News | October 29, 2014

Raptor Launches The NINOX 640, A Cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera Offering Ultra-Low Dark Current

Source: Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The NINOX 640 is cooled to -20ºC offering both TEC and water cooling options, significantly reducing dark current and enabling longer exposures.

Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the NINOX 640 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution imaging. Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the NINOX 640 will run from 10 to 120Hz enabling high speed digital video. A new feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) will enable clear video in all light conditions. The NINOX 640 also features an on-board intelligent 3 point Non Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm which will provide the highest quality images.

Raptor VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Donaghy comments “The Ninox is a genus of the Owl family. We saw the opportunity to build on the huge success of our OWL family of cameras by offering a cooled version using the 640 x 512 sensor from SCD, which will appeal to the scientific community. We are seeing significant reductions in dark current and read out noise with this camera”.

“We see a range of applications that can be used with the NINOX 640 including hyperspectral imaging, semiconductor inspection, solar cell inspection, astronomy, telecommunications and thermography,” he continued.

Raptor also offers other VIS-SWIR and SWIR cameras including the OWL 320 and 640, in both SWIR and VIS-SWIR as well as a High Speed version (up to 350Hz). All come with powerful Image Analysis Software (XCAP) and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

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About Raptor Photonics
Raptor Photonics Ltd is a leading developer and supplier of next generation, high performance digital camera solutions for global Scientific, Surveillance and Industrial markets. The company offers complete cameras and core engine solutions using CCD, EMCCD, Scientific CMOS and InGaAs sensors. As well as its portfolio of commercial off the shelf (COTS) products, Raptor provides custom solutions to OEM and Instrumentation companies throughout the world. Raptor Photonics Ltd is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company and is headquartered in Larne, Northern Ireland.

SOURCE: Raptor Photonics Limited