Ninox 1280 VIS-SWIR

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

Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor, and cooling it to -15°C, the Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity scientific imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 40 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 68dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 12-bit Camera Link output, the OWL 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.

Ninox-1280-VIS SWIR

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 TypeInGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch10µm x 10µm
Active Area12.80mm x 10.24mm
Spectral response0.4µm to 1.7µm
Readout Noise (RMS)Low Gain: 160 electrons (typical) | HG: 47 electrons (typical)
Quantum Efficiency<80% @1.55µm
Full Well CapacityLow Gain: 450Ke- | High Gain: 10Ke-
Pixel Operability>99.5%
Image Correction3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Camera Specification 
Digital Output Format12 bit Camera Link (Medium Configuration)
Exposure timeLow Gain: 300µs to [Frame Period - Readout Time] / High Gain: 600µs to [Frame Period - Readout Time]
Shutter modeGlobal Shutter
Frame Rate10 Hz to 60Hz
Optical InterfaceC mount (selection of SWIR lens available) or M42
Camera Setup / ControlCamera Link
Dynamic RangeLow gain: 69db | High gain: 47db
Trigger interfaceTrigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply12V DC ±0.5V
TE CoolingActive, 35°C Delta
Image Correction3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communicationExposure, 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 & Weight87.30mm x 79.30mm x 78.86mm | 550g

• Adaptive Optics and Astronomy
• Calcium signaling
• Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy
• Flow cytometry
• FRET / FRAP / TIRF
• Genome sequencing
• High content screening
• High resolution fluorescence imaging
• Hyperspectral imaging
• Live Cell Imaging
• Photon counting
• Single molecule detection
• Solar cell inspection
• X-ray & High energy

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