NSC1801-NIT Improves its Line SWIR sensor

Apr 5, 2023 | News

NIT Announces Updated NSC1801 – Line-Scan SWIR Sensor for Improved Performance

NIT is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of its line SWIR sensor. The NSC1801 was initially designed to capture high-resolution images of linearly moving objects with high frame rates, low noise, and high sensitivity. Its pixel size has the world’s smallest size of 7.5um which contributes to the lower manufacturing costs without increasing the cost of lenses. Now NIT is pleased to release an updated version of this line-scan SWIR sensor, where all key parameters have been reworked and overall performances improvedNSC1801 is currently installed in NIT LiSaSWIR cameras.

Key Features of NSC1801

The NSC1801 line-scan sensor boasts several impressive features that make it an ideal choice for high-resolution linear imaging applications.

Features Benefits
Pixel size 7.5×7.5µm The lowest pixel size in the industry for capturing sharp details
Resolution 2048 pixels Large field of view compatible with most lenses from the market
Three gain modes available Allows selecting the best dynamic range for the scene.
QE >85% Boost sensitivity to the maximum available
Line rate up to 60KHz For imaging fast-moving objects
Exposure time 10µs to 220ms Fully configurable for capturing the best signal-to-noise ratio

 

Its pixel size of 7.5×7.5µm is the smallest in the industry, enabling it to capture sharp details with incredible precision. This sensor offers a resolution of 2048 pixels, which provides a large field of view compatible with most lenses available on the market. The NSC1801 line scan SWIR sensor also features three gain modes that allow users to select the best dynamic range for the scene, making it incredibly versatile for various applications. Additionally, its quantum efficiency of over 85% enhances its sensitivity, allowing for maximum performance. For imaging fast-moving objects, the NSC1801 line scan sensor’s line rate of up to 60KHz is essential, capturing even the shortest events. Its exposure time of 10us to 220ms is fully configurable, ensuring that the best signal-to-noise ratio is captured for each unique scenario.

The sensor was designed and manufactured in NIT’s new manufacturing facility – a clean room equipped with a high-yield hybridization process, that facilitates the complete design and production cycle of these sensors in volume with unprecedented levels of quality.

Furthermore, the NSC1801 was initially developed to cater to new markets that were unable to invest in costly and complex SWIR cameras. Consequently, the Lisa SWIR camera from NIT, which utilizes the NSC1801, delivers an unbeatable price point, even for individual purchases.

Applications for Line-scan SWIR sensors

The NSC1801 line scan sensor is ideal for waste sorting, semiconductor and photovoltaic cell inspection, food and vegetable inspection, and pharmaceutical inspection applications.

In conclusion, NIT’s updated NSC1801 line scan sensor offers improved performance, high sensitivity, and low noise while remaining cost-effective. Its features make it an ideal solution for a wide range of applications, and the sensor’s compatibility with most lenses on the market provides added flexibility. NIT’s Lisa SWIR camera based on the NSC1801 is an excellent option for those looking for high-quality linear imaging at an affordable price point.

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