QI SWIR HD 10 Graphic


Miniaturized, High Definition SWIR Camera Module

Quantum Imaging’s QI-SWIR-HD10 camera is a high resolution, miniaturized, low-noise SWIR camera with extended spectral range from 0.5um to 1.7um. The camera uses a 1280×1024 format InGaAs detector with 10um x 10um pixel pitch and integral antiblooming. On-board correlated double sampling delivers a dynamic range in excess of 70dB with read noise of less than 40 rms electrons [cooled operation] making it ideal for light-starved applications. Available with both 16 bit CameraLinkTM and analog NTSC output, the QI-SWIR-HD10 will run from 30 FPS to 60FPS depending upon factory configuration. Automatic gain and exposure control are available to optimize image quality over a large range of imaging conditions, and a proprietary non-uniformity correction “NUC” provides high quality imagery over -40 to +70C operating conditions. The QI-SWIR-HD10 also offers the unique ability to operate in either a conventional SWIR imaging mode, or in Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD). In ALPD mode, the detector serves as a two-dimensional sensor capable of capturing short duration laser pulses and providing the x-y position of those pulses in both daytime and night-time operation. Multiple asynchronous spots can exist simultaneously in the same field of view making the QI-SWIR-HD10 ideal for spot tracking operations.

This product is available for sale outside the United States to approved end-users subject to receipt of an approved export license. Export of this product (including associated technical ICD’s and Mechanical Models) is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Federal Government. This limitation applies to direct exports, re-exports and “deemed exports” (e.g., provided to a supplier outside of the United States) or provided to a Non-U.S. Person, wherever located.  Please note that features such as Region of Interest “ROI”, Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection “ALPD” and frame rates above 30FPS are not available on the exportable versions of these products.

  • 1280×1024 resolution, 30-60 fps (29.97FPS in NTSC mode)
  • 16-bit digitization
  • Low read noise of <40 e rms [cooled to +20C sensor temp]
  • Imaging or ALPD Mode
  • Extended spectral response from 0.5um to 1.7um
  • Snapshot image capture (to avoid rolling shutter artifact)
  • Programmable operation (NUC, AGC, Trigger, ALPD)
  • Camera Link and RS-170 analog output
  • Mil-spec environment
  • Internal “free running” mode or external trigger configurable
Specifications download Data Sheet (pdf)
Parameter Value Comments
Sensor Type InGaAs  
Sensor Readout Full Frame snapshot
Image format 1280×1024 640×480 in NTSC
Pixel Size 10µm x 10µm  
Active Area 100% fill factor  
Spectral Response 0.5µm to 1.7µm See QE plot
Read Noise <40 e` rms  
Total Noise <60 e` rms 25C sensor temp
Max. Frame Rate 30, 60 FPS  
Dynamic Range 70dB typical
Power Dissipation    
Imaging Camera <2 Watts up to 4 W of Cooling
Imaging <2 Watts uncooled
Non-Imaging <1 Watt ALPD – only
Electrical ICD