Andor EMCCD Cameras

iXon Ultra 897

NEW iXon Ultra 897 – Ultimate Sensitivity… Supercharged!

The new iXon Ultra platform takes the popular back-illuminated 512 x 512 frame transfer sensor and overclocks readout to 17 MHz, pushing speed performance to an outstanding 56 fps (full frame), whilst maintaining single photon sensitivity and quantitative stability throughout.

  • Overclocked to 17 MHz readout for 56 fps full frame
  • NEW Optically Centered Crop Mode – Live Cell Super Resolution at 569fps
  • Single Photon Sensitive
  • EX2 Technology for wider QE response
  • TE Cooling to -100 °C
  • Fringe Suppression

 

Facilitated by a fundamental redesign, the NEW iXon Ultra platform takes the popular back-illuminated 512 x 512 frame transfer sensor and overclocks readout to 17 MHz, pushing speed performance to an outstanding 56 fps (full frame), whilst maintaining quantitative stability throughout.

The status of ‘Ultimate Sensitivity’ is also preserved in this model, offering thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C and industry-lowest clock induced charge noise. Additional unique features of the iXon Ultra include USB connectivity and direct raw data access for on the fly processing. EMCCD and conventional CCD readout modes provide heightened application flexibility, with a new ‘low and slow’ noise performance in CCD mode.

The significant speed boost offered in the iXon Ultra 897 facilitates a new level of temporal resolution to be attained, ideal for speed challenged low-light applications such as super-resolution microscopy, single molecule tracking, ion signalling, cell motility, single photon counting, lucky astronomy and adaptive optics. The extremely low noise of the iXon 897 coupled with the new overclocked speed performance will place this model at the forefront when it comes to upgrading the high end imaging performance of your laboratory

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iXon3 897 Single Photon Detection EMCCD Camera

Highly popular 512 x 512 frame transfer back-illuminated EMCCD format, offering single photon detection capability combined with > 90% QE.

  • Single Photon Sensitive
  • EX2 Technology for wider QE response
  • TE Cooling to -100 °C
  • Fringe Suppression
  • Count Convert

The iXon3 897 single photon detection EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.

Unequalled thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, industry-lowest clock induced charge noise, operating at 35 frames/sec (full resolution). Andor’s ‘overclocked’ vertical shift capability offers distinct speed advantages and minimises vertical smear. EMCCD and conventional CCD readout modes provide heightened application flexibility.

The iXon3 897 single photon detection EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.

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iXon3 888 – Large Field of View, Back-Illuminated EMCCD

Megapixel back-illuminated high sensitivty EMCCD camera, combining large field of view, single photon detection capability and > 90% QE.

  • 13.3 x 13.3 mm sensor
  • EX2 Technology
  • TE cooling to -95°C
  • Fringe Suppression
  • OptAcquire

The 1024 x 1024 frame transfer format offers unequalled thermoelectric cooling down to -95°C and industry-lowest clock induced charge noise. EMCCD and conventional CCD readout modes provide heightened application flexibility.

The iXon3 888 high sensitivity EMCCD camera benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters, Cropped Sensor Mode, Signal Averaging and enhanced Photon Counting capability. Patented EMCAL™ and RealGain™ provide sustained quantitative EM gain calibration.

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iXon3 860 – Lightning Speed & Ultra-Sensitivity

Designed for very rapid imaging of low light events, combining > 500 frames/sec with single photon detection capability and > 90% Quantum Efficiency.

  • 513 full frames per sec
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • OptAcquire
  • Count Convert
  • RealGain™

Thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C minimizes EM-amplified darkcurrent, whereas Andor’s ‘overclocked’ vertical shift speeds minimize both clock induced charge noise and vertical smear during frame transfer.

The iXon3 860 Back-Illuminated EMCCD benefits from an advanced set of user–requested features, including OptAcquire, Count Convert, Spurious Noise Filters & Signal Averaging. RealGain™ provides quantitative EM gain calibration. Sub-millisecond biology is readily accessible through use of sub-array selection, pixel binning and Cropped Sensor Mode pushes frame rates to new extremes. The speed and sensitivity of the iXon3 860 Back-Illuminated EMCCD camera also renders it ideal for adaptive optics.

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Luca R

Luca R utilizes a monochrome megapixel frame transfer EMCCD sensor, providing single photon detection sensitivity and unrestrained QE (65% max), in a TE cooled, USB 2.0 camera platform. Operate EM gain off for conventional CCD operation under brighter conditions – turn on the EM gain when the photons become scarce.

  • Single Photon Sensitive
  • Megapixel sensor
  • 8 µm pixel size
  • 12.4 fps
  • USB 2.0

Andor’s Luca family represents the latest Electron Multiplying CCD innovation, a highly cost-effective yet powerful camera making EMCCD available to every laboratory. Luca represents a new performance standard in ‘workhorse’ cameras. Operate EM gain off for conventional CCD operation under brighter conditions – turn on the EM gain when the photons become scarce.

Luca R utilizes a monochrome megapixel frame transfer EMCCD sensor, providing single photon detection sensitivity and unrestrained QE (65% max), in a TE cooled, USB 2.0 camera platform. Andor’s exclusive RealGain™ EM gain control offers enhanced user-friendliness and quantitative reproducibility, setting a new precedent in day-to-day EMCCD use.

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