Goldeye CL-032



  • Camera Link SWIR camera
  • Compact industrial design, no fan
  • Simple camera configuration via GenCP

Goldeye CL-032 - all purpose SWIR camera


The Goldeye CL-032 is a very versatile shortwave infrared camera for the spectral range from 900 nm to 1700 nm. High frame rates of 100 fps at full resolution (636 x 508), a strong sensor cooling, as well as a high intra-scene dynamic range of more than 73 dB enable to apply the camera in various application areas and under varying  operating conditions.

Save time and money to integrate the camera into your system: A small form factor and multiple mounting options let the camera fit easily into compact system designs. In addition, its standardized Camera Link interface with GenCP support and comprehensive I/O control options simplify the connection to your software solution and the synchronization with other system components.

The integrated thermo-electric sensor cooling and several on-board image correction features contribute to the Goldeye's outstanding image quality.


Reveal more of the invisible with Goldeye SWIR cameras!


Benefits and features

  • Compact industrial design
  • Very high intra-scene dynamic range of 73 dB
  • Camera Link interface with GenCP support
  • Comprehensive I/O control options
  • Automated on-board image correction
  • Stabilized sensor cooling, no fan
  • Extended operating temperature range


  • Available with C-Mount, F-Mount, M42-Mount
  • Specifications
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Camera Link Base
636 (H) × 508 (V)
InGaAs FPA 636 x 508
Sensor type
Sensor Size
No standard size
Cell size
25 µm x 25 µm
Lens mount
C-Mount, F-Mount, M42-Mount
Frame rate
100 fps
14 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
256 MByte
Bit depth
8 - 14 Bit
Mono modes
Tap Geometry 1X 1Y: Mono8, Mono12, Mono14; Tap Geometry 1X2 1Y: Mono8, Mono12
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
LVTTL I/Os: 1 input, 1 output
Opto-isolated I/Os
1 input, 2 outputs
115 200 Baud, 8N1 (adjustable)
Operating conditions/dimensions
Operating temperature
-20 °C to +55 °C (case)
Power requirements (DC)
10.8 V to 30.0 V
Power consumption (@12 V)
10 W @ 12 VDC
340 g (with C-Mount adapter)
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
78 × 55 × 55
CE (2004/108/EC), RoHS (2011/65/EU), WEEE (2012/19/EU), FCC Class B

IR-specific features (camera and sensor)

  • Integrated correction data sets, compensation of sensor inhomogeneity and underlying structures (non-uniformity correction - NUC )
  • Defect pixel correction
  • Background correction
  • Automated and manual sensor temperature management via TEC Features
  • Temperature status indicator
  • Temperature specific events

General features

  • Automatic exposure time control
  • Gain (analog)
  • I/O configuration and trigger control
  • Stream hold (deferred image output)
  • Storable user sets
  • Firmware update in the field
  • Region of interest (ROI) control, Look-up table (LUT) support, as well as various Auto-Features
  • Adjustable pixel clock frequency
  • Support for Camera Control (CC ports) signals
  • Automatic acquisition start after booting the camers

Goldeye cameras are compatible with Allied Vision's Vimba SDK. Moreover, in combination with our AcquireControl software, extensive image analysis functions are available:

  • Pseudo color LUT with several color profiles
  • Auto contrast
  • Auto brightness
  • Analyze multiple regions (rectangular, circle) within the image
  • Real-time statistics and histogram display

Goldeye cameras are very sensitive in the SWIR spectrum. They can be used in an extended operating temperature range. Thanks to TEC cooling and integrated image correction, Goldeye cameras achieve an outstanding image quality with little noise and a high dynamic range. They are well-suited for many typical SWIR applications in various industry branches:

  • Semiconductor industry: solar cell and chip inspection
  • Recyling industry: plastics sorting
  • Medical imaging, sciences: hyperspectral imaging, microscopy, OCT
  • Metal and glass industry: thermal imaging of hot objects (250 °C to 800 °C)
  • Agriculture industry: airborne remote sensing
  • Printing industry: banknote inspection
  • Electronics industry: laser beam profiling
  • Surveillance and security: vision enhancement (e.g., through fog or night vision)

White Paper
To learn more about typical application fields for SWIR cameras, download our White Paper:
Seeing beyond the visible – short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras offer new application fields in machine vision


Please note: This selector filters lenses on technical criteria only. To find the right lens for your application requirements, please ask our Sales and Support teams for advice.

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InGaAs FPA 636 x 508 InGaAs sensor graph

Datasheets and brochures

Camera installation, technical manual, and features

Additional documents

3D CAD files (STEP)

Please right-click the link of a 3D camera model and select save as to download the file. After downloading,  unzip the STEP file. You need a 3D CAD viewer application to view and measure the STEP files. Download a STEP viewer free of charge:

Software and firmware

Vimba is our current future-proof SDK.


AcquireControl is a viewer and image analysis application for our LWIR, SWIR, and cooled cameras.


To obtain firmware for your Goldeye camera, please contact our technical support team.