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Advanced research in SWIR imaging

Cooled and stable Xeva-1.7-320 for excellent image quality research

In one compact housing, the Xeva-1.7-320 digital camera combines a thermo-electrically cooled InGaAs detector head and the control and communication electronics.

The Xeva-1.7-320 unit is available with standard (up to 1.7 μm) InGaAs detector arrays and comes in various speed versions: 60 Hz, 100 Hz and 350 Hz. It allows you to choose the most suitable detector-camera configuration for your specific application.

The camera head interfaces to a PC via standard USB 2.0 or CameraLink.

Each camera is delivered with a graphical user interface Xeneth, which offers direct access to various camera settings such as exposure time and operating temperature. The software tools include two-point non-uniformity correction and bad pixel replacement.

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Benefits & features

  • Spectrometer compatible
    These cameras have mounting holes for spectrographs, making them suitable for (hyper)spectral imaging applications
  • Thermal imaging of hot objects
    SWIR cameras are ideal for thermal imaging of hot metals (> 300 degC)
  • High sensitivity for low-light conditions
    Low noise, low dark current detectors for extended integration times
  • Extending SWIR imaging to the visible
    VISNIR or visible enhanced InGaAs sensors for extended response from 500 to 1700 nm
  • Cooled operation for low light-level imaging
    A cooled SWIR detector has lower dark current and allows for longer integration times
  • Flexible programming in an open architecture
    SDK (Software Developing Kit) available for all cameras - samples available for C++, LabView, Linux…
  • CameraLink and triggering for high speed imaging
    CameraLink interface is suitable for high datarates - triggering can be used for synchronisation at high frame rates

Designed for use in

  • R&D (SWIR range)
    SWIR range is a relatively unexplored range and hence providing much research opportunities.
  • Hyperspectral imaging
    Combination of spectral imaging and 2D imaging. Our SWIR camera are used for hyperspectral SWIR imaging
  • Semiconductor inspection
    SWIR cameras are able to see through silicon
  • High temperature thermography (300°C to 1200°C range or up to 2000°C)
    SWIR cameras can be used for thermal imaging in the temperature range above 300degC


Compatible with a variety of framegrabbers

Several compatible frame grabbers for CameraLink interface are available

Various lens and filter options

Various options for lenses and filters are available

IR camera software included

Xeneth camera control and imaging software is included


External trigger for signal synchronization

Windowing mode

Imaging in a reduced window of interest for increased frame rates

TrueNUC image correction

Non uniformity correction for a wide range of integration times 

High speed

High frame rate imaging at more than 340fps in full frame

Spectrograph compatible

Mounting holes available for spectrograph mounting

High dynamic range

High dynamic range mode available

Camera specifications

Array Specifications

Array Specifications Xeva-1.7-320
Detector type InGaAs
Spectral range 0.9 μm to 1.7 μm (VisNIR optional 0.4 to 1.7 μm)
Image format 320 (w) x 256 (h) pixels
Pixel pitch 30 μm
Array cooling TE1-cooled (Optional: TE3)
Pixel operability > 99 %

Camera Specifications

Camera Specifications 60 Hz 100 Hz 350 Hz
Lens LWIR 18 mm F/1
Focal length Broad selection of lenses available
Optical interface C-mount - Spectrograph fixation holes
Imaging performance
Maximum frame rate (full frame) 60 Hz 100 Hz 350 Hz
Integration type Snapshot
Integration time range 1 μs - 100 s
Noise level: Low gain 6 AD counts on 14 bit
Noise level: High gain 15 AD counts on 14 bit
S/N ratio: Low gain 68 dB
S/N ratio: High gain 60 dB
Analog-to-Digital (ADC) 12 bits or 14 bits
Command and control USB 2.0
Image acquisition USB 2.0 or CameraLink
Trigger TTL levels
Graphical User Interface (GUI) Xeneth Advanced
Power requirements
Power consumption < 4 W without TEC operation; 25 W at maximum cooling
Power supply DC 12 V
Physical characteristics
Camera cooling Forced convection cooling
Ambient operating temperature range 0°C to 50°C
Dimensions (width x height x length) - excluding lens (approximately) 90 x 110 x 110 mm
Weight (excluding lens) +/- 1.8 kg

Broad range of accessories available

Lens & filter options


  • Xeneth
  • Xeneth SDK
  • Xeneth Labview SDK (optional)


Press Releases
Release of the Xeva-1.7-320 SWIR InGaAs camera Xeva-1.7-320 InGaAs SWIR camera combines high speed with full flexibility (2004)
Xenics introduces new Xeva-1.7-320 InGaAs focal plane camera Introducing our Xeva-1.7-320 SWIR InGaAs camera with USB 2.0 interface (2003)
Xenics introduces new Xeva-1.7-320 IR focal plane camera Xenics introduces new Xeva-1.7-320 IR Focal Plane Camera with USB 2.0 interface (2003)
Application notes
Hyperspectral Imaging vereinfacht die Nahrungsmittelkontrolle (DE) Die Äpfel sollen schön rot glänzen, das Fleisch möglichst zartrosa marmoriert sein. Vor allem erwartet der Verbraucher aber frische und unbelastete Lebensmittel. Moderne Verfahren wie die hyperspektrale Bildanalyse können hier die klassischen Laboruntersuchungen ergänzen oder zum Teil sogar ersetzen.
Hidden structures made visible in art inspection Article about the use of infrared cameras for art inspection. Art restorers and conservators can effectively engage in the examination of valuable art works and their preservation as a cultural heritage.
Why Beam Profiling at 1550nm Requires InGaAs Cameras This article (originally from Ophir-Spiricon) describes an beam analysis application in which the use of a phosphor coated CCD camera was unable to effectively profile a 1550nm laser source with challenging optical arrangements.
Technical documents
Technical document Xeva-1.7-320 This file contains all the technical documents for the Xeva-1.7-320 camera.
Carbon nanotubes applications We review of the use and advantages of (single-walled) carbon nanotubes in a variety of applications in this paper.


Scientific brochure Xeva-1.7-320

Professional service, knowledge and advice!

Secure in Air appreciates the professional service, knowledge and advice of Xenics in implementing the Gobi camera in our project GeoCampro. Our client was more than satisfied with the results, looking for (thermal) defects in the railways. 

Robert de Nes, Secure in Air