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Imec Demonstrates Revolutionary Hyperspectral Imaging Cameras at SPIE Photonics West 2018

At the world's largest photonics technologies event – SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco – imec has presented two revolutionary hyperspectral imaging cameras.

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Hyperspectral imaging acquisition in less than one second

Imec’s second-generation high-speed SNAPSCAN hyperspectral imaging camera uses an ultrasonic speed piezo motor stage and innovative software to enable the acquisition of high resolution hyperspectral images in less than 200ms. It will enable imec’s partners to develop consistent spectral libraries and customized solutions faster than ever possible before, and this for a wide range of new applications in the medical market.

The SNAPSCAN hyperspectral camera is a proprietary breakthrough system concept initially introduced by imec one year ago. It combines a high signal-to-noise ratio and high spatial and spectral resolutions with the user friendliness of a snapshot hyperspectral imaging camera.

Shortwave Infrared range hyperspectral imaging

The other demonstrated camera is imec’s very first shortwave infrared (SWIR) range hyperspectral imaging camera. The SWIR range provides discriminatory information on all kinds of materials, paving the way to hyperspectral imaging applications in food sorting, waste management, machine vision, precision agriculture and medical diagnostics.

Imec’s SWIR camera integrates CMOS-based spectral filters together with InGaAs-based imagers, thus combining the compact and low-cost capabilities of CMOS technology with the spectral range of InGaAs.

More imec advances presented to world audience

At SPIE Photonics West imec also showed its excellence through nearly 10 paper presentations, a range of demos and an imec/PIX4Life booth at the SPIE BiOS exhibition.

 

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SNAPSCAN hyperspectral camera

SWIR hyperspectral camera

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