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Infrared Imaging and Thermal Camera Cores

Device-ALab develops high-performance infrared imaging and data conversion solutions for military applications.

40, rue des Berges,
Polytec / Sirocco,
38000 Grenoble,
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Device-ALab develops high-performance infrared imaging and data conversion solutions for military applications.

We now mainly specialise in the manufacture and supply of OEM camera cores for use in electro-optical systems and subsystems used in the defence industry, as well as other demanding civil applications.

Device-ALab is a customer-oriented company that also offers customisable products to suit a wide range of client requirements. We operate from a dedicated design and engineering facility in Grenoble, France, and involve EU-based qualified sub-contractors.

Device-ALab supplies infrared imaging solutions for the defence industry.
Device-ALab offers user-friendly data interface and software solutions.
We are a leading EU-based supplier for high reliability thermal camera cores.

Advanced infrared imaging for military environments

Device-ALab supplies state-of-the-art infrared imaging camera cores to a wide range of clients in the defence sector. Our products feature an extensive range of interfaces, frame rates, product grades, and configurations to ensure any requirement can be fulfilled.

Infrared imaging has become a critical tool for the accurate detection and identification of targets during military operations, and the success of missions can depend on the quality of equipment in operation.

Our infrared imaging solutions are innovative, highly reliable and simple-to-use, featuring some of the latest and most advanced infrared technology available on the market. For instance, with a frame rate of up to 120Hz and optimal Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) as good as 30mK, our solutions can improve detection, recognition, identification, and system capabilities.

Infrared imaging solution for defence operations

Device-ALab offers cutting-edge long-wave infrared (LWIR) solutions, including microbolometer-based LWIR modules for thermal imaging.

Product ranges are today composed of modules and engine cores, with resolutions ranging from 80×80 pixels to 1,024×760 pixels with 17µm pitch (SmartIR series).

As for thermal cores based on 12µm pixel pitch-detectors (IrLugX® series), 320×240 pixels model is ready while higher resolution cameras up to 1280×1024 pixels are under preparation.

Device-ALab solutions also feature optional proprietary shutterless technology, meaning the camera can capture high-quality low-flicker images without the need for a mechanical shutter. This ensures that image quality always remains stable despite variations in operating temperature. This is a key differentiator of Device-ALab products, together with the ultra-low noise of the electronics in the camera.

Device-ALab products are specially designed for use in harsh military environments and are certified to MIL-STD 810G standards.

Innovative data interface and software solutions

We offer both analogue (PAL/NTSC) and digital (BT656, YCbCr, 3G-SDI, USB, CameraLink) data interfaces. Our products also provide access to raw signals (with formats such as RAW, Mono16), a feature of high-importance for pure computer-vision systems such as Missile Approach Warning Systems (MAWS), or automated obstacle or movement detection.

Device-ALab’s easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) software allows users to optimally adjust the camera setting points and capture images directly from the system. The solution can be easily and effectively implemented onto existing operating systems.

A software development kit is also available for calibration and image processing requirements. The kit is compatible with the latest Windows, Linux (and to some extent, also Android) operating systems.

Infrared cameras for military platforms

Device-ALab’s solutions are particularly effective on large military equipment such as armoured vehicles or ground-based monitoring platforms. The low-latency of our cameras is crucial for crew in real-time applications such as Advanced Driver Vision System (ADAS) or Local Situational Awareness Solutions (LSAS).

The flexibility of our cameras also means they can be integrated into portable devices for dismounted soldier, such as monoculars or goggles, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robots. Low-latency is again important here for any image-fusion systems, typically Visible+LWIR.

Taking advantage of their small weight and power (SWaP) design, Device-ALab also has references in payloads of airborne and space missions where reliability is at stake.

EU-based supply chain with short lead times

As an EU-based supplier of OEM cameras, Device-ALab can provide guaranteed short lead times to clients across Europe. We also have strong ties to clients in the Middle East and Asia.

Long Wavelength InfraRed (LWIR) Camera Module Range

Device-ALab offers a range of Long Wavelength InfraRed (LWIR) Camera Module Range camera modules for military applications. Key differentiators of the company's modules include a SWaP enabler, a simple shutterless operation, and high-image quality (low noise electronics).

IrLugX640™: Device-ALab NEW 12 µm VGA thermal camera core

We, at Device-ALab - Europe-based specialist of high-quality uncooled infrared cores - are pleased to introduce IrlugX640™, a VGA uncooled LWIR camera core. This camera is part of the growing 12µm IrLugX™ family, which uses proprietary shutterless technology.

5 January 2021

Device-ALab to Introduce Full Tec-Less SWIR Camera Core

Device-ALab, Europe-based specialist of low noise infrared cores, today released at SPIE PHOTONICS WEST 2020 show, its new IrqLA640™, a VGA uncooled SWIR camera core capable of 178 frames per second in full resolution.

2 September 2020

Device-ALab to Exhibit at SPIE PHOTONICS WEST show

Device-ALab is pleased to announce its first participation to SPIE PHOTONICS WEST show, the leading event for the photonics and laser communities held in San Francisco from 04 to 06 February 2020.

2 February 2020

Device-ALab To Exhibit at Milipol Paris 2019

DEVICE-ALAB is pleased to announce its participation for the next edition of MILIPOL, the leading event for homeland security and safety to be held in Paris Villepinte from 19 to 22 November 2019.

31 October 2019

Device-ALab to Cooperate with French Aerospace Research Centre ONERA

Device-ALab, the French specialist of high-performance uncooled infrared cameras, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research centre, have signed an agreement to collaborate on design, characterisation, and implementation of TEC-less infrared cameras.

15 July 2019


40, rue des Berges
Polytec / Sirocco
38000 Grenoble

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