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

Short Wave Infrared

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High speed line-scan imaging up to 40 kHz
High resolution rectangular pixels or square pixels option
Industry standard interfaces


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XSL are line-scan SWIR modules 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 modules are with an industry standard CameraLink, GigE Vision or QTE Samtec interfaces. Depending on your imaging requirements different resolutions of 512, 1024 or 2048 pixels are offered.

Technical Information

Camera Specifications XSL SQ XSL R
Pixel pitch 25 μm   12.5 μm
Sensor format 512/1024/2048 pixels 1024/2048 pixels
Spectral range 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm
Max line rate Up to 40 kHz 10 kHz (for the 2048) or 40 kHz
Regulatory compliance RoHS RoHS
Detector type InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC  InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC 
Power consumption 3.9 W (CL); 6.3 W (GigE); 3.9 W (CL); 6.3 W (GigE);
2.3 (16 bit DV) 2.3 (16 bit DV)
Camera weight 55 g (CL); 96 g (GigE);  55 g (CL); 96 g (GigE); 
43 g (16 bit DV) 43 g (16 bit DV)
Optical interface (optional) M42, C-mount or F-mount M42, C-mount or F-mount
Digital output format CameraLink or GigE Vision or Digital Video [16 bit] CameraLink or GigE Vision or Digital Video [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

XLS R Series :

Part number Description
XEN-000438 XSL 1024 R CL
XEN-000439 XSL 1024 R GigE
XEN-000440 XSL 1024 R 16 bit DV
XEN-000441 XSL 2048 R CL
XEN-000442 XSL 2048 R GigE
XEN-000443 XSL 2048 R 16 bit DV


XSL SQ Series :

Part Number Description
XEN-000393 XSL 512 SQ CL
XEN-000397 XSL 512 SQ GigE
XEN-000145 XSL 512 SQ 16bitDV
XEN-000395 XSL 1024 SQ CL
XEN-000398 XSL 1024 SQ GigE
XEN-000392 XSL 1024 SQ 16bitDV
XEN-000396 XSL 2048 SQ CL
XEN-000399 XSL 2048 SQ GigE
XEN-000394 XSL 2048 SQ 16bitDV



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