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World's highest resolution SWIR line-scan camera with excellent sensitivity.

The unique high line resolution achieved by the Lynx-2048 will maximize your production yields. This SWIR solution is perfectly suited for spectroscopy, and for non-destructive and detail-rich imaging from deeper layers of semiconductor materials or measuring the thickness and uniformity of its functional layers.

The Lynx-2048-CL and Lynx-2048-GigE offer in many ways an affordable solution. The small form factor and smallest pixel pitch of 12.5 µm allows more precision and optimization of compact systems with lower cost lenses. The high line resolution subsitutes for costly multiple-camera solutions.

 The Lynx-2048-CL is perfectly suited for high speed scanning with high line rates up to 10 kHz. In addition the camera comes with an industry standard CameraLink interface for data transfer at full line rate.

The Lynx-2048-GigE is also a flexible solution with an industry standard GigE Vision and Power over Ethernet interface. You can also synchronize external events by the trigger input.

You will reach optimal image quality with low dark current and excellent signal to noise ratios. Furthermore you can operate multiple integration times.

Xenics Lynx-2048 Technical Specifications
Camera ModelLynx 2048-CLLynx 2048-GigE
Array typeInGaAsInGaAs
Resolution2048 x 12048 x 1
Pixel sizeSquare pixels: 12.5 μm x 12.5 μm, Rectangular pixels: 12.5 μm x 250 μmSquare pixels: 12.5 μm x 12.5 μm, Rectangular pixels: 12.5 μm x 250 μm
Spectral band0.9 μm to 1.7 μm0.9 μm to 1.7 μm
Peak Quantum Efficiency (QE)≈ 80 % @ 1.6 μm≈ 80 % @ 1.6 μm
Pixel operability>98%>98%
Array length25.6 mm25.6 mm
Array coolingUncooledUncooled
Dark currentSquare pixels: 1.5 x 10⁶ e-/s, Rectangular pixels: 1.5 x 10⁷ e-/sSquare pixels: 1.5 x 10⁶ e-/s, Rectangular pixels: 1.5 x 10⁷ e-/s
Maximum line rate10 kHz10 kHz
Pixel rate50 MPixels/sec25 MPixels/sec
Exposure time rangeFull flexibility in settings from 3 μs to several secondsFull flexibility in settings from 3 μs to several seconds
CDSCorrelated Double SamplingCorrelated Double Sampling
Gain settingsVarious settings from 30 fF (HS) till 830 fF (HDR)Various settings from 30 fF (HS) till 830 fF (HDR)
Pixel well depthfrom 450 Ke- (HS) till 32 Me- (HDR)from 450 Ke- (HS) till 10 Me- (HDR)
GainFrom 8 e-/ADU count (HS) till 225 e-/ADU count (HDR)From 8 e-/ADU count (HS) till 225 e-/ADU count (HDR)
Dynamic rangeFrom 280:1 (HS) till 2600:1 (HDR)From 280:1 (HS) till 2600:1 (HDR)
ADC14 bit14 bit
Optical interfaceC-mount (optional filter retaining ring), F-mount (Optional)C-mount (optional filter retaining ring), F-mount (Optional)
Camera controlCameraLink, Xeneth API/SDKGigE Vision, Xeneth API/SDK
Image acquisitionIntegrate While Read (IWR)/ Integrate Then Read (ITR); Snapshot acquisitionIntegrate While Read (IWR) / Integrate Then Read (ITR); Snapshot acquisition
TriggerTrigger in and out; LVCMOSTrigger in and/or out; LVCMOS
Operating modeStand-alone or PC-controlledStand-alone or PC-controlled
Power consumption+/- 2.6 W+/- 4.6 W
Power supply12 V12 V
Ambient operating temperature-40ºC to 70ºC (industrial components)-40ºC to 70ºC (industrial components)
Storage temperature range -50ºC to 85ºC (industrial components)-50ºC to 85ºC (industrial components)
Dimensions (W x H x L mmᵌ)49 x 49 x 5349 x 49 x 71
Weight camera head< 153 g< 208 g