InGaAs cameras for short-wave infrared (SWIR)

Goldeye cameras are short-wave infrared cameras (SWIR) featuring InGaAs sensor technology making them sensitive in the short wave infrared spectrum ranging from 900 nm to 1,700 nm. They are the perfect choice for demanding and cost sensitive industrial applications beyond the visible spectrum. They are available with either a Camera Link or a GigE Vision interface, and with TEC1 and TEC2 thermo-electric cooling, or TECless (without thermo-electric cooling) options.

New Goldeye TECless and TEC1 camera models

The new the Goldeye G/CL-033 is a TECless InGaAs camera that is most suited for demanding, and cost-sensitive short-wave infrared applications. In temperature-stable environments, the camera delivers high quality images with outstanding low noise performance (low read-out noise of 32 electrons in high gain mode).


Advanced background correction functionalities can be used to further improve the image quality. With up to 301 frames per second at full resolution the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless is the fastest VGA resolution short-wave infrared camera with Camera Link and GigE Vision interface. It also offers low power consumption of 6 W (<7.5 W with PoE) compared to more than 10W for a camera with a single-stage thermo-electric cooling element (TEC1).


The Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1, is an InGaAs SWIR camera for applications with high temperature fluctuations. The camera is equipped with a nitrogen filled cooling chamber which encloses the sensor including the single-stage thermo-electric cooler (TEC1) to enable low-noise imaging in the spectral range from 900 nm to 1,700 nm. This avoids condensation on the sensor and makes the camera especially useful in warm and humid environments. The camera also features a controllable fan to further enhance the efficiency of the cooling. The InGaAs sensor is by default stabilized and calibrated at +5°C. A temperature difference of up to ΔT=30°C from the sensor towards the housing can be reached.


Model Highlights

ModelGoldeye G/CL-033 TEClessGoldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1
SensorInGaAs FPA 640 × 512InGaAs FPA 320 × 256
Spectral Range900 nm to 1,700 nm900 nm to 1,700 nm
Pixel size15 µm x 15 µm30 µm x 30 µm
ResolutionVGA resolutionQVGA resolution
Frame rate301 fps344 fps
Lens mountsC-Mount, F-Mount, M42-MountC-Mount, F-Mount, M42-Mount
Operating temperature-20 °C to +55 °C (case)-20 °C to +55 °C (case)
Power consumption6.0 W (at 12 VDC)10.5 W (at 12 VDC)
Body dimensions 
(L × W × H in mm)
78 × 55 × 5590 × 80 × 80

How our customers use our Goldeye SWIR cameras

Here are a few examples of how our customers are using our Goldeye SWIR cameras for a wide range of applications including semiconductor inspection, hyperspectral imaging, and laser beam profiling:

Imaging through Semiconductor Material

Imaging through semiconductor material

Goldeye short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras are used in infrared microscopy to detect defects during semiconductor fabrication process.

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H2O Absorption via SWIR

Researchers Analyze H2O Absorption via SWIR

Goldeye SWIR camera is giving scientists an unprecedented look at and into living plants to improve crop yields around the world.

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30 years of imaging experience


We have a long track record in delivering imaging solutions for machine vision applications from robotics, to quality control, inspection, surveillance, industrial imaging, logistics, and much more. That includes a digital camera, but also the right lens, the right connectivity hardware and the right software interface. Our job is to reliably deliver the image you need, when you need it and how you need it.


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