Xenics Articles

  1. Thermal Electronics Inspection Reaching Defect-Free Designs
    7/14/2015

    In order to save a considerable amount of time and finances, Xenics thermal cameras can detect heat defects in electronics before qualification. These cameras can also optimize a working instrument’s life cycle when used in critical control of heat dissipation. This application note describes how Gobi thermal imaging cameras can be used in PCB prototyping and repair, and in verifying thermal designs in power electronics motor drives.

  2. Infrared Cameras for Safety
    9/25/2014

    Infrared cameras are incredibly useful when used in safety related applications. They can improve a driver’s sight in low light or foggy conditions, detect smoke or fire at its onset from a long distance, or image through dense smoke in order to detect trapped victims in danger, and can even be used to detect fevers in people carrying an infectious disease.

  3. Photoluminescence Testing Makes Better Solar Cells At Lower Costs
    8/14/2013

    This white paper explains how NIR and SWIR cameras based off of InGaAs technology can be used for defect detection in in-line inspection of high-volume solar cell manufacturing lines.

  4. Multispectral Imaging Technology Gives Sight To Groundbreaking ESA Minisatellite
    5/29/2013

    Earlier this month, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a Vega rocket into space carrying a new miniaturized satellite known as Proba-V. Despite its diminutive size (<1 m3), Proba-V has a big mission — map land coverage and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days. To accomplish this feat, the minisatellite is armed with an impressive battery of instruments, including three compact telescopes, visual and near infrared (VNIR) detectors, and a shortwave infrared (SWIR) detector (among others).

  5. Detecting And Defeating Subversive Night And Fog Activities
    4/8/2013

    Around-the-clock surveillance capability in any weather is a decisive operational ad-vantage for military and emergency services. In these and similar applications, SWIR cameras are well-suited for everyday use because they show good results when compared with other imaging technologies. To recognize and track objects of light-reflecting as well as self-radiating natures, SWIR cameras can be easily combined with thermal LWIR cameras and their images overlaid to enhance their content and validity. By Raf Vandersmissen, CEO, sInfraRed Pte Ltd

  6. Remote Sensing Application Note
    8/4/2011
    Xenics designs and manufactures linear arrays, FPA and cameras for the Short Wavelength range (SWIR), based on InGaAs detectors.
  7. Application Note: Machine Vision: Key Tool For Efficient And Low-Cost Solar Cells
    6/15/2011
    The cost of electricity produced from sunlight employing the photovoltaic (PV) effect is currently significantly higher compared to electricity produced from fossil fuels such as coal. By Xenics
  8. Application Note: XEVA 1.7 320 TE3 For Low Light Level Imaging
    5/5/2011
    All chip manufacturers aim for highest possible yields to meet ever tighter cost constraints. As a precondition, any imaginable source of failure must be uncovered already in the design phase, during pilot processing as well as in volume manufacturing.
  9. Application Note: SWIR Imaging In Solar Cell Inspection
    12/29/2009
    Solar cells are large-area semiconductor devices with typical dimensions of 15 cm. Loss mechanisms such as locally reduced diffusion lenghts or parallel resistances often reduce the energy conversion efficiency of solar cells. Characterization techniques that can provide spatially resolved information about the performance of a solar cell therefore are important to manufacturers not only in research and development but also in solar cell production.
  10. Application Note: SWIR Imaging In Solar Cell Inspection
    12/29/2009
    Solar cells are large-area semiconductor devices with typical dimensions of 15 cm. Loss mechanisms such as locally reduced diffusion lenghts or parallel resistances often reduce the energy conversion efficiency of solar cells. Characterization techniques that can provide spatially resolved information about the performance of a solar cell therefore are important to manufacturers not only in research and development but also in solar cell production.