Workswell SWR-640CL a Workswell SWR-640USB


Workswell SWR-640CL and Workswell SWR-640USB are SWIR (short wave infrared) cameras manufactured by Workswell. The cameras offer a spectral range of 0.9 to 1.7um and an InGaAs detector with a resolution 640×512, logarithmic response and a dynamic range of better than 140 dB. Automatic internal temperature correction and non uniformity correction (NUC) ensure low noise and high image homogeneity.

The camera is available with USB3 (SWR-640USB) or Camera Link (SWR-640CL) interface. The supplied proprietary software allows you to set all important camera parameters and functions. Besides the basic function of stream and image recording, it is possible to set: integration time, basic image processing algorithms, histogram, palette, manual NUC control and more.


Most important parameters

  • Resolution – VGA 640×512, Pixel Pitch: 15µm
  • Sensor: InGaAs, Logarithmic response, Snapshot mode
  • Low consumption camera
  • Dynamic Range > 140dB
  • Control of the sensor temperature
  • Frame rate: Up to 100 Hz
  • Interface: USB3.0 (Workswell SWR-640USB) or Camera Link (Workswell SWR-640CL)


Typical applications

The most common applications of SWIR cameras are the field of machine vision and research where different material properties of SWIR object objects are used. Therefore, SWIR cameras are used primarily in biological research (including microscopic applications) and in the field of production control where different transmissivity (transparency) or reflectivity of the materials are used.


The cameras are also suitable for measuring high temperatures (above 300 °C) and displaying material properties in the 0.9 to 1.7um range, ie near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR).

  • Thermography (contactless temperature measurement with temperature up to 300°C)
  • Laser application & beam imaging
  • Active imaging
  • Spectroscopy and Microscopy
  • Medical and biological research
  • Machine vision and products inspection
  • and many other applications

The camera is supplied calibrated with software and cables in a sturdy. Lens and other camera accessories can be supplied as an optional component.

 Workswell SWR-640USBWorkswell SWR-640CL
InterfaceUSB3.0Camera Link
Sensor format1 inch1 inch
Pixel pitch15µm15µm
Exposure time200ns to 100us200ns to 100us
Spectral response0.9 to 1.7um0.9 to 1.7um
Dynamic range>140dB>140dB
ADC14 bits14 bits
Frame rateUp to 100HzUp to 100Hz
Power ConsumptionCamera < 1.5WCamera < 1.5W
Low current < 1WLow current < 1W
Medium current < 2.5WMedium current < 2.5W
Large current < 5.5W (PELTIER)Large current < 5.5W (PELTIER)
Power Range5V (USB)5V (USB)

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