Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) QVGA Camera
Attollo Engineering (Camarillo, CA) has introduced a quarter-VGA format camera (320 x 256 resolution), based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared technology. The miniature Phoenix QVGA SWIR Camera features the smallest SWIR sensor available, weighs 23g without lens, and captures snapshot imagery utilizing a high-performance InGaAs detector with an extremely small 5-micron pixel pitch that enables a short focal-length optic. Other features include a global shutter with integrate then read (ITR) capabilities, and a minimum of 100 ns integration time with presets and user-defined options. The spectral response spans a range from 1.0 µm to 1.65 µm.
Smart Camera System-on-Module
SMART Wireless Computing, Inc. (Tempe, AZ), an SGH company, announced the Inforce 68A1 system-on-module (SoM), a powerful new tool based on one of the latest and most advanced IoT solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the Qualcomm® QCS8250 system-on-chip (SoC), which is designed to provide high performance for compute-intensive network edge Internet of Things (IoT) camera applications. The Inforce 68A1 SoM combines support for multiple high-resolution 8K or 4K cameras with complex artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge to enable smart camera systems.
Compact Digital Microscope
Vision Engineering (New Milford, CT) announced the VE Cam, a simple-to-use compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. VE Cam is available in two variants with differing fields of view (FOV): VE Cam 50 (50 mm FOV) & VE Cam 80 (80 mm FOV). The VE Cam is stand alone and does not require a PC, keyboard or mouse. With Wi-Fi screen sharing, results can be shared wirelessly to smart devices and displays with screen mirroring. Enhanced productivity features include 10 user programmable presets, 6 hotkeys for instant one touch access to most commonly used presets and a configurable interface which allows most commonly used settings to be shown direct on the screen.
SWIR Imaging Package
Chromasens (Konstanz, Germany) has introduced a package that includes its allPIXA SWIRline scan camera and the Corona II dark field illumination system with short wave LEDs. The Corona II dark field illumination module offers a selection of LEDs in the dedicated wavelength in either 1100nm, 1350nm, 1450nm or 1550nm, reducing the need for software adjustments. The Corona II illumination system complements the recently introduced Chromasens allPIXA SWIR line scan camera. Available with either GigE Vision or CameraLink interfaces, the camera leverages an uncooled InGaAs sensor with 1k resolution and 12.5 μm pixel size for high resolution, high sensitivity, and a line rate of 40 kHz.
5GBASE-T Camera Series
LUCID Vision Labs, Inc. (Richmond, BC, Canada) announced the availability of new Atlas 5GigE IP67- rated cameras. The latest Atlas models feature a range of Sony Pregius global shutter CMOS image sensors over a 5GBASE-T interface. These include the 2.8 MP Sony IMX421 sensor with a pixel size of 4.5 µm running at a frame rate of 173 fps, as well as the 8.9 MP IMX255 sensor at 58.5 fps, and the 12.3 MP IMX253 at 42.5 fps offering a 3.45 µm pixel size. The Atlas Factory Tough™ camera line is designed for industrial applications requiring high bandwidth and high resolution in a robust IP67-rated housing. It features Active Sensor Alignment for superior optical performance, a compact 60 x 60 mm size, M12 Ethernet and M8 general purpose I/O connectors for a robust connection resistant to shock and vibration.