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Imperx manufactures ruggedized, high performance cameras for industrial applications. Combining extensive, easy-use features with the best CCD & CMOS sensors, Imperx cameras are available in resolutions from VGA-50 MP. Designed to perform to the highest standards in harsh environments including MIL STD 810G, the extended operating temperature is -40°C to +85°C with a MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40°C. IMPERX camera outputs: 10GigE Vision® standard and over fiber, CoaXPress, GigE Vision®, Power over Ethernet, GigE with PoE, Camera Link®, U3V, CoaXPress and 3G/HD-SDI.

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Imperx releases Thermally Stabilized CMOS Cameras

POSTED 08/17/2020

Imperx, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged cameras, industrial cameras and imaging systems, announces the release of six new CMOS digital cameras with optional image sensor cooling technology. Imperx designs cameras with the thermal optimization for low noise performance and a full feature set for scientific imaging. The latest thermoelectric cooling option reduces dark current and warm/hot pixels while stabilizing the image sensor temperature to improve measurement precision over a range of ambient temperatures.  

This new line of Imperx high-resolution CMOS cameras are available in resolutions of 17, 20 and  31 MP and use the industry leading Sony Pregius IMX367, IMX387 and IMX342 CMOS image sensors with frame rates up to 32 fps. Available outputs include GigE Vision® with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Camera Link®. 

Each of Imperx’s thermoelectric cooled cameras comes equipped with a single stage thermoelectric Peltier cooling module (TEC) to stabilize the image sensors’ temperature to within +/-1 degree C of the set point temperature over a 20 degree ambient temperature range. The thermal stability feature in high precision metrology systems eliminates complex and time consuming image sensor characterization with ambient temperature variation. The stabilized image sensor temperature also reduces dark noise during long exposures improving sensitivity for ultra-low light measurements. The stabilized thermal environment coupled with the Sony sensor ultra-low dark current also improves the dark current compensation precision for superior uniformity in sensitive low-light measurements. 

This powerful design translates to high desirability in many industrial applications including metrology, microscopy, flat panel display inspection, scientific imaging, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, astronomy, pathology, histology, cytometry, surveillance, machine vision and many more demanding applications.

Key Features Include:

  • Thermoelectric Peltier cooling modules (TEC) for image sensor thermal stability
  • Thermal Stability over 20 degree ambient temperature range
  • Sony Pregius sensors IMX387, IMX367 and IMX 342
  • Outstanding sensitivity with excellent image quality
  • GigE Vision with Power over Ethernet and Camera Link outputs available
  • 17, 20 and 31 MP resolutions available
  • Industrial grade components able to withstand extreme temperatures: -30 °C to +75 °C Operating
  • High shock and vibration tolerance: 20G (20 – 200 Hz XYZ) / 100G
  • Quality manufacturing: ISO 9001:2015
  • MIL-STD-810G