Fast, low-noise, SWIR InGaAs camera

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First Light Imaging

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C-RED 2 is a revolutionary ultra-high-speed, low-noise camera designed for high resolution Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) imaging. Thanks to its state-of-the-art electronics, software and innovative mechanics, C-RED 2 is capable of unprecedented performances – up to 400 images per second with a read-out noise from 10 to 30 electrons.

To achieve these breakthrough performances, C-RED 2 integrates a 640 x 512 InGaAs PIN Photodiode detector with 15 μm pixel pitch for high resolution, which embeds an electronic shutter with integration pulses shorter than 1 μs. C-RED 2 is also capable of windowing and multiple regions of interest (ROI), allowing faster image rate while maintaining a very low noise.

The software allows real time applications, and the interface is Camera Link full and superspeed USB3.

C-RED 2 is designed to be updated remotely, and needs no human assistance to manage the cooling. The camera can operate in very low-light conditions as well as remote locations.

C-RED 2 is easily embeddable in any system thanks to its low volume, and can operate in any environment or complex situations.

Designed for high-end SWIR applications, smart and compact, C-RED 2 operates from 0.9 to 1.7 μm with a very good quantum efficiency over 70%, offering new opportunities for industrial or scientific applications.

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  • InGaAs 640 x 512 sensor
  • 0.8 µm to 1.7 µm
  • 70% quantum efficiency
  • 15 µm pixel pitch
  • Windowing and ROI
  • Cooled sensor operation for low dark

  • Camera specifications

  • 400 FPS full frame / 30 electrons read out noise
  • 10 electrons read out noise / 25 FPS full frame
  • Cooling: air or liquid (ambiant)
  • 14 bits digitisation at all speed/read out modes
  • Camera link full and USB3.0 datalink ensuring sufficient throughput at all speeds
  • C-mount optical interface
  • Size: L 140 x W 75 x H 55 mm
  • Weight: 0.9 kg

  • C-RED 2’s first light

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Interface USB2 and Camera Link  
Resolution 640x512 pixel