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SWIR, NIR, VNIR Infrared cameras

High speed SWIR cameras (short wave infrared), SWIR line scanners and low light EMCCD cameras for research, quality control, electronics, spectroscopy, art inspection, agriculture, reconnaissance, medical and other applications.

VISNIR and SWIR cameras

New!  Wide Dynamic Range, High Sensitivity SWIR Camera WiDy SenS now available. See more information below.

Robustness…Easiness…High Performance…Flexibility…

InGaAs Cameras, Low Lighting in Wavelenth Range 900-1700 nm or 400-1700 nm
  Bobcat-640 Bobcat-640 Cheetah-640CL Cougar-640 Xeva-1.7-320 Xeva 1.7-640
  CL GigE        
Windowing (min. frame size 32 x 4 pixel 32 x 4 pixel 2 x 4 8 x 32 or 8 x 64 or 8 x 128 8 x 128
Dynamic Range 14 bit 14 bit (12 bit real data) 24 bit 12 bit or 14 bit 14 bit
Sensor 640 x 512 pixels, 20 µm pitch 640 x 512 pixels, 20 µm pitch FPA 640 x 512 pixels, 20 µm pitch FPA 320 x 256 pixels, 30 µm pitch FPA 640 x 512 pixels, 20 µm pitch
Exposure Time Range
(high gain if applicable)
1 µs – 40 ms 1 µs-40 ms 0.7 s to saturation 1 µs - 400 seconds 1-100 seconds
Frame Rate [Hz] 100 120 400 1730 1.42 60 100 350 25 90
Cooling TE1 TE1, TE3 LN2 TE1, TE3 TE1
Interface CameraLink GigE CameraLink CameraLink USB or CameraLink USB or CameraLink
Camera Dimension L x W x H [mm] 67 x 55 x 55 85 x 55 x 55 90 x 140 x 135 178 x 93 x 207 100 x 100 x 100 100 x 100 x 100
Weight (without lens) [g] < 150 2000 2100 1800 1800

VISNIR and SWIR cameras

Robustness…Easiness…High Performance…Flexibility…

InGaAs Cameras, Highly illuminated in Wavelength Range 900-1700 nm or 400-1700 nm
  XS-1.7-320 Bobcat 1.7-320 Bobcat-320-Gated
  XS analog XS trigger XS base    
Windowing (min. frame size) no available available not applicable
Dynamic Range 14 bit 8 bit or 16 bit (14 bit real data)
Sensor 320 x 256 pixels, 30 µm pitch 320 x 256 pixels, 20 µm pitch
Exposure Time Range
(high gain if applicable)
1 µs to 3 ms 1 µs – 3 ms 80 ns – 1 ms
Frame Rate [Hz] 60 (USB), 25 (NTSC) or 30 (PAL) 100 60 37 (8 bit) or 56 (16 bit)
Cooling no no
Interface USB Ethernet or CameraLink (CL)
Camera Dimension L x W x H [mm] 50 x 50 x 50 58 x 62 x 72
Weight (without lens) [g] 225 380

SWIR Linescan cameras

Robustness…Easiness…High Performance…Flexibility…

InGaAs Linescan Cameras, Wavelength Range 900-1700 nm or 900-2500 nm
  Lynx-TE1 Lynx-CL, Lynx-GigE Xeva-Lin-2.5
  Xlin-1.7-1024 Xlin-1.7-2048 Lynx-512 Lynx-1024 Lynx-2048  
Windowing (min. frame size) no applicable no applicable no applicable
Dynamic Range 14 bit 14 bit 12 bit or 16 bit
Sensor 1 x 1024 pixels, 12.5 µm pitch (SQ) or 12.5 µm x 250 µm (RECT) 1 x 2048 pixels, 12.5 µm pitch (SQ) or 12.5 µm x 250 µm (RECT) 512 x 1 pixels, 25 µm pitch 1024 x 1 pixels, 12.5 µm pitch 2048 x 1 pixels, 12.5 µm pitch 1 x 128 1 x 256 1 x 512
Frame Rate [Hz] max. 40 kHz max. 10 kHz max. 40 kHz max. 10 kHz max. 9 kHz
Cooling TE1, TE3 no TE1, TE3
Interface CameraLink or GigE CameraLink or GigE USB or CameraLink
Camera Dimension L x W x H [mm] 140 x 120 x 228 53 x 49 x 49 100 x 100 x 100
Weight (without lens) [g] 2900 150 1800

Application Notes, Papers

Gated imaging application note

Dynamic-Lifetime-Imaging-Based-on-Photolumin-scence-Measurements

Fabrication-of-low-loss-silicon-on-oxidized-poroussilicon-strip-waveguide-using-focused-proton-beam-irradiation

Observations-on-the-spectral-characteristics-of-defect-luminescence-of-silicon-wafer-solar-cells

Satellite-communication-with-SWIR-camera-as-wavefront-sensor

Seeing-the-invisible-with-SWIR-cameras

SNR-comparison-Cheetah-vs-CCD-Electron-Multiplier-and-CMOS

SWIR-imaging-for-solar-cell-inspection

Thermal-imaging-in-SWIR-applications

Fruit sorting - Lynx and linescan applications - 10

Sorting blueberries

Dark current and influence of target emissivity

Silicon photonic integrated circuits imaging

Xenics SWIR sensor food inspection and sorting

Time multiplexing for cost effective multispectral solutions

Carbon nanotubes applications and luminescence based imaging

Cheetah-640-a

The Cheetah-640-CL camera is the fastest InGaAs infrared camera in the world. The camera has been designed for applications where high speed imaging matters.

s21

Xeva-1.7 is a NIR/ SWIR infrared camera that employs a 320×256 InGaAs or 640×512 FPA for imaging in the 900 to 1700 nm wavelength range (optionally 400 to 1700 nm).

s31

The XS camera uses an uncooled NIR/ SWIR InGaAs FPA sensor, developed by Xenics, for imaging in the 900 to 1700 nm wavelength range (optionally 400 to 1700 nm).

bobcat

Smallest SWIR CameraLink camera with low noise and dark current.The Bobcat-640-CLis the smallest SWIR CameraLink camera with low noise and dark current on the market.

Bobcat-320-a

The Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance shortwave infrared camera. Its thermoelectric cooler ensures excellent low noise and low dark current characteristics.

bobcat

Smallest SWIR CameraLink camera with low noise and dark current.The Bobcat-640-GigE is the smallest SWIR GigE camera with low noise and dark current on the market.Due to its small form factor and small GigE Vision interface it is a very compact and easy to integrate SWIR InGaAs camera.

The-Xeva-2.35-a

The Xeva-2.35-320 is a compact digital camera operating a T2SL detector array for imaging in the 1.0 to 2.35 μm wavelength range.

XSW-640-a

Xenics' XSW-640 OEM module is extremely compact and versatile for easy and swift integration in your SWIR imaging configuration.

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