Phoenix SWIR camera

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Attollo Engineering, global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging solutions, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing, introduces the Phoenix, a 640 x 512 shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera with the industry’s smallest VGA sensor and an extremely small 5 µm pixel pitch. The revolutionary sensor is ideally suited for broadband imaging as well as daylight and nighttime laser see-spot and range-gated imaging.

The cost-efficient, miniature indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) uncooled SWIR camera is ideal for integration into small gimbals and other low size, weight, and power (low-SWaP) devices, such as handheld, helmet- and soldier-mounted systems. Other applications include machine vision, precision agriculture, driver vision enhancement (DVE), covert illuminated imaging, and laser designator imaging and decode (with separate Attollo laser event detector module). Attollo Phoenix also offers significant cost savings at the system level when compared to competitive SWIR cameras.

The high-performance, InGaAs, 640 x 512, 5 µm pixel pitch SWIR camera’s spectral response ranges from 1.0 µm to 1.65 µm with more than 99.5% operability and greater than 70% quantum efficiency. Selectable frame rates include 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 120 Hz, and 220 Hz, with windowing available. The Phoenix has a global shutter imaging mode, and presets and user-defined integration time of 0.1µs (minimum), plus triggering options of sync-in (low-latency see-spot and range-gating) and sync-out. Other specifications include onboard processing with non-uniformity corrections (NUCs) and bad pixel replacement.

Paweł Malinowski, program manager at Imec

15 December 2021

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20 January 2022

Paweł Malinowski, program manager at Imec

15 December 2021

Images taken with STMicroelectronics' 940nm NIR Quantum Film sensor (top left) and with its 1,400nm SWIR QF sensor (bottom left). Corresponding images taken using a visible smartphone camera (right). The QF NIR image shows better contrast between black electrical wires hidden in the dark green leaves, and tree trunks and branches hidden in front of the dark wood fence. The SWIR QF image shows how effective it is to use SWIR imaging to see through a silicon wafer. Credit: STMicroelectronics

15 December 2021

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28 October 2021