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High resolution uncooled thermal OEM module

Ready-to-integrate thermal OEM module consuming ultra-low-power

Xenics’ XTM-640 is an extremely compact and versatile thermal camera module with unique image quality and stability for a broad range of OEM applications. These applications include security, night vision, firefighting, airborne and land-based reconnaissance and surveillance.

We guarantee you unparalleled uniform and crisp thermal images thanks to onboard image processing and full shutter control.

You can easily integrate our XTM-640 into your system with the universal Samtec QTE connector, providing digital video out or raw digital data. This allows you immediate connection, data acquisition, command and control.

The small pixel pitch of 17 μm allows for longer Detection, Recognition and Identification (DRI) values in critical security applications.

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Benefits & features

  • Low power
    Low power consumption for easy integration, also in portable systems
  • High resolution
    640x480 Image resolution
  • Easy connectivity
    Various interfaces available
  • Small size, 17 μm pixel pitch
    Small formfactor thermal imaging core with excellent image quality
  • 50 Hz frame rate world wide
    Easy to export with dual use export license - no ITAR restrictions

Designed for use in

  • UAV / UGV
    XTM and XSW cores can be used as thermal and electro optical payloads for UAV platforms
  • Gimbal
    Small and lightweight. Suitable for integration into a Gimbal
  • Night vision
    Thermal imager detects heat signature at night. SWIR imager for day and starlight imaging
  • Thermal sights
    XTM core can be integrated in portable thermal sights for target acquisition
  • Border security
    Thermal imager detects heat signature at night. SWIR imager for day and starlight imaging
  • Fire fighting
    Able to detect hotspots
  • Driver assistance
    Thermal imager detects heat signature at night. SWIR imager for day and starlight imaging
  • Police surveillance
    Able to detect heat signature in darkness
  • Search & Rescue (SAR)
    Thermal imagers are able to detect heat from subject. SWIR images can be illuminated by moonlight and starlight. Essential for night search and rescue operations.
  • Electro optical payloads
    XTM and XSW cores can be used as thermal and electro optical payloads for UAV platforms


Compatible with a variety of framegrabbers

Several compatible frame grabbers for CameraLink interface are available (Euresys Grablink Full, NI 1433 and Imperx Framelink Express VCE-CLEX01).

GigE Vision standard compatibility

The Gigabit Ethernet interface is compatible to the GigE Vision standard

Video output

Analog video output available

SWaP (Small size, weight and power )

Small volume, low weight and low power consumption for demanding applications


External trigger for signal synchronization

Windowing mode

Imaging in a reduced window of interest for increased frame rates

16 bit image

Digitization: The module uses a 16 bit ADC

High sensitivity

Low noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD)

High resolution

640x480 pixel resolution

Day & Night Vision

The camera can operate under daylight or nighttime conditions

Camera specifications

Array Specifications

Array Specifications XTM-640
Array type Uncooled microbolometer (a-Si)
Spectral band 8 μm to 14 μm
Resolution 640 x 480
Pixel pitch 17 μm
Thermal sensitivity (NETD) 55 mK @ 30°C with f/1 lens
Array cooling Uncooled
Pixel operability > 99 %

Module Specifications

Module Specifications XTM-640-QTE XTM-640-GigE XTM-640-CL XTM-640-Analog
Optical interface No lens option Fixation holes for multiple lens mounts
Imaging performance
Maximum frame rate (full frame) 50 Hz 25 Hz (PAL) or 30 Hz (NTSC)
Window of interest Minimum size 160 x 120
Integration time range 1 μs - 80 μs
Shutter Full control by serial command
Temperature stabilization No thermoelectric cooling required (TEC-less)
Integration type Rolling shutter
On-board image processing Non-Uniformity Correction, Auto-Offset & Auto-Gain with selectable region of interest, Histogram equalization, XIE Non-Uniformity Correction, Auto-Offset, Auto-Gain Non-Uniformity Correction, Auto-Offset & Auto-Gain with selectable region of interest, Histogram equalization, XIE
ADC 16 bit
Digital output BT.601-6/BT.656-5 GigE Vision or Xeneth API/SDK CameraLink or Xeneth API/SDK -
Analog output - PAL or NTSC
Module control Serial LVCMOS 3 V (XSP) GigE Vision CameraLink RS232 (XSP)
Trigger Trigger in or out (configurable)
Power requirements
Power consumption 1.65 W < 4.5 W < 2 W
Power supply 3.3 V 12 V
Physical characteristics
Shock 40 G, 11 ms according to MIL-STD810G
Vibration 5 G (20 Hz to 2000 Hz) according to MIL-STD883J
Ambient operating temperature range -40ºC to 60ºC (industrial components)
Dimensions (W x H x L mmᵌ) 45 x 45 x 36 45 x 45 x 55 45 x 45 x 43 45 x 45 x 50
Weight module 75 g 125 g 84 g 99 g

Broad range of accessories available

Lens & filter options


  • Xeneth
  • Xeneth SDK (optional)


Application notes
Thermal camera cores for reconnaissance robots Customer Success Story - XTM thermal OEM core installed on reconnaissance robot
Dual-Band Monitoring Keeps Trains Running in Winter Keeping critical parts of the railroad infrastructure free of snow, sleet, hail and ice – and even detecting unauthorized persons walking the rails – is essential for a safe and uninterrupted transportation service. Dual-band monitoring of critical rail elements with a PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) camera platform in the visible and thermal infrared ranges can remotely inspect installed switch heaters at a range of up to 2000 ft.
Press Releases
Xenics at SPIE DSS 2011: high performance infrared OEM modules for easy integration We offer high resolution infrared OEM modules in both SWIR (XSW-640) as LWIR (XTM-640) (2011)
Xenics sees strong growth ahead for OEM module business The OEM module business will grow strongly, especially in the security market. That is why we target the security market with our XenicsCores (2014)
Infrared cameras for security applications Xenics returns to DSEI with its line up of cameras suited for safety & security applications.
Technical documents
T3 XTM C This file contains all the technical documents for the XTM camera core.


Modules & components brochure XTM-640-16bitDV
Modules & components brochure XTM-640-BT.656
Modules & components brochure XTM-640-Analog
Modules & components brochure XTM-640-CL
Modules & components brochure XTM-640-GigE

Versatile infrared analysis and reporting software

The Xeneth user interface is common to all the Xenics cameras. This makes it easy for customers to apply their familiarity with this comprehensive product to any new applications, covering wide ranging capabilities in various parts of the IR spectrum.

Learn it once and apply it over and over again.

Karl Niedermeyer, President, Spectro Associates, Inc.