Specialist MWIR Detectors

Pacer offers high performance infrared detectors (IR detectors), near infrared detectors (NIR detectors), MWIR detectors and accessories (NIR or near IR) from New Infrared Technologies (NIT). This range of PbSe lead selenide detectors enables very fast, low cost and low power consumption MWIR detector systems.

NIT manufacture PbSe infrared detectors using a process called VPD (Vapor Phase Deposition) which enables the manufacture of bidimensional Focal Plane Arrays. The main characteristics of these VPD PbSe detectors are:

- Complex detectors (Focal Plane Arrays),
- Detection in the MWIR range (3 – 5 microns),
- Uncooled performance at room temperature (D* > 10^9 Jones),
- Photonic detection (time constant under 5 microsec).

TACHYON FPAs combine integrated readout circuitry (ROIC) and fully uncooled MWIR performance, available as 32 x 32 or 80 x 80 pixel formats. The microCORE TACHYON module offers optimised size and is easy to integrate into cost sensitive machine vision or process control applications at an affordable cost.

The NIT range also includes Lepton single element detectors and the Luxell linear FPA with 256 elements. CORE-S modules add lower cost solutions to the range, offering comparable functionality to the HS versions but at lower speeds.

Industrial applications include laser welding and cutting process monitoring, quality inspection and flame detection. Military applications include muzzle flash detection.

Tachyon 1024 Core

Plug & play uncooled MWIR imaging module with USB connection and frame rates up to 10 kHz. Electronic OEM module system with control and communications interface for TACHYON 1024 FPA (2nd gen. FPA with ROIC, 32x32). FPA included with the module.

Tachyon 6400 Core

Plug & play uncooled MWIR imaging module with USB connection and frame rates up to 2 kHz. Electronic OEM module system with control and communications interface for TACHYON 6400 FPA (2nd gen. FPA with ROIC, 80x80). FPA included with the module.

Tachyon 1024 Array

Uncooled MWIR 32×32 FPA with digital interface and high-speed capabilities (10,000 images per second)

Tachyon 6400 Array

TACHYON 6400 FPA (80×80 FPA ROIC) with digital interface and high-speed capabilities (snapshot / global shutter).

Tachyon 1024 microCORE

Uncooled MWIR module with USB connection and 1 kHz frame rate. Optimized size and affordable cost to ensure perfect integration in the production process, and priced for cost sensitive machine vision applications.

LX-FPA-256

FPA with 256 pixels (pixel size 600 um x 60 um) - incorporates a silicon window.

LX-CORE-S-256

Module which incorporates the LX-FPA-256 FPA with 256 pixels (pixel size 600 um x 60 um) plus a mechanical shutter for 1-pt offset correction, and industrial mini-USB connector M12x1