Broadening of MicroCube™ range

Photonis releases the first Ultra-SWAP MIPI-compliant thermal camera core in the market

Mérignac, France - 31 January 2023

Photonis is proud to announce broadening of MicroCube™ range with MIPI-CS2 variant, the smallest European VGA resolution uncooled LWIR camera to be showcased at SPIE Photonics West 2023.


The integration requirements for UAV payloads and handheld devices struggle with trade-off between power consumption, size, image quality and cost. MicroCube™ 640E solves the equation, offering all at once: Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) and image performance in VGA format at an affordable price. This new technological platform allows integrators to easily and quickly design their infra-red system taking benefit of different type of interfaces. MicroCube™ 640E series integrates a native interface variant with well-known data format, and also exist as MIPI-CSI2 variant and USB-UVC one.


As MIPI is the most commonly used interface in high performance applications for point-to-point image and video transmission, Photonis is pleased to propose to its customers a new feature. It will bring added value to their systems by integrating enhanced algorithm capabilities.


“MIPI-CSI interface enables smooth integration of electro-optic systems at reasonable cost. But it is also a gateway to many other video interfaces thanks to the large offer of processing platforms", comments Christophe Robinet, Product Marketing Manager at Photonis.


The freedom of design (flex or board-to-board) and the low power are of special interest for the market segments Photonis already serve: UAVs, payloads and handheld devices as well as embedded multi-camera imaging systems. All are fully made in Europe, which prevents our customers from supply chain shortages and regulation changes, while strengthening technological sovereignty.





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About Photonis:

Photonis is a market leading provider of electro-optic solutions used in the detection and amplification of ions, electrons, and photons. We are focused on mission-critical components aimed at highly demanding customers. We innovate and engineer quality components for integration into a variety of applications such as night vision optics, digital cameras, mass spectrometry, physics research, space exploration, and many others.

We design and manufacture in our facilities across the globe and work with our customers to continually improve and innovate our products. We are the most widely deployed night vision tube globally, lead the mass spectrometer detector market, and have products installed in most space telescopes and high-energy physics experiments in laboratories around the world.