The Bobcat/Bobcat+ cameras are based on an in-house developed, uncooled InGaAs detector with 320 x 256 pixels and 20 µm pixel pitch (Bobcat 320/Bobcat 320 TE0 and WL/Bobcat+ 320/Bobcat Gated series) or 640 x 512 pixels and 20 µm pixel pitch (Bobcat 640 series). Bobcat/Bobcat+ series come with a GigE or CameraLinkTM interfaces with low weight and power. Bobcat/Bobcat+ cameras are suitable for laser beam analysis and investigation of defects inside silicon semiconductor material.

Short Wave Infrared

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Flexible and easy-to-use
Compact and lightweight
CameraLink or GigE Vision interfacing options


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Bobcat/Bobcat+ cameras are cost-effective, high-performance SWIR cameras for industrial applications. The cameras also benefit from Xenics user interface software Xeneth which makes them very simple to configure and use, thus reducing the R&D time and efforts. Bobcat 320 is a flexible and easy-to-use camera that targets cost sensitive volume markets such as laser beam analysis applications, sorting & recycling industry, and investigation of defects inside silicon semiconductor material. Bobcat 320 TE0 and WL cameras are offered with GigE Vision interface, 400 Hz maximum frame rate and feature low weight and power. The WL version comes with a windowless uncooled detector, specifically targeting laser beam analysis and laser wavefront sensing applications. Bobcat+ 320 series is the improved version of industry-proven Bobcat 320 series for demanding applications with an option for extension into visible wavelengths (vSWIR). The Bobcat 640 series has a spectral response covering the realm 0.9 to 1.7μm, with a VisNIR option extending the wavelength realm to the visible (0.4μm). This results in Bobcat 640 series to substantially increase measurement sensitivity by capturing more light and lowering integration times under difficult lighting conditions. Bobcat Gated series is a small SWIR area-scan camera with extremely short 100 ns integration time.

Technical Information

Camera Specifications Bobcat 320 Bobcat 320 TE0 and WL Bobcat+ 320 Bobcat 640  Bobcat Gated
Pixel pitch 20 μm   20 μm   20 μm   20 μm   20 μm  
Image format 320 x 256 pixels 320 x 256 pixels 320 x 256 pixels 640 x 512 pixels 320 x 256 pixels
Spectral range 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm
Max frame rate (full frame) 100 Hz or 400 Hz 400 Hz 400 Hz 100 Hz 400 Hz
Regulatory compliance CE, RoHS CE, RoHS CE, RoHS CE, RoHS CE, RoHS
Detector type InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC
Power consumption 2.8 W (no TE cooler) or 4 W (no TE cooler) 4 W  4 W (no TE cooler) 2.8 W (no TE cooler) or 4 W (no TE cooler) 2.8 W (no TE cooler) or 4 W (no TE cooler)
Camera weight 285 g or 334 g  280 g 334 g 285 g or 334 g 285 g or 334 g
Optical interface C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42
Digital output format CameraLink (16 bit) or GigE Vision (16 bit) GigE Vision (16 bit) GigE Vision (16 bit) CameraLink (16 bit) or USB3 Vision (16 bit) CameraLink (16 bit) or USB3 Vision (16 bit)


Software and accessories

Software Software

Our standard IR software, Xeneth, is included with this camera. Find out more: Software | Xenics

Lenses Lenses

Our cameras are compatible with a wide variety of lenses.

We do not manufacture our own lenses, but instead offer a variety of third-party lenses that can be purchased directly from us. We guarantee compatibility for any lenses purchased directly from Xenics.

Frame Grabbers Frame Grabbers

The Xenics product range includes several products that require a frame grabber card to connect the camera to a PC.

The Euresys GRABLINK full, Imperx VCE-CLEX01 and National Instruments PCIe-1433 frame grabbers are fully integrated in Xeneth and the Xeneth SDK. This means that you can use Xeneth software both to control the camera and to grab images, making abstraction of the proprietary frame grabber software.

Other frame grabbers properly integrating the CameraLink and GigE Vision protocol can be used in Xeneth and the Xeneth SDK, however only for command and control of the camera. To grab images you rely on the dedicated software provided by the frame grabber vendors.

Cables & Power Supplies Cables & Power Supplies

Xenics develops flexible and modular cameras resulting in a wide variety of camera interfaces. All these interfaces require unique cabling which we keep in stock. Next to interface cables we also offer separate power supplies.

Cases Cases

Xenics ships its infrared cameras all over the world in high-grade custom cases. As our infrared cameras have different sizes, we have several case-types in stock guaranteeing a tight fit. The cases are made of polypropylene which makes them very sturdy. They are dustproof, watertight, stackable and can cope with temperatures between -40 °C and 80 °C. In addition, they are equipped with an automatic air pressure compensation valve allowing us to ship the cameras all over the globe.

Most of our infrared cameras come with a standard hardshell case upon purchasing.

Filter Filter

A filter can be fitted in the C-mount lens adapter of most Xenics cameras. The following Xenics SWIR cameras have a standard filter holder in the C-mount adapter (only one filter can be mounted and filter has to be 25.4 mm in diameter):

  1. Bobcat 320 and 640
  2. Cheetah 640 CL
  3. Xeva 320 (exceptions: Xeva 2.35)
  4. Lynx

In order to lock the filter in the c-mount adapter, the following filter retainer ring has to be ordered from Xenics, part number: MEC-000614

For a list of suitable filters, please directly contact the filter supplier, Spectrogon, for filter purchases. Please check camera and filter documentation for compatible wavelength ranges.

Selector Guide

Bobcat 320 Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000584Bobcat 320 CL 100
XEN-000526Bobcat 320 CL 400
XEN-000583Bobcat 320 GigE 100
XEN-000524Bobcat 320 GigE 400


Bobcat 320 TE0 and WL Series:

Part numberDescription
XEN-000730Bobcat 320 TE0 GigE 400
XEN-000731Bobcat 320 WL GigE 400


Bobcat+ 320 Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000732Bobcat+ 320 GigE 400
XEN-000738Bobcat+ 320 GigE vSWIR 400


Bobcat 640 Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000297Bobcat 640 CL
XEN-000140Bobcat 640 CL vSWIR
XEN-000298Bobcat 640 GigE
XEN-000139Bobcat 640 GigE vSWIR


Bobcat Gated Series:

Part numberDescription
XEN-000585Bobcat 320 CL Gated
XEN-000525Bobcat 320 GigE Gated