Liquid Lens Development Kits

Varioptic has designed Development Kits in order to speed up evaluation and design process.

Product Kits

MASD - 161020 - Liquid Lens Product Catalog - October 2016.pdf (4.7 MB)

MASD - 160415 - Liquid Lens Product Catalog - April 2016 - Japanese (6.8 MB)

 

 

 

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Arctic 25H DK

Arctic 39N DK

Caspian S DK

Arctic 25H DK Arctic 39N DK Caspian S DK

Caspian Microscopy DK

Caspian C DK

 
Caspian Microscopy DK Caspian C DK  
 


(1) Arctic 25H0, 25H1, 25H9
(2) Arctic 39N0, 39N1, 39N9 to be specified upon order.
(3) Caspian type to be specified upon order

 

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Detailed kit contents

Liquid Lenses and Modules

Arctic 316 ARCTIC 25H The Arctic 25H liquid lens is dedicated to applications requiring fast response time and high optical power. It is especially suited to industrial applications.
Arctic 316 ARCTIC 25HX-P07 The packaged Arctic Liquid Lens have been designed in order to make integration easier. Therefore, the variable focus capability can be integrated much faster in the customer’s design. The lens is built-in with an FPC cable and can be connected to a standard 1 mm pitch FPC connector – other FPC shapes/lengths available.
Arctic 316 ARCTIC 25HX-P06 Identical to Arctic 25HX-P07 but with a straight flex cable.
Arctic 39N0 ARCTIC 39N Arctic 39N is designed specifically for variable focus products needing a larger clear aperture than Arctic 25H's: long focal objectives, large sensors, C-Mount objective lenses, laser beam shaping…
Arctic 39N0 ARCTIC 39NX-P04 The packaged Arctic Liquid Lens have been designed in order to make integration easier. Therefore, the variable focus capability can be integrated much faster in the customer’s design. The lens is built-in with an FPC cable and can be connected to a standard 1 mm pitch FPC connector – other FPC shapes/lengths available.
Caspian S-25H0-026 CASPIAN
S-25H0-026
The Caspian S-25H0-026 integrates a 2.6 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 25H0 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). It is compatible with imaging sensors up to 1/2.5’’ diagonal.
Caspian S-25H0-037 CASPIAN
S-25H0-037
The Caspian S-25H0-037 integrates a 3.7 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 25H0 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). It is compatible with imaging sensors up to 1/3’’ diagonal.
Caspian S-25H0-075 CASPIAN
S-25H0-075
The Caspian S-25H0-075 integrates a 7.5 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 25H0 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). It is compatible with most imaging sensor formats, from 1/4’’ to 1/2.5’’ diagonal.
Caspian CASPIAN
S-25H0-096
The Caspian S-25H0-096 integrates a 9.6 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 25H0 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). It is compatible with most imaging sensor formats, from 1/4’’ to 1/1.8’’ diagonal.
Caspian S-39N0-158 CASPIAN
S-39N0-158
The Caspian S-39N0-158 integrates a fixed lens module and an Arctic 39N0 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). The module is built-in with an FPC cable, and can be connected to a standard 1 mm pitch FPC connector. It can therefore be very easily integrated in a standard M12 sensor board. The module is compatible with imaging sensor formats up to 1/3" diagonal. This module can be driven by the same drivers as the Arctic 39N0 lens.
Caspian C-39N0-16 CASPIAN
C-39N0-160
The Caspian C-39N0-160 is an electronically focus controllable C-Mount objective, based on the Arctic 39N0 Liquid Lens. It incorporates all necessary electronic components to drive the Liquid Lens, and just needs a DC power supply; focus can be controlled through either an RS232, I²C, Analog or SPI input. With a 16 mm EFL, and compatible with 2/3’’ sensors, it is specifically designed for machine vision applications.
Caspian C-39N0-16 CASPIAN
C-39N0-250
Same as Caspian C-39N0-160 but with a 25mm EFL, and an integrated manual iris.
Caspian C-39N0-16 CASPIAN
S-316-075-03
This Caspian S-316-075-03 is based on an inverted and modified Caspian S-25H0-075. Combined with the use of specific extension rings, either for C-Mount or M12, an unexpensive AutoFocus microscope can be built. The module is built-in with an FPC cable, and can be connected to a standard 1 mm pitch FPC connector. This module can be driven by the same drivers as the Arctic 316 lens.

