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Small camera covering visible to near infrared

Bobcat 640 VisNIR from Xenics

Bobcat 640 VisNIR is a high performance near infrared camera which covers a wide spectral range from the visible to the near infrared.

  • 400 nm - 1700 nm broad band detector
  • Large format array
  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • GigE or CameraLink for easy integration
  • SDK for own programming available

Further information

The ultra-compact Bobcat-640 meets all requirements of applications where small size, low power consumption but high sensitivity and low dark current in the VisNIR and SWIR range are needed.

The Bobcat-640 is perfectly suited for high speed imaging at full 640 x 512 resolution with high frame rates of 100 Hz. In windowing mode the frame rate can even be further increased. A thermoelectric cooling for low dark current and optimized noise performance (90e-) results in superior image quality even in those cases where the operating conditions are changing.

The VisNIR option extends the wavelength into the visible realm for best sensitivity in low-light applications. The pixel pitch of 20 μm makes the Bobcat-640 compatible with a broader range of C-mount lenses and other lower-cost lenses. Lenses are easily changeable.

Bobcat 640 is available with either a GigE or a CameraLink interface for a fast14 bit digital readout.


Vegetation research
Laser beam profiling
Optical testing
Hyperspectral imaging
Food analysis


Bobcat 640 series
Bobcat 640 series


Stefan Wittmer
Stefan Wittmer


Quantum Design GmbH

Im Tiefen See 58
64293 Darmstadt

Phone:+49 6151 8806-0
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Stefan WittmerProduct Manager - Imaging & Materials Science & Spectroscopy
+49 6151 8806-63