Emberion presenting novel VIS-SWIR detectors

SWIR module

SWIR module


January 10th, 2018

Espoo, Finland – Emberion is excited to showcase new products for visible light to shortwave infrared (VIS-SWIR) detection. Emberion presents linear array for spectroscopy and single pixel detector module with digital output.

Emberion presents its full digital output detector module with HW&SW implementation for calibration, signal pre-processing and analog-to-digital conversion that will be integrated with previously presented analog single pixel detector. Emberion also showcase its new version of single pixel detector with simplified packaging options for applications requiring very cost-effective solutions.

Emberion’s products offer an attractive alternative VIS-SWIR detector technology for a number of application areas, including spectrometry, optical gas detection and optical power measurements. The single pixel detectors are offered both as discrete components with an analog output and as full sensor modules with a digital output. These products are available for shipping. The product datasheet is available upon request.

Emberion’s nanotechnology-based uncooled single pixel VIS-SWIR detectors provide superior responsivity with very low noise over a broad spectral range (initially 400 – 1600 nm wavelength) on a single detector chip. The dynamic range is very large resulting in non-saturating performance. These products demonstrate the potential and maturity of Emberion’s novel nanotechnologies aimed for various applications such as chemical/gas sensing, portable material analysis solutions, and optical power meter headswhere Emberion will enable new application areas of SWIR imaging through attractive value products.

Beyond the single pixel detector products introduced, Emberion will offer other novel detectors covering extended VIS-SWIR spectral range (400-1800 nm wavelength): a linear array (1×512 pixels) detector specially aimed for spectroscopy, and a VGA imager suitable for night and machine vision as well as hyperspectral imaging. These arrays will bring to the sensor market high performance VIS-SWIR wavelength detectors at an affordable cost compared to existing products thus enabling wider adoption of sensor and imaging technologies in existing and emerging application areas.  Additionally, Emberion will later offer a novel ultrasensitive uncooled bolometer array for thermal imaging that will have a very competitive thermal resolution/sensitivity comparable to current cooled detector performance. Information on all these products will be available at Emberion’s stand at Photonics West.

About Emberion

Emberion designs and produces high-performance optoelectronic devices based on graphene, other nanomaterials and in-house designed CMOS integrated circuits. Our primary products are infrared detectors for VIS-SWIR and thermal imaging. Emberion’s products combine high performance with competitive cost level and thus enable new application areas for infrared imaging.

Emberion is co-located in Cambridge, UK, and Espoo, Finland and we are a member of the European Graphene Flagship program. Emberion is an independent SME spin-out from Nokia’s R&D based on venture capital funding from Verso Ventures and co-founded with Emberion employees.