CAMBRIDGE, UK Infrared vision specialist ULIS (Veurey Voroize, France) will introduce a new longwave 640x480 pixels 17-micron format infrared detector to fill the gap between IR camera makers' needs for high-resolution and system compactness in imaging devices.
The IR detector is designed to significantly upgrade the image quality of IR cameras used in surveillance, enhanced night driving and thermography (i.e. detecting heat loss in buildings).
The detector's 24x24mm footprint will enable camera makers to gain increased resolution (640 x 480) without requiring an increase in system size.
Camera makers will also benefit from the 17-micron's additional advantages, such as its low power consumption, less than 0.160W, the lowest in this product category, and its lightweight, less than 10g, which is among the lightest on this market claims the manufacturer.
Currently undergoing client evaluation, volume production is expected to begin Q2 2010.
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