Bobcat 640 Series

Small, high performance InGaAs camera with high image resolution

The Bobcat 640 series is based on an in-house developed, temperature stabilised InGaAs detector with a 640 x 512 pixel resolution.

 

The Bobcat 640 cameras are offered with high frame rate of 100 Hz. The camera comes with a CameraLink or GigE Vision interface and features low weight and power.

 

Either for machine vision inspection or scientific research, the compact Bobcat 640 meets requirements of high sensitivity in the SWIR range. We offer a visible enhanced short-wave infrared (vSWIR) option for extended wavelength response into the visible band.

 

Benefits & Features

• vSWIR optional
• Low noise, low dark current
• CameraLink or GigE Vision interfacing options
• Versatility with gain modes

Mechanical Specifications

Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
Approximate dimensions - excluding lens [width x height x length] [mm] 55 x 55 x 72 55 x 55 x 82
Weight [gr] - excluding lens 285 334
Optical interface C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42
Connector GigE - RJ-45
Connector CameraLink Standard SDR -
Connector power Hirose HR10-7R-SA[73] Hirose HR10-7R-SA[73]
Connector trigger SMA SMA

Environmental & Power Specifications

Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
Operating case temperature [°C] From -40 to +70 From -40 to +70
Storage temperature [°C] From -45 to +85 From -45 to +85
Power consumption [W] 2.8 [no TE cooler] 4 [no TE cooler]
Power supply voltage DC 12 V DC 12 V
Shock IEC60068-2-27 Ed4.0; half-sine; terminal saw tooth; 50 g [11 ms] IEC60068-2-27 Ed4.0; half-sine; terminal saw tooth; 50 g [11 ms]
Vibration Random: IEC60068-2-64 Ed2.0; 4.3 g [20 - 1000 Hz]. Sine: IEC60068-2-6 Ed7.0; 1 g [10 - 2000 Hz] Random: IEC60068-2-64 Ed2.0; 4.3 g [20 - 1000 Hz]. Sine: IEC60068-2-6 Ed7.0; 1 g [10 - 2000 Hz]
IP rating IP40 IP40
Regulatory compliance CE, RoHS CE, RoHS

Electro-Optical Specifications

Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
Image format [pixels] 640 x 512 640 x 512
Pixel pitch [µm] 20 20
Detector type InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC
Sensor temperature stabilization TE cooler TE cooler
Integration type Snapshot - global shutter Snapshot - global shutter
Active area and diagonal [mm] 12.8 x 10.24 [diagonal 16.4] 12.8 x 10.24 [diagonal 16.4]
Optical fill factor 100% 100%
Spectral range [nm] 900 - 1700 [SWIR]; 500 - 1700 [vSWIR] 900 - 1700 [SWIR]; 500 - 1700 [vSWIR]
Quantum efficiency ~80% [typical peak value] ~80% [typical peak value]
Gain modes High Gain [HG] & High Dynamic Range [HDR] High Gain [HG] & High Dynamic Range [HDR]
Full well capacities [electrons] 45k [HG] & 500k [HDR] 45k [HG] & 500k [HDR]
Read noise [electrons] 120 [HG] & 500 [HDR] 120 [HG] & 500 [HDR]
Dark current [electrons/second] <100k [at 288K sensor temp and 150 mV reverse bias]; For vSWIR: <200k <100k [at 288K sensor temp and 150 mV reverse bias]; For vSWIR: <200k
Read out mode IWR & ITR IWR & ITR
Pixel operability >99% >99%
Preconfigured exposure time range [ms] 0.1 to 40 in HG; 0.1 to 20 in HDR 0.1 to 10 in HG; 0.1 to 20 in HDR
Max frame rate [Hz] [full frame] 100 100
Region of interest Yes Yes
Min region size [pixels] 32 x 4 [step 16 x 4] 32 x 4 [step 16 x 4]
Max frame rate [Hz] [min region size] >10000 >10000
Analog-to-Digital [ADC] [bits] 14 14
Command and control CameraLink GigE Vision
Digital output format CameraLink [16 bit] GigE Vision [16 bit]
Trigger In or out via SMA or in via CL-CC1 [Configurable] In or out via SMA [Configurable]

Software

Our standard IR software, Xeneth, is included with this camera. Find Out More

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

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

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

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 make 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

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 and 640 (exceptions: Xeva 640 TE3, Xeva 2.35 and Xeva 2.5)
  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.

Part number Description
XEN-000297 Bobcat 640 CL
XEN-000140 Bobcat 640 CL vSWIR
XEN-000298 Bobcat 640 GigE
XEN-000139 Bobcat 640 GigE vSWIR

Machine Vision

Safety & Security

Scientific & advanced research

Process Monitoring

Datasheets

 

Bobcat 640 Series

 

Engineering files

 

The compressed file contains technical files pertaining to this product. Typically it contains the following:

  • EASM (eDrawings Assembly) file for the camera.
  • STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) file for the camera.
  • Technical drawing for the camera.
 

Bobcat 640 Series

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    Bobcat 640 Series

    Bobcat 640 Series Image

    Small, high performance InGaAs camera with high image resolution

    The Bobcat 640 series is based on an in-house developed, temperature stabilised InGaAs detector with a 640 x 512 pixel resolution.

