Elliot Scientific has announced the addition of the LDR range of laser current and thermoelectric controller driver board modules from OptoSci to its portfolio of products for the fibre, diode and telecom markets. The LDR module includes a power supply, a ZIF mount and heat sink for a 14-pin butterfly package, a USB interface and PC communications cable, and full V-DRIVE control software. For more information, contact David Welsh, (tel +44 158 276 6300, e-mail david.welsh@elliotscientific.com).

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc has launched a line of cryogenic micromanipulated probe stations, which includes tabletop, field upgradeable, superconducting and electromagnet-based, full 4 inch wafer and closed-cycle, refrigerator-based probe stations. The tabletop series is available with up to six micromanipulated probe arms operable from 4.2 K to 475 K, with a low-temperature option to 3.2 K. For further details, tel +1 614 891 2244, fax +1 614 818 1600, e-mail info@lakeshore.com or see www.lakeshore.com/crps.html.

Ocean Optics has introduced the Optical Transmittance Spectrometer for the accurate, repeatable real-time transmittance measurement of optical lenses and other optical components. The compact system measures the tint colour, photopic transmittance and UV cutoff of lenses, optical coatings, windows and filters, as well as characterizing photochromic, electrochromic and sun lens material. For more information, contact Jessica van Heck (tel +31 26 319 0500, e-mail Jessica.vanHeck@oceanoptics.eu, see www.oceanoptics.eu).

Princeton Gamma Tech Instruments (PGT) has launched the SAHARA III, a new Peltier-cooled silicon drive detector that offers users an active detector area ranging from 10 mm2 to 100 mm2 and standard beryllium or low-energy polymer windows. The SAHARA III is a complement to PGT’s other X-ray detector offerings, which include liquid-nitrogen-cooled Si(Li), IGX and multi-element detector arrays. For further details, contact Leong Ying (tel +1 609 924 7310, e-mail leong.ying@pgt.com).

Vector Fields has released a high-frequency, electromagnetic design tool, Concerto, to help RF designers to exploit the properties of metamaterials, as part of its work for the Advanced Materials for Ubiquitous Leading-Edge Electromagnetic Technologies research project. Metamaterials can provide a means of enhancing the performance and size of wireless components. For more information, tel +44 1865 370 151, e-mail info@vectorfields.co.uk, or see www.vectorfields.com.