WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England, Nov. 11, 2010 — Hamamatsu Photonics UK Ltd. has introduced the C11440-50B, a 2.8-megapixel camera for OEM scientific and industrial applications. It has the FL-280 scientific CMOS sensor and is designed to deliver high-performance and cost-effective imaging in a small, board-level format. Applications include semiconductor inspection, failure analysis, x-ray scintillator readout, total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, ratio imaging, Förster resonance energy transfer, live cells expressing green fluorescent protein, micromorphological observation, time-lapse fluorescence imaging and high-speed/high-resolution Ca2+ imaging. Others include real-time confocal microscopy and fluorescence in situ hybridization The camera operates at 45 fps at full 1920 × 1440-pixel (3.63 × 3.63 µm) resolution and delivers a wide dynamic range of 4500:1 and low noise of 3 electrons rms. These features allow the capture of high-quality images at fast speeds, even in low-light conditions. Other features include 2 × 2 binning, an 8- or 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, power consumption of <3 W, operating temperature ranging from 0 to 40 °C, a C-mount lens and exposure time from 20 µs to 1 s. Customers who wish to investigate low-intensity samples or fast moving targets can now achieve results which have not been possible with traditional machine vision or CMOS cameras. The camera is equipped with an IEEE1394-b interface (FireWire b) and various external trigger and timing output functions that allow seamless integration with OEM customers’ equipment. These include global exposure, synchronous readout and start trigger; trigger delay function; programmable and global exposure timing output; and trigger ready output.