Ninox ULTRA 640 SWIR

High resolution, low noise, Deep cooled, digital SWIR camera

Raptor Photonics continues to push the boundaries in scientific SWIR imaging with the launch of the Ninox Ultra, a vacuum cooled to -85C InGaAs camera, offering ultra-low dark current for longer exposures of up to 5 minutes. Combining low read noise of <30e- in high gain and dark current of <100e/p/s at -85C, the Ninox Ultra is one of the most sensitive SWIR cameras available on the market. It offers 640×512 resolution and 15um square pixel pitch and runs at 100Hz in full resolution through a CameraLink interface. The Ninox Ultra also offers high-intrascene dynamic range of 70dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene. The Ninox Ultra follows on from the launch of the Ninox 640 and Ninox 1280 cameras, which have attracted a lot of interest in applications including astronomy and in-vivo imaging.

  • Deep cooled to -85°C with PentaVac, Raptor’s Vacuum technology – Enables ultra low dark current and longer exposure
  • 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch – Enables highest resolution SWIR image
  • <30e in high gain – Enables highest SWIR detection limit
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – 70dB Enables similtaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
Sensor TypeInGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel640 x 512
Pixel Pitch15µm x 15µm
Spectral response0.9μm to 1.7μm
Noise (RMS)<390 electrons Low Gain, <30 electrons High Gain
Quantum EfficiencyPeak >77%
Pixel Well DepthLow Gain: 1.4Me-, High Gain: 40ke-
Pixel Operability>99.5%
Dark Current<100e>
Digital Output Format12-16 bit
Exposure time1µs until Saturation (typical 5 minutes)
Shutter modeGlobal shutter
Frame Rate300Hz
Optical InterfaceC-mount (selection of SWIR lens available)
Camera Setup / ControlCamera Link
Trigger interfaceTrigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply12V DC ±10%
Image CorrectionRAW or 2 point NUC (Offset & Gain) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communicationExposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, TEC
Camera Power ConsumptionTotal power consumption <100W
Operating Case Temperature-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature-30˚C to +60˚C
Dimensions129mm x 112mm x 94mm (additional mounting holes, M4 or M5)
Weight<1.5kg
  • Astronomy
  • Beam Profiling
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Semiconductor Inspection
  • Solar Cell Inspection
  • Thermography
  • Microscopy
  • Art Inspection