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Miniaturized SWIR VGA Camera Module

The QI-SWIR-VGA15XS camera is a miniaturized, low-noise VIS-SWIR camera with extended spectral range from 0.5um to 1.7um. The camera uses a 640×512 format InGaAs detector with 15um x 15um pixel pitch and integral antiblooming. The VGA15XS 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 in both daytime and night-time operation.   QI-SWIR-VGA15XS can also be operated in uncooled mode which leads to total power dissipation of under 2 Watts in full imaging mode and less than 1 Watt in laser spot tracking mode without imaging.

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.

  • 640×512 resolution, 30-120 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 640×512 640×480 in NTSC
Pixel Size 15µm x 15µm  
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, 120 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