LWIR Thermal Imaging Made Simple
Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has announced its latest thermal imaging core, Muon???, which is designed specifically for volume Original Equipment Makers (OEMs) capable of integrating uncooled Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) into their own camera solutions.
FLIR has greatly simplified the OEM process by offering a thermal sub-assembly that generates calibrated CMOS video out, using industry-standard interfaces.
Because??Muon??? is calibrated for operation without a thermo-electric cooler (TEC-less), OEMs no longer have to develop their own elaborate factory calibration equipment or processes.
Optimized for size, weight and power,??Muon??? has a form factor of 22 mm x 22 mm x 6 mm, a mass of less than 5 grams, and depending on the configuration, uses less than 300 mW of power.
Muon??? is a thermal ???engine??? developed to operate on standard imaging device power and communication protocols.
Muon?????is based on FLIR???s 17?? pitch Vandium Oxide (VOx) 640 x 512 px or 336 x 256 px FPAs and offers frame rates of 9 Hz and up to 60 Hz.
Muon??? is the latest milestone from the FLIR OEM group, which has established a reputation as a merchant supplier of thermal cores to an increasingly expanding market. The group introduced the industry???s first small microbolometer camera (the Alpha???) in 1999, and has since launched five industry-leading successor products, Omega???, Photon???, Tau???, Quark??? and Lepton???.
???Muon??? is an innovative solution for OEM manufacturers intent on using their own image processing, packaging and optical technologies,??? said Bill Terre, FLIR GM of OEM and Emerging Markets.
???It represents FLIR???s ongoing leadership in developing OEM technologies that give our customers greater flexibility, while reducing up front manufacturing costs.???
To learn more about FLIR’s new Muon???, visit www.FLIR.com/muon
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR???s web site at www.FLIR.com.
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