The Manx cameras are based on a brand new, in-house developed InGaAs linear detector with 512, 1024 and 2048 resolution. The cameras are high-performance short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras providing high speed and quality line-scan imaging. At unprecedented line rates of up to 256 kHz (or 128 kHz), the Manx cameras stand as the fastest line-scan InGaAs cameras available in the world.

Short Wave Infrared

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World’s fastest SWIR line-scan imaging up to 256 kHz
High resolution
Low noise, low dark current


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Manx cameras are the world’s fastest InGaAs line-scan cameras. There are line-scan SWIR cameras with rectangular pixels (Manx R series) and with square pixels (Manx SQ series). Manx cameras are able provide up to 2048 pixel resolution. They also present the lowest noise performance record for 2048 pixel SWIR linear cameras, combined with excellent dynamic range. The use of CoaXPress interfacing enables fast and reliable data transfer. The Manx cameras are offered in 3 different resolutions of 512, 1024 or 2048 pixels. The cameras are suitable for spectroscopy and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT).



Technical Information

Camera SpecificationsManx RManx SQ
Pixel pitch12.5 μm  12.5 μm  
Pixel height 250 μm  12.5 μm
Sensor format512/1024/2048 rectangular pixels 512/1024/2048 square pixels
Spectral range900 - 1700 nm900 - 1700 nm
Max frame rate256 or 128 kHz256 or 128 kHz
Regulatory complianceCE, RoHSCE, RoHS
Detector typeInGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC 
Power consumptionup to 11W (without TEC)up to 11W (without TEC)
Camera weight900 g 900 g 
Optical interfaceC-mount or M42 [M42 to F-mount adapter optional]C-mount or M42 [M42 to F-mount adapter optional]
Digital output formatCoaXPress [16 bit]CoaXPress [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

Manx R Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000657Manx 512 R CXP 130
XEN-000658Manx 1024 R CXP 130
XEN-000659Manx 2048 R CXP 130
XEN-000686Manx 512 R CXP 260
XEN-000687      Manx 1024 R CXP 260
XEN-000688Manx 2048 R CXP 260


Manx SQ Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000651Manx 512 SQ CXP 130
XEN-000652Manx 1024 SQ CXP 130
XEN-000653Manx 2048 SQ CXP 130
XEN-000654Manx 512 SQ CXP 260
XEN-000655Manx 1024 SQ CXP 260
XEN-000656Manx 2048 SQ CXP 260




Manx R Series (1.08 MB)
Manx SQ Series (1.08 MB)