FLIR A8500sc MWIR Infrared Camera

Speed, Sensitivity, and Resolution for R&D and Science Applications

The FLIR X8500sc is a high-sensitivity, high-speed, high definition MWIR camera designed for science and R&D applications. Advanced features such as on-camera RAM/SSD recording, combined with 1280 x 1024 resolution and fast frame rates, allow researchers to fully image the scene and stop motion on high speed events – whether they’re in the lab or on the test range.

The FLIR X8500sc has a cooled FLIR indium antimonide (InSb) detector that is sensitive enough to detect subtle temperature changes, down to <20 mK. Save up to 36 seconds of data to on-camera RAM without worrying about dropped frames using FLIR’s DVIR. After recording, and then play back from RAM or save to the removable solid state drive (SSD) in just 90 seconds and be ready to begin a new recording. The FLIR X8500sc also streams high speed 14-bit data simultaneously over Gigabit Ethernet, Camera Link, and CoaXpress for live viewing, analysis, or recording.

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FLIR X8500sc MWIR Camera Features

  • Captures 1280 x 1024 data at 181 fps
  • On-camera full-frame recording to RAM for up to 36 sec.
  • Four-position motorized filter wheel, with automatic filter recognition
  • Synchronization with other instruments and events
  • Full GenICam support over GigE, CXP, and Camera Link interfaces
  • Thermal sensitivity of Works seamlessly with FLIR ResearchIR Max or third-party software, such as Matlab

FLIR A8500sc MWIR Infrared Camera Optics

Focal Length FOV F Number Spectral Band Minimum Working Distance
17 mm 48.6° x 39.7° f/2.5 3.0 – 5.0 µm 60 mm
25 mm 34.2° x 27.6° f/2.5 3.0 – 5.0 µm 200 mm
50 mm 17.5° x 14° f/2.5 3.0 – 5.0 µm 500 mm
100 mm 8.8° x 7° f/2.5 3.0 – 5.0 µm 3 mm
200 mm 4.4° x 3.5° f/2.5 3.0 – 5.0 µm 5 mm
25 mm 34.2° x 27.6° f/2.5 1.5 – 5.0 µm 200 mm
50 mm 17.5° x 14° f/2.5 1.5 – 5.0 µm 500 mm
100 mm 8.8° x 7° f/2.5 1.5 – 5.0 µm 3 mm
1x Close-up 15.4 mm x 12.3 mm f/4.0 3.0 – 5.0 µm 50.8 mm
4x Close-up 3.8 mm x 3.1 mm f/4.0 3.0 – 5.0 µm 38.1 mm

FLIR A8500sc MWIR Infrared Camera Product Literature

FLIR A8500sc MWIR Infrared Camera Datasheet

FLIR X8500sc MWIR Camera Specifications

Model Number X8500sc MWIR
System Overview
Detector Type FLIR Indium Antimonide (InSb)
Spectral Range 3.0 – 5.0 µm or 1.5 – 5.0 µm
Resolution 1280 x 1024
Detector Pitch 12 µm
Electronics
Readout Type Snapshot
Synchronization Modes Genlock, Sync-in, Sync-out
Image Time Stamp Internal IRIG-B decoder clock TSPI accurate time stamp
Minimum Integration Time 270 ns
Frame Rate (Full Window) Programmable; 0.0015 Hz to 181 Hz
Subwindow Mode Flexible windowing (steps of 32 columns, 4 rows)
Dynamic Range 14-bit
Radiometric Data Streaming Simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision®), Camera Link, CoaXPress (CXP)
Standard Video HDMI, SDI, NTSC, PAL
Command and Control GigE, USB, RS-232, Camera Link, CXP (GenICam protocol supported over GigE or CXP)
Temperature Measurement
Standard Temperature Range -20°C to 350°C (-4°F to 662°F)
Optional Temperature Range Up to 3,000°C (5,432°F)
Accuracy ± 2°C or ± 2% of reading
General
Operating Temperature Range -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)