03 May Infrared CCD Camera for Microcopy & Failure Analysis: IR-1000 Camera
This infrared (IR) CCD camera is best suited for microscopy, inspection, and other applications that require high sensitivity in near infrared (NIR). Optimum contrast and sharp, clear images are provided by two of the CCD camera’s most important features; automatic contrast and real-time edge enhancement.
The automatic contrast feature in the IR-1000 IR CCD Camera is made available through electronics that automatically readjust when a scene changes. These changes can involve lighting levels, magnification levels, or the specimen being studied. The user also has access to the manual gain and may also engage the camera’s black-level control to achieve specific grey-scale contrast for added flexibility.
The IR-1000 infrared CCD camera’s real-time edge enhancement feature sharpens the edges and delivers a clearer picture by resolving fine details in the image. With enhanced sensitivity across the visible and infrared spectral wavelength, the 1/2-inch sensor features a 5x increase in sensitivity at 900nm. With the enhanced sensitivity, the camera can detect cells in low light conditions; the extended IR response allows deeper penetration into tissue sections (e.g. brain slices) for further analysis. The high gain of the camera enables the user to detect images in real-time (30 frames per second) even when energy levels are low.
These two features make this the ideal infrared camera for microscopy and inspection applications. It is also suitable for electrophysiology, infrared differential interference contrast (IR-DIC), failure analysis, forensics, and semiconductor inspection applications.