The Cardinal 1280 HD is SCD next generation SWIR InGaAs 10μm pixel detector. The Cardinal
1280 HD is a high resolution, high sensitivity InGaAs detector which enables EO IR systems to
utilize the SWIR wavelength for low light imaging, very long range day surveillance at severe weather
conditions (smoke, dust, fog, rain). The detector integrates SCD (patent-protected) SNIR ROIC
which enables the implementation of “see-spot” with SCD ALPD capability. The FPA consists of an
all-digital ROIC and state-of-the-art planar InGaAs P-I-N diode array.
The package includes a Thermo Electric Cooler (TEC) that can be utilized for cooling the FPA for
low light level scenarios.
SCD has gained worldwide recognition of its innovative and high quality products; its revolutionary methods enable creative approaches to meeting the challenging requirements of space imaging