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XenicsCores

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Xenics has introduced XenicsCores, a family of high resolution infrared OEM-modules that offer easy integration and high image quality. They support sophisticated OEM applications such as night vision, border security, search and rescue (SAR), medical diagnostic equipment, machine vision and non destructive testing.

The XTM and XSW are compact uncooled OEM modules within the family, which are ready to be integrated in the customer’s application. They are light-weight, low-power consuming and easy-to-integrate via the universal QTE connector.

The XSW-640 or Xenics Short Wave module is optimised for the detection of shortwave infrared radiation (SWIR) between 0.9 and 1.7µm. It is based on an uncooled InGaAs array of 640 by 512 pixels with 20µm pixel pitch and measures only 45 x 45 x 20mm.

The XTM-640 or Xenics Thermal Module is optimised for the detection of thermal infrared radiation between 8 and 14µm. It is equipped with an uncooled microbolometer array of 640 by 480 pixels with 17µm pixel pitch with high thermal sensitivity of 50mK. It measures only 45 x 45 x 32mm, including advanced shutter design for optimal image performance in a small form factor housing.

Both modules weigh only 100g and consume less than 2.0W power from a 3.3V power supply. Their outputs deliver full digital data at 50Hz, in 16-bit resolution for the XTM and in 14-bit resolution for the XSW. Using the XSP protocol, data is transferred over the QTE connector for immediate conversion to analogue output signals in PAL or NTSC format. Trigger input and output are available for synchronisation with external sources.

Via its powerful readout and processing electronics, advanced NUC and image processing algorithms provide uniform and crisp thermal images over a wide range of dynamic environments. The opto-mechanical design of the XenicsCores is adapted to accommodate customer specific lens and interface requirements.

The modules also serve in-house as a platform for new packaged systems from Xenics such as the Pumair-170DW (a unique dual wavelength airborne system in compact and lightweight housing) and Gobi-640-GigE, an uncooled 'smart thermal' camera with high resolution of 640 x 480 pixel and a GigE Vision interface.

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