Liquid Lens Development Kits

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

Product Kits

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Arctic 316 DK

Arctic 39N0 DK

Arctic 39N0 Upgrade Kit

Arctic 316 DK Arctic 39N0 DK Arctic 39N0 UK

Caspian DK

Caspian HDR-60 EK

Caspian HDR-60
Upgrade Kit

Caspian DK Caspian HDR-60 EK Caspian HDR-60 Upgrade EK

(*) Caspian type to be specified upon order
(**) The Upgrade Kit is available to users who already have an Arctic or Caspian DK

 

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Detailed kit contents

Liquid Lenses and Modules

 

Arctic 316 ARCTIC 316 The Arctic 316 liquid lens is dedicated to applications requiring fast response time and high optical power. It is especially suited to industrial applications.
Arctic 39N0 ARCTIC 39N0 Arctic 39N0 is designed specifically for variable focus products needing a larger clear aperture than Arctic 316's: long focal objectives, large sensors, C-Mount objective lenses, laser beam shaping…
Caspian M12-316-3.7 CASPIAN
M12-316-3.7

The Caspian M12-316-3.7 integrates a 3.7 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 316 variable focus liquid lens in an M12 receptacle (S-mount). It is compatible with imaging sensors up to 1/3’’ diagonal.

Caspian M12-316-7.5 CASPIAN
M12-316-7.5

The Caspian M12-316-7.5 integrates a 7.5 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 316 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
M12-316-9.6

The Caspian M12-316-9.6 integrates a 9.6 mm EFL fixed lens module and an Arctic 316 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.

Variable Focus Liquid Lens Driver boards – DrivBoard Series

3AF Drivboard 3-AF DrivBoard

This PCB dedicated to Arctic and Caspian family includes Rogers, Supertex, and Texas Instruments drivers (and all associated external components). It can be connected either to the VPS-3 and controlled through the TiltLab Software or controlled directly through an I²C input. The output can be connected to the FPC-A-3 with the compatible flex connector, or wires can be soldered directly on the board if the FPC cable is not used.
This board allows testing either driver by just plugging the FPC cable in the right connector.

Camera Reference Design

 

HDR-60 Board

HDR-60
Board
The Lattice HDR-60 board is a reference design dedicated to imaging applications, including a lattice FPGA, full color pipeline, HDMI output, Windows/Linux compatible GUI software (ICG from Helion) with control of the main parameters of the sensor, color pipeline and Auto Focus.
Sony IMX 136 Vesta Board Sony IMX 136 The Sony Vesta Board includes a Sony IMX136 CMOS Sensor (2.4 MP, 1080p/60 fps capability - 1/2.8" format), as well as the Liquid Lens driver and an FPC connector compatible with the Caspian Series. This board is designed to be plugged on the Lattice HDR-60 board.

Lens Holders and Cables

VHD-07 VHD-07

The VHD-07 is compatible with the Arctic 316 Liquid Lens. It is used in conjunction with the FPC-A-3, and can be connected directly to the 3-AF 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-AF 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 VFC-1

This cable connects the FPC-A-3/4/5 to the VPS-3.

Lens Flex Cables

FPC-A-3 FPC-A-3

This foldable flex is compatible with Arctic 316 lens, and can be connected to the 3-AF 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-AF 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-AF board or to the VFC-1 cable. The flex tip is identical to the FPC-A-3. Straight type.

Power Supplies – VPS Series

VPS VPS-3 The VPS-3 power supply is the third generation Arctic power supply. Powered by a USB cable, it delivers the AC voltage required to drive the Arctic lens. The output voltage can be controlled either through the control knob, through the FocusLab software, or through a PWM analog input.

FocusLab Software

 FocusLab FocusLab

FocusLab allows to control both the VPS-3 and the 3-AF board. The software controls and displays the output voltage, and displays also the power consumption of the driver. It can also change the sensitivity of the control knob in order to do fine adjustments on the Liquid Lens. When used with the 3-AF board, the HEX code of the 3 driver ICs is also displayed.

A LabView application is also provided, in order to control the VPS-3 through a LabView specific program. A specific documented DLL allows integrating this in a C-Code program.