Ulis, a leading infrared vision specialist making affordable uncooled thermal sensors for civilian and military applications, has introduced a compact, 640 x 480, 17µm infrared (IR) detector.
The detector is designed to significantly upgrade the image quality of IR cameras used in surveillance, enhanced night driving and thermography (e.g. detecting heat loss in buildings). The detector's footprint, 24 x 24mm, one of the smallest on the sensor market, will enable camera makers to gain increased resolution (640 x 480) without requiring an increase in system size. Camera makers will also benefit from additional advantages, such as the detector's low power consumption (less than 0.160W), and its lightweight (less than 10g).
With this IR detector, Ulis further expands its high-definition product line, bringing the company closer to offering a full range of 17µm thermal sensor formats. The product is currently undergoing client evaluation. Volume production is expected to begin Q2 2010.