The XSW modules are area-scan short-wave Infrared (SWIR) cooled modules with 320 x 256 resolution (XSW 320/XSW Gated) or 640 x 512 resolution (XSW 640) and 20 µm pixel pitch. The modules come with CameraLink or GigE Vision or QTE Samtec interfacing options and feature low weight and power.

Short Wave Infrared

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Flexible and easy-to-use
Low noise, low dark current
Industry standard interfaces (CameraLink/GigE Vision/QTE Samtec)


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XSW modules are based on an in-house developed, temperature stabilized InGaAs detector with a 320 x 256 pixel resolution (XSW 320/XSW Gated) or 640 x 512 pixel resolution (XSW 640). The modules are offered frame rates up to 400 Hz (XSW 320/XSW Gated) or 100 Hz (XSW 640). XSW modules are sensitive in the range between 0.9 and 1.7 μm with a wide dynamic range and wide operating temperature. Thermo Electric (TE) stabilization reduces the dark current and noise levels, and the on-board image processing ensures the best contrast and high image quality. They are available with a variety of interfaces to be integrated in numerous industrial and security systems and can be fitted with standard C-mount glass lenses. The modules are designed for use in machine vision and safety & security applications.

Technical Information

Camera Specifications XSW 320 XSW 640 XSW Gated
Pixel pitch 20 μm   20 μm   20 μm  
Image format 320 x 256 pixels 640 x 512 pixels 320 x 256 pixels
Spectral range 900 - 1700 nm 900 - 1700 nm (SWIR);
500 – 1700 nm (vSWIR)
900 - 1700 nm
Max frame rate (full frame) 100 Hz or 400 Hz 100 Hz 400 Hz
Regulatory compliance RoHS RoHS RoHS
Detector type InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC  InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC  InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC 
Power consumption 2.8 W (no TE cooler) or  2.8 W (no TE cooler) or  2.8 W (no TE cooler) or 
2.5 (no TE cooler) or  2.5 (no TE cooler) or  2.5 (no TE cooler) or 
4 W (no TE cooler) 4 W (no TE cooler) 4 W (no TE cooler)
Camera weight 285 g or 334 g  280 g 334 g
Optical interface C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42
Digital output format CameraLink (16 bit) or GigE Vision (16 bit) GigE Vision (16 bit) 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

XSW 320 series :

Part number Description
XEN-000532 XSW 320 CL 100
XEN-000591 XSW 320 CL 400
XEN-000531 XSW 320 GigE 100
XEN-000592 XSW 320 GigE 400
XEN-000529 XSW 320 16bitDV 100
XEN-000595 XSW 320 16bitDV 400


XSW 640 series :

Part number Description
XEN-000343 XSW 640 CL
XEN-000344 XSW 640 CL vSWIR
XEN-000341 XSW 640 GigE
XEN-000342 XSW 640 GigE vSWIR
XEN-000295 XSW 640 16bitDV
XEN-000098 XSW 640 16bitDV vSWIR


XSW Gated  :

Part number Description
XEN-000594 XSW 320 CL Gated
XEN-000593 XSW 320 GigE Gated
XEN-000596 XSW 320 16bitDV Gated



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