Affordable camera models are for short-wave infra red technology
Two Goldeye camera models from Allied Vision, the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless and Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1, have been added to the company’s Goldeneye family.
They are designed to make the short-wave infra red (SWIR) technology more accessible for demanding, cost-sensitive application fields, says Allied Vision. The Goldeye cameras are equipped with InGaAs sensor technology making them sensitive in the SWIR spectrum ranging from 900 to 1,700nm.
For the first time, Allied Vision offers a tecless InGaAs camera (without
thermo-electric cooling element). Claimed to deliver an “excellent price-performance ratio for a VGA InGaAs camera”, the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless is suitable for demanding, cost-sensitive SWIR applications. In temperature-stable environments, says Allied Vision. The camera delivers high quality images with “outstanding” low noise performance (low read-out noise of 32 electrons in high gain mode).
Advanced background correction functionalities can improve the image quality. With up to 301 frames per second at full resolution, the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless is the fastest VGA resolution SWIR camera with Camera Link and GigE Vision interface. The TECless Goldeye camera offers low power consumption of 6.0W (7.5W with power over Ethernet or PoE) compared to more than 10W for a camera with a single-stage thermo-electric cooling element (TEC1).
The Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1 is an affordable InGaAs SWIR camera for use under demanding conditions with high temperature fluctuations, says Allied Vision. To enable low-noise imaging in the spectral range from 900 to 1,700nm, the camera is equipped with a nitrogen filled cooling chamber which encloses the sensor including the single-stage TEC1. This avoids condensation on the sensor and makes the camera especially useful in warm and humid environments with a high risk of condensation. The camera also features a controllable fan to further enhance the efficiency of the cooling.
The InGaAs sensor is by default stabilised and calibrated at five degree C. A temperature difference of up to delta Tis 30 degree C from the sensor towards the housing can be reached.
Advanced image correction features contribute to the image quality. With frame rates up to 344 frame per second at full resolution, versatile application fields can be addressed.
All Goldeye SWIR cameras can be operated at very high frame rates and capture low-noise images. They are suited to industrial applications beyond the visible spectrum. All Goldeye models are available with either a Camera Link or a GigE Vision interface.