cooled VIS-SWIR camera

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Reference number: RAP-Ninox

The Ninox-640 is a cooled, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera.


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VIS-SWIR Camera Ninox 640 -20°C VGA Scientific Digital InGaAs

The Ninox-640 is a cooled, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD the Ninox 640 enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image and with less than 50 electrons readout noise the OWL 640 enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit. With TEC and liquid cooling to -20 °C the Ninox 640 reduces dark current to ~1,500e/p/s, allowing longer exposures. Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the Ninox 640 will run from 10 to 120Hz enabling high speed digital video with intelligent auto AGC.

Key features of the VIS-SWIR camera Ninox

  • Cooled VIS-SWIR technology 
  • 15 µm x 15 µm pixel pitch – Enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • 50 electrons readout noise in high gain – Enables highest VIS-SWIR detection limit
  • Cooled to -20 °C – Enables low dark current for longer exposures
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – 70dB. – Enables similtaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) – Enables clear video in all light conditions
  • On-board intelligent 3 point NUC – Enables highest quality images


  • Astronomy
  • Beam profiling
  • Hand Held
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Solar Cell Inspection
  • Telecommunications
  • Thermography


Sensor Type

InGaAs PIN-Photodiode

Active Pixel

640 x 512

Pixel Pitch

15 µm x 15 µm

Active Area

9.6 mm x 7.68 mm

Spectral response

0.4 µm to 1.7 µm

Noise (RMS)

<195 electrons Low Gain, <50 electrons High Gain

Quantum Efficiency

Peak >85 % (>73 % @ 1.064 µm, 78% @ 1.55 µm)

Pixel Well Depth

700Ke Low Gain, 15Ke High Gain

Pixel Operability

>99.5 %

Dark Current

<1,500e/p/s @ -20 °C

Digital Output Format

14 bit CameraLink (Base Configuration)

Exposure time

μs to 107 sec or 1/frame rate

Shutter mode

Global shutter

Frame Rate

up to 120 Hz

Optical Interface

C-mount (selection of SWIR lens available)

Camera Setup / Control


Dynamic Range

14 bit

Trigger interface

Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible

Power supply

12 V DC ±10 %

TE Cooling

to -35 °C Delta

Image Correction

3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction

Functions controlled by serial communication

Exposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, Gamma, Pk/Av, TEC, ROI

Camera Power Consumption

< 4W with TEC OFF (Typical)

Operating Case Temperature

-20 ˚C to +55 ˚C

Storage Temperature

-30 ˚C to +60 ˚C

Dimensions & Weight

90 mm x 64 mm x 123 mm / 916 g