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iXon EMCCD Camera Series

Driving the Absolute Best from EMCCD Camera Technology


With the iXon EMCCD cameras, Andor have delivered a dedicated, truly high-end, yet accessible ultrasensitive scientific camera platform, designed specifically to drive the absolute best from EMCCD technology across all critical performance specs and parameters

Andor's iXon design ensures the absolute highest sensitivity from a quantitative scientific digital camera, particularly under fast frame rate conditions. The NEW iXon Ultra innovation has raised the bar considerably, pushing frame rates to over 60% faster, the data stream transmitted through a convenient plug and play USB 2.0 interface!

Andor's proven UltraVac™ vacuum technology, carrying a 7 year warranty, is critical to ensure both deep cooling and complete protection of the sensor.


Features
Benefits
Fastest Frame Rates Available iXon Ultra delivers >60% faster frame rates than closest
EX2 Technology Extended QE response, beyond standard back-illuminated.
Market leading TE cooling to -100 °C Critical for elimination of darkcurrent detection limit.
Cropped Sensor Mode Specialized acquisition mode for continuous imaging with fastest possible temporal resolution (e.g. iXon Ultra offers 595 fps with 128 x 128 cropped region). Use with microscope accessory.
Fringe Suppression Technology Reduced etalonging in NIR.
OptAcquire™ Optimize the highly flexible iXon for different application requirements at the click of a button.
Count Convert Quantitatively capture and view data in electrons or incident photons. Applied either in real time or post-processing, Count Convert does this important conversion for you.
RealGain™ Absolute EMCCD gain selectable directly from a linear and quantitative scale.
EMCAL™ Patented user-initiated self-recalibration of EM Gain.
Superior EM Quantitative Stability and Baseline Clamp Essential for quantitative accuracy of dynamic measurements, effective even with new iXon Ultra 17MHz readout speed.
Minimal Clock-Induced Charge Unique pixel clocking parameters, yielding minimized spurious noise floor.
UltraVac™ Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year after year. 7 year vacuum warranty.
Spurious Noise Filter Intelligent algorithms to filter clock induced charge events from the background. Real time or post-processing.
iCam Unique innovation that empowers the iXon to operate with market-leading acquisition efficiency through 3rd party live cell microscopy software.
Enhanced Photon Counting Modes Intuitive single photon counting modes to overcome multiplicative noise. Real time or post-processing.
'2 in 1' flexibility (897 and 888 model types) EMCCD for ultra-sensitivity at speed, conventional CCD for longer acquisitions. CCD mode now with ultra-low 3 e- noise (iXon Ultra 897)
Direct Data Access (iXon Ultra) Unique Camera Link output port to facilitate direct access to raw data for on the fly processing, ideal for applications such as adaptive optics.
USB 2.0 (iXon Ultra) True universal 'plug and play' interface to PC.


Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
iXon Ultra 897
512 x 512
-100
16 x 16
56
< 1
iXon3 860
128 x 128
-100
24 x 24
513
< 1
iXon3 888
1024 x 1024
-95
13 x 13
8.7
< 1
iXon3 897
512 x 512
-100
16 x 16
35
< 1


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Andor Neo - SCMOS Camera

Andor Technology

Neo and Zyla sCMOS

Imaging without compromise

Unlike any CCD or CMOS camera to come before, Andor's 5.5 megapixel sCMOS cameras are unique in their ability to combine ultra-low noise, extremely rapid frame rates, wide dynamic range, large field of view and high-resolution. The Andor sCMOS portfolio ensures a viable technical and commercial solution to all research and OEM application and design requirements.

Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) is a breakthrough technology that offers an advanced set of performance features that render it ideal to high fidelity, quantitative scientific measurement. The 5.5 megapixel sensor offers a large field of view and high resolution, without compromising read noise, dynamic range or frame rate.

True Global Exposure - Essential for Biologists

Neo and Zyla sCMOS cameras uniquely offer both Rolling and Global Exposure modes (also known as ‘Rolling Shutter’ and ‘Global Shutter’ ). Achieve faster 3D / 4D microscopy, no distortion of moving samples and no dead time or photon waste with True Global Exposure




Features
Benefits
Rolling and Global (Snapshot) shutter Maximum exposure and readout flexibility across all applications. Snapshot for 'interline CCD mode' freeze frame capture of fast moving/changing events.
Down to 1 e- read noise Offers lower detection limit than any CCD.
100 fps Zyla offers '10-tap' Camera Link for maximum sustained frame rates. Burst to 4GB on-head memory on Neo.
5.5 megapixel sensor format and 6.5 μm pixels Delivers extremely sharp resolution over a 22 mm diagonal field of view; ideal for cell microscopy and astronomy.
Dual-Gain Amplifiers Maximum well depth and lowest noise simultaneously, affording extended dynamic range of up to 30,000:1.
TE cooled Neo offers vacuum cooling to -40 0C for lowest possible noise. Zyla offers 0 °C cooling in up to 35 °C ambient.
Extensive FPGA on-head data processing Essential to ensure best image quality and quantitative fidelity from sCMOS technology.
Hardware Timestamp FPGA generated timestamp with 25ns accuracy.
Dynamic Baseline Clamp Essential to ensure quantitative accuracy across the image area and between successive images of a kinetic series.
Spurious Noise Filter Real time FPGA filter that identifies and compensates for spurious high noise pixels.
Data flow monitor Data flow monitor.
iCam Market leading exposure switching with minimal overheads.
Comprehensive trigger modes and I/O Communication and synchronization within intricate experimental set-ups.
Cameralink Cameralink interface permits high bandwidth data spooling to PC, allowing fast continuous kinetic series.

Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
Neo sCMOS
2560 x 2160
-40
6.5 x 6.5
30
1
Zyla sCMOS
2560 x 2160
0
6.5 x 6.5
100
1.2

Neo
  • Only vacuum cooled CMOS
  • Lowest noise / max. sensitivity
  • 5 year vacuum warranty

Zyla
  • Compact and light
  • 100 fps sustained
  • Cost effective


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Andor Technology

Luca EMCCD Camera


The latest imaging innovation from the EMCCD experts

  • Most cost effective EMCCD camera on the market
  • Single photon sensitivity and unrestrained QE
  • USB 2.0 - no PCI card, no controller box, it's that simple!
  • Application Flexibility - imaging of bright and weak signals
  • High resolution - megapixel sensor now available
  • Rapid frame rates - image dynamic events at high S/N
  • Quantitative - including unique technology innovations
  • Compact - Extreme-compact OEM version available

Andor's LucaEM is the latest TE-cooled Electron Multiplying CCD innovation, a highly cost-effective yet powerful camera making EMCCD available to every laboratory. LucaEM represents a new performance standard in 'workhorse' cameras. Operate 'gain off' for conventional CCD operation under brighter conditions - turn on the EM gain when the photons become scarce! Under such conditions the LucaEM compares very favorably against common interline technology.

Luca EMCCD


Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
Luca S
658 x 496
-20
10 x 10
37.2
< 1
Luca R
1004 x 1002
-20
8 x 8
12.4
< 1

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Andor Technology

Newton EMCCD and CCD Spectroscopy Detectors

A New Approach to Spectroscopy Detection

Both the Andor NewtonEM EMCCD spectroscopy detectors and Newton conventional CCD spectroscopy detector systems have been optimized for high performance spectroscopic applications. All Newton detector systems employ low noise electronics, cooling to -100°C, up to 95% peak Quantum Efficiency (QE), multi-MHz readout, USB 2.0 connectivity and versatile readout modes.

The NewtonEM employs Andor's pioneering electron multiplying CCD platform with exclusive sensor formats optimized for ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications. The combination of the NewtonEM's low noise electronics, high QE, fast readout, and the on-chip amplification (Electron Multiplication) option, makes this detector unsurpassed for the most demanding of ultra-low light level spectroscopy applications, including single photon light level spectra. Dual output amplifiers also allow the detector system to operate in both the electron-multiplication mode and the conventional low noise readout modes, making the spectroscopy detector even more versatile for a wider variety of applications.

The Newton spectroscopy detector series of conventional CCD detectors also employ industry-leading low noise electronics and CCD sensors such as the 2048 x 512 and the 1024 x 256 pixel formats

It boasts ultra low noise electronics, deep cooling, high QE, multi-MHz readout, USB 2.0 connectivity and dual output amplifiers for user selection of high sensitivity or high capacity operating modes (DU940 model only). High performance and extreme versatility make this the ideal CCD platform to use with Andor's line of Shamrock imaging spectrographs to form an integrated, pre-aligned, pre-calibrated spectroscopy measurement solution for use in the most demanding spectroscopic applications.


Model
Active Pixels
Pixel Size
Read Noise
Technology
Spectra per s
Newton 920
1024 x 255
26 x 26
4
CCD
1612
Newton 940
2048 x 512
13.5 x 13.5
2.5
CCD
943
Newton 970
1600 x 200
16 x 16
< 1
EMCCD
1515
Newton 971
1600 x 400
16 x 16
< 1
EMCCD
1515


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Andor Clara

Andor Technology

Clara Interline CCD


Pushing Interline Further

Andor's expertise in scientific performance optimization has been harnessed once again. Clara has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from an interline CCD camera

Based around the popular ICX285 sensor from Sony®, the Clara interline CCD is ideally suited to high-resolution cell microscopy and OEM applications. Andor's proven UltraVac™ process, alongside close attention to thermal management, has resulted in deep air cooling to -55°C for elimination of darkcurrent, complementing a unique read noise of 2.4e- @ 1 MHz.

More dynamic events can be followed with outstanding quantitative stability via low noise 10 or 20 MHz readout modes, the data channeled through a trouble free USB 2.0 interface. Andor's iCam technology enables market-leading acquisition efficiency through live cell microscopy softwares.

Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
Clara
1392 x 1040
-55°C
6.45 x 6.45
11
2.4
Clara E
1392 x 1040
-20°C
6.45 x 6.45
11
3.0


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Andor iKon-M

Andor Technology

iKon CCD Camera Series


The iKon slow scan CCDs offer industry-leading low-noise performance, alongside unparalleled thermoelectric cooling to -100°C, enabling better signal-to-noise at longer exposure times than other CCD cameras on the market. The iKon series offer up to 5 MHz readout for rapid frame rate acquisition or fast focusing, along with direct USB 2.0 connectivity to PC.


The iKon-M platform includes a 1 Megapixel NIR-enhanced Deep Depletion model, ideal for Bose-Einstein Condensation. The iKon-M ‘PV Inspector’ has been designed specifically for Photovoltaic Inspection.

The iKon-L is a revolutionary 4 Megapixel, high-sensitivity CCD platform, delivering outstanding field of view, resolution and dynamic range. This platform is used widely across Astronomy and Bio-Imaging OEM applications.

Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
iKon-M 912
512 x 512
-100
24 x 24
8
3
iKon-L 936
2048 x 2048
-100
13.5 x 13.5
0.95
2.9
iKon-M 934
1024 x 1024
-100
13 x 13
44
2.9
PV Inspector
1024 x 1024
-100
13 x 13
4.4
9

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Andor iDus

Andor Technology

iDus Spectroscopy CCD


The World's Most Compact and Reliable Spectroscopy CCD

This iDus spectroscopy ccd was designed with the lowest noise to provide an ultra sensitive and high dynamic range detector for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications such as fluorescence, raman, absorption / transmission / reflection and atomic emission. The iDus is offered with a wide range of different format sensors to optimize the detector for your specific application.

As Andor has pioneered vacuum CCD technology over many years, they have thousands of detectors in the field, more than anyone else. These economies of scale now enable us to provide more affordable technology in the form of the iDus spectroscopy CCD detector.

Model
Active Pixels
Cooling
Pixel Size
Spectral Range
Spectra per s
iDus 401 Series
1024 x 127
-100
26 x 26
UV/Visible/NIR
88
iDus 420 Series
1024 x 255
-100
26 x 26
UV/Visible/NIR
88
1.7µm InGaAs
1024 x 1
-90
50 x 500
NIR/SWIR
193
2.2µm InGaAs
1024 x 1
-90
50 x 250
NIR/SWIR
193

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Andor Technology

iStar ICCD Camera - Leading intensified CCD camera

Fast gated ICCDs

Building on more than 16 years of Excellence in the development of World-class, fast-gated Intensified CCD (ICCD) cameras, Andor redefines the standard of rapid, ns time-resolved Imaging and Spectroscopy with the introduction of the New iStar ICCD camera family.

Andor's iStar ICCD camera series extract the very best from CCD sensor and gated image intensifier technologies, achieving a superior combination of rapid acquisitions rates and ultra-high Sensitivity down to single photon. Exceptional detection performances are accessed through high Quantum-Efficiency Image intensifiers, Thermo-Electric cooling to -40°C, 500 kHz photocathode gating rates and enhanced intensifier EBI noise reduction.

Low jitter, low insertion delay gating Electronics and nanosecond-scale optical gating provide excellent timing accuracy down to few 10's of picoseconds, allowing ultra-precise synchronisation of complex experiments through iStar ICCD camera series comprehensive range of triggering options and input/outputs interface.

Features
Benefits
USB 2.0 connectivity Industry-standard plug-and-play, lockable and rugged interface Seamless multi-camera control from single PC or laptop.
Multi-MHz Readout speeds Rapid image capture for fast transition phenomena analysis
Integrated Digital Delay Generator With comprehensive software controls.
Close-Coupled Gating < 2 ns true optical gating speeds - ultimate temporal resolution
Lowest insertion delay As low as 19 ns
Fibre-optic coupling High optical throughput without vignetting
IntelliGate™ MCP gating for On/Off ratios >108 in the UV
Photocathode gating rate up to 500 kHz Increased Signal to Noise ratio for high speed laser-based experiments
Cropped sensor mode Specialised acquisition mode to achieve fastest image acquisition rate
High resolution Gen 2 and 3 intensifiers Highest available intensifier resolution with QE > 50% and sensitivity options from 120 nm to 1,100 nm
Thermo-Electric cooling down to -40°C Ideal for low-light applications
Real-time control Intuitive Windows user interface for real-time acquisition optimization
Photocathode dry gas purge port Provides further EBI reduction for low-light applications

Model
Active Pixels
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
Spectra per s
iStar 312T
512 x 512
24 x 24
15.8
5.4
291
iStar 320T
690 x 255
26 x 26
15.8
7
322
iStar 334T
1024 x 1024
13 x 13
4.2
5
145
iStar 340T
1330 x 512
13.5 x 13.5
2.5
6
135



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