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Wildcat+ 1280

The Wildcat+ 1280 series is based upon a state-of-the-art InGaAs photodiode array with 1280x1024 pixel resolution and 5 μm pixel pitch. With its superior, high-resolution SWIR imaging capabilities, the camera is offered in a versatile and industry-proven Wildcat camera package (GenICam compliant).

The Wildcat+ 1280 camera offers advanced onboard image processing and outputs full frame images at 120 Hz via a CameraLink or USB3 Vision interface. It is designed for use in semiconductor wafer inspection, display inspection (mobile phone and TV), microscopy and laser beam analysis. Now available with support for trigger induced exposure time for external triggering - trigger induced exposure time functionality is only applicable to ITR mode. 

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High-resolution SWIR megapixel camera
Frame rate up to 120Hz
Flexible optical mount and lens options

Wildcat+ 1280

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Mechanical SpecificationsWildcat+ 1280 CLWildcat+ 1280 U3V
Approximate dimensions - excluding lens [width x height x length] [mm]55 x 55 x 7255 x 55 x 91.5
Weight [gr] - excluding lens345385
Optical interfaceC-mount or M42C-mount or M42
Connector USB-USB 3.0 type micro-B
Connector CameraLinkStandard SDR-
Connector power/trigger/serial commandLemo 1B.308 (unified connector)Lemo 1B.308 (unified connector)


Environmental & Power SpecificationsWildcat+ 1280 CLWildcat+ 1280 U3V
Operating case temperature [°C]From -40 to +70From -40 to +70
Storage temperature [°C]From -40 to +85From -40 to +85
Power consumption [W]<7<7
Power supply voltageDC 12 VDC 12 V
Shock40 g, 11 ms, according to MIL-STD810G40 g, 11 ms, according to MIL-STD810G
Vibration5 g [20 to 2000 Hz], according to MIL-STD810G5 g [20 to 2000 Hz], according to MIL-STD810G


Electro-Optical SpecificationsWildcat+ 1280 CLWildcat+ 1280 U3V
Image format [pixels]1280 x 10241280 x 1024
Pixel pitch [µm]55
Detector typeInGaAsInGaAs
Sensor temperature stabilizationTE coolerTE cooler
Integration typeSnapshot - global shutterSnapshot - global shutter
Active area and diagonal [mm]6.4 x 5.12 [diagonal 8.2]6.4 x 5.12 [diagonal 8.2]
Optical fill factor100%100%
Spectral range [nm]400 - 1700400 - 1700
Quantum efficiency~77% [typical peak value]~77% [typical peak value]
Gain modesSingle GainSingle Gain
Full well capacities [electrons]160k160k
Read noise [electrons]200200
Dark current [electrons/second]<3k<3k
Read out modeIWR [< 7.5 ms] & ITRIWR [< 7.5 ms] & ITR
Pixel operability>99.5%>99.5%
Preconfigured exposure time range [ms]0.5 ms & 5 ms & 7.5 ms0.5 ms & 5 ms & 7.5 ms
Max frame rate [Hz] [full frame]120120
Region of interestYesYes
Min region size [pixels]4 x 8 [step size 4 pixels in X & 8 pixels in Y]4 x 8 [step size 4 pixels in X & 8 pixels in Y]
Max frame rate [Hz] [min region size]>3 kHz>3 kHz
Command and controlCameraLink BaseUSB 3 Vision
Digital output formatCameraLink Base (16 bit)USB 3 Vision (16 bit)
Trigger2 trigger in & 2 trigger out - LVCMOS 3.3 V2 trigger in & 2 trigger out - LVCMOS 3.3 V CameraLink trigger in