Mercury SWIFT

0.3 MP at 1600 fps Global Shutter sensor. Small Form Factor, Ruggedized Event-based SWIR Camera


Innovative Approach
Mercury SWIFT CoaXPress is an ultra-thin high speed, low-cost, low-power Global shutter InGaAs camera with a Micro-BNC interface which supports 0.3 Megapixel high quality video at rates up to 1600.0 fps.
Intelligent Design
With an extremely compact form factor, the Mercury SWIFT CoaXPress fits into small spaces. The superior sensor performance provides high quality images with great dynamic range, low noise and excellent low-light vision capabilities.

• 0.3 Megapixel up to 1600.0 fps
Monochrome sensor variation
Up to 4 W power at full rate
Full image processing feature set
CoaXPress v2.1 standard compliant
Gen<i>Cam compliant
1 CoaXPress link
C lens mounts available
Commercial and Industrial grade options
Full EMVA1288 report
Full built-in self-test (BIT)
Full built-in voltage testing

Customization as per user requirements


  • Military
  • Aerospace
  • Global Security
  • Target Tracking
  • Object identification
  • Image Fusion
  • Low light surveillance



Pixel Size 10 μm x 10 μm
Resolution 640 (H) x 512 (V)
Sensor Size 8.2 mm diagonal
Sensor SCD SWIFT event-based sensor
Sensor Type InGaAs
Output Interface 6.25/12.5 Gbps CoaXPress 2.1
Supported Interface rates CXP-12, CXP-6 or CXP-3
Interface Connector Micro-BNC
Output Resolution 11 or 13 bit
Maximum Frame Rate • 1600 fps @11 bit resolution
• 800 fps @13 bit resolution
Maximum Frame Rate • 1600 fps @11 bit resolution
• 800 fps @13 bit resolution
Tap Geometry 1X-1Y
Image Acquisition Continuous / Triggered
Camera Control Gen<i>Cam
Electronic Shutter Global
Monochrome / Color Monochrome
Temporal Noise <50 e- at 25°C
Full Well Charge 50000 e-
Dynamic Range >86 dB at 1200 nm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR max) 46 dB at 1200 nm
Quantum Efficiency (QE) >91% at 1200 nm
Shortest Exposure 2 μs
IR Filter (optional)
Exposure control Automatic/Manual
Gain control Automatic/Manual
Color control • RGB offsets
• Auto / Manual White balance
Image enhancement • Defect pixel correction
• Gain (Analog / Digital)
• Auto / Manual black level
• Binning
• Auto Exposure / Gain
• Flat field / Fixed pattern noise correction
Additional on camera processing • ROI
• Image flip
• Frame counter
• Operational Time Counter
• Binning
Power Input • PoCXP
• External 11 V – 28 V input
Power Consumption <4 W at 24 V DC
Configuration software Gen<i>Cam Standard software
Synchronization Protocol/External I/O Trigger
Exposure Strobe output Yes


Event detection
Max Event Rate 50Keps
Background rate 0.1 Hz @ 1Klux / 10Hz @ 5 lux
Output Resolution 2bit per event
Event detection Resolution 320 (H) x 256 (V)


General Purpose Inputs and
I/O lines • 1 opto-isolated input
• 1 opto-isolated output
• 1 singled-ended TTL output
• 1 singled-ended TTL/LVTTL input
Usage • Any System I/O input lines can be connected to any I/O output line
• Any I/O input line can generate any trigger event
• Any I/O input line can trigger a timer
• Any I/O input line can trigger a counter
Electrical specifications • TTL lines: 5 V TTL compliant
• LVTTL lines: 3.3 V LVTTL compliant
• Isolated lines: opto-isolated lines with voltage range up to 30 V
Timers • 4 general purpose timers
• Configurable delay and duration
• 32-bit accumulator
Counters • 4 general purpose counters
• Configurable value and duration
• 32-bit counter


Dimensions (including lens mount) Commercial: 44 mm x 44 mm x 35 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Industrial: 44 mm x 44 mm x 35 mm (Height x Widt x Depth)
Weight (without lens) 100 g (3.5 oz)
Lens Mount C
Sensor Alignment Active
Ingress Protection Optional IP67 (with protective lens tube


Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature Commercial : 0°C to +50°C ( 32°F to +122°F)
Industrial : -40.0°C to +80°C ( -40°F to +176°F)
Operating ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature Commercial: 0 °C to 55 °C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Industrial: -40 °C to 75 °C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Operational Shock According to customer’s requirements
Operational Vibration According to customer’s requirements
MTBF 2,100,000 hrs @ 50C (Telecordia)


Electromagnetic – EMC standards • The European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
• The Unites States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC – Emission • EN 55022:2010 Class B
• FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
EMC – Immunity • EN 55024:2010 Class B
• EN 61000-4-3
• EN 61000-4-4
• EN 61000-4-6
Flammability PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
RoHS Compliant with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2)
REACH Compliant with the European Union Regulation No 1907/2006
WEEE Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must
be recycled according to local regulations
May, 2024

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