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A low-power compact Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR) Camera

08 November 2017

The Zafiro®640 Micro MWIR camera. Source: DRS TechnologiesThe Zafiro®640 Micro MWIR camera. Source: DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies, a leading supplier of integrated products and services, announced today the release of a new Zafiro®640 Micro MWIR camera. The device offers 640 x 480 MWIR pixel resolution, an advanced 12 micrometer (μm) pixel pitch, low power operation (requiring only 5 watts at room temperature), 14-bit digital video and HgCdTe HDVIP® technology.

The ultra-small camera can be used for space-restricted applications such as UAV, handheld devices, and concealed surveillance devices —to mention just a few. In addition, the camera is designed to operate in harsh conditions to get images through rain, smoke, dust, light fog and nighttime conditions.

Some important specifications include:

· a spectral response of 3.4 µm to 4.8 µm

· a 70-decibel output dynamic range

· 150-microvolt readout noise

· a maximum pixel output rate of 80 megahertz

· a 30-hertz frame rate

Its operating temperature ranges from -40 to 71 degrees Celsius, and its cooldown time at room temperature is less than 2.5 minutes.

A full set of features and specifications can be found by downloading the datasheet.


Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Within Leonardo DRS, the Commercial Infrared Systems (CIS) line produces advanced electro-optical sensor systems to include thermal surveillance systems, cooled and uncooled infrared camera modules, and thermal detectors. The CIS line is developed in Dallas, Tex.; Melbourne, Fla.; Cypress, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala.; Columbia, Md.; and the UK. For more information, visit

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