System - the C10627 Streakscope
Andor Technology has launched the Neo camera platform, based on next-generation scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology. The Neo sCMOS achieves a one electron read noise while reading out 5.5 megapixels at 30 frames/sec. Furthermore, the camera can be pushed to 100 full frames/sec, even faster with regions of interest, while still maintaining 1.4 electron noise.
Neo offers deep vacuum cooling down to – 40°C, critical to maintaining the low noise advantage and a minimal pixel blemish specification across all exposure conditions. The vacuum architecture also enables a single window design for maximum photon throughput. The dual amplifier architecture enables Neo to achieve a wide dynamic range of 30,000:1 – with 16-bit digitization available at all frame rates – while still offering a relatively small 6.5 μm pixel size that is ideal for fluorescence microscopy techniques.