C-RED 2 Extended Range: New perspectives in SWIR imaging
27 May 2021
C-RED 2 Extended Range (ER) is a highly sensitive extended short wave infrared camera (1300 nm – 2200 nm). It is the only camera based on a VGA (640x512 pixels) ER-InGaAs detector array on the market. C-RED 2 ER combines extremely high framerates (up to 600 frames per second in full frame) to high sensitivity with a readout noise below 60 e- RMS. The camera can be cooled down to -55°C with water cooling (no Liquid Nitrogen) for optimized performances.
C-RED 2 ER enables high performance scientific imaging in the extended SWIR range: While standard InGaAs detectors cover a spectral range from 900 to 1700 nm, ER-InGaAs detector sensitivity is shifted towards higher wavelengths (1300 – 2200 nm).
C-RED 2 Extended Range comes with multiple embedded corrections that can be applied on-the-fly: bad pixels correction, 2-point Non-Uniformity Correction, etc… With no degradation of the image spatial resolution, loss of speed, or restriction on framerate.
The camera offers both USB and Camera Link® Full interfaces. It is integrated in the First Light Vision Graphical User Interface (GUI) which is cross-platform (Windows®10, Linux Ubuntu 16.04 & 18.04, and all Nvidia Jetson). To help programmers develop their own interface for C-RED 2 ER, the Software Development Kit (SDK) provides source codes for short demos in C/C++, Labview, Python and MatLab.
By enabling the detection of light at wavelengths beyond the 1700 nm of standard InGaAs, C-RED 2 Extended Range opens new perspectives for a wide range of applications: fluorescence imaging, surveillance and laser detection for defense and communication, hyperspectral imaging for waste sorting, food inspection or pharmaceuticals, thermography…
C-RED 2 ER is part of the C-RED range of cameras from First Light Imaging:
Designed for scientific or industrial applications where sensitivity, speed, dynamic and resolution are crucial, easy as plug-and-play, the C-RED range of cameras from First Light Imaging offer advanced solutions for every application and every budget.
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