Ben Parker
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Xenics Cameras

Xenics NIR/SWIR cameras

2D imaging for R&D

Xenics are the leading European manufacturer of 2D IR cameras in the NIR/SWIR spectral range. Originally a commercial spin-out of the IMEC research centre in Lueven, Belgium – their cameras are based on years of experience with III-V semiconductor technology. They now have a wide range of cameras to suit an increasing number of applications.

More information on the technology behind their cameras can be found at:


    • 2D NIR/SWIR cameras based on InGaAs or T2SL detectors
    • 900-2500 nm spectral range
    • TrueNUC for continuous real-time image correction
    • Intuitive software package (Xeneth) with comprehensive SDK
    • Variety of lenses available, standard C-mount interface

    Contact: Ben Parker
    Sales Manager

    +44 (0)1372 378822



    The XS camera is based on an uncooled 320 x256 pixel InGaAs FPA (focal plane array) sensor.  With 30 µm pixels and 14-bit ADC, it has the required sensitivity and dynamic range to be used for a variety of routine imaging applications, particularly in the telecom optical wavelength bands.


    •  USB 2.0 interface

    •  Compact size, lightweight

    •  Video frame rate (60 or 100 fps, full frame)

    •  Higher sensitivity than phosphor coated Silicon cameras

    •  Option for analogue video output (PAL/NTSC) and triggering capability

    •  Option to extend spectral range into the visible (VisNIR model)


    •  XS-1.7-320


    •  Laser beam profiling

    •  Waveguide alignment

    •  Silicon photonics

    •  Photonic integrated circuit imaging


    The Cheetah-640CL camera is the fastest InGaAs infrared camera in the world.  The camera has been designed for applications where high speed imaging matters – whether this be adaptive optics, on-line high-speed spectral analysis or tracking of fast and hot objects.


    •  Fastest InGaAs camera on the market

    •  640 x 512 pixel format

    • Three speed models; 400 Hz, 800 Hz and 1700 Hz (full frame)

    •  CameraLink interface (8-bit or 12-bit)

    •  TE3 cooling and VisNIR sensor options

    •  Spectrograph compatible


    •  Cheetah-640CL-400Hz

    •  Cheetah-640CL-800Hz

    •  Cheetah-640CL-1700Hz

    •  Cheetah-640-CL-TE3


    •  Adaptive optics/wavefront sensing

    •  High speed tracking

    •  Thermal imaging of fast or hot objects

    •  Oil electro-coalescence research for crude oil purification

    •  Optical coherence tomography


    The Cougar-640 is a high-end LN2 cooled camera which combines low dark current, low readout noise and high sensitivity for the most demanding low light level imaging. It is available in a 640 x 512 pixel format with 20 µm pixels.


    •  LN2 cooled detector (77 K)

    •  900-1550 nm spectral range (at 77 K)

    •  24-bit ADC

    •  Extremely low dark current (< 10 e-/s)

    •  CameraLink interface

    •  Integration times of several hours in RWI (read while integrate) mode


    •  Cougar-640


    •  Astronomy

    •  Raman spectroscopy

    •  Low light level imaging

    •  Failure analysis via photon emission or electro-luminescence


    The Xeva is the flagship NIR/SWIR camera from Xenics - based on a thermoelectrically cooled InGaAs FPA (focal plane array).  There are many options available depending on the required spectral range, command/control interface and spatial resolution. The Xeva series combines fast speed and high dynamic range, and all models are spectrograph compatible.


    •  Spectrograph compatible

    •  USB and CameraLink interfaces

    •  2 spatial resolutions available; 320 x 256 and 640 x 512 pixels

    •  Deep cooling (TE3/TE4) models for long integration times

    •  VisNIR option (320 x 256 pixel format model only)

    •  Extended-SWIR sensitivity (2.35 and 2.5 µm)


    •  Xeva-1.7-320

    •  Xeva-1.7-320-VisNIR

    •  Xeva-1.7-320-TE3

    •  Xeva-1.7-640

    •  Xeva-2.35-320

    •  Xeva-2.5-320


    •  Art inspection

    •  Hyperspectral imaging

    •  Semiconductor inspection

    •  High temperature thermography


    The Bobcat is a low footprint, high performance camera based on a TE-stabilised InGaAs FPA (focal plane array).  It has excellent low readout noise and low dark current characteristics. Additionally, the programmable trigger out delay function of the gated model makes it ideal for imaging of hot or fast moving objects.


    •  High sensitivity

    •  Small form factor with GigE interface

    •  2 spatial resolutions available; 320 x 256 and 640 x 512 pixels

    •  On-board image processing

    •  Gated model for short integration times (100 ns)

    •  VisNIR option for 640 x 512 pixel format


    •  Bobcat-320 -GigE

    •  Bobcat-320-Gated

    •  Bobcat-640-GigE


    •  Solar cell inspection

    •  Fibre optic alignment

    •  Food inspection

    •  Waste sorting

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