SWIR Goldeye camera with Sony SenSWIR sensors

30th July 2021
Alex Lynn

Allied Vision has integrated Sony's new innovative SenSWIR InGaAs sensors in its popular 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 utilising 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

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 to 1,700nm) 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 5µm. 

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 656x520px. The Goldeye G-130 with the IMX990 1.3MP SXGA sensor (1,280x1,024px) offers a maximum frame rate of 94 fps. 

Both new camera models feature a robust, compact, and fanless design optimised 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.

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