The Lynx cameras are based on an in-house developed linear InGaAs detector, offer affordable short-wave infrared (SWIR) line-scan images. Lynx SQ series is a small, uncooled SWIR line-scan camera with square pixels. Lynx R series is a line-scan SWIR camera with rectangular pixels.

Short Wave Infrared

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High speed line-scan imaging up to 40 kHz
High resolution 1024 or 2048 rectangular pixels or square pixels option
Industry standard interfaces (CameraLink/GigE)


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Lynx cameras are linear SWIR cameras that are widely used for demanding applications like machine vision, semiconductor inspection, food sorting, spectroscopy, optical fibre monitoring, LIDAR sensing and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. The cameras are GenICam® compliant and a compatible Linux SDK is optionally available to make the product integration straightforward in industrial systems. The Lynx cameras have standard on-board image correction (NUC), bad pixel replacement (BPR) and gain control. For more info on other image enhancement features, contact our sales department.

Technical Information

Camera SpecificationsLynx SQLynx R
Pixel pitch25 μm (512 pixels)
12.5 μm (1024/2048 pixels)
12.5 μm  
Sensor format512/1024/2048 pixels1024/2048 pixels
Spectral range900 - 1700 nm900 - 1700 nm
Max frame rate10 kHz (for the 2048) or 40 kHz10 kHz (for the 2048) or 40 kHz
Regulatory complianceCE, RoHSCE, RoHS
Detector typeInGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC 
Power consumption3.9 W (CL); 6.3 W (GigE)3.9 W (CL); 6.3 W (GigE)
Camera weight153 g (CL); 208 g (GigE)153 g (CL); 208 g (GigE)
Optical interfaceC-mount or M42 (M42 to F-mount adapter optional)C-mount or M42 (M42 to F-mount adapter optional)
Digital output formatCameraLink or GigE Vision [16 bit]CameraLink or GigE 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.

Filters Filters

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.

Product Selector Guide

Lynx R Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000431Lynx 1024 R CL
XEN-000432Lynx 1024 R GigE
XEN-000433Lynx 2048 R CL
XEN-000434Lynx 2048 R GigE


Lynx SQ Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000633Lynx 512 SQ CL
XEN-000309Lynx 512 SQ GigE
XEN-000313Lynx 1024 SQ CL
XEN-000310Lynx 1024 SQ GigE
XEN-000314Lynx 2048 SQ CL
XEN-000311Lynx 2048 SQ GigE



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