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Teledyne introduces new compact thermal camera core

This uncooled thermal camera platform is designed for OEM drones, handhelds, helmet-mounted and vehicular integration products.

August 3, 2021  by CM Staff

Teledyne has released its new MicroCalibir compact, low-power camera platform, said to be well-suited for OEM drones, handhelds, helmet-mounted and vehicular integration products.

The development of the small and lightweight MicroCalibir is a result of what Teledyne officials call the latest advances made by the DALSA’s integration of their in-house 12 μm microbolometer pixel technology with a deep-ADC ROIC circuit – an ROIC design that results in a 1,000°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, company officials say, and the cameras can reach sub-30mK, NETD levels by utilizing advanced, user selectable noise filtering algorithms.

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The MicroCalibir platform can be configured by resolution, field of view, and frame rate for applications such as UAVs, security and surveillance, outdoor recreation/personal vision systems, firefighting, and others.

MicroCalibir cameras and cores are available in QVGA and VGA resolutions and a variety of lens options. Current available interfaces are LVCMOS, and USB2, and a CSI2 version will follow later in 2021.


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