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imec SNAPSHOT SWIR 9 bands

Want to test your application by capturing real-time spectral data in the short-wave infrared range? With this user-friendly USB 3.0 camera from imec, you will have video-rate acquisition of sample data within a few minutes after installation.

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image acquisition


spatial resolution

640 x 512 px (VGA)

spectral resolution

9 bands

spectral range

1100-1650 nm

acquisition speed

up to 120 cubes/second

Make artifact-free cubes of moving objects thanks to video-rate acquisition.
Discover the broad potential of the SWIR bands to see invisible features.
Enjoy an easy set-up of a system that includes imager, camera and software.

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The camera is listed on the dual-use control list of the European Union under 6A003.b.4.a.

This complete evaluation kit includes, besides the camera, all required accessories, lens recommendations, an optional evaluation setup, acquisition and analysis software, manuals and remote support – from basic help to tailored application support.


  • image guided surgery
  • histology analysis
  • global scale monitoring and sensing
  • disaster management
  • security & surveillance
  • precision agriculture
  • waste management
  • food safety and inspection
  • recycling & sorting
  • environment sensing

spatial resolution

VGA (640 x 512 px)

spectral resolution

9 bands

spectral range

1100-1650 nm (SWIR)

imager type

InGaAs-based, Cardinal 640 sensor with TEC cooler electronic

acquisition speed

up to 120 spectral cubes/second

pixel pitch

15 μm

bit depth

13 bit



camera interface

USB 3.0 + GPIO for triggering (TTL)


HSI Mosaic software for raw image acquisition, data pre-processing, hypercube visualization and classification; C and Python API for acquisition and data pre-processing in custom software

power consumption

2 Watts at 60 FPS

camera dimensions

(W x H x D): 65 x 65 x 130 cm

camera weight

680g (without optics)

rejection filter


included accessories

USB 3.0 and power + trigger cables


passive & active cooling (fan-based +TEC)

ambient temperature

-5°C to 50°C (operation), -20°C to 60°C (storage)


integrated mechanical shutter for automatic dark-counts, tripod mount (1/4" - 20) + side-mounting M5 holes


Application domains

Hyperspectral machine vision cameras

From visible to SWIR, and beyond

Medical & pharma
Medical hyperspectral imaging

From visible to SWIR, and beyond

Hyperspectral imaging for agriculture

From visible to SWIR, and beyond

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