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Lynx - Machine Vision - SWIR

Machine vision inspection using Lynx-512 provides you with valuable information about process stability and quality assurance measurements. The SWIR camera matches the absorption spectra of various plastics perfectly, is less sensitive to emissivity changes for thermal measurements and reveals invisible internal defects.

The Lynx-512 offers an affordable solution in many ways. The small form factor and small pixel pitch allows you to optimize compact systems with lower cost lenses. The Lynx 512 comes without a cooler therefore consumes less power. The Lynx-512-GigE comes with an industry standard GigE Vision and Power over Ethernet interface for much easier integration. The Lynx-512-CL comes with an industry standard CameraLink interface for data transfer at full line rate.

The Lynx-512 is perfectly suited for high speed scanning with high line rates up to 40 kHz. You will reach optimal image quality with low dark current and excellent signal to noise ratios. You can choose from various configurations in between High Sensitivity mode (HS) or High Dynamic Range mode (HDR).

Camera ModelLynx-512-CLLynx-512-GigE
Array typeInGaAsInGaAs
Resolution512x1512x1
Pixel size25 μm x 25 μm or 25 μm x 250 μm25 μm x 25 μm or 25 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 operability99.6 % (no adjacent bad pixels)99.6 % (no adjacent bad pixels)
Array length12.8 mm12.8 mm
Array cooling UncooledUncooled
Dark current3 x 10⁶ e-/s or 3 x 10⁷ e-/s3 x 10⁶ e-/s or 3 x 10⁷ e-/s
Maximum line rate40 kHz40 kHz
Pixel rate25 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 2130 fF (HDR)Various settings from 30 fF (HS) till 2130 fF (HDR)
Pixel well depthfrom 450 Ke- (HS) till 32 Me- (HDR)from 450 Ke- (HS) till 32 Me- (HDR)
GainFrom 8 e-/ADU count (HS) till 580 e-/ADU count (HDR)From 8 e-/ADU count (HS) till 580 e-/ADU count (HDR)
Dynamic rangeFrom 280:1 (HS) till 2600:1 (HDR)From 280:1 (HS) till 2600:1 (HDR)
ADC14 bit14 bit
On-board image processingConfigurable single Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) with intelligent bad pixel replacement, user adjustable fixed offset and gain controlConfigurable single Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) with intelligent bad pixel replacement, user adjustable fixed offset and gain control
Optical interfaceC-mount (optical filter retaining ring)C-mount (optical filter retaining ring)
Camera controlCameraLinkGigE Vision
Image acquisitionIntegrate While Read (IWR)/ Integrate Then Read (ITR); Snapshot acquisitionIntegrate While Read (IWR)/ Integrate Then Read (ITR); Snapshot acquisition
TriggerTrigger in and/or out; LVCMOSTrigger in and/or out; LVCMOS
Operating modeStand-alone or PC-controlled Stand-alone or PC-controlled
Power consumption+/- 2.6 W+/- 4.6 W
Power supply12 V12 V
Ambient operating temperature range-40ºC to 70ºC-40ºC to 70ºC
Storage temperature range-50ºC to 85ºC-50ºC to 85ºC
Dimensions (WxHxL mmᵌ)49 x 49 x 5349 x 49 x 71
Weight (excluding lens)< 153 g< 208 g