Imec has introduced a new range of hyperspectral sensors and cameras with extended spectral range, from the visible to the near infrared. Both line-scan VNIR sensor and snapshot mosaic VNIR camera versions are available. Example applications for the line-scan sensor are machine vision and remote sensing applications, e.g. precision agriculture using UAVs and satellites. It features 140+ bands in the 470–900 nm range. Its small form factor is the result of extreme integration of the hyperspectral filter onto the CMOS sensor.
The 450–875 nm snapshot dual-sensor camera targets applications where dynamic effects are imaged: especially medical, machine vision and security surveillance. By integrating, within one single unified dual-sensor camera architecture, a 16-bands 4 × 4 mosaic sensor covering the 450–600 nm range together with a 25-band 5 × 5 mosaic sensor covering the 600–875 nm range, the sensor covers a broad spectral range from visible to near infrared while maintaining high spatial and spectral resolution trade-offs.