Hyperspectral imaging

See more than the visible... and enable breakthrough discoveries in precision agriculture, medical, industrial machine vision, security surveillance and much more!

 

 

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Technology

Leveraging imec’s background in semiconductor fab, equipment and process technology, imec designs and manufactures interference based optical filters at wafer level, deposited and patterned directly on top of image sensor pixels. This unique CMOS based infrastructure provides very compact, clean and high yield optical filter integration with scalability to high-volume and low cost.

Sensors

Hyperspectral imaging sensors

Off-the-shelf hyperspectral image sensors, all based on CMOSIS CMV2000 image sensor, have been designed, manufactured and available from imec in quantities of 1 to 1,000+.

Reference

Type

# Bands

Spectral range

Spatial resolution
(RAW, per band)

Speed (max)

More info

SNm2x2 RGB-NIR

Snapshot mosaic

4

RGB+NIR

1024 x 544 px

340 fps

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SNm4x4 VIS

Snapshot mosaic

16

470-630 nm

512 x 272 px

340 fps

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SNm4x4 RedNIR

Snapshot mosaic

16

595-860 nm

512 x 272 px

340 fps

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SNm5x5 NIR

Snapshot mosaic

25

665-975 nm

409 x 218 px

340 fps

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SNt32 NIR

Snapshot tiled

32

600-975 nm

256 x 256 px

340 fps

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LS100+ NIR

Linescan wedge

100+

600-975 nm

2048 x length of scan

1360 lines / s

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LS150+ VNIR

Linescan wedge

150+

470-900 nm

2048 x length of scan

1360 lines / s

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ARGUS multispectral

Linescan CCD TDI

7

RGB or custom

4096 x length of scan

42KHz

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Custom hyperspectral imaging sensors (with different image sensor base, filter specification, pattern layout, etc...) can be designed and manufactured based on specific application requirements.

Cameras

Hyperspectral imaging cameras

Hyperspectral imaging camera demo-kits including imec HSI sensor(s), camera housing, lens, tripod mounts, reflectance calibration tile, lighting solution, storage box and imec HSImager™ hyperspectral imaging software license are available from imec directly to ease your application work:

Reference

Interface

Type

# Bands

Spatial resolution
(RAW, per band)

Spectral range

Speed (max)

More info

XIMEA SNm2x2 RGBNIR

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

4

1,024 x 544 px

RGB + NIR

120 fps

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XIMEA SNm4x4 VIS

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

470 - 630 nm

120 fps

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XIMEA SNm4x4 RedNIR

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

595 - 860 nm

120 fps

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XIMEA SNm5x5 NIR

USB3.0

Snapshot mosaic

25

409 x 218 px

665 - 975 nm

120 fps

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XIMEA SNt32 NIR

USB3.0

Snapshot tiled

32

256 x 256 px

600 - 970 nm

120 fps

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PHOTONFOCUS SNm4x4 VIS

GigE

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

470 - 630 nm

40 fps

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PHOTONFOCUS SNm4x4 RedNIR

GigE

Snapshot mosaic

16

512 x 272 px

595 - 860 nm

40 fps

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PHOTONFOCUS SNm5x5 NIR

GigE

Snapshot mosaic

25

409 x 218 px

665 - 975 nm

40 fps

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SNAPSCAN VNIR

USB3.0

Snapshot & Linescan

150+

3,650 x 2,048 px

470 - 900 nm

~ 200 ms

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SNAPSCAN NIR

USB3.0

Snapshot & Linescan

100+

3,650 x 2,048 px

600 - 970 nm

~ 200 ms

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SNAPSCAN SWIR

USB3.0

Snapshot & Linescan

100+

1,200 x 640 px

1100 - 1700 nm

~ 100 ms

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ADIMEC VNIR

Camera Link

Linescan

150+

2,048 x length of scan

470 - 900 nm

2KHz

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ARGUS multispectral

CoaXPress

Linescan analog TDI

7

4,096 x length of scan

custom

42KHz

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Software

All camera demo-kits come with HSI STUDIO™, the most advanced hyperspectral imaging software developed by imec's integrated imaging & vision system team, to ensure the highest quality hyperspectral imaging datacubes reconstruction. Custom configurations of hardware and software packages are possible and can be discussed.

Hyperspectral imaging software imec

Applications

  • Remote sensing
  • Precision agriculture
  • Medical guided surgery
  • Microscopy 
  • Skin-health
  • Waste recycling and management
  • Pharmaceutical defect inspections
  • Food sorting & quality grading
  • Industrial sorting
  • Security & counterfeit detection

Partners

Opportunities to deploy commercial hyperspectral imaging are numerous, and cannot be addressed effectively by one single company. Imec's mission is to drive the effective development and commercialization of CMOS based hyperspectral imaging vision solutions, together with a broad ecosystem of partners at sensor, camera, software, illumination to application levels.

Get in touch with one of ecosystem partner to explore potential collaboration for OEM business:

Image sensors

  • AMS for ‘CMV’ family of industrial machine vision image sensors
  • Teledyne E2V for ‘Emerald’ family of small-pixels, global shutter image sensors
  • ON Semiconductor for ‘Python’ and ‘XGS’ families of industrial machine vision image sensors
  • GPixel for ‘GSENSE’ high performance scientific and ‘GMAX’ industrial image sensors
  • Pyxalis for high performance ‘HDPyx” scientific image sensors
  • Imec TDI CCD-in-CMOS imager team for high speed, high SNR multispectral image sensors
  • YOUR custom image sensor of choice (to be discussed)

Cameras & read-out electronics

  • XIMEA for USB3.0 cameras
  • PhotonFocus for GigE cameras
  • Pixelink for USB3.0 cameras
  • Lumenera for USB3.0 and GigE cameras
  • SENTECH for USB3.0 and GigE cameras
  • ADIMEC for camera Link cameras
  • BAYSPEC for portable, handheld cameras
  • Tattile for smart cameras with integrated FPGA+CPU
  • YOUR custom camera read-out electronic (to be discussed)

Hyperspectral data-processing software platforms

  • PerClass Mira for user guided interpretation, without programming or machine learning expertise classification software
  • NICTA for access to Scyllarus hyperspectral imaging software and toolbox
  • Perception Park for access to Perception Park acceleration system and Studio software
  • YOUR custom SW workflow architecture supported by imec HSI acquisition software API / SDK (to be discussed)

Hyperspectral LED illumination

  • CVR Lighting multi-channel spectral illumination unit
  • MetaPhase multi-channel spectral illumination unit
  • Effilux for custom spectral imaging illumination solutions
  • YOUR custom illumination solution (to be discussed)

Support

For customers and partners of imec hyperspectral imaging activity, please visit our support portal (restricted access) to download the latest support documents and materials including:

  • Software
  • Manuals
  • Reports
  • Examples
  • Personal files

 

Contact

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Jerome Baron

Business Development Manager

For more information regarding integrated imaging and vision systems, please contact Jerome Baron, Business Development Manager Integrated Imaging & Vision Systems.

 

You can also reach one imec local contact point in your country or geography here.

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