Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module

Tau® 2

Model: Tau 336, 100 mm f/1.6
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Made in USA, the Tau® 2 OEM thermal imaging cameras offer an unmatched combination of features and reliability, making them well-suited for demanding applications including unmanned vehicles, thermal sights, and handheld imagers. Improved electronics provide powerful image processing modes that dramatically improve detail and contrast through continuous histogram equalization. Radiometry is available in every pixel for both 640 × 512 and 336 × 256 resolutions and all three camera grade levels. All Tau 2 configurations share electrical, mechanical, and optical interfaces allowing integrations to be designed that work seamlessly with all formats. Available in Commercial, Performance, and Industrial variants, each with unique sensitivity and pixel operability thresholds to meet operational requirements. Radiometry is an optional feature for Performance-grade cameras, and standard feature with Industrial-grade. All Tau 2 configurations and resolutions share electrical, mechanical, and optical interfaces allowing integrations to be designed that work seamlessly with all formats.

  • Reliable Performance with Accurate Temperature Measurement

    Deployed in products worldwide requiring radiometry and analytics

  • Advanced Image Processing and Feature Set

    Advanced electronics and image processing provide clearer imagery, edge sharpening, and contrast

  • Designed for Integrators

    Shared interface and access to US-based Technical Services team reduce development risk and shorten time to market

LWIR Integration Made Easy

LWIR Integration Made Easy

Teledyne FLIR has you covered with high performance and reliable longwave infrared (LWIR) Tau 2 series thermal camera modules. Common interfaces and access to a US-based Technical Services team reduce development risk, development cost, and shorten your time to market. If you are developing with Tau 2, we can help. See what solution is best for your application.

Specifications
IR Resolution
640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
Pixel Size
17 µm
Frame Rate Options
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
Industrial: <30mK Performance: <50 mK Commercial: <60mK
Scene Temperature Range
-25°C to +100°C
-40°C to +550°C
Temperature Measurement
Improved accuracy, moveable spot meter, image metric data, T-Linear (digital output) AR requires a separate calibration that must be performed during camera manufacture. The AR capability is captured in the camera part number. An additional fee is charged for this feature.
Performance
Scene Temperature Range
-25°C to +100°C
-40°C to +550°C
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
Industrial: <30mK Performance: <50 mK Commercial: <60mK
Time to Image
<4.0 sec
Radiometry
Temperature Measurement
Improved accuracy, moveable spot meter, image metric data, T-Linear (digital output) AR requires a separate calibration that must be performed during camera manufacture. The AR capability is captured in the camera part number. An additional fee is charged for this feature.
Imaging & Optical
Array format
640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
BT656 (8-bit)
Yes
Camera Link (Expansion Bus Accessory Module)
Yes
CMOS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
Color and Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)
Yes
Continuous Electronic Zoom
2x- 4x
Diameter
82mm
Digital Detail Enhancement
Yes
Discrete I/O Controls Available
Yes (10-camera minimum)
Dynamic Range Switching
Yes
Factory Optimized Video
Yes
Field of View
3.3° x 2.5° 0.170 mr
Flat-Field Correction (FFC) Duration
<0.5 sec
FPA - Digital Video Display Format
336 x 256
Frame Rate Options
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
Hyperfocal Depth of Field
80m
Hyperfocal Distance
160m
Image Optimization
Yes
Invert/Revert (analog and 8-bit digital)
Yes
IR Resolution
640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
Length
100mm
LVDS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
7m
NTSC/PAL (field switchable)
Yes
Pixel Size
17 µm
Polarity Control [black hot & white hot]
Yes
Settable Splash Screens
Yes (10-camera minimum)
Slow Video Option [factory configured]
Yes
Spectral Band
7.5 - 13.5 µm
Spot Meter
Temperatures measured in central 4×4
Symbology
Yes, single-pixel resolution (256 gray and 256 color)
Thermal Imager
Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Connections & Communications
External Sync Input/Output
Yes
RS-232 Compatible Communication
57,600 & 921,600 baud
User Configurability via SDK & GUI
Yes
Electrical
Electrical Interface
50-pin Hirose
Input Voltage
4.0 - 6.0 VDC
Power Dissipation [steady state]
approx. 1.0 W
Power Reduction Switch [disables analog video]
Yes
Mechanical
Lensed & Lensless Configurations Available
Yes
Mounting Features
M34x0.5 inside thread.
Precision Mounting Holes [M2x0.4] on 3 sides [2 per side]
Yes
Sealable Bulkhead Mounting Feature
Yes
Size (w/o lens)
1.75" x 1.75" x 1.18"/ 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.18" (Compact and Shutterless)
Weight
479g
Environmental & Approvals
Humidity
5% - 95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to +80°C (Industrial & Performance) -20°C to +65°C (Commercial)
Operational Altitude
+40,000 feet
RoHS
Compliant
Shock
200g shock pulse w/ 11 msec sawtooth
Temperature Shock
5°/min
Vibration
4.3g three axis, 8 hr each
Accessories
Software Development Kits
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The information contained in this page pertains to products that may be subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. Sections 120-130) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. Sections 730-774) depending upon specifications for the final product; jurisdiction and classification will be provided upon request.

Tau® 2 - Model: Tau 336, 100 mm f/1.6

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