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Andor Technology

425 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor, CT, 06074, US

  • 860-290-9211
  • 800-296-1579

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Victoria Gault
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United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 28 9023 7126
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Andor Technology Ltd.

Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular Spectrograph features intelligent adaptive focusing.

October 27, 2014

With Adaptive Focus Technology, Shamrock 193i allows automated access to best spectral resolution in any grating, camera, or wavelength range configuration. Motorized 193 mm spectrograph combines F/3.6 aperture with UV-NIR and SWIR detectors for optimized photon collection efficiency. System features RFID-tagged indexed grating turret, dual output port, dedicated micro-spectroscopy interfaces, and astigmatism-correction toroidal optics that enable multi-track fiber-optic acquisition. Read More

Vision Systems

sCMOS Camera supports Light Sheet microscopy.

September 25, 2014

Available for Zyla 4.2 sCMOS Camera, LightSheet PLUS feature set ensures end-user has control over rolling shutter scanning mode. It allows user to synchronize scanning of illumination beam to sheet to defined scan row height on sensor. Image quality is optimized since scan row height can act as slit detector, rejecting scattered light and improving contrast and SNR. FlexiScan allows user to maximize signal and confocality concurrently, while CycleMax ensures minimum deadtime between scans. Read More

Vision Systems

Fibre-Optic sCMOS Camera provides high-energy detection.

June 30, 2014

Designed for high-energy X-ray and neutron indirect detection, Zyla 5.5 HF offers combination of 5.5 megapixel resolution array with 6.5 µm pixels, 100 frames/sec sustained acquisition rate, and ultra-low 1.2 e-readout noise. Modular architecture allows coupling of scintillators, fiber-optic tapers, and Beryllium filters, allowing configuration of Zyla HF to match requirements of applications such as X-ray materials imaging, non-invasive X-ray bio- and medical imaging, or neutron tomography. Read More

Vision Systems

CMOS USB 3.0 Cameras offer optimized frame rate performance.

June 13, 2014

Suited for such microscopy applications as ion signaling, super-resolution, light sheet, and TIRF, USB 3.0 versions of Zyla sCMOS camera offer up to 53 fps performance from 4.2 MP array. Plug-and-play USB 3.0 interface is available on Zyla 5.5 and Zyla 4.2 models, which respectively house 5.5 and 4.2 MP sensors. On-head FPGA real-time data processing promotes maximum image quality and quantitative stability, while dual Rolling and Global Snapshot Shutter capability aids live cell imaging. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

OEM Camera provides optimized spectroscopy in NIR.

May 13, 2014

Featuring Low Dark Current-Deep Depletion technology, iVac 316 NIR Spectroscopy Detector offers combination of high sensitivity in NIR region, high resolution of 15 µm pixels, and up to 95% quantum efficiency. Unit incorporates fringe suppression technology for ultra-low optical etaloning. Thermo-Electric cooling down to -60°C ensures that, by simultaneously minimizing dark current and maximizing NIR photon collection, best signal-to-noise can always be achieved for wide range of applications. Read More

Software

Imaging and Spectroscopy Software speeds data acquisition.

March 20, 2014

Fully 64-bit enabled, Solis v4.24 offers advantages to users that want to acquire large dataset with Andor's range of imaging cameras. Product is available in versions designed to run imaging, spectroscopy, and time resolved cameras and associated accessories. With built-in AndorBasic programming language, users can program image acquisitions, automate file storage, communicate with external devices, and manipulate data. Full capacity of PC RAM can now be utilized to store image frames. Read More

Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CCD Cameras feature light-tight Beryllium window.

March 6, 2014

Featuring -100°C deep cooling, iKon-M SY and Newton SY Series of standalone CCD detectors are suitable for high energy applications that require direct detection of soft X-ray region ranging from <2.5 to >20 keV, with rapid readout of 5 MHz and 2 MHz, respectively. Beryllium window, measuring 200 microns thick, blocks all unwanted lower energies and visible wavelengths with minimal beam hardening. Typical applications include soft X-ray imaging and X-ray fluorescence. Read More

Software

Multi-Dimension Image Acquisition Software has optimized UI.

March 6, 2014

Used in laboratories to execute complex imaging protocols, iQ3 features UI which makes all major settings for 6 dimensional imaging readily available and thereby optimizes workflow and accelerates configuration. User management capabilities, which enable creation and management of personal settings to protect experimental configurations and images between users, also track usage for technical and financial management. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Illumination Source benefits multi-focal confocal microscopy.

December 13, 2013

Borealis® enhances illumination of all models of Yokogawa CSU10, 21, 22, and X1 scan heads regarding uniformity, throughput, and imaging performance. Extension of excitation wavelength range to 400–750 nm increases image quality, acquisition rates, image quantification, and imaging depth of thick or scattering specimens. While flexible bellows attachment to microscope enables strain-free alignment, field lens tubes enhance imaging performance and allow adjustment of effective pinhole size. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrograph System offers high-density multi-track imaging.

November 7, 2013

Featuring F/1.8 aperture, Volume Phase Holographic grating-based Holospec provides optimized photon collection efficiency when combined with ultrasensitive detectors, such as Andor’s iDus 416 Low Dark Current Deep-Depletion CCD series. System offers aberration-corrected optics for multi-track capabilities. Applications include weak nanostructure photoluminescence, micro-Raman mapping, spectrally assisted microfluidics, real-time medical diagnosis, and stand-off chemical detection. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Scientific CMOS Camera features 100 fps frame rate. .

