FLIR Systems Debuts Revolutionary Low Cost Micro Thermal Imaging Camera Core
Able to fit on a dime, Lepton is the world???s smallest microbolometer-based thermal imaging camera core currently available.
Lepton utilizes multiple proprietary technologies, including wafer level detector packaging, wafer level micro-optics, and a custom integrated circuit that supports all camera functions on a single integrated low power chip.
The camera core has a resolution of 80 ?? 60 pixels, but creates even sharper images when combined with FLIR???s patented Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSX??) technology. MSX extracts detail from a visible light camera and embosses it on the thermal image created by Lepton.
FLIR will utilize Lepton in new and existing products across many vertical markets. The first commercial use of Lepton was in the new FLIR ONETM thermal imaging smartphone accessory for the iPhone 5 and iPhone, introduced last January.
Lepton has also been designed for easy integration into third party products like smartphones, tablets, diagnostic tools, automobiles, toys, building controls, process equipment, machine vision systems, and advanced gaming devices.
OEMs around the world can benefit from the fully-exportable Lepton core, which generates high-quality, fully-processed thermal images through common standard interfaces. Due to high volume manufacturing techniques, FLIR can deliver Lepton at a price point that is an order of magnitude below other thermal camera cores.
???FLIR is committed to the development of lower cost, user friendly thermal sensing technologies to enhance vision and measurement beyond light. Lepton represents our latest, most dramatic step toward our vision of becoming ???the world???s sixth sense???TM,??? said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR.
???Not only will Lepton support an array of new imaging applications, but its revolutionary price, size, and low power consumption will open new markets for the useful information and data that thermal technology provides.???
To learn more about FLIR Lepton, visit www.flir.com/lepton.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection.
For more information, go to FLIR???s web site at www.FLIR.com.