C-RED 3: High Speed, Compact, TEC-less SWIR InGaAs Camera

C-RED 3: High Speed, Compact, TEC-less SWIR InGaAs Camera

Sensor Type

InGaAs

Resolution

640 x 512 px, 0.33 MP

Pixel pitch

15 µm

Shutter Mode - Frame rate full frame

Global - 602 Hz

Readout Noise

<50 e- (high gain, CDS)

Interface

USB3.1 or CameraLink (Full)

Specially designed for short exposure times applications, C-RED 3 is the fastest VGA uncooled camera for short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging.

C-RED 3 is using a TEC-less 640 x 512 InGaAs PIN Photodiode detector with 15 μm pixel pitch for high resolution, which embeds an electronic shutter with integration pulses shorter than 1 μs.

Operating from 0.9 to 1.7 µm, C-RED 3 is also capable of windowing down for higher frame rate. Multiple on-board functionalities are offered such as user configurations, NUC tables, adaptive bias and HDR mode.

Autonomous, ultra compact and perfect for stable temperature environments, C-RED 3 expands the C-RED family, offering a solution for every application and every budget.

C-RED 3 can also be supplied as OEM. Some applications include free space optical telecommunications (FSO), wavefront sensing camera, laser guide star, high-speed imaging, tracking etc.

The graph below shows the total noise (readout noise + dark current contribution) at different temperatures and exposure times.

 

Reasons to chose C-RED 3

FASTER

C-RED3 is the fastest SWIR InGaAs in its category with 600FPS full frame.

LOW NOISE

C-RED3 offers <50e- of readout noise for high sensitivity.

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE WITH HDR MODE

93 dB of linear dynamic range and true 16-bit images.
Enhance your vision with the HDR module enabled at full frame rate.

LOW SWaP

Affordable OEM version available for easy integration in complex systems.

UNIQUE ADAPTIVE BIAS

The adaptive BIAS correction allows to use the uncooled C-RED 3 in a variable temperature environment.

COMPREHENSIVE SDK

Each camera comes with a GUI and free SDK to develop your own solution under Linux, Windows and Jetson.

Plug-ins are available for: μManager, Labview, Python, C, C++, and more.

Description

The NEW C-RED 3 is the TECless high speed SWIR camera with InGaAs sensor.

Specially designed for short exposure times applications, C-RED 3 is the fastest VGA uncooled camera for short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging. High speed TECless SWIR imaging offers many advantages. C-RED 3 is using a TECless 640 x 512 InGaAs PIN Photodiode detector with 15 μm pixel pitch for high resolution, which embeds an electronic shutter with integration pulses shorter than 1 μs. Operating from 0.9 to 1.7 µm, C-RED 3 high speed SWIR camera is also capable of windowing and multiple on board functionalities. The software allows real time applications, and the interface is CameraLink full or USB3. Autonomous, ultra compact and perfect for stable temperature environments, C-RED 3 expands the C-RED family, offering a solution for every application and every budget. C-RED 3 high speed SWIR camera can also be supplied as OEM. Other uses of C-RED3 include free space telecommunications, FSO, wavefront sensing camera, laser guide star, fast infrared camera.

MAIN FEATURES

  • up to 600 FPS full frame
  • < 30 electron read out noise
  • Adaptive BIAS
  • 93 dB linear dynamic range and true 16 bits image

OTHER FEATURES

  • 640 x 512 VGA InGaAs TECless 15 μm pixels detector
  • Wavelength from 0.9 to 1.7 µm and 70% QE
  • Electronic shutter <5 μs
  • Non uniformity correction
  • ROI for increased speed
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 or CameraLink™
  • Possible optical interface: C-Mount, CS-Mount, T-Mount
  • SWaP optimized: L 55 mm x W 55 mm x H 60 mm, 0.230 Kg,  6.5W typical
  • Optional: Cooling adapter for thermal regulation