12 Jul 2024

Compact thermal camera delivers accurate temperature measurements

he new radiometric version of the MicroCalibir provides absolute temperature information

Teledyne DALSA has announced a radiometric version of its MicroCalibir Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) compact camera platform that delivers accurate temperature measurements of +/-2°C or +/-2%.

The company says developed and manufactured in Canada, the small and lightweight MicroCalibir platform is the result of the latest advances made by its integration of its in-house 12 μm microbolometer pixel technology with a deep-ADC ROIC circuit. This radiometric version can provide absolute temperature information of sub-50 mK NETD while simultaneously delivering intrinsic dynamic range > 650°C, making it ideal for a range of applications in industrial process monitoring and maintenance, security and surveillance, and search and rescue.

This MicroCalibir camera has a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) or 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) and is available with a camera parallel, USB, or MIPI CSI2 video interface. For easier integration, the camera core is supplied without a housing and with an M24 in VGA format or M18 optical interface for QVGA video format. It has the same SWaP optimized format as the current MicroCalibir, which measures only 21 mm x 21 mm x 22.7 mm with lens mount and electronics boards, and weighs less than 20 grams, with no sacrifice on NETD levels or on image quality performance.

Company info: Teledyne DALSA