     

    The Bobcat 640 cameras are offered with high frame rate of 100 Hz. The camera comes with a CameraLink or GigE Vision interface and features low weight and power.

     

    Either for machine vision inspection or scientific research, the compact Bobcat 640 meets requirements of high sensitivity in the SWIR range. We offer a visible enhanced short-wave infrared (vSWIR) option for extended wavelength response into the visible band.

     

    Benefits & Features

    • vSWIR optional
    • Low noise, low dark current
    • CameraLink or GigE Vision interfacing options
    • Versatility with gain modes

    Mechanical Specifications

    Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
    Approximate dimensions - excluding lens [width x height x length] [mm] 55 x 55 x 72 55 x 55 x 82
    Weight [gr] - excluding lens 285 334
    Optical interface C-mount or M42 C-mount or M42
    Connector GigE - RJ-45
    Connector CameraLink Standard SDR -
    Connector power Hirose HR10-7R-SA[73] Hirose HR10-7R-SA[73]
    Connector trigger SMA SMA

    Environmental & Power Specifications

    Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
    Operating case temperature [°C] From -40 to +70 From -40 to +70
    Storage temperature [°C] From -45 to +85 From -45 to +85
    Power consumption [W] 2.8 [no TE cooler] 4 [no TE cooler]
    Power supply voltage DC 12 V DC 12 V
    Shock IEC60068-2-27 Ed4.0; half-sine; terminal saw tooth; 50 g [11 ms] IEC60068-2-27 Ed4.0; half-sine; terminal saw tooth; 50 g [11 ms]
    Vibration Random: IEC60068-2-64 Ed2.0; 4.3 g [20 - 1000 Hz]. Sine: IEC60068-2-6 Ed7.0; 1 g [10 - 2000 Hz] Random: IEC60068-2-64 Ed2.0; 4.3 g [20 - 1000 Hz]. Sine: IEC60068-2-6 Ed7.0; 1 g [10 - 2000 Hz]
    IP rating IP40 IP40
    Regulatory compliance CE, RoHS CE, RoHS

    Electro-Optical Specifications

    Bobcat 640 CL SWIR / vSWIR Bobcat 640 GigE SWIR / vSWIR
    Image format [pixels] 640 x 512 640 x 512
    Pixel pitch [µm] 20 20
    Detector type InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC InGaAs photodiode array with CTIA ROIC
    Sensor temperature stabilization TE cooler TE cooler
    Integration type Snapshot - global shutter Snapshot - global shutter
    Active area and diagonal [mm] 12.8 x 10.24 [diagonal 16.4] 12.8 x 10.24 [diagonal 16.4]
    Optical fill factor 100% 100%
    Spectral range [nm] 900 - 1700 [SWIR]; 500 - 1700 [vSWIR] 900 - 1700 [SWIR]; 500 - 1700 [vSWIR]
    Quantum efficiency ~80% [typical peak value] ~80% [typical peak value]
    Gain modes High Gain [HG] & High Dynamic Range [HDR] High Gain [HG] & High Dynamic Range [HDR]
    Full well capacities [electrons] 45k [HG] & 500k [HDR] 45k [HG] & 500k [HDR]
    Read noise [electrons] 120 [HG] & 500 [HDR] 120 [HG] & 500 [HDR]
    Dark current [electrons/second] <100k [at 288K sensor temp and 150 mV reverse bias]; For vSWIR: <200k <100k [at 288K sensor temp and 150 mV reverse bias]; For vSWIR: <200k
    Read out mode IWR & ITR IWR & ITR
    Pixel operability >99% >99%
    Preconfigured exposure time range [ms] 0.1 to 40 in HG; 0.1 to 20 in HDR 0.1 to 10 in HG; 0.1 to 20 in HDR
    Max frame rate [Hz] [full frame] 100 100
    Region of interest Yes Yes
    Min region size [pixels] 32 x 4 [step 16 x 4] 32 x 4 [step 16 x 4]
    Max frame rate [Hz] [min region size] >10000 >10000
    Analog-to-Digital [ADC] [bits] 14 14
    Command and control CameraLink GigE Vision
    Digital output format CameraLink [16 bit] GigE Vision [16 bit]
    Trigger In or out via SMA or in via CL-CC1 [Configurable] In or out via SMA [Configurable]

    Software

    Our standard IR software, Xeneth, is included with this camera. Find Out More

    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

    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

    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

    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 make 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

    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 and 640 (exceptions: Xeva 640 TE3, Xeva 2.35 and Xeva 2.5)
    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.

    Part number Description
    XEN-000297 Bobcat 640 CL
    XEN-000140 Bobcat 640 CL vSWIR
    XEN-000298 Bobcat 640 GigE
    XEN-000139 Bobcat 640 GigE vSWIR

    Machine Vision

    Safety & Security

    Scientific & advanced research

    Process Monitoring

    Datasheets

     

    Bobcat 640 Series

     

    Engineering files

     

    The compressed file contains technical files pertaining to this product. Typically it contains the following:

    • EASM (eDrawings Assembly) file for the camera.
    • STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) file for the camera.
    • Technical drawing for the camera.
     

    Bobcat 640 Series

    Looking For More Details?

    Fill up the form below and our customer support team will get be glad to assist you with your queries.