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29 January 2014

e2v announces new CIRES line of color, infrared extended sensing cameras for low-light level applications

e2v aerospace and defense inc. (e2v a&d), a leading provider of technology solutions for high performance systems, announces the introduction of the CIRES  line of color, infrared extended sensing cameras. Enabled by e2v’s own Ruby family of CMOS sensors, CIRES cameras deliver full SXGA (1280×1024) or HDTV (720p) video up to 60 fps for use from daylight to low-light level conditions in defense and security applications.

CIRES cameras provide high sensitivity from the visible to the near-infrared (400 nm – 1100 nm) and are available with global shutter or electronic rolling shutter sensors, in both color and mono versions.  Based on an ultra-compact and lightweight design (less than 1.5 cubic inches and 70 grams) that requires minimal power consumption (less than 1.5 watts), the CIRES camera offers SWAP-C advantages desired in both defense and commercial applications.

“We are excited about the introduction of our new CIRES family of cameras, which leverages e2v’s expertise in CMOS sensors, to provide a compact camera module for color imaging in low-light conditions, as well as near-infrared illuminated applications,” said Robert Brevelle, President of e2v aerospace and defense, inc. “CIRES cameras will enable improved object recognition for enhanced situational awareness, surveillance, and security monitoring.”

CIRES cameras will be manufactured and supported by e2v aerospace and defense inc., located in Milpitas, CA.

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About e2v aerospace and defense inc: e2v aerospace and defense inc. (e2v a&d) is a leading provider of RF power, imaging and hi-rel semiconductor solutions to the North American aerospace and defense industry.
e2v a&d offers a diverse portfolio of products and services, including wideband RF components and sub-systems, high performance imaging sensors and cameras, and hi-rel semiconductor products and lifecycle management services to ensure long-term continuity of supply.

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