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New 120x84 pixel Infrared Thermopile Array



Heimann Sensor is the world technology leader in infrared thermopile arrays for person detection and thermal imaging. Thermopile arrays can be used without any shutter or external cooling, which means they are low power, low maintenance and low cost products.

Heimann offers the full range of thermopile arrays starting from small to medium to large sized arrays. Our smallest 8x8 arrays fit inside a TO-46 housing and can be used for example for non-contact body temperature measurements from distances of 30cm to 1m. Our medium sized arrays with 16x16 and 32x32 thermoelectric elements fit well inside a TO-39 housing and are best for low resolution thermal imaging applications like person detection and counting for intelligent HVAC, burglar alarms or hot spot detection in household applications like stove top monitoring.

Our largest sensor so far was the 80x64 array inside a TO-8 housing, available with all kinds of different optics with an ultra-wide field of view of 120x90 degree and a narrow field of view of 12x9 degree for far distances. This sensor has a 6 pin SPI interface for fast data transmission which allows framerates of 30 Hz and more.

Our latest development is an even higher resolution thermopile array with 120x84 elements. The beauty of this new array is the reduced pixel pitch, which is now 60 μm instead of 90 μm. This results in similar focal plane dimensions for both the 80x64 and 120x84 array. Thanks to same TO-8 housing and 6 pin SPI interface this facilitates a drop-in solution to replace the 80x64 with the 120x84 array. If you are already using the 80x64 array, you can just replace it with the 120x84 array to have better resolution while everything else remains unchanged. First prototypes are already available and the results are very promising as you can see on the following images.


   



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Examples images of new HEIMANN 80x64 thermopile array


Heimann Sensor is proud to release some interesting facts and thermal images to the public, taken by our new 80x64 thermopile array sensor. We reduced the pitch between two thermopile pixels down to only 90Ám and a lot of improvements related to the on board CMOS circuitry had been done.

Enjoy some of the snapshots we recently took during development using our available Application Set: