Skip to main content
Press Release

Xenics introduces Manx R series SWIR camera

By May 4, 2020June 23rd, 2021No Comments

Download Press Release

Leuven, Belgium, 4th May 2020 — The Manx R camera series has been announced today as the latest linescan shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras from Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm. The Manx R series is the rectangular pixel version of the Manx linescan SWIR camera, the fastest commercially available linescan camera designed for industrial applications such as Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) or spectroscopy systems for e.g. laser wavelength measurement.

Xenics keeps up the pace

After having released the new Wildcat camera in February, Xenics is accelerating the pace of innovation. The release of the Manx R Series confirms Xenics’ ability to provide their customers with best-in-class products, meeting today’s application requirements.

When speed is available for very demanding applications

The Manx R series consist of six new high-speed linescan cameras based on rectangular pixels: 512, 1024 and 2048 pixels, each available both in a 128 kHz line-rate version or in a 256 kHz line-rate version. In order to accommodate the high speeds these cameras can achieve, all are offered with a CoaXPress interface.

Based on the Xenics readout circuit already proven in the Manx SQ (square pixel) series, the Manx R series offers similar outstanding performance in terms of:

  • Speed: up to 256 kHz which exceeds any other SWIR linescan family of cameras worldwide
  • Resolution: 2048 pixels which is the highest resolution in the SWIR linescan market
  • Noise: as low as 350 electrons
  • Dynamic range: up to 70 dB
  • Four programmable gains, with full well capacities ranging from 290 thousand electrons to 35 million electrons

The use of CoaXPress interfacing enables fast and reliable data transfer. As all Xenics industrial products, GenICam™ compliance is ensured to provide ease-of-integration with standard industrial software suites.

Very demanding applications requiring rectangular pixels such as OCT or Laser Wavelength analysis will benefit from the high speed, the high resolution, the high dynamic range and the low noise.

With these new six members, the Manx family now covers a broad range of applications such as:

  • Linescan imaging such as Food Sorting
  • Silicon Wafer Inspection
  • TFT Screen Inspection
  • Glass Inspection, etc where square pixels are needed
  • OCT or spectroscopy systems for Laser Wavelength Analysis where a rectangular pixel is a must

Thanks to its twelve cameras, the Manx series opens new horizons for industrial inspection and research-and-development.


About Xenics

Xenics is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of twenty years. Xenics designs 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 line-scan and area-scan 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. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures. More at: https://www.xenics.com/ .