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Imaging beyond the visible spectrum

Goldeye CL-008 Cool TEC1

Goldeye CL-008 Cool TEC1
Goldeye CL-008 Cool TEC1
See the invisible

Short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras with InGaAs sensor technology

Goldeye CL-008 Cool TEC1 with InGaAs FPA 320 × 256 runs 344.0 frames per second at 0.1 MP resolution.

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Goldeye cameras are equipped with InGaAs sensor technology making them sensitive in the short wave infrared spectrum ranging from 400 nm to 1,700 nm. All Goldeye SWIR cameras can be operated at very high frame rates and capture outstanding low-noise images. They are the perfect choice for industrial and scientific applications beyond the visible spectrum. All Goldeye models are available with either a Camera Link or a GigE Vision interface.

Technical data

Interface Camera Link Base
Resolution 320 (H) × 256 (V)
Sensor InGaAs FPA 320 × 256
Sensor type InGaAs
Sensor size No standard size
Pixel size 30 µm × 30 µm
Lens mounts (available) C-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 344 fps
ADC 14 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 256 MByte
Temporal dark noise 420 eˉ (Gain0), 170 eˉ (Gain1)
Saturation capacity 2.5 Meˉ (Gain0), 170 keˉ (Gain1)
Dynamic range 75 dB (Gain0), 60 dB (Gain1)
Bit depth 8 - 14 Bit
Operating temperature -20 °C to +55 °C (case)
Power requirements (DC) 10.8 V to 30.0 V
Power consumption 10.5 W (at 12 VDC)
Mass 760 g (with C-Mount adapter)
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm) 90 × 80 × 80
Regulations CE: 2014/30/EU (EMC), 2011/65/EU, incl. amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS); FCC Class B

IR-specific features (camera and sensor)

  • Integrated correction data sets, compensation of sensor inhomogeneity and underlying structures (non-uniformity correction - NUC)
  • Defect pixel correction
  • Background correction
  • Automated and manual sensor temperature management via TEC features
  • Temperature status indicator
  • Temperature specific events

General features

  • Automatic exposure time control
  • Gain (analog)
  • I/O configuration and trigger control
  • Stream hold (deferred image output)
  • Storable user sets
  • Firmware update in the field
  • Region of interest (ROI) control, Look-up table (LUT) support, as well as various Auto-Features
  • Adjustable pixel clock frequency
  • Support for Camera Control (CC ports) signals
  • Automatic acquisition start after booting the camera

Goldeye cameras are compatible with Allied Vision's Vimba SDK. Moreover, in combination with our AcquireControl software, extensive image analysis functions are available:

  • Pseudo color LUT with several color profiles
  • Auto contrast
  • Auto brightness
  • Analyze multiple regions (rectangular, circle) within the image
  • Real-time statistics and histogram display

Goldeye cameras are very sensitive in the SWIR spectrum. They can be used in an extended operating temperature range. Thanks to temperature stabilization and integrated image correction, Goldeye cameras achieve an outstanding image quality with little noise and a high dynamic range. They are well-suited for many typical SWIR applications in various industry branches:

  • Semiconductor industry: solar cell and chip inspection
  • Recycling industry: plastics sorting
  • Medical imaging, sciences: hyper- and multi-spectral imaging, microscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Metal and glass industry: thermal imaging of hot objects (250 °C to 800 °C)
  • Agriculture industry: airborne remote sensing
  • Printing industry: banknote inspection
  • Electronics industry: laser beam profiling
  • Surveillance and security: vision enhancement (for example, seeing through fog)

White Paper
To learn more about typical application fields for SWIR cameras, download our White Paper:
Seeing beyond the visible – short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras offer new application fields in machine vision

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