USB-C Active Optical Cables for Machine Vision

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With the accelerated changes in technology and today’s cable ecosystem, vision camera and sensor systems are rapidly requiring better, more reliable data transmission, and more of it across longer distances at faster speeds. The manufacturing trends towards smart factories, increased use of robotics, and more and more machine vision applications within those industries are driving […]

Active Optical Xtreme™ Cables in Rugged Environments

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Active Optical Xtreme (AOX™) is the newest small form-factor platform in an expanding frontier of Active Optical Cable technologies. Active Optical Cabling is a hybrid design technique that employs optical fiber and integrated transmitters and receivers “between the connectors” to deliver the same electrical bandwidth as would be found in a far larger number of […]

Multi-Function Cable Application Trends

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Vision and sensor systems are rapidly requiring better, more reliable data transmission, and more of it across longer distances at faster speeds. The manufacturing trends towards smart factories, increased use of robotics, and more and more machine vision applications within those industries are driving this demand. Current commodity cables fall short of keeping up with […]

The Future is Self-Aware Multi-Function Cables

Future is Self-Aware Multi-Function Cables

Join us at the Vision Show to Learn More Nortech Applications Engineer Jerome Taylor will be speaking at The Vision Show on the future of smart multi-function cables.  See us at the conference and at Booth #311. A paradigm shift is occurring across the electronics industry where vision and sensor systems are rapidly advancing in […]

Active Optical Cables VS Traditional Copper

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Traditional copper wiring has many constraints. As InfiniBand data speeds increase and data centers cluster in size, copper cable technology is being pushed to its limits. Passive cables are restricted by their conductivity and can only carry a certain amount of data over short distances. Active optical cables transcend some of the constraints of passive […]

Machine Vision Applications Of Active Optical Xtreme

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Machine vision is a technology that uses cameras, software algorithms, and other processing hardware to generate rapidly increasing amounts of video and still imagery for real-time analysis. Nortechs Active Optical Xtreme cable is the best way too keep up with the rapid changing vision systems.  Vision systems are used in various industries, such as automotive, […]

USB-C Active Optical Data Cables with Enhanced Power Delivery

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As technology advances and the proliferation of data-centric applications such as machine vision, factory automation, and robotics increases, the need for fast, reliable data generated by powered devices in distant locations has become a necessity more than ever before. Unlike copper cables, limited by their conductivity and only able to carry a certain amount of […]

How Is Active Optical Changing Fiber Optic Design?

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Every year, more businesses are turning to fiber optic solutions. As more applications require faster transmission rates with higher accuracy across longer distances, more design engineers, data managers, and industry SMEs question how new fiber optic applications such as Active Optical Cables differ from conventional fiber optic cables.  Nortech Systems’ Active Optical Xtreme (AOXTM)is the […]