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InGaAs camera


The C12741-11 is a near-infrared camera that employs a 640 × 512 pixel InGaAs sensor. -70 ˚C peltier cooling significantly reduces dark current which leads to improved image quality and allows imaging with long exposure time.
Unlike CCD or CMOS cameras, the C12741-11 can detect weak IR light with a high signal to noise ratio.


  • Resolution: 640 × 512 pixels
  • Low dark current with -70 °C peltier cooling (water cooling)
  • Interchangeable between air/water cooling


  • Solar cell evaluation
  • Semiconductor failure analysis
  • LED failure analysis
  • EL/PL image acquisition
  • Optical communication device analysis
  • Non-invasive in-vivo imaging

Type number C12741-11
Imaging device InGaAs sensor
Effective no. of pixels 640 (H)×512 (V)
Cell size 20 μm × 20 μm
Effective area 12.8 mm (H) × 10.24 mm (V)
Full well capacity 300 000 electrons
Readout speed 7.2 frames/s
Readout noise 500 electrons (rms: typ.)
Exposure time 138.5 ms to 10 s (at Rolling shutter mode)
100 μs to 10 s (at Global shutter mode)
Cooling method Forced-air cooled / Water cooled
Cooling temperature −60 °C (Forced-air cooled)
−70 °C (Water cooled)
Dark current 300 electrons/pixel/s (Air cooled (cooling temperature: -60 °C) typ.)
130 electrons/pixel/s (Water cooled (cooling temperature: -70 °C) typ.)
Binning 2 × 2 , 4 × 4
Camera control CameraLink
External trigger mode Edge trigger, Level trigger, Start trigger
External trigger input Yes
External trigger signal routing SMA / CameraLink I/F
Trigger delay function 0 to 10 s (in 10 μs steps)
Trigger output 3 programmable timing outputs, Trigger ready output, Global exposure timing output
External signal output routing SMA
Image processing functions Background subtraction, Shading correction
External control interface CameraLink
Interface CameraLink base configuration
Software interface DCAM-SDK
Connector Mini-Camera Link
A/D converter 16 bit
Lens mount C-mount
Power supply AC 100 V to AC 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption Approx. 150 VA
Ambient operating temperature 0 °C to +40 °C *
Performance guaranteed temperature 0 ˚C to +40 ˚C
Ambient storage temperature -10 °C to +50 °C
Ambient operating humidity 30 % to 80 % (Forced-air cooled with no condensation)
Ambient storage humidity 90 % max. (with no condensation)

* Depend on the exposure time or ambient temperature, brighter or darker pixels than surrounding area or uneven pattern may appear in the image. It comes from the characteristics of InGaAs sensor and not the defects or failure of the camera.

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