 

Variable Focus Liquid Lens Driver boards

Caspian C Com board Caspian C Com Board

This board is an USB to RS232-12 V / RS232-3.3 V / I²C / SPI converter. Connected to a PC with a USB cable on one hand, and to the Caspian C on the other hand, with a specific cable (delivered with the board), it allows to communicate directly with any of the Caspian C variations using FocusLab C. A potentiometer allows also controlling directly the Caspian C voltage without a computer.

USB-M Drivboard USB-M Drivboard

This board includes a Maxim driver, a 4 pin FPC connector for both Arctic/Caspian series, as well as a 8 pin FPC connector for the Visayan Series. It can be very easily driven through USB thanks to the Focuslab C software, delivered with the development kits.Its very small form factor enables to use this board directly into any PC-driven application with no extra hardware development.

Maxim Drivboard Maxim Drivboard

This board includes a Maxim driver and a 4 pin FPC connector for both Arctic/Caspian series. It has a 4 pin JST connector for DC power supply and for I²C communictaion. It has been designed for fast driving of the liquid lens directly from a microcontroller, an FPGA, a DSP, ... A cabled JST connector is supplied with the board.

Microchip HV892 Drivboard

This board includes a Microchip HV892 driver and a 4 pin FPC connector for both Arctic/Caspian series. It has a 4 pin JST connector for DC power supply and for I²C communication. It has been designed for fast driving of the liquid lens directly from a microcontroller, an FPGA, a DSP, ... A cabled JST connector is supplied with the Microchip HV892 Drivboard.

 

Lens Holders and Cables

VHD-07 VHD-07

The VHD-07 is compatible with the Arctic 25H0 Liquid Lens. It is used in conjunction with the FPC-A-3, and can be connected directly to the 3-AFM board or to the VPS-3 by using the VFC-1 cable. An M4 thread is located on the outer diameter, in order to fix the holder on a standard M4 mounting device. A 14mm diameter recess is located on the rear side of the holder, which eases integration with a compact objective lens.

VHD-06 VHD-06

The VHD-06 is compatible with the Arctic 39N0 Liquid Lens. It is used in conjunction with FPC-A-4 or FPC-A-5, and can be connected directly to the 3-AFM board or to the VPS-3 by using the VFC-1 cable. An M4 thread is located on the outer diameter, in order to fix the holder on a standard M4 mounting device. A 14 mm diameter recess is located on the rear side of the holder, which eases integration with a compact objective lens.

VHC-1 Caspian Microscopy Set

This set is delivered with the Caspian Microscopy DK - it allows to achieve various magnifications, both for M12 and C-Mount cameras. It includes :

  • 1 microscope spacer
  • 1 set of M12 and C-Mount adapters allowing X2, X3 and X5 magnifications.
  • 1 locking nut for M12 adapters

 

Lens Flex Cables

FPC-A-3 FPC-A-3

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 25H0 lens, and can be connected to the 3-AFM board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is compatible with the FCI SFW4S-2ST_E9LF flex connector. Bent type.

FPC-A-4 FPC-A-4

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 39N0 and can be connected to the 3-AFM board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is identical to the FPC-A-3. Bent Type.

FPC-A-5 FPC-A-5

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 39N0, and can be connected to the 3-AFM board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is identical to the FPC-A-3. Straight type.

FPC-A-6 FPC-A-6

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 25H0, and can be connected to the 3-AFM board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is identical to the FPC-A-3. Bent type.

FPC-A-7 FPC-A-7

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 25H0, and can be connected to the 3-AFM board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is identical to the FPC-A-3. Straight type.

 

Software

 FocusLab C FocusLab C

FocusLab C allows controlling the C-Mount lens through the Caspian C Com Board. The software controls the output vol tage on the Liquid Lens. A specific dialog box enables to send advanced commands to the C-Mount lens. A LabView VI is also provided to control the C-Mount lens through a LabView program. A specific documented DLL allows integrating this in a C-code program. Focuslab C allows also to control the USB-M Drivboard.