November 1, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Development of Shutterless Thermal Camera Module

November 1, 2017, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka): A leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces development of a thermal camera module.

In general, a thermal camera module needs to periodically acquire reference data by actuating a mechanical shutter approximately every 2∼3 minutes to achieve accurate temperature and stable thermal images.
However, when the shutter closes some noise is generated by the shutter and the video will momentarily stop, and furthermore there is a concern for the mechanical shutter’s durability. Now Tamron has developed a “Shutterless Thermal Camera Module” by adopting an amorphous silicon thermal sensor that has excellent temperature reproducibility during temperature changes.

Development of Shutterless Thermal Camera Module

Features of Product

Thermal Image (Lights OFF)

Visible Image(Lights ON)

Since thermal camera modules can measure temperature and capture image in complete darkness, it enables “Observation” of patients and provide nursing care without disturbing sleep, “Human Detection” without requiring any illumination for security applications, and “Abnormal Temperature Detection” for equipment monitoring, and such applications. Since it is shutterless, it is possible to realize “Observation”, “Human Detection”, “Abnormal Temperature Detection” without any shutter noise or stoppage in video.

Please: See here for sample images

Product Specification

Pixels 80Pixel×80Pixel(H×V)34μm
Frame Rate 8.8fps(Maximum)
Video Output UART/SPI
Output Format B&W Image、Pseudo-Color Image、Temperature Data
Correction Method Shutterless Correction
Temperature Accuracy ±2℃(On Target)
Control Interface UART/I2C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 64.2 x 38.6 x 17.2mm

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

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