Clara Interline CCD Series

Clara Interline CCD Series

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.

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

Overview

Clara Interline CCD Camera

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. The compact, robust design and accessible SDK, renders Clara interline CCD camera ideally suited to OEM integration.

Features

Features Benefits
Ultra-low noise floor Proprietary noise-reduction technique delivers an unprecedented 3e- read noise @ 1MHz
Deep TE cooling to -55 °C Elimination of darkcurrent from noise floor
-40 °C ‘vibration free’ mode Excellent Thermal Management offering passive (fan–off) cooling to a stable -40 °C for vibration free operation
UltraVac™ Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year after year
Rapid Frame Rate 11.6 frames/sec @ 20 MHz readout speed
High Resolution 1.3 megapixel sensor format and 6.45μm pixels
High Dynamic Range 6000:1 standard dynamic range at 1MHz, higher when binned
16-bit & 14-bit digitization 16-bit facilitating low noise / high dynamic range performance at slower speeds
Enhanced Baseline Clamp Essential for quantitative accuracy of dynamic measurements
iCam Unique innovation that empowers the Clara to operate with market-leading acquisition efficiency through live cell microscopy software
Visual Acquisition Follow events in real time during data acquisition
USB 2.0 Direct ‘Plug and Play’ connectivity
OEM friendly Compact and robust, vacuum longevity, easily accessible SDK, Andor integration support
Comprehensive and Flexible Inputs/Outputs Synchronization within intricate experimental set-ups

Specification Sheet

Specification Sheets
Clara Interline CCD

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