Xenics newsflash April 2017

It has been an eventful and exciting start of the year for Xenics. We have been busy with preparations for new products, writing application articles, reaching out to our partners and customers, in order to provide the best experience to you in 2017.


We deliver highlights of crucial developments during the past few months to you in this edition of the newsflash. Keep up to date with an overview of our participation in major exhibitions which took place in the United States, our white paper article releases, as well as other product and applications knowledge that you should know about.


Thank you for your continued support and interest in Xenics. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the topics below. We will be happy to hear from you and provide answers to your inquiries.




BiOS & Photonics West 2017

In January, we participated in our first exhibition for 2017 through the SPIE BiOS & Photonics West over at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA.


It also marks the first appearance of the new Tigris-640. This MWIR (mid-wave infrared) cooled camera is a successor to the Onca camera, and aims at applications where high speed, high thermal sensitivity, on-board thermography or broadband detectors are required.


The recently introduced Xeva-2.5-320 was also an eye catcher at the event. A extended SWIR InGaAs camera, the Xeva-2.5-320 is designed for use in R&D applications like laser beam analysis and profiling, semiconductor inspection, hyperspectral imaging etc. where an extended SWIR range up to 2.5 μm is necessary.

The Tigris-640 MWIR cooled camera, making it's debut presentation at BiOS & Photonics West 2017.

White Paper on Adaptive Optics

Short-wave infrared adaptive optics and applications - written by Raf Vandersmissen

In an article released early March, we introduced adaptive optics and focused on the advantages of using short-wave infrared cameras in wavefront sensing.

We also highlighted key applications in astronomy, laser communication, biological imaging microscopy and retinal imaging in combination with optical coherence tomography.

The article concludes with the key performance parameters of SWIR cameras used in adaptive optics applications.

Read the complete article here

Automate 2017

We started the month of April strong with our participation in Automate 2017, which took place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


During the four-day event, we presented many cameras suited for industrial applications or environments. This includes the LWIR uncooled Serval-640-GigE Thermography, and the SWIR Bobcat camera series, Bobcat-320 and the Bobcat-640.


“It has been a great exhibition with prospects from all over the USA. The combination of the Automate show organized by AIA and RIA with the ProMat 2017 show and Food 2017 show attracted a lot of new potential customers who have never been in contact with machine vision before. We’ve seen some interesting projects coming from the industrial sector, packaging industry, food processing, robotics, etc. Automate was most probably one of the most successful exhibition since the beginning of 2017.”

- Hervé Copin, CEO, Xenics USA, Inc.

Xenics cameras on display during Automate 2017: Serval (left) & Bobcat (right)


Mock-ups of our OEM modules on display during SPIE DCS 2017.

Week 2 of April began with our continued presence in SPIE DSS, now known as the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, or SPIE DCS in short.


We showcased several ready to integrate cameras cores: the XSW, XCO and XTM, in the spectral bands of SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR respectively.


Another focus for the three-day exhibition in Anaheim, California was the Tigris-640. This cooled MWIR camera was first presented during the BiOS & Photonics West exhibition earlier in January this year.


“The exhibition associated with the SPIE DCS 2017 conference devoted to the Infrared technology was a remarkable success for Xenics. On top of the introduction of new products like the Tigris MWIR range and the new version of the Xeva T2SL, the visitors were attracted by our complete range of camera cores. We saw a lot of request for applications related to UAV, remote sensing, lasers and ultra-fast object tracking.”

- Hervé Copin, CEO, Xenics USA, Inc.

Interview with Raf Vandersmissen

In a short interview during day two of the SPIE DCS exhibition, Raf Vandersmissen - Product Manager at Xenics and CEO of sInfraRed, spoke to Photonics Online about the key specifications to look for in SWIR detectors in relation to performance parameters such as:

  • Sensitivity
  • Dynamic range
  • Signal-to-noise ratio 

The interview was featured in part 1 of the Photonics Online newsletter as their press coverage of the DCS exhibition.

White Paper on Semiconductor Inspections

The semiconductor industry has grown to become one of the largest industries in the world.

In the white paper released this month, we discussed several applications of SWIR cameras in relation to semiconductor inspection applications, most of which rely on the capability of SWIR cameras to see through semiconductor materials such as silicon.

We also introduced the Xenics cameras suitable for each of these inspections.


Read the complete article here

Short-wave infrared cameras in semiconductor inspection applications - written by Raf Vandersmissen