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.