VGA shortwave IR detector supports 300fps

January 10, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Sofradir's Snake SW Tecless is what the company claims to be the smallest footprint high-resolution (VGA) shortwave infrared detector (SWIR).

It is designed for use in high-volume industrial, scientific and surveillance applications, such as inspection, sorting, thermography or security monitoring tasks etc. Snake SW Tecless brings camera makers important cost benefits, whilst offering fast frame rates up to 300fps and an industry-leading signal-to-noise ratio; key factors affecting a camera’s ability to perform at its full capacity.
Snake SW Tecless is the first shortwave infrared detector without a cooler that Sofradir has commercialized. This new design furthers the company’s capacity to bring compatible solutions to system developers seeking to identify defects or perform analysis of raw materials, among other vision tasks going beyond the capabilities of visible cameras and aiming at increasing manufacturing yields. The device is designed with Sofradir’s proprietary InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) technology and comes in a 2.73cm 2 package, only one-fifth of the physical dimensions of other Sofradir Snake SW detector products.

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