NECTA S series

NECTA S SWIR line-scan USB3 cameras, the perfect choice to see the invisible.


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Line scan SWIR USB3 cameras

NECTA S, the SWIR line-scan model in NECTA camera family, is capable of high-resolution acquisition in short-wave infrared bandwidth, ranging from 950 to 1700 nm. This new SWIR camera can reach up to 40kHz line rate with 14bit A/D converter: its high-speed USB3 interface, an advanced I/O, together with a compact and rugged aluminum case, make NECTA S suitable for most demanding machine vision applications.

Powered directly by the USB3 bus eliminating the need for external power adapters. USB 3.0 provides the most cost effective and widespread interface, pushing speed performances at the top.

Sharing the robust platform of NECTA line-scan cameras, this camera is specifically designed for those applications where infrared vision is crucial.

Powerful on-board image processing

NECTA S provides powerful on-board user-controlled image processing: AOI, LUT, FPN (DSNU & PRNU), gamma correction, black level offset calibration and frame control up to 65.000 lines.

Versatile I/O

NECTA provides a versatile I/O interface to control external devices such as strobe lights, encoders, etc. 2 input lines with direct encoder interface, 2 output lines and 1 input/output (RS422, RS644 LVDS, LVTTL). Its multipurpose I/O connector provides user I/O, line/frame triggering and direct encoder interface.
NECTA S new I/O interface now features 24VDC tolerant inputs and selectable 3,3 V / 5,0 V power supply to external device (e.g. encoder).

Driver and Software

An easy-to-use set of software API is available, which allows developers to quickly produce fast and clean code both on Windows and Linux, supporting all major programming languages, such as Python, C#, VB, C++ in Visual Studio or QT environment.
Our Software Development Kit provided with NECTA S cameras, is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro, MVTech Halcon, NI LabView and other major machine vision software for industrial application.

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NECTA accessories available upon request:


Recommended for:


Fruit, vegetables and grains sorting


Silicon wafer and solar cells inspection

recycle sign

Plastic and garbage recycling

Medical applications


Packaging inspection



usb connettoreInGaAs technology

NECTA S mounts InGaAs SWIR sensors, offering up to 1024 pixels resolution and 40 kHz rate through a 14 bit ADC.

usb connettoreSWIR

Working from 950 to 1700 nm, NECTA S can detect elements that are invisible to human eye. SWIR imaging can be useful to see through opaque materials like plastic or silicon, to reveal water, moisture or different chemical elements, to see through fog, smoke and dust.

usb connettoreUSB3 interface

Up to 5 Gbps USB3 interface allows easy interface to your PC, eliminating expensive frame-grabbers and bulky cables while keeping highest performances.

tinyTiny rugged design

Small, ultra-lightweight, rugged aluminum machined high precision case allows maximum installation flexibility even in space constrained environments.

ioVersatile I/O

With 2 inputs and 2 outputs and 1 bidirectional I/O, NECTA S series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer world signals: line/frame triggering, direct encoder readout and strobed lighting have never been so easy.

smartDedicated lens adapter

Our C-mount and F-mount lens adapters are specifically built to fit NECTA S: they gives our customers the perfect flexibility in choosing best optics for their applications.


Technical specifications

Model NS05K NS1K
Resolution 512 x 1 1024 x 1
Pixel size 25 µm x 25 µm 12,5 µm x 12,5 µm
Spectral range 950 ~ 1700 nm
Line Rate Up to 40 kHz
Shutter control 20.5 μs ÷ 100 ms – Global shutter
Full Well Capacity 12,5 Me-
Max responsivity 0,128 μV/e-
Quantum efficiency 70% @ 1500 nm
A/D Conversion 14 bits
Digital out format 8 bit, 16 bit
Synchronization External trigger, software trigger, Direct Encoder Interface
Readout Normal, ROI, binning, frame combiner
Power supply < 3 W – powered by USB3 interface
Inputs / Outputs 2 in, 2 out and 1 I/O (RS422, RS644 LVDS, LVTTL), 24V tolerant
Interface USB3.2 Gen1x1
Lens Adapters Built-in baseplate, C-mount, F-mount
Weight 96 g (without additional lens adapters)
Dimensions 56 mm x 56 mm x 22,3 mm - (LxWxD), camera only
Conformity CE, RoHS, FCC, IC
Main controls Shutter, contrast, analog/digital gain, LUT and gamma correction, DSNU/PRNU correction
Temperatures Operative: 0 ÷ 50°C | Storage: -20 ÷ 70°C
Necta dimensions

All dimensions are expressed in millimeters.
Camera specifications are subject to change without notice.