Revolutionary low cost micro thermal imaging core at heart of iPhone case

techniques, and commercial scale to deliver a price point that is an order of magnitude below current thermal camera cores.

Similar in size, weight, and power consumption to a conventional CMOS cell phone camera module, it is the world’s smallest microbolometer-based thermal imaging core currently available.

It has also been designed for easy integration into third party products, such as smartphones, tablets, diagnostic tools, automobiles, toys, building controls, process equipment, security systems, machine vision systems, and advanced gaming devices. OEMs around the world can benefit from the fully-exportable thermal imaging core, which generates high-quality, fully-processed thermal images through common standard interfaces.

The 90g case includes a 1400mAh battery where the power can be split between the thermal imager and the phone, providing two hours of use. The company sees the case opening up new applications such as detecting areas of damp in homes as well as traditional thermal imaging uses.

It uses multiple proprietary technologies, including wafer level detector packaging, a wafer level micro-optic lens and an ASIC that supports all camera functions on a single integrated low power chip. These and other innovations are reflected in more than 100 new patent filings worldwide related to Lepton technologies, processes, and applications.

The new thermal imaging core facilitates accurate temperature measurements and is fully compatible with patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging technology, or MSX, which significantly enhances the thermal image fidelity by combining the thermal stream with data from a visible-light sensor.

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See the Invisible with a Thermal Network Camera


Over the past couple of decades, we’ve seen great leaps in innovation of enhanced vision technologies, partially, if not predominantly, driven by military need and a private sector’s desire to provide for that need. Night vision is certainly one of those technologies, but the more interesting one, at least for me, has been infrared imaging.

Infrared imaging allows an individual to see not light, but heat. This has a variety of uses, from the industrial examination of equipment or construction, security, surveillance and recreational/tactical hunting (probably better named “reconnaissance”). As the technologies develop, the equipment and its manufacturing becomes more cost efficient. As a result, the prices drop for the end user.

Thermal Imaging

What does an thermal network camera actually do? How does infrared imaging actually work? What does it look like?

An thermal network camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and perform temperature calculations. Heat sensed by an thermal network camera can be very precisely quantified, or measured, allowing you to not only monitor thermal performance, but also identify and evaluate the relative severity of heat-related problems.

The image itself, can be viewed on a monitor with the heat values moved into a human-visible spectrum. An example of a typical thermal image may look something like this:


What’s shown in the image above is a picture of the floor in my apartment, right above where the water heater in the basement has its hot water line running up and then across to the side of the building to supply hot water to the apartments above mine. When you look at the floor with the naked eye, you see a normal softwood floor. If you place your hand on the floor, you can feel that a specific strip is warmer than the surrounding floor, but you can’t see the heat discrepancy. Only when pointing the thermal network camera at it do you see the rather large difference and the specific shape of the warmer area.

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How Does Thermal Binocular Work?

To put it as simply as possible, most thermal binocular scopes, goggles, monoculars and binoculars are electro-optical devices that amplify whatever existing light there is and send it onto your eyes.

20161226You actually don’t look directly through the optics of a thermal binocular or other night vision device as you do on normal optical binoculars (when used for thermal binocular known as night glasses), you actually look at an amplified electronic image on a phosphor screen. The little light that there is available enters the thermal binocular glasses through an objective lens and strikes a photo cathode.

This cathode has high energy charge from the power supply which accelerates across a vacuum inside the intensifier and strikes a phosphor screen (similar to a TV screen) and is then focused. The eyepiece then magnifies the image for your eyes to see.

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Night Vision With Thermal‎

If low-cost, high quality thermal night vision is what you need, the thermal night vision is the best choice. The thermal night vision is the perfect in-expensive option for camping, hunting, boating or security – for these activities at night, the thermal night vision will give you the edge. A built-in short range IR illuminator allows it to work well even in complete darkness, and an optional thermal night vision long range infra-red illuminator will dramatically boost viewing range if required. The thermal night vision features all-glass optics, a single push-button control and rugged reinforced composite housing.


  • Compact and Lightweight
  • High resolution Gen. 1+ Image Intensifier Tube
  • Built-in Flood infrared illuminator
  • Can be used in conjunction with long range IR Illuminator
  • Water and fog resistant
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty

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Thermal Imaging Core

Thermal Imaging Cores are subsystems that provide similar features and functions to those found in some of Systems’ standard camera products. However, cores are designed to allow integration into other systems.

Thermal Imaging Cores can be used in whole or subsystem form by an OEM in many applications.

This systems provides different components and cores for a large number of advanced thermal imaging platforms. With strength in focal plane array manufacturing, vacuum packaging, video processing electronics and system integration.

Thermal Network Camera Could Help Find Origin Of Ghost Ship Fire

One of the tools the ATF used immediately after the deadly Ghost Ship fire was put out is a thermal network camera. The equipment is used to try and determine the origin of the fire and thus the cause.

The Ghost Ship fire moved quickly furiously. The flames were so intense that it wasn’t long before the roof and second floor collapsed. Dr. Abid Kamel is a world renowned expert in the analysis and investigation of fires and explosions.

“There’s a collapse of roof, a lot of three dimensional objects become more or less two dimensional,” said Kamel. “Two dimensional.”

In the immediate aftermath, the fire investigation becomes even more challenging.

They’re looking for indications of how intense the fire was, which direction it was moving and that helps them locate the origin. That’s when ATF and other investigators use tools like a thermal network camera.

The mission for investigators is to look for the origin of the fire, then you can look for the cause. Regular images don’t show the color associated with heat that thermal images do. The camera picks up heat in places you can’t see.

Anything that’s warm or hot is emitting energy in the infrared spectrum. You can’t see it with your naked eye, but you can with a thermal network camera.

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