First Advanced Device with Embedded Image Signal Processing
Lynred announced the unveiling of its ATI320 on 31 August – its first advanced thermal imager with embedded image signal processing.
The product’s embedded features, with a lens available as an option, aim at saving camera makers time and effort in integrating thermal imaging during the development and manufacturing process, enabling them to speed products to market.
Designed as a ready-to-use product, the ATI320 simplifies the calibration process during camera assembly, relieving manufacturers from performing complex steps. A key motivation underpinning the product’s advanced design lies in eliminating tricky integration steps, in order to extend access to IR technology for newer thermal image market entrants.
“ATI320 marks a milestone in Lynred’s strategic development towards bringing more ambitious and innovative value-added propositions to key markets,” commented Jean-Yves Dussaud, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. ”This advanced thermal imager is the culmination of our teams’ latest know-how and dexterity in developing image processing solutions, electronics and software for our microbolometer technology, in which we have a 20-year legacy.”
The device is particularly suitable for camera makers in industrial, consumer equipment and safety across a broad range of activities, for example in UAS for aerial thermal inspection, as its thermal imaging solutions are compact, lightweight and low power consumption. It provides the calibration, the associated image processing algorithms and a lens, when required.
At 16x16mm, the ATI320 is the most compact QVGA (320×240 pixels) resolution thermal imager available, and comes in a ruggedised housing. It is available in two models: ATI320L with lens, and ATI320S without. It operates as a shutterless product – providing continuous image viewing – an important function for the leisure, firefighting and security/surveillance market applications.
In contrast to comparable solutions, the ATI320 offers more flexibility in camera design, as manufacturers can choose and optimise where to place it within the camera.
- Resolution: 320×240; 12µm pixel pitch
- NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference): f/1, 300 K scene, 20°C ambient for ATI320S version: <60mK
- Scene dynamic >100°C
- Operating T°C range: -40°C; +85°C
- Full digital product with power consumption <400mW, when an image signal processing is fully activated
- Frame rate: 60Hz
- Standards compliance: Mil-Std-810/883
- Weight: <3g for ATI320S version; <7g for ATI320L version