1stVision is pleased to announce that we can obtain Allied Vision’s new G-130 TEC1 SWIR camera for our customers. Utilizing Sony’s innovative IMX990 sensor, based on their SenSWIR technology, the camera is responsive in both the visible as well as the short-wave infrared range, spanning from 400 – 1700nm.
While there are a number of cameras that cover short-wave infrared (SWIR) alone, from 900 – 1700nm, this sensor’s responsivity down to 400nm in the visible range opens up applications possibilities not previously possible with a single sensor camera.
Besides the wide spectral range, the sensor uses small 5µm pixels, with high quantum efficiency, offering precise detection of details.
The Goldeye 130 with IMX990 1.3MP SXGA sensor can deliver 110fps with Camera Link interface, or 94fps with GigEVision interface. The camera is fan-less, using thermoelectric sensor cooling (TEC1), yielding a robust and compact design.
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Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR)imaging is now more economical with the introduction of Allied Vision’s TECless Goldeye cameras. SWIR cameras open up numerous application possibilities for machine vision solutions, since they are able to detect defects that are not visible to the naked eye.
SWIR cameras have an InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) sensor that detects wavelengths between 900nm and 1,700nm. These wavelengths are invisible to the human eye and CCD / CMOS cameras, however SWIR cameras detect the invisible wavelength found in various applications. For example water accumulations inside fruits or defects within silicon products.
Learn more about applications solved with SWIR camerasHERE.
SWIR cameras typically require Thermal Electric Coolers (TEC’s) which enable low-noise imaging in the spectral range of 900mm to 1,700nm. Additionally, the TEC’s compensate for high temperature fluctuations and stabilizes the image sensor.
For temperature stable environments,Allied Vision now has a “TECless” InGaAs camera providing a lower entry price point, in turn an excellent price-performance ratio.
The Goldeye G-033 and CL-033 TEClessInGaAs cameras are the solution to applications unachievable with standard cameras offering the following features
SWIR imaging from 900nm to 1700nm
High frame rates of 301 fps with VGA resolution
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Compact design with no fan
Lower cost vs TEC versions
GigE and Camera link interfaces.
Click below for the full specifications on the Goldeye TECless cameras and click “Get Quote” for pricing
Allied Vision has built up a strong portfolio of Short Wave Infra-Red cameras including new low cost models. With7 models to choose from, it can be difficult to understand which model is best for a given application. 1stVision has made it a bit easier by breaking down the problem by reviewing several considerations which are identified below.
The following considerations will help identify the models available
Resolution: The first consideration is resolution which is available in VGA (640 x 480) or QVGA (320 x 256). QVGA is only available in the low cost G-008 model and provides the highest frame rates. Pixel Pitch: If attributes such as dynamic range, signal to noise ratios (SNR) and saturation capacity are main factors, larger pixels are better. The G-008 with 30um pixels provide the highest values in these attributes. Read our previous blog to learn more about these attributes Cooling: Cooled models employ an additional Thermal Electric Cooler (TEC) and fan which substantially reduces the the dark current and increases overall signal to noise ratios. If this is a factor, then the G-032 TEC2 Cool model is a good choice. The chart below provides the thermal constant of the camera noted as DeltaTmax. This is the temperature difference from the case to the sensor. In turn, any additional heat sinking will further reduce the temperature of the internal sensor and noise. Frame Rate: Rates up to 344 fps can be achieved with the G/CL-008 QVGA model. The faster G/CL-033 will still achieve 301 fps with VGA resolution, but at a higher price. At a minimum, we can still achieve 100 fps with VGA in the G-032 models. (refer to chart below) For the highest frame rates, use the G/CL-033 in QVGA modes which will provide close to 1000 fps!
Interface: GigE Vision along with Camera Link interfaces are available, however the TEC2 cool version is only available in GigE. Camera link should be used if you need to be deterministic or if the full frame rate is needed at higher bit depths. GoldEye G-033 – GigE
The charts to the left indicate the achievable frame rates in 8, 12 and 14 bit modes using either GigE or camera link interfaces.
Goldeye CL-033 – Camera Link
As camera link provides a higher bandwidth, the full frame rate can be achieved in 12 bit mode versus a reduced rate using a GigE interface.
Sensitivity: The sensitivity chart below provides a good comparison between various models with the -033 model having the highest sensitivity. This is being driven by the image sensor in which the G/CL-033 has the highest quantum efficiency.
Cost: The -008 model is the most economical by a substantial amount providing an excellent entry point for SWIR camera vs G/CL-032 and G-CL-033 models. The G/CL-033 is slightly less than G/CL-032 models in general. Contact us for pricing
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Allied Vision Goldeye cameras with InGaAs sensor technology enables you to see further into the infrared spectral range than classic CCD / CMOS cameras. Due to the cameras high sensitivity in the Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) range of 900-1700 nm, new applications become possible.
What applications can be solved with SWIR? SWIR cameras help provide contrast and emphasize features in various applications due to the nature of the wavelengths. Applications ranging from agricultural (food), textile, semiconductor and surveillance, allows the ability to see through materials that are opaque to the eye with SWIR. Several models are available to help solve these applications. Goldeye cameras are now available with Camera link interfaces in addition to GigE and are low cost! Contact us for a quote! The following are a few examples of Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR ) applications:
Solar Cell Inspection Light emitted by silicon in solar cells peak at 1150nm and are impossible to detect using normal CCD/CMOS cameras. Using SWIR cameras, luminescent imaging helps identify non uniformities at 1150nm
Semiconductor Inspection At wavelengths above 1100 nm silicon becomes transparent. In turn, SWIR cameras are perfect for analyzing metallization and electrical contact errors on the backside of wafers.
Courtesy of NASA
Surveillance Applications SWIR cameras minimize fog and smoke in surveillance applications allowing scenes not present in the visible realm to be seen.
Other applications include: Airborne Remote sensing (UAV’s), Food inspection, Moisture Detection, Glass production, Recycling, Scientific & Medical Hyper-spectral imaging, Vision Enhancement and more..
Goldeye Short Wave InfraRed cameras now available with Camera LInk and GigE Allied Vision has now released the new low cost Goldeye G-008 camera in Camera Link creating a comprehensive family of SWIR cameras. Models now available include the following:
High frame rates at multiple resolutions
Camera link or GigE Vision Interface
Comprehensive I/O Control options
Automated on board image correction
Stabilized sensor cooling, no fan
Extended operating temperature range
ROI Setting for frame rate and data rate control
High analog gain mode to increase sensitivity
Data sheets and additional information for all SWIR camera’s can be found HERE. UPDATE: Allied Vision has provide a video detailing SWIR Technology. Watch the video below Curious on what a SWIR camera can do for you? Contact us to discuss your application and discuss a possible demo! We can test your application in our lab!
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