Cal Sensors announces the global launch of its new LMA (Linear Multiplexed Array) family of lead salt infrared detectors. Available in both PbS and PbSe material, the 256-element array provides market-leading sensitivity in the 1.0 to 5.5 µm wavelength region.
Priced competitively with other leading lead salt array technologies, the new LMA features built-in compensation elements and a refined optional cooler controller, enhancing measurement stability by up to 25%.
The LMA is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including:
-process and quality control,
-thermal imaging applications / hot-spot detection,
– manufacturing and assembly process lines
– buildings and railway systems.
The LMA ´s superior measurement stability is made possible by three key factors. First, the 256-element array (consisting of six compensation elements and 250 active elements) provides real-time measurement compensation for environmental changes. The measurement is adjusted based on a comparison of the six compensation elements and three active elements on each side of the array. Secondly, the new LMA design reduces the affects of system noise by up to 10%, optimizing the measurement resolution. Finally the LMA ´s built-in shielding isolates the array from environmental variables that could reduce measurement accuracy.
The new optional cooler controller further optimizes measurement stability by providing the means to fine-tune the temperature set point via included software, allowing the array to be set at the optimal operating temperature for a particular target application.
“Setting the appropriate operating temperature is essential to maximize measurement accuracy,” explained Renee Dulfer, Marketing and Sales Manager at Cal Sensors. “The cooler is key to optimizing the viability and longevity of the array calibration, and maximizing measurement consistency”.
The new LMA technology is available in both rectangular (PbS and PbSe) and square (PbSe) configurations in an industry-standard 28-pin package. The optional refined cooler controller can be integrated with a USB electronics drive board.
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