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Xenics at BiOS and Photonics West 2017

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Leuven, 28 January 2017 — Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to BiOS and Photonics West 2017 with a host of new developments. One of them being the new Tigris-640 cooled MWIR camera which will be demonstrated at their booth. This Stirling cooled midwave infrared camera is the successor of the Onca MWIR camera and is designed for high-end thermography and thermal imaging in R&D environments. In addition to the Tigris-640, the company’s new (extended) SWIR camera, Xeva-2.5-320, will be demonstrated at the Xenics booth. Xenics exhibits in booths 8620 (BiOS) and 2237 (Photonics West) at the Moscone Center.

New cooled MWIR camera – Tigris-640

Xenics launches its new Tigris-640 MWIR camera series at BiOS and Photonics West. The Tigris series will replace the Onca MWIR cameras which are end-of-life. The Tigris-640 aims at applications where high speed, high thermal sensitivity, on-board thermography or broadband detectors are required.

The Tigris-640 is a cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) camera equipped with a state-of-the-art InSb or MCT detector with 640 x 512 pixels and pixel pitch of 15 μm. Both detectors are optionally available as BroadBand (BB) detectors, meaning that their spectral sensitivity is extended into the SWIR band. The Tigris-640 comes with a motorized filter wheel and is equipped with a variety of interface including GigE Vision, CameraLink, analog out, HD-SDI and a configurable trigger in- or output.

Main difference between the 2 available detectors, apart from the detector material, is their A to D conversion and their speed. The Tigris-640-MCT camera offers 14 bit images at a maximum full frame rate of 117 Hz. The Tigris-640-InSb comes with a digital detector that works in 13-, 14- or 15-bit mode at a maximum full frame rate of 250 Hz. Both frame rates can be increased by using a Window-Of-Interest (WOI).

Extended SWIR InGaAs camera up to 2.5μm

The new Xeva-2.5-320 is on display at BiOS and Photonics West 2017. The Xeva-2.5-320 is a SWIR camera 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 Xeva-2.5-320 SWIR camera is equipped with a Type 2 Super Lattice (T2SL) detector that is sensitive from 1.0 to 2.5 μm. It features a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels with a 30 μm pixel pitch. It outputs 14-bit data and is available in a 100 Hz or 350 Hz version. The Xeva-2.5-320 is equipped with a TE4 cooler. Together with its excellent thermos-mechanical design the operating temperature can be brought down to 203 K, guaranteeing low noise and dark current values, and resulting in excellent image quality. Other features include standard CameraLink or USB 2.0 interfaces, user-friendly Xeneth software, and an optional software development kit.

About Xenics

Xenics, part of Exosens, is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of more than twenty years. Xenics designs, manufactures and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. Xenics ensures its commitment of doing good to the world by developing solutions for enhancing quality of life and sustainability. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures.