Xenics presents a common platform for GigE/CameraLink/CoaXPress on Vision 2012 in Stuttgart
Modular IR Camera Design for Easy Integration and Flexible Imaging Solutions
Xenics Presents Common Platform for GigE/CameraLink/CoaXPress
Xenics Gobi 640 GigE
October 22, 2012
Leuven, Belgium, 22 October 2012 --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and
manufacturer of advanced infrared detector solutions, is clearing the path to
modularity and flexibility, enabling industrial users easy integration plus faster time
to market. At Vision 2012, Xenics will unveil a compact common interface platform
for its proven Gobi (LWIR), Bobcat (2D SWIR) and Lynx (line-scan SWIR) cameras.
The interface supports GigE-Vision, CameraLink and CoaXPress for industrial
applications. Xenics exhibits in Hall 1, booth 1D82.
At Vision 2012, Xenics is demonstrating its advanced in-house design and
production capabilities. Based on a modular design, tuneable for optimum power
dissipation and best performance, Xenics will introduce a GigE-Vision/CameraLink/
CoaXPress camera interface. Its electronics is common for all camera
configurations, so virtually all kinds of sensors can be accommodated. The interface
supports several of Xenics' pioneering product groups: Gobi (LWIR at a resolution
of 640x480 or 384x280 pixels), Bobcat (SWIR, 640x512 or 320x256) and Lynx
(line-scan SWIR, 1x512, 1x1024 and – a unique layout - 1x2048).
With these enhanced interface provisions, Xenics opens up applications in machine
vision, such as inspecting, identifying and measuring parts, pick-and-place and
assembly, high-speed sorting, failure analysis, hot-spot detection, traffic control
and medical applications. A decisive advantage of Xenics' pioneering IR camera
designs is that they cover the full wavelength realm from SWIR to LWIR - including
The Xenics Bobcat-640, a compact TE1-cooled SWIR camera with on-board, userconfigurable image processing,
is geared to cost-sensitive, high-volume markets.
The compact form factor of 55x55x85 mm³ (GigE Vision model) or 55x55x67 mm³
(CameraLink model) makes it the smallest available SWIR solution, enabling easy
integration while offering low noise and low dark current. Bobcat-640 targets
industrial segments such as solar and process control, as well as scientific R&D
user audiences, remote sensing and space.
Xenics' uncooled Lynx is the smallest available high speed SWIR line-scan camera
to offer GigE Vision and CameraLink interfaces for easy system integration. The
camera features the highest line resolution up to 2048 pixels and offers various
programmable configurations ranging from a high sensitivity mode to a high
dynamic range mode. The camera is fully optimized for integration in advanced
solutions in industrial image processing, medical electronics, hyperspectral imaging
The Xenics Cougar offers extreme SWIR imaging capabilities for demanding lowlight-level applications through its 77K
liquid-nitrogen (LN-2) cooled XFPA-1.7-640-
LN2 GaAs detector featuring a high resolution of 640x 512 pixels. Cougar enables
failure analysis through photon-emission and electroluminescence methods and
spectroscopy. Long integration time up to >24 hours is supported.
Bobcat-640 and Lynx are currently available with GigE-Vision- and CameraLink
interfaces; CoaXPress versions will come out later in 2013. Cougar is already on the
Also on display: Xenics' Bobcat-Gated, which offers extremely short – 80 nsec –
integration times. Gobi-384/Gobi-640-GigE/-CL-/-CoaX is a well received bolometer
camera. Its GigE version is already certified according to MVTec HALCON, Stemmer
Common Vision Cubes and Cognex VisionPro. Cheetah-640CL is the world's fastest
InGaAs camera. Onca is a proven high-accuracy/high-detectivity camera solution.
The XenicsCores provide a common interface at multiple wavelengths (XTM and
Xenics is a leading developer of innovative infrared detection solutions for a wide
range of applications. Xenics designs, manufactures and sells infrared detectors
and cameras, both line-scan and 2D, covering the infrared wavelength ranges from
0.4 to 14 micrometers. In addition, Xenics delivers custom products according to
the agreed specification and planning.
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