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Lynx: Extremely sensitive line-scan camera

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High speed SWIR linescan camera for ultra precise measurements.

With three resolution options ranging from 512, 1024 up to 2048 pixels, Lynx offers worldwide the highest short wave infrared resolution at pixel formats from the smallest in the world of 12.5 x 12.5 μm² to 250 μm high rectangular pixels. In addition the Lynx features a high line rate of up to 40 kHz (1.024-pixel version) and 10 kHz (2.048-pixel version). Read more on the InGaAs linear detectors from the Lynx high speed SWIR linescan camera.


  • High image resolution up to 2048 line pixels
  • InGaAs detector; >99% pixel operability
  • 0.9 to 1.7 µm sensitivity
  • High-speed imaging up to 40 kHz over CameraLink
  • High sensitivity for low-light conditions
  • Spectrograph compatible


Lynx: Extremely sensitive, ultra precise

The new Lynx SWIR line-scan camera is raising technology to new peaks for high speed imaging applications in machine vision and medical OCT, as well as in low light level applications such as Ramon, Emission and Luminescence spectroscopy.

With three resolution options ranging from 512, 1024 up to 2048 pixels, Lynx offers worldwide the highest SWIR resolution at pixel formats from the smallest in the world of 12,5 x 12,5 µm² to 250 µm high rectangular pixels.

In addition, the Lynx features a high line rate of up to 40 kHz (1,024-pixel version) and 10 kHz (2,048-pixel version).

To further reduce dark current and improve signal to noise ratios you can use the Lynx with standard TE1cooler in high sensitivity mode (HS) of only a few e-/count, or in a high dynamic range mode (HDR); with optional TE3 cooler stage. You can choose from various configurations in between HS and HDR mode in order to optimize the performance for your applications.

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Lynx: Detailed specifications

 Array Specifications

Xlin-1.7-512

Xlin-1.7-1024

Xlin-1.7-2048

 Array type

 InGaAs

InGaAs 

 InGaAs

 # outputs

1 2 2

 Spectral band

0.9-1.7 µm

0.9-1.7 µm

0.9-1.7 µm

 # pixels

1 x 512

1x 1024

1 x 2048

 Pixel pitch

25 µm 12.5 µm 12.5 µm

 Pixel height

25 or 250 µm

12.5 or 250 µm

12.5 or 250 µm

 FPA length

12.5 mm

12.5 mm

25 mm

 Thermo-electric cooler 

TE1; optional TE3

TE1; optional TE3

TE1; optional TE3

 Bad pixels

max 1%

max 1%

max 1%

 Camera  Specifications

Lynx-1.7-512

Lynx-1.7-1024

Lynx-1.7-2048

 Lens (Included)

 

 

 

 Focal length

25 mm 25 mm 25 mm

 Optical interface

C-mount

optional:

- U-mount

- Filter holder

C-mount

optional:

- U-mount

- Filter holder

C-mount

optional:

- U-mount

- Filter holder

 Imaging Performance

 

 

 

 Line rate

Max 40kHz Max 40kHz Max 10kHz

 Pixel rate

25 MP/sec

50 MP/sec

25 MP/sec

 Integration time

full flexibility

(1 µs - several minutes)

full flexibility

(1 µs - several minutes)

full flexibility

(1 µs - several minutes)

 A to D conversion resolution 

14 bit

14 bit 

14 bit 

 CDS

Correlated 

 Double

Sampling 

 Gain capacitor characteristics


 Gain settings

various:

from 5fF (HS) till 2130fF (HDR)

various:

from 5fF (HS) till 2130fF (HDR)

various:

from 5fF (HS) till 2130fF (HDR)

 Pixel Well Depth (e-)

various:

from 60Ke- (HS) till 25 Me- (HDR)

various:

from 60Ke- (HS) till 25 Me- (HDR)

various:

from 60Ke- (HS) till 25 Me- (HDR)

 Gain (e-/ADU count)

various:

from 3.6e-/cnt (HS till 1500e-/cnt (HDR)

various:

from 3.6e-/cnt (HS till 1500e-/cnt (HDR)

various:

from 3.6e-/cnt (HS till 1500e-/cnt (HDR)

 Dynamic Range

various:

from 600:1 (HS) till 3200:1 (HDR)

various:

from 600:1 (HS) till 3200:1 (HDR)

various:

from 600:1 (HS) till 3200:1 (HDR)

 Interfaces

 

 

 

 Digital output

14 bit Base CameraLink

or

14 bit GigE

14 bit Base Cameralink

or

14 bit GigE

14 bit Base Cameralink

or

14 bit GigE

 Camera control

Cameralink: XSP

Gigabit Ethernet: GigE Vision or Xeneth API/SDK

RS232: XSP

Cameralink: XSP

Gigabit Ethernet: GigE Vision or Xeneth API/SDK

RS232: XSP

Cameralink: XSP

Gigabit Ethernet: GigE Vision or Xeneth API/SDK

RS232: XSP

 Image acquisition

Integrate while read

or

Integrate then read snapshot acquisition

Integrate while read

or

Integrate then read snapshot acquisition

Integrate while read

or

Integrate then read snapshot acquisition

 Trigger

Trigger in and out; LVCMOS

Trigger Modes: Free running or single line per trigger

Trigger in and out; LVCMOS

Trigger Modes: Free running or single line per trigger

Trigger in and out; LVCMOS

Trigger Modes: Free running or single line per trigger

 External Trigger jitter

40 ns

40 ns

40 ns

 Power Requirements

 

 

 

 Power consumption

+/- 19 Watt

+/- 19 Watt

+/- 19 Watt

 Power supply

24 V

24 V

24 V

 Physical Characteristics

 

 

 

 Ambient operating  temperatures

0 to 50 °C

0 to 50 °C

0 to 50 °C

 Dimensions

140 x 120 x 228 mm

140 x 120 x 228 mm

140 x 120 x 228 mm

 Weight camera head

2.9 kg

2.9 kg

2.9 kg

 Camera mount

4 x M6 / tripod mount

4 x M6 / tripod mount

4 x M6 / tripod mount

  

 Software Specifications

 Lynx

 Xeneth Advanced

 Image live view

 Store digital pictures/movies

 Image histogram

 Line profiles, Spot meters,  Time profiles

 Subframe dimension and position

 Digital zoom

 Black hot / White hot

 False color mode with various color patterns

 Advanced image processing features:

   - image averaging

   - auto or manual gain control

   - advanced filters

 Xeneth SDK

 Installer package for Windows (dll's) platform,  operability with C, C++, C#, VB.Net (Visual Studio),  Visual Basic and Delphi

 Installer package for Linux (.so), operability with C  and C++ (gcc, ... SDK validated on Fedora 9.0)

 Sample code and hands on for Labview

 Xeneth Radiometric

 (optional)

 Image live view

 Store digital pictures/movies

 Image histogram

 Line profiles, Spot meters, Time profiles

 Black hot / White hot

 False color mode with various color patterns

 Video output format selection: PAL or NTSC

 Thermography

 

 
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Lynx: Applications

The Lynx is a 40KHz high-speed swir extremely sensitive line-scan camera. Because of its sensitivity, the Lynx is the ideal line-scan camera  for ultra precise measurements which are needed in following applications: