High Performance, Compact InGaAs SWIR Cameras: Bobcat 320 Series

Source: Xenics
High Performance, Compact InGaAs SWIR Cameras: Bobcat 320 Series

Bobcat-320: Affordable SWIR camera targets cost-sensitive markets.

The new Bobcat-320-Series from Xenics is made up of 3 high performance, compact SWIR cameras. All 3 versions are equipped with the same sensor. This in-house developed InGaAs detector is sensitive from 0.9 – 1.7 µm, has a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels and a 20 µm pixel pitch. Due to its thermoelectric cooler low noise and dark current values are easily achieved which result in an excellent image quality. The cameras are equipped with a GigE Vision or a CameraLink interface and are available in 3 versions:

  1. a basic 100 Hz version
  2. an advanced 400 Hz version
  3. a special gated imaging version

Bringing SWIR within reach

The basic 100 Hz version of the Bobcat-320 is designed for customers who are looking for a SWIR camera that delivers excellent image quality at a very reasonable price. Due to its excellent price/performance ratio, the camera brings SWIR imaging within reach of cost-sensitive volume markets such as laser beam analysis or semiconductor inspection applications.

Advanced SWIR imaging

The advanced 400 Hz version of the Bobcat-320 is designed for customers who need a faster SWIR camera and/or have a need for extensive features like the non-uniformity correction “TrueNUC™”. This makes the 400Hz version of the Bobcat-320 a desirable imaging partner in applications where speed matters, like hyperspectral imaging in the sorting & recycling industry.

SWIR gated imaging

The Bobcat-320-Gated is a special edition of the 400 Hz version, designed for customers who are active in the gated imaging industry. It special features are its extreme short exposure time of 100 nsec and its programmable trigger-out delay between the trigger-out pulse and the start of the integration. This makes an easy synchronization with a pulsed laser possible for use in laser gated imaging applications.

Features Bobcat-320

  • 320 x 256 pixels InGaAs detector
  • 20 µm pixel pitch
  • Sensitive from 0.9 to 1.7 µm
  • Thermo-electric cooler for sensor temperature stabilization
  • GigE Vision or CameraLink interface
  • 100 Hz or 400 Hz maximum frame rate
  • On-board image correction, TrueNUC* and auto-exposure**
  • Configurable trigger-in or -out
  • Flexible exposure time settings

*only 400 Hz version
**only on 400 Hz version with CameraLink interface

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