Monthly Archives: March 2014

BiSon 6 ready for product introduction.

DSC00177Last week, the first BiSon 6 sunsensors for solar concentrator applications where succesfully assembled, showing that the positioning of the photodiodes can be done automatically with the required accuracy, the pins can be bonded and the final unit is able to survive at least 10 cycles from +125 degrees C to -55 degrees C without any problems found.

This means we are ready for product introduction at the CPV-10 in Albuquerque NM.

Although further qualification testing will need to follow to prove (beyond a shadow of a doubt) that these units are able to sustain 10.000 thermal cycles between +70 and -20 degree C without any problems, we are confident that they will survive these tests.

BiSon 6 connectors inserted

assembled connectors BiSon 6Still on track for the CPV-10, the integrated connectors (which are one of the key features allowing Lens R&D to provide cost effective yet reliable sunsensors) have been inserted in the first series of BiSon 6 housings.

 

Lens R&D was here (at the photonics west 2014)

Although not physically present, Lens R&D was present at the photonics West to emphasize the under-estimated importance of proper packaging. A joint display with Technobis Integrated Photonics Packaging Solutions (a brand new company focussing on the packaging of integrated photonics circuits) showed some real life solutions for packaging problems and the capabilities available.photonics west banner