New Non ITAR Micro-SWIR 640CSX Camera

UTC Aerospace Systems launches new, low cost, ITAR-free MicroSWIR™ camera.  

CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 15, 2016 –

UTC Aerospace Systems responds to customer needs with the introduction of the Sensors Unlimited Micro-SWIR™ 640CSX Camera, the latest in its line of exportable high performance short wave infrared (SWIR) cameras.  The lightweight, rugged camera provides customers with an opportunity to get the size, weight, power and capability of a Sensors Unlimited MicroSWIR™ camera at a very affordable price, and without ITAR export restrictions. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The camera’s compact size and low power draw are ideally suited for integration into commercial systems and industrial process monitoring applications. The low-light to daytime imager offers a digital output of 30 or 60 frames per second full frame rate and is available with optional Near Infrared (NIR) / SWIR  wavelength response to extend the sensitivity of the 640CSX.

 “Our commercial customers have been asking for more affordable, small SWIR imagers,” said Bob Jones, director of sales for Sensors Unlimited. “Within the last eight months we have responded by releasing two new cameras. This 640CSX joins the previously-launched 320CSX, giving our customers options to choose from based on their specific application needs.”

On the front end, the 640CSX offers an industry standard C-mount lens interface, which allows customers to select a myriad of commercial-off-the-shelf lens options. On the backend, the Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) camera offers a Camera Link ® digital output providing for plug-and-play video with 12-bit images for digital image processing or transmission.  At its core, the 640CSX camera provides VGA resolution (640x512 pixels, 12.5µm pixel pitch), weighs less than 45 grams, measures 1.25 inches on each side, uses less than 1.5 W of power at 20°C, operates from -40 to 70°C case temperatures, and provides a range of features to optimize imagery in a wide variety of lighting conditions.

Like all members of the MicroSWIR™ product family, the 640CSX was built for rugged operation and includes the assurance of MIL-STD-810G environmental testing.

Sensors Unlimited will be featuring the Micro-SWIR™ 640CSX Camera at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco February 16-18 2016, at the UTC Aerospace Systems booth #1004.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries.  UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base, with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. Follow the company on Twitter: @utcaerosystems.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.


Exportable Cameras

Micro-SWIR™ 640CSX Camera

Micro-SWIR™ 320CSX Camera