APRIL 23, 2009--The shutterless 384 x 288-pixel, 25-µm-pitch MICROCAM thermal imaging camera module weighs 26 g (1 oz) and features a 4 x 4-cm (1.57 x 1.57-in.) board size, along with <0.6 W power consumption. The XTi shutterless technology combined with the MICROCAM provide a solid-state IR imager with no mechanical moving parts or interruption to vision.
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-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com
World's Lowest Power Thermal Imager Launched at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing 2009
Thermoteknix MICROCAM uses a third less power than nearest rival…
The race to build the world's ultimate miniature, lightest, lowest power-consuming long wave thermal imaging device is over and the winner is….the Thermoteknix MICROCAM.
The shutterless 384x288 25µ pitch MICROCAM module was unveiled last week at the largest international symposium for sensors –SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference (DSS) in Orlando. Visitors to the event were in awe of MICROCAM's 26g (1oz) feather-weight and 4x4cm (1.57x1.57 inch) board size but were even more impressed by its frugal <0.6 Watt power consumption - a full THIRD LESS than that of the closest competing product launched at the DSS show by another leading thermal imaging camera manufacturer.
Thermoteknix Managing Director, Dr Richard Salisbury said:
"The market demands thermal imaging cameras and cores which achieve extremely low-powered, weight-critical, cost-sensitive performance and MICROCAM delivers on all counts. Low power consumption and low size/weight translate directly into longer operation, greater range and increased portability - essential features for handheld, portable, UAV, night vision and sighting systems.
"Thermoteknix unique XTi shutterless technology combined with the MICROCAM provide a solid state IR solution with no mechanical moving parts or interruption to vision. The Thermoteknix team are proud to continue our 25 year leading history of ground-breaking, state-of-the-art innovation with a camera that uses a quarter of the power of most IR cameras and leaves its nearest competitor dead in its tracks. A wide range of MICROCAM cameras and cores will address the many vertical market applications for all users with this cutting edge technology."
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