October 23, 2013

Delivering 72% quantum efficiency, less than 1 e- read noise, and 33,000:1 dynamic range, Zyla 4.2 is suited for ion signaling microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, light sheet microscopy, and TIRF. On-head FPGA real-time data processing ensures optimal image quality and quantitative stability. Thermoelectrically cooled to 0°C, 4.2 MP camera also benefits from Dark Noise Suppression Technology to yield darkcurrent of 0.14 e-/pixel/sec. Water-cooled -10°C variant is also available. Read More

Vision Systems

sCMOS Cameras can sustain 100 fps with full resolution.

July 19, 2013

Fully functional in µManager open source microscopy acquisition software, Neo and Zyla sCMOS cameras achieve sustained full resolution frame rates of up to 100 fps. These cameras upgrade microscope system performance, bettering dynamic range, speed, and field of view. Whether acquiring full field of view of 5.5 MP or sub-region of 128 x 128 pixels, downloadable sCMOS camera drivers work in unison with µManager to optimize camera performance. Read More

Vision Systems

High-Speed EMCCD Camera offers Optically Centred Crop Mode.

July 16, 2013

In addition to speeds made possible via sensor overclocking, iXon Ultra 897 EMCCD platform is offered with Optically Centred Crop Mode that offers fast frame rate performance from Region of Interest (ROI). Optically Centred Crop Mode facilitates centrally located ROI performance; frame rate of 569 fps is achievable from 128 x 128 ROI. OptoMask accessory facilitates use of this high-speed mode, which complements speed and sensitivity needs of live cell super-resolution microscopy. Read More

Vision Systems

CCD 1 MP Imaging Camera offers coverage from UV through NIR.

July 9, 2013

Model iKon-M 934 employs Extended Range Dual-AR technology, which facilitates broadening of QE range of back-illuminated, deep-depletion sensors via implementation of dual anti-reflection coating process on enhanced silicon. This builds upon natural NIR capabilities of deep depletion sensors and extends sensitivity into visible and UV regions, with ~90% or greater QE in the 400–850 nm range. Also included, Fringe Suppression Technology™ ensures etaloning is minimized in NIR region. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

NIR CCD Detector eliminates need for liquid nitrogen.

April 18, 2013

Providing up to 95% quantum efficiency, iDus 416 Low Dark-Current, Deep-Depletion CCD features thermo-electric cooling to -95°C, ensuring optimal signal-to-noise ratio. Unit provides 15 µm pixel resolution and 30 mm wide sensor for optimal simultaneous spectral bandpass collection. Fringe-suppression process, ensuring low optical etaloning, comes standard. Plug-and-play USB2.0 connectivity offers rapid set up as well as transportability when connecting to laptops. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectroscopy CCD Platforms are available with Dual AR coating.

September 10, 2012

Newton 920 and iDus 420 spectroscopy CCD platforms are available with Extended Range, Dual-AR (Anti-Reflection) coating, which extends NIR Quantum Efficiency (QE) performance of back-illuminated, deep-depletion sensors into Vis and UV range. Dual AR coating enables ~90% or greater QE in 500-850 nm range while maintaining standard virtual etaloning-free performance of deep-depletion sensors in NIR. Solution suits broadband luminescence/photoluminescence and absorption spectroscopy. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope has application-focused design.

June 12, 2012

Used for high-speed, live cell imaging, Revolution XD range leverages Yokogawa® CSU-X1 spinning disk confocal unit, in combination with iXon Ultra, for optimal image capture rates. Application tools are included for bleaching, activating, switching ablating, perturbing, and uncaging, while open hardware architecture and software compatibility promote flexible use. Additional features include Andor Multi-Port Unit, Precision Control Unit, and filter wheel. Read More

Vision Systems

Hi-Res sCMOS Camera is suited for research and OEM usage.

April 13, 2012

Thermoelectrically cooled to 0°C in up to 35°C ambient, Zyla 5.5 megapixel Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera offers 100 fps frame rate, rolling and snapshot (global) shutter modes, as well as ultra-low noise performance. Camera achieves down to 1.2 electron rms read noise and can read out 5.5 megapixel sensor at sustained 100 fps through 10-tap Camera Link interface. On-head FPGA real-time data processing optimizes image quality and quantitative stability. Read More

Vision Systems

EMCCD Cameras offer extended Quantum Efficiency performance.

February 27, 2012

Available on selected iXon Ultra and iXon3 EMCCD Cameras, EX2 technology broadens Quantum Efficiency range of back-illuminated sensors through implementation of dual anti-reflection coating process. This optimizes sensitivity in both blue and NIR wavelength regions while maintaining ~90% QE across remainder of visible region. Fringe suppression technology minimizes spatial etaloning effects of back-illuminated sensors that can affect monochromatic imaging in NIR region. Read More

Vision Systems

Scientific-Grade CCD Camera supports time-resolved imaging.

December 27, 2011

Providing acquisition rates greater than 15 fps, iStar 312T is suited for combustion and plasma studies. Platform also offers Crop Mode and Fast Kinetic Mode, allowing acquisition rates in excess of 5,500 spectrum/sec and 55,500 Hz, respectively. In addition to -40°C thermo-electric cooling interface and high Quantum Efficiency photocathodes for optimal sensitivity, iStar 312T has integrated digital delay generator that provides timing accuracy down to few 10's of picoseconds. Read More

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