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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 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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