The XSW-320 SWIR module is a shortwave infrared OEM module with a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels and a pixel pitch of 20 µm.
Quite often instrument builders and system developers are stuck between two extremes for the development of small series products:
Xenics offers a third option, the XSW-640. This rugged SWIR camera cores come with an intuitive digital interface for easy signal acquisition and camera tuning. Its small form factor, low weight and low power consumption allow an easy integration. Additionally the XSW-640 is offered with embedded image enhancement routines for the best image quality.
Image sensors, being visible or SWIR, are rather difficult mixed signal application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). They require multiple digital driving pulses, clean analog voltages (in the presence of current spikes) as well as accurate and stable biases. The dynamic range of high performance image sensors is often almost 80 dB: the full well signal is in the order of [1-2 V], where the noise floor is around 100 µVrms. Additionally the pixel rates are going up till 40 to 60 Msamples/sec.
Even for an experienced designer or user, it will take several months of design, debugging, testing and optimisation before you can get the expected performance from an image sensor.
At that moment the work for the tuning of the parameters and the cleaning of the acquired images need to start and this activity will consume again several months.
The XSW-Series sets you free from all the above hassle and offers a robust solution that let you start doing your job immediately after unpacking the unit. The digital interface is intuitive and the optional Xeneth Software Development Kit (SDK) will help you to start your system/instrument development immediately.
The XSW-Series is available in 2 resolutions and multiple interfaces. Other features are: