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Xenics Gobi - Affordable LWIR infrared cameras

The Xenics Gobi cameras are smart, affordable, uncooled micro bolometer (LWIR) products for thermal imaging in a very compact housing.

The technology behind uncooled micro bolometers

An uncooled micro bolometer consists of thermally isolated ‘microbridges’, with a temperature sensitive material deposited on top. The temperature sensitive material can be either Vanadium Oxide (V2O5), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) or Silicon Germanium (poly-SiGe). The microbridges are surface- micromachined directly on the circuits. Because the IR absorbing microbridges are thermally isolated from the rest of the sensor, this allows the IR energy that is absorbed by each pixel to remain unaffected by the energy in the rest of the sensor, increasing the image fidelity.

Xenics micro bolometer cameras use this microbridge technology which allows the construction of contact supports that exhibit an optimum compromise between good electrical conductivity, essential to read-out the pixel elements, and a poor thermal contact, which prevents thermal ‘leakage’ of the absorbed radiation.

Characteristics of the Xenics Gobi

The Xenics Gobi cameras offer a high degree of flexibility in terms of frame rate, integration time, user interface and temperature range, enabling the user to adapt it to various industrial applications. All camera functions can be optimised according to user applications context, including four different display modes. The camera offers frame rates of up to 50 Hz and can be supplied with the optional thermography calibration.


  • Uncooled micro bolometer (a-Si)
  • Sensitivity 8 µm to 14 µm
  • Frame rate up to 50 Hz (full frame)
  • Non-uniformity correction via DSP
  • Trigger: LV CMOS (low voltage V Schmitt-trigger input)
  • Gain modes: manual, auto gain, level
  • Array operability >99%
  • Ambient operating temperature -40°C to 60°C


  • Pixel pitch: 17 µm
  • Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels
  • Interface: CameraLink or GigE Vision

Markets & Applications (examples)

  • Security: Coastal remote sensing
  • Scientific: Art inspection
  • Industrial: Thermal engine management, pipeline monitoring, waste combustion
  • Medical imaging: Screening for contagious diseases in locations such as airports


  • Frame rate 50 Hz maximum
  • Window of interest: minimum size 160 x 120 pixels
  • No thermoelectric cooling required (TEC-less)
  • Rolling shutter
  • Shock: 40 G, 11 ms according to MIL-STD810G
  • Vibration: 5 G (20 Hz to 2,000 Hz)

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Model Resolution (Megapixel) Frame rate (Hz) Horizontal res. Vertical res. Sensor format
XENICS GOBI-640-17-50-CL 0.3 50 640 480 1"
XENICS GOBI-640-17-50-GE 0.3 50 640 480 1"
File Topics Size
Xenics Gobi 640 and Xenics 384 Extended datasheet
Data sheets
611.1 KB
Xenics Gobi-384-CL
Data sheets
549.1 KB
Xenics Gobi-384-GigE
Data sheets
1.4 MB
Xenics Gobi-640-CL
Data sheets
266.9 KB
Xenics Gobi-640-CL-Shutterless
Data sheets
1.4 MB
Xenics Gobi-640-CXP
Data sheets
1.3 MB
Xenics Gobi-640-GigE
Data sheets
258.8 KB
Xenics IR cameras
Data sheets
332.2 KB
Xenics Xeneth 2.5 Graphical User Interface
Data sheets
1.1 MB
Xenics Xeneth Installation Manual | 2.6 (ENG-2016-UMN006-R001)
593.0 KB
Xenics Xeneth User Manual | 2.6 (ENG-2013-UMN004-R001)
3.5 MB