The Xenics Bobcat 640 is the smallest, high performance SWIR camera in the world. The thermoelectric cooling ensures that the sensor has excellent low noise and low dark current characteristics. This perfectly supports imaging with long exposure times.
Compact shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera
The Xenics Bobcat series of InGaAs cameras provides customers with exceptional performance when working in the SWIR part of the spectrum and is suitable for high operating temperatures such as capturing hot objects (up to 800°C).
The detectors can see through glass which makes the use of standard C-mount lenses a possibility, although high specification SWIR tuned lenses are also available to enhance image quality. Triggering is a common feature across the range, as is the ability to adjust integration time.
The Xeneth software with an SDK and a Graphical User Interface allows easy set-up and control of infrared cameras and acquisition of images.
Reasons to choose the Xenics Bobcat
The camera can be supplied with a 0.9 μm to 1.7 μm sensitivity range or an optional Visual NIR version from 0.4 μm to 1.7 μm for extended flexibility.
The camera offers frequencies from 100 to 400 images per second (Bobcat-320) and transfers its data with either CameraLink or GigE Vision. Thanks to these standardized industrial imaging interfaces, a wide variety of vision software can be used for data processing.
The Xenics Bobcat 320 uncooled camera is an affordable option for SWIR imaging. Output options range from CameraLink through GigE. A gated model exists which offers an integration time down to 80 ns making this an ideal camera for imaging of very hot or fast moving objects.
Xeneth is a graphical user interface that allows for easy set-up and control of infrared cameras and acquisition of images. All IR camera control settings such as integration time, AD settings, detector temperature and gain can be optimised by the user.
Nearly all settings can be uploaded to the cameras after their configuration for a smooth standalone operation with e.g. 3rd party machine vision applications.
The standard software is supplied, for free, with every Xenics camera for easy set-up and control of the camera.
- Sensor: InGaAs detector with >99% pixel operability
- Resolution: 320 x 256 pixels or 640 x 512 pixels
- Frame rate: up to 400 Hz
- Responsitivity: 0.9 µm to 1.7 µm sensitivity (0.4 µm option)
- Lens mount: C-mount
- I/O: analogue out or trigger input available
- Interface: CameraLink, GigE Vision
- Camera Configuration: fully GenICam compliant; using Xenics Xeneth Software or any SDK
- Power supply: 12 VDC or PoE
- Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C or -40°C to 70°C
- Dimensions: 58 x 62 x 72 mm (55 x 55 x 85 mm for the Bobcat 640 version)
Markets and Applications
- Night vision
- Hyper-spectral imaging
- Vision systems with extended wavelength coverage
- R&D SWIR (0.9 µm to 1.7 µm band)
- Thermal imaging of hot objects (300°C to 800°C range)
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|Model||Resolution (MP)||Frame rate (Hz)||Interface||Lens mount||Sensor type||Horizontal res. (Px)||Vertical res. (Px)||Manufacturer||Sensor format|
|XENICS BOBCAT VISNIR 640-20-100-CL||0.3||100.0||CameraLink||C-Mount||InGaAs||640||512||Xenics||1"|
|XENICS BOBCAT VISNIR 640-20-100-GE||0.3||100.0||Gigabit Ethernet||C-Mount||InGaAs||640||512||Xenics||1"|
|XENICS BOBCAT-320-20-100-GE||0.1||100.0||Gigabit Ethernet||C-Mount||InGaAs||320||256||Xenics||1"|
|XENICS BOBCAT-640-20-100-GE||0.3||100.0||Gigabit Ethernet||C-Mount||InGaAs||640||512||Xenics||1"|
|Xenics Datasheet Document Bobcat-640 & 320 GigE&CL | 003||
|Xenics User Manual Bobcat640 & 320 GigE&CL | 005||
|Xenics Xeneth Installation Manual | 2.6 (ENG-2016-UMN006-R001)||
|Xenics Xeneth User Manual | 2.6 (ENG-2013-UMN004-R001)||
|Xenics-Bobcat-320 | 2021/06||
|Xenics-Bobcat-320-Gated | 2021/06||
|Xenics-Bobcat-640 | 2021/06||