Teledyne introduces new thermal camera core
Teledyne introduced the MicroCalibir, a new compact, low-power camera platform. This latest uncooled thermal camera platform features the smallest VGA IR core module on the market, according to the company, making it suited for OEM drones, handhelds, helmet-mounted and vehicular integration products.
The development of the small and lightweight MicroCalibir is a result of the latest advances made by Teledyne DALSA’s integration of their in-house 12 μm microbolometer pixel technology with a deep-ADC ROIC circuit. This novel ROIC design results in a 1000°C intra-scene temperature range at a sub-50mK NETD.
Its pocket-sized 21 x 21 mm format offers the latest Size Weight and Power (SWaP) optimization for this type of LWIR imager, with very high dynamic range.
Furthermore, the cameras can reach very low, sub-30mK, NETD levels by utilizing advanced, user selectable noise filtering algorithms.
The MicroCalibir platform delivers accurate and high-end thermal capabilities and can be configured by resolution, field of view, and frame rate.
MicroCalibir cameras and cores are available in QVGA and VGA resolutions and a variety of lens options. Its modular design allows for different interface options. Current available interfaces are LVCMOS, and USB2, a CSI2 version will follow later in 2021.