Tau® SWIR

Shortwave Infrared Camera Core

FLIR Tau® SWIR and broadened spectral range Tau Vis-SWIR provides outstanding short-wave infrared image quality and performance over a wide range of imaging and light level conditions. It is the ideal OEM SWIR imaging module for applications like hyperspectral instrumentation, silicon inspection, electro-optical payloads, art restoration, and portable imaging. The Tau® SWIR camera incorporates the FLIR high resolution 640×512 ISC1202 Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) 15-micron pitch focal plane array (FPA) and includes several advanced camera controls features.

Tau SWIR

Overview Tau SWIR Tau Vis SWIR
Sensor Technology Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Core
Detector Type Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
Array Format 640 x 512
Pixel Pitch 15µm
Spectral Range 0.9 – 1.7 µm SWIR 0.6 – 1.7 µm (Vis-SWIR)
Imaging Optical
Active Area 9.6 × 7.68 mm
Digital Detail Enhancement Yes
Digital Zoom Yes
Full Frame Rate NTSC: 60 Hz (120 Hz in zoom mode) PAL: 50 Hz (100 Hz in zoom mode)
Image Optimization Yes
Invert/Revert Yes
Lens Mount C-mount
NTSC/PAL (field switchable) Yes
Noise Equivalent Irradiance (NEI) 1.64 x 109 (Industrial Spec);
1.06 x 1010 (Professional Spec);
2.46 x 1010 (Consumer Spec)
Note: integration times assumed are 33ms, 5ms, and 2ms for Industrial, Professional, and Consumer specs respectively.
1.33 x 109 (Industrial Spec);
1.06 x 1010 (Professional Spec);
2.46 x 1010 (Consumer Spec)
Note: integration times assumed are 33ms, 5ms, and 2ms for Industrial, Professional, and Consumer specs respectively.
Operability > 99.5% (Industrial Spec);
> 99.0% (Professional Spec);
> 98.0% (Consumer Spec)
Optical Fill Factor 100%
Polarity Control (black hot & white hot) Yes
Quantum Efficiency (1 – 1.5µm) > 65% (Industrial Spec),
> 60% (Professional & Consumer Spec)
> 80% (Industrial Spec),
> 60% (Professional & Consumer Spec)
Symbology Yes
Time to Image <7 sec
Connections & Communications
Discrete I/O Controls Available Yes
External Sync Input/ Output Yes
Primary Camera – TEC 50-pin Hirose/2-pin Molex
RS-232 Compatible Communication 57,600 & 921,600 baud
Settable Splash Screens Yes
User Configurability via SDK & GUI Yes
Electrical & Mechanical
ESD Protection Built-In
Precision Mounting Holes M2 × 0.4 on 4 sides, 2 per side
Size 38 x 38 x 36 mm (w/o optics)
Environmental & Approval
Humidity 5 – 95% non-condensing
Operational Altitude +12km
Shock 500g @ 0.8 msec
Vibration 4.3g three axis
Power
Input Supply Voltage 4.9 – 5.5 VDC