The Wildcat/Wildcat+ series is based on a state-of-the art uncooled InGaAs detector with 640 x 512 pixels and 20 μm pixel pitch (Wildcat 640/Wildcat+ 640/Wildcat+ TE0 and WL series) or 1280 x 1024 pixels and 5 μm pixel pitch (Wildcat+ 1280 series). Wildcat/Wildcat+ cameras come with a CameraLink or USB3 Vision interfaces with low weight and power. Wildcat/Wildcat+ cameras are suitable for semiconductor inspection, display inspection and laser beam analysis.

Short Wave InfraredNote: For Wildcat+ 1280 series, support for trigger induced exposure time for external triggering is available - trigger induced exposure time functionality is only applicable to ITR mode. For more information, contact us at advancedimaging@exosens.com.

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High-resolution SWIR imaging
Compact and industry-proven camera design
Flexible optical mount and lens options


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Wildcat/Wildcat+ series cameras are suitable for industrial implementations such as process monitoring, industrial machine vision and medical applications. The high-performance cameras also fit scientific uses. The cameras offer superior, high-resolution SWIR imaging capabilities, comes in a versatile and industry-proven Wildcat camera package (GenICam) compliant and offers on-board image processing. Wildcat 640 is an optimized SWIR solution combining the advantages of a small sized camera, high-speed operation, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range. Wildcat+ 640 series is a SWIR camera with a high frame rate at 300 Hz full and a very low noise of only 45e-. Combined with a large pixel pitch of 20 μm, this gives Wildcat+ 640 with a unique ability to work in low light environments. In Wildcat+ 640 TE0 and WL series, the WL version uses a special windowless sensor package for laser beam analysis applications. Wildcat+ 1280 is a high-resolution, SWIR megapixel camera for high precision inspection in laser monitoring, semiconductor inspection and other industrial applications.

Technical Information

Camera SpecificationsWildcat 640Wildcat+ 640Wildcat+ 640 TE0 and WLWildcat+ 1280
Pixel pitch20 μm  20 μm  20 μm  5 μm 
Image format640 x 512 pixels640 x 512 pixels640 x 512 pixels1280 x 1024 pixels
Spectral range900 - 1700 nm900 - 1700 nm900 - 1700 nm400 - 1700 nm
Max frame rate (full frame)110 Hz or 220 Hz300 Hz220 Hz120 Hz
Regulatory complianceCECECECE
Detector typeInGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC (WL version comes without detector cover glass)InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC 
Power consumption< 6 W< 7 W< 7 W< 7 W
Camera weight316 g or 358 g316 g or 358 g316 g or 358 g345 g or 385 g
Optical interfaceC-mount or M42C-mount or M42C-mount or M42C-mount or M42
Digital output formatCameraLink or USB3 VisionCameraLink (16 bit) or USB3 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.

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

Wildcat 640 Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000676Wildcat 640 CL 100
XEN-000662Wildcat 640 U3V 100
XEN-000680Wildcat 640 CL 200
XEN-000679Wildcat 640 U3V 200


Wildcat+ 640 Series :

Part numberDescription
XEN-000874Wildcat+ 640 CL 300
XEN-000873Wildcat+ 640 U3V 300


Wildcat+ 640 TE0 and WL : 

Part numberDescription
XEN-000721Wildcat+ 640 TE0 CL 200
XEN-000719Wildcat+ 640 TE0 U3V 200
XEN-000722Wildcat+ 640 WL CL 200
XEN-000720Wildcat+ 640 WL U3V 200


Wildcat+ 1280 :


Part numberDescription
XEN-000814Wildcat+ 1280 CL
XEN-000815Wildcat+ 1280 U3V