Tor LW

The first commercially available 640x512, 15 µm pitch longwave infrared detector based on QWIP technology. With the most extensively field-proven material in the world and state-of-the-art LWIR sensing ability, integration can now be made easy at an affordable cost.


The Tor LW is a 15 µm pitch QWIP detector serving high-end cooled LWIR applications. IRnova’s mastered QWIP technology is the world’s most proven material. The Tor LW’s unique 15 µm pitch array combines inherent QWIP benefits (high uniformity, stability and operability) with state-of-the-art LWIR array size and performance. 


  • Border security and surveillance cameras
  • Air defence target  tracking (including UAVs)
  • Industrial applications (thermography, NDT…)
  • Airborne / space earth imagery

Typical performance

Technology QWIP
Format 640x512
Pitch 15 µm
Spectral range 7.7 - 9.1 µm
Environmental conditions MIL-STD-810G
Steady state Power (20°C) 7 W
Weight 550 g
Dimensions 71x57x142 mm

Technical characteristics described above are not contractual and may change without prior notice.

For more detailed information please find downloads below:

Tor LW product leaflet
Application note on LWIR and VLWIR QWIP

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