Munich, Germany - A cost-reducing "smart" infrared camera in a very compact housing, the XenICs Gobi-384 combines a high-quality camera head including lens with on-board DSP-based control and communication, TCP/IP and CL, ample processing power for intelligent real-time image correction and recognition, as well as a video interface. Main application areas are thermal imaging in machine vision, R&D, medical, the automotive, maritime, and aviation industries, as well as non-contact temperature measurement and hyper-spectral imaging. Other typical Gobi applications are in security, Enhance Vision Systems (EVS) and fire-fighting.
Camera for thermal imaging in machine vision
XenICs bases its new Gobi-384 on an uncooled microbolometer array for high-performance imaging, delivering 384 x 288 pixels on a 25 micrometer pixel pitch. This yields a 44 percent higher pixel count than with 320 x 240 cameras. Pixel operability is > 99.9 percent. The camera covers the LWIR wavelength area 8 m " 14 m. The camera works without thermo-electric cooling (TEC) and shutterless, delivering the benefit of silent and uninterrupted operation. It comes to market at a very competitive volume pricing of 7.5 K euros for the complete camera system, including lens. It is available with a host of industry-standard accessories. Options with thermo-electric cooling and shutter are available as well.
Compared to competitors' offerings, the XenICs Gobi excels by its on-board, DSP-based calculating power. Image processing takes place inside the camera, using 16bit ADCs. The camera is user programmable and offers full flexibility regarding system integration and customization. Gobi is also available as an OEM module.