MVCam SWIR MVCam 2020 Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Honoree


    This ITAR-free lattice matched InGaAs camera for machine vision and industrial applications provides high resolution 1280x1024 shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagery at high frame rates of 100 frames per second (fps) at 14-bits at full resolution, with higher frame rates for selectable, reduced regions of interest (ROI) possible.  The small 12 μm pixel pitch of the array combined with the high quantum efficiency of lattice matched InGaAs enables impressive imaging in the SWIR and visible wavelength bands.  The standard configuration of the camera stabalizes the image sensor at 20°C using a single stage thermoelectric cooler integrated in a sealed package.  The MVCam has a read noise less than 90 e-, does not have image lag, and is ideal for high speed machine vision and microscopy applications.

    Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Program - Bronze Level Honoree



    The MVCam series SWIR and visible camera supports the highest commercially available frame rate at Megapixel resolution with no ITAR restrictions!

    This megapixel InGaAs camera provides 1280x1024 resolution shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagery at up to 100 frames per second (fps), with higher frame rates for user selectable regions of interest (ROI).  With 12 µm pixel pitch, the MVCam InGaAs image sensor yields extremely low dark current and high quantum efficiency providing sensitivity across the SWIR and visible wavelength bands from 0.4 to 1.7 µm.  The standard camera configuration uses a single stage thermoelectric cooler integrated in a sealed package to stabilize the image sensor at 20°C with no moving parts like a cooling fan.


    MVCam’s advanced digital array (PIRT1280A1-12) generates 14-bit digital image data with no image lag and read noise less than 90 e-, which is lower than all other industrial SWIR cameras.  The camera uses medium configuration Camera Link™ to output the video imagery at the full data rate of 100 fps.  Base Camera Link™ can also be used at lower frame rates.  Princeton Infrared Technologies’ MVCam is the ideal camera for high resolution machine vision and microscopy applications.

    Applications & Features

    MVCam Applications

    • Machine Vision
    • Microscopy
    • Spectroscopy
    • Moisture Detection
    • Laser Imaging
    • Wafer Inspection
    • Thermal Imaging
    • Night Vision
    • Telecommunications
    • Hyperspectral Imaging
    • ADAS Imaging
    • Imaging Through Fog & Haze
    • Chemical & Biological Analysis


    • 1280x1024 resolution
    • Response from 0.4-1.7 µm 
    • 12 µm pitch
    • 20°C standard image sensor temperature setpoint
    • Snapshot exposure
    • 100 fps at 1280x1024
    • User selectable ROI
    • QE ≥75% from 1.0-1.6 µm
    • 14-bit on chip A/D
    • Read noise <90e- 
    • Integration times from 50 µs to 200 ms
    • >1000:1 dynamic range
    • F- and C-mount lenses available

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