Allied Vision has integrated Sony's new innovative SenSWIR InGaAs sensors in its Goldeye SWIR camera series, making the cameras sensitive in both visible and short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrums. The Goldeye G-030 is equipped with the Sony IMX991, and the 1.3 MP Goldeye G-130 is outfitted with the Sony IMX990 sensor, both utilizing Sony’s SenSWIR technology. Both camera models are available with GigE Vision interface and integrated single-stage thermo electric sensor cooling (TEC1). Models with Camera Link interface are planned for release in Q4/2021.
SenSWIR sensor technology - Wide spectral range, small pixels
The new sensors are based on Sony's new SenSWIR technology, which, due to the innovative InGaAs sensor architecture, creates a quantum leap in pixel size and image homogeneity while enabling image acquisition in the visible and short-wave infrared ranges (400 nm to 1700 nm) with high quantum efficiency. This will considerably expand the application possibilities of Goldeye SWIR cameras regarding the spectral analysis of objects and increase the precision of details detected, all enabled by a small pixel size of only 5 µm.
The new Goldeye models in detail
The Goldeye G-030 features the ¼ inch VGA sensor, IMX991, which provides a frame rate of 234 fps at a resolution of 656 x 520 pixels. The Goldeye G-130 with the IMX990 1.3MP SXGA sensor (1280 x 1024 pixels) offers a maximum frame rate of 94 fps.
Both new camera models feature a robust, compact, and fanless design optimized for industrial applications. The integrated single-stage sensor cooling (TEC1) and several integrated image correction functions contribute significantly to the cameras’ excellent image quality. In addition, comprehensive I/O and GenICam standard compliant feature control options considerably simplify their system integration.