TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2009 – Princeton Instruments has unveiled its Pixis: 1300 series CCD cameras, adding three configurations to the Pixis line: front illuminated, back illuminated, and back illuminated deep depletion. The cameras are based on proprietary 1340 × 1300-format sensors with a large 26.8 × 26.0-mm imaging area, and they offer deep cooling to better than -70 °C, with guaranteed vacuum for life of the camera.
With ultralow-noise electronics and large 20-µm pixels that afford better light collection efficiency, the cameras achieve true 16-bit performance. Features include dual 100-kHz/2-MHz digitizers, multiple gains, multiple output amplifiers, ultralow read noise of 2 e- rms, all metal hermetic seals, an easy-to-use USB 2.0 interface and a single optical window design for high optical throughput.
The cameras also offer flexible binning and region of interest capabilities, and they are supported by WinView software. For integration into complex experiments, a toolkit with LabView examples and the proprietary PVCAM software development kit are available.
The compact PIXIS: 1300B back-illuminated CCD camera is optimized for large-format astronomical imaging and chemiluminescence applications. With water-only cooling, it has no internal fan. The available CoolCube liquid circulator allows researchers to capture crisp images by removing heat from the camera. For operation from remote control rooms, the camera may be equipped with an optional fiber optic data interface.
The back-illuminated, deep-depletion version offers high near-IR sensitivity while virtually eliminating etaloning. With low dark current and read noise, the camera can detect the ultralow light levels typical in chemiluminescence and bioluminescence applications. The large imaging area is suitable for high-throughput screening.
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