About 12 μm detector of IRay Technology-Advantages & disadvantages


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In March 2018, at the IWA2018 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, I saw the IRay's 12 μm 640, 384 detector. After a year of contact with IRay, I successfully tried the latest 12 μm outdoor thermal monocular in the previous period. That's really a super product , as far as I know there are some advantages with a 12μm detector for thermal monocular comparing to 17μm .
I did some tests with monocular with 12 μm detector plus a 25mm lens and the other one17μm detector plus a 35mm lens which is amazing,the observe distance is the same! And when they both use the 25mm lens, the observe distance of 17um detector is over 30% more than the 17 μm detector .
The material used for the 12 μm detector is VOx which has significant advantages than a-Si. NETD is less than 40mK, 14-bit digital output is supported.High sensitivity and easy to use,it keeps the primary competitive advantages of IRay products. Currently IRay 12 micron 1280×1024, 640×512, 384×288, and 256×192 full range detectors have been in mass production. The following is a specific description of the 12-micron detectors.

Resolution 1280×1024,12 μm

1. Super large FPA ,XGA high resolution detector;
2. Frame rate up to 60Hz ;
3. Typical power consumption is less than 350mW;
4. NETD < 40mK (@f/1.0, 30Hz, 300K);
5.14-bit digital output.
6. Supporting detector Evaluation Kit (can be customized)

Resolution 640×512/384×288
1. Available with ceramic or wafer level (WLP) packages;
2. 14-bit digital output;
3. Frame rate up to 60Hz
4. Under typical working conditions, the power consumption of 640 and 384 array products is less than 150mW and 100mW respectively;
5. NETD≤40mK (@f/1.0, 50Hz, 300K);
6. Support for TEC-less and shutter-less applications.
7. Supporting detector Evaluation Kit (can be customized)

Resolution 256×192

1. 14-bit digital output;
2. Wafer level packaging (WLP);
3. Provide a standard I2C interface;
4. Support 5V/1.8V standard voltage and support MCU-based application solutions;
5. Under typical operating conditions, the power consumption is less than 60mW.
6. Supporting detector Evaluation Kit (can be customized)

So products with 12μm detectors have advantages in size,weight,power consumption etc.
I heard that IRay will bring more 12 μm products to Laser-world of Photonics 2019 exhibition in München,Germany. If you have more information about them, please leave a message.