK and Irish telecom sectors.

IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source – Up to 36 continuous wave high power lasers in one box

The recent upsurge in bandwidth requirements by carriers is pushing next-generation transmission systems to achieve new capacity limits via use of complex high-order modulation formats like dual-polarisation quadrature phase-shift keying (DPQPSK).

The new EXFO IQS-2800 is a modular test solution, housed in the IQS-636 platform, that provides researchers and engineers with a comprehensive way to design and test these future ultra-high-capacity network architectures. The lasers are continuous wave (CW), tunable, with a high-power output, narrow 100 kHz linewidth, and 10 pm resolution tunability over the C, L or A band.

MXS-9100 MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch – Any number of M input fibres can connect to any number of N output fibres

The new MXS-9100 optical switch is the perfect solution for centralised instrument sharing or automated testing in manufacturing. With its all-optical cross-connect technology, the MXS-9100 provides a unique combination of low insertion loss, fast protected switching and high reliability required in the lab or manufacturing environment. It allows any of M input fibres to connect to any of N output fibres in a fully non-blocking manner.

For more information on these or the other telecom products we offer, please visit our EXFO pages or contact us.


MEMS Optical Switches released for EXFO IQS-600

IQS-600

MEMS Switch from EXFO

IQS-600EXFO has added IQS-9100B MEMS Optical Switch test modules to its IQS-600 platform, the only modular system providing optical, transport and datacom testing in a single environment. The IQS-9100B switch modules provide highly accurate and repeatable fibre-to-fibre switching for single mode 1 x N configurations up to 1 x 32.

Key Features

  • Available for single mode fibre in 1xN configuration up to 32 ports
  • Switching time faster than 30 msec
  • Life expectancy of 109 cycles
  • Insertion loss between 0.9 and 2.0 dB
  • -50 dB back reflection

The MEMS-Based Design of the EXFO IQS-9100B delivers durable performance in a compact package. Fast switching time and a 1-billion-cycle lifetime expectancy make it the perfect optical switch for demanding manufacturing applications.

The IQS-600 Platform provides a flexible approach to optical, transport and datacom test and measurement for manufacturing, automation, optical qualification and R&D. It combines powerful features and control capabilities for up to 100 different modules. The IQS-9100B can easily be controlled remotely via the standard LAN or optional GPIB interfaces available on the IQS-600 using SCPI commands, LabVIEW drivers or any other automation software

For more information about this and other test equipment from EXFO, please contact us.



March 2012 Newsletter Now Online

March 2012 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available as a PDF. In this issue we highlight the new Lake Shore Cryogenic Probe Stations, MEMS Optical Switches released for the EXFO IQS-600, the new laser illumination engine and microscope table from Mad City Labs, a DVI splitter from HOLOEYE, plus the SU2P and Photonex London events, and more…

To read it online magazine-style click here.

To download it in your browser as a PDF, click here.