Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Low Cost IR Imagers Coming

Lapis Semiconductor (Oki Semi spin-off) comes with a low-cost and low resolution thermopile-based image sensor, the ML8540WD:

Meanwhile, for quite a some time Melexis has been selling its own low-cost IR sensor, the 16 x 4 pixel MLX90620. The sensor features in Youtube video:

MicroMountains Applications AG, Germany publishes a popular review of low-cost 3D and IR sensor technologies. Here is the comparison of thermal IR approaches:

Update: Another view on IR imaging market from Schneider Electric presentation in Leti, June 2013:


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  2. Every time I see the word "thermopile" I think its a really bad hemorrhoid problem rather than a sensor.

  3. Please How can i buy this infrared image sensor?


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