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Ninox 1280 VIS-SWIR

High resolution, low noise, cooled, digital VIS-SWIR InGaAs camera


Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor, the Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity scientific imaging. With cooling to -15°C, the camera achieves typical dark current readings of <2,000e/p/s at this temperature, allowing for longer exposure times. This is one of the lowest dark current readings on the market for a HD resolution SWIR camera. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 69dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 12-bit Camera Link output, the Ninox 1280 will run from 10Hz up to 60Hz. The camera will feature on-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which will enable the best contrast imaging from low to bright light as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm, providing the highest quality images. As with all Raptor cameras, the Ninox 1280 is compact and rugged.

Please note: This product is under the export control of UK government and may be subject to a Single Individual export licence before shipment.

Cooled HD VIS-SWIR technology 

  • Cooled VIS-SWIR technology – Cooled to -15°C. Enables low dark current for longer exposures
  • HD Format (1280 x 1024) – The best resolution available in VIS-SWIR
  • 10μm x 10μm pixel pitch – Enables the highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • <40 electrons readout noise – Enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit
  • Air and water cooled to -15°C – Enables low dark current for longer exposures
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – 68dB – Enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • On-board intelligent 3 point NUC – Enables highest quality images
FPA Specification
Sensor Type InGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch 10µm x 10µm
Active Area 12.80mm x 10.24mm
Spectral response 0.4µm to 1.7µm
Readout Noise (RMS) Low Gain: 160 electrons (typical) | HG: 47 electrons (typical)
Quantum Efficiency <80% @1.55µm
Full Well Capacity Low Gain: 450Ke- | High Gain: 10Ke-
Pixel Operability >99.5%
Camera Specification
Digital Output Format 12 bit Camera Link (Medium Configuration)
Exposure time Low Gain: 300µs to [Frame Period - Readout Time] / High Gain: 600µs to [Frame Period - Readout Time]
Shutter mode Global Shutter
Frame Rate 10 Hz to 60Hz
Optical Interface C mount (selection of SWIR lens available) or M42
Camera Setup / Control Camera Link
Dynamic Range Low gain: 69db | High gain: 47db
Trigger interface Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply 12V DC ±0.5V
TE Cooling Cooled to -15°C (35°C Delta)
Dark Current (e/p/s) <2,000 @ -15°C (typical)
Image Correction 3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communication Exposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, Gamma, Pk/Av, TEC, ROI
Camera Power Consumption <10W (Typical)
Operating Case Temperature -20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature -30˚C to +60˚C
Dimensions & Weight 87.30mm x 79.30mm x 78.86mm | 550g

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