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sCMOS - Scientific CMOS

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

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.

Active Pixels
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Read Noise
2560 x 2160
6.5 x 6.5
Zyla sCMOS
2560 x 2160
6.5 x 6.5

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

  • Compact and light
  • 100 fps sustained
  • Cost effective

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PCO Edge

The new pco.edge is a breakthrough in scientific imaging cameras, due to its distinctive ability to simultaneously deliver extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution and large field of view - all in one image.extreme low readout noise of 1.1 e- med

  • high resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixel
  • dynamic range of 27 000 : 1
  • maximum frame rate 100 fps
  • rolling & global shutter functionality
  • quantum efficiency up to 57%
  • full camera link interface
  • thermal stabilization at 5 °C

resolution (hor x ver) pixel   2560 x 2160
pixel size (hor x ver) µm²   6.5 x 6.5
quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm peak > 54
dynamic range A/D bit   16
readout noise e- med @ 30 fps
@ 100 fps
< 1.1
< 1.7
imaging frequency,
frame rate
fps @ full frame @ ssc mode
@ full frame @ fsc mode
exposure time s @ rolling shutter
@ global shutter
500 µs .. 2 s
10 µs .. 100 ms
region of interest     selectable
optical input     Nikon F-mount (std), C-mount (opt.)
data interface     full camera link


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