NIT Produces SWIR SXGA Image Sensor & Camera

NIT's Sens1280V-ST includes a readout noise of typ. 27e- and a frame rate of > 60Hz at full frame.

By Joel Davies -

NIT announces the sampling and production of its latest high definition SWIR image sensor and HD SWIR camera with USB3.0 interface – SenS 1280V-ST.

NSC1901T-SI is the latest generation of NIT SWIR sensor having a pixel resolution of 1280×1024 pixels at a pitch of 10um, with the low readout noise performance of typically 27e-, thanks to its innovative input stage and in pixel CDS.

NSC1901T-SI is manufactured using the advanced NH process developed by NIT. The NH technology allows to stack a photodiode array (PDA) of InGaAs to a CMOS readout circuit (ROIC) at the pixel level. The NH technology does not rely on the traditional Indium bump hybridization technique, therefore improving the manufacturing yield and lowering the sensor cost. The VGA line of SWIR products with 15µm pitch is already in full production for several years using the NH technology.

Features of the Sens1280V-ST performance include a readout noise of typ. 27e-, QE > 85%, a frame rate of > 60Hz at full frame, programmable Regions of Interest and 14bits Digital output. Applications include laser beam analysis, silicon, and solar wafer inspection, process control, medical, food analysis, microscopy, amongst others.

Together with the high-performance air-cooled camera series – HiPe SenS, released last year, the SenS series propose more resolution options to clients in Linear response: VGA (640x512px) and SXGA (1280x1024px).

NIT SenS 1280V-ST
NIT’s Sens1280V-ST. Image: NIT.

NIT’s SenS 1280S-VT model operates with a USB3 output and is bundled with GUI – NITVISION software and SDK for major operating systems. The new NITVISION software supports all the NIT cameras/modules delivered today with USB3.0 and GigE interface. It replaces NIT legacy GUIs:  WiDyVISION, MagicVISION, and NITViewerGIGE. This display application is based on NIT new NITLibrary 3.0 SDK to help clients build their own blocks around the SDK.

The key features of NITVISION’S GUI include live streaming, snapshot images of raw and filtered captures (TIFF, PNG, JPEG formats), the recording of raw and filtered streaming (PTW and AVI formats) and analysing and profiling tools.

NIT’s Sens1280V-ST is in production and available for purchase. Other HD cameras will be released by NIT in 2021, the next available one already listed as the Camlink, which is due in July.

You can find more information about NIT and its SenS 1280V-ST SWIR camera on its website.

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