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Sunex AFL872 liquid autofocus lens
Ilse Jurriën : February 25th 2006 - 15:30 CET
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SunexSunex AFL872 liquid autofocus lens : Sunex Inc, and Varioptic S.A. announce the first ever liquid autofocus lens for digital imaging applications. The pioneering Electrowetting and Liquid Autofocus technology enable Sunex industry-leading lenses with a compact autofocus capability that has no moving parts. Initial offerings for this cutting-edge technology include the Sunex AFL872 lens, based on the proven DSL872 compact megapixel design. “Incorporating the liquid lens represents a significant competitive advantage over other autofocus technologies,” says Peter Allard, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sunex. “Varioptic’s novel solution opens the door to new advancements for multiple applications and industries."
Sunex AFL872 liquid autofocus lensSunex AFL872 lens - Liquid autofocus
The AFL872 lens is designed for CMOS sensors up to 1/3” format and up to 3 megapixel resolution. The lens has a full field of view of 62º with an F/2.8 aperture. The unique Liquid Autofocus enables a more compact alternative to traditional autofocus technologies. It also frees the AFL872 of fixed-focus constraints such as depth of field limitations. Threaded for M8x0.35, the AFL872 will fit standard sensor boards, or can be modified to meet your mounting requirements.

Autofocus lens module
"Our partnership with Sunex provides a ready-to-go autofocus lens module," adds John Barber, VP of Business Development at Varioptic “So camera module companies can prepare working prototypes in just a few minutes, and handset manufacturers and other device companies in turn can quickly see the advantages that liquid lens systems offer”.

Sunex digital imaging lenses
Sunex digital imaging lenses are compact and designed to meet the demanding requirements of multi-megapixel sensors. With small form-factors, high resolution and low distortion, these lenses are ideally suited to mobile imaging devices, webcams, video conferencing and any application requiring high performance in a small package. Please call with your custom housing or coating requirement.

About Sunex
Sunex Inc. is a leader in providing innovative and cost-effective optical solutions to the digital imaging industry. The company’s products include digital imaging lenses and lens modules, off-the-shelf optical elements and custom optical solutions. Sunex Inc. has also developed patented optical technologies that can optimize the performance of today’s digital imaging sensors. Sunex specializes in custom lens solutions designed for your application. Sunex’s support is comprehensive, from design to prototype to high volume production.

About Varioptic
Varioptic pioneers in designing and manufacturing electrically controlled optical liquid lenses for optical designers. Our unique technology enables manufacturers and module manufacturers to deliver a new generation of products including miniature autofocus lenses and zooms with potent advantages such as: speed, ruggedness, low cost, performance and low power. In order to maintain its technology leadership, Varioptic heavily invests in Research and Development to further develop its know-how and develop innovative products for various applications.

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