The CASPEX Space Camera Head family provides high resolution and high performance camera heads for space applications. Integrated using 3D PLUS packaging technology, each camera head embeds a high performance image sensor associated user-reconfigurable FPGA-based electronic architecture, allowing configurable embedded image processing and formatting for a versatile use.

The CASPEX SWIR Space Camera Head embeds all necessary components to operate its 1.3Mpx InGaAs SWIR image sensor and high performance FPGA-based architecture in a highly constrained space environment, including all DC-DC converters, processing and storage memories in a reduced volume of 40x40x45mm3. This camera module offers a configurable electrical interface through a 77-pins PGA matrix, including 22 LVDS pairs, a JTAG interface for FPGA configuration, and a 5V power supply interface, and compatible to the 12Mpx Space Camera Head. The CASPEX SWIR Space Camera Head design provides to the users a dedicated optical, mechanical and thermal interface for an optimal and easy integration in space optical instruments as well as a second thermal interface dedicated to the processing architecture, allowing a efficient separation between the sensing part and the processing part of the camera head.

The CASPEX SWIR Space Camera head is a generic product, suitable for multiple high performance space applications requiring SWIR sensibility such as scientific imaging (spectrometry, planetology), earth observation, navigation and rendezvous applications in constrained light environment.

Key features

  • All-in-one space qualified High resolution and high performance camera head :

    • 1280×1024 Global Shutter InGaAs + CMOS image sensor
    • Up to 134 frame/s in acquisition mode at sensor interface
    • High performances FPGA architecture with integrated memories
    • Read Noise : 240 e-, Dark current : 28 ke-/s at 25°C
    • FWC : 170k e
    • Operating temperature range: -40 °C to +70 °C
  • High level of miniaturization and optimization :

    • Dimensions: 40 x 40 mm x 44 mm³ for 140g
    • Optimized mechanical/thermal/optical interface
  • Enhanced radiation performances :

    • TID > 40 krad (SI)
    • SEL LET > 60 MeV.cm²/mg


Line Up

Line Up

Each 3D PLUS standard product and SiP solution are defined by a specific part number based on the part number decoder provided below. The ordering information consist as a minimum of the following 3 items for fully define a product:

  • The product’s Part Number
  • The temperature range
  • The quality grade

For High Reliability products or SiPs for Aerospace applications, a Source Control Drawing (SCD#) referenced 3DPA-xxxx is available for each product. It shall be used for its procurement in addition to other ordering information.

Camera Part Number Decoder

Module Part # Description Package Temperature
CASPEX 1.3Mpx SWIR Space Camera Head 3DCM830 RHBD Space Camera Head with embedded SWIR image sensor and High performance FPGA-based architecture. CE4a (77-pin PGA)  -40°C to +70°C


Design Tools

Design Tools

CASPEX 1.3 Mpx SWIR Space Camera Head Evaluation kit

Camera evaluation kits are ready to use evaluation and prototyping environment compatible with 3D PLUS camera heads products, including hardware and software tools to support the use and integration of the camera heads. It allows configuration and operating of the camera heads in a test environment (instrument integration, optical bench, testing facilities).

3DEV0830 - Development Board schematics - 0 ko Télécharger

Software options and IP Core

Software options and IP Core

3D PLUS space camera heads family offers several options for the configuration of its cameras, all compliant with ECSS-QST-60-02C ESA development standard

3DIPCC0835 - SDRAM Memory controller - 0 ko Télécharger
3DIPCC0836 - NAND Flash Memory Controller - 0 ko Télécharger
3DIPCC0847 - SWIR Image Sensor Controller - 0 ko Télécharger
3DIPCC0848 - Standard 1.3Mpx SWIR Space Camera Head Flight Code - 0 ko Télécharger


Other technical documentation is available under request: IBIS, RTL, Step and Mechanical file, Radiation Report.

Titre Part Number File
1.3Mpx SWIR Space Camera Head - Flyer 3DCM830 File PDF - 1183ko Télécharger
1.3Mpx SWIR Space Camera Head - Datasheet 3DCM830 File PDF - 2920ko Télécharger