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  • SWIR LEDs achieve top results in sensing & inspection applications

    The use of LEDs in sensing and inspection applications has grown significantly, particularly where an application must rely on short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) wavelengths. In this article, we outline some of the most popular applications and find out what role Ushio’s Epitex SWIR LEDs play in them.

  • Beauty is in the LED of the beholder: LEDs for optical food sorting applications

    The agricultural and food processing industries have long pioneered the automation arena as they scramble to provide sustenance to an ever-growing population. It is a sector on which almost all of us rely in order to survive and, in some cases, try to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Blood, sweat, and tears: the innovation behind Ushio’s multi-wavelength LED packages

    Ushio’s Epitex division has grown to develop the largest collection of light emitting diodes on the market. Covering all violet, visible, and infrared (IR) wavelengths, from 365 nanometres (nm) to 1,750 nm, this vast catalogue creates a one-stop-shop for single and multi-wavelength LEDs.

  • Ushio sets 1,050 nm SWIR LED output power record with 700 mW chip

    Ushio has announced the release of a new record-breaking version of its Epitex SMBB1050GD 1,050 nm short wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs. Available in single or multi-chip form, each gallium arsenide (GaAs) chip is capable of a record optical output power of 700 milliwatts (mW) at 1 Ampere (continuous wave, CW), or 1,200 mW at 2 A (pulsed). This incredible optical output power can reach up to 3,700 mW when taking advantage of the SMBB family multi-chip package options, which allow up to three chips at the same time, along with an optional ceramic insulator, in the same package.

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) made simple by Ushio

    As a longstanding manufacturer of LEDs, Ushio Epitex is positioned as a leading producer of optical components for Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems. The unification of a camera, near-infrared (NIR) LEDs, and a carefully curated database has brought previously untold benefits, with ANPR technology assisting electronic toll collection (ETC), car park management, and law enforcement.