Croissy-Beaubourg, France, April 6, 2004--CEDIP Infrared Systems has released the Silver series of infrared focal plane array cameras based upon high-performance cryogenically cooled array detectors. The Silver cameras offer fast frame rates up to 400 images per second in full frame and several tens of kilohertz in sub-windowing mode while maintaining high sensitivity of less than 20mK. Built for operational flexibility the Silver provides both 3-5µm and 8-12µm wavelengths and a choice of spatial resolution: either 320x256 pixels (300 Series) or 640x512 pixels (600 Series).
The optical front end, built into the camera, allows rapid and precise focusing of the lens to be controlled remotely. Additional lenses can be added through a bayonet mount, enabling the Silver series to be used for applications ranging from microscopic examination up to long range measurements. A removable filter wheel has been implemented for applications requiring multispectral filtering. The calibration curves for Silver series cameras can be determined and loaded directly from software, further extending the possibilities for research and development applications.