Cooled CCD Camera offers rapid readout capabilities.
September 19, 2008 -
Optimized for sensitivity from visible to NIR light, ORCA-R2 contains ER-150 progressive scan interline CCD enclosed in hermetic vacuum-sealed head. CCD has 1,344 x 1,024 pixels and is capable of simultaneous exposure and readout. Capable of delivering full-resolution images, normal and rapid readout modes respectively offer frame rates of 8.5 and 16.2 fps. Optimized circuit design and cooling systems minimize noise, and dark current of CCD is reduced by one of 2 cooling options.
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Hamamatsu Launches the ORCA-R2 Cooled CCD Camera with Rapid Readout Capability
Bridgewater, New Jersey - August 8, 2008 - Hamamatsu has introduced the new ORCA-R2 cooled CCD camera, which offers high sensitivity from visible to near-infrared (NIR) light, high dynamic range, fast readout speed, and low noise. This high-performance camera is ideal for a wide range of applications including microscopy (fluorescence, TIRF, and real-time confocal), red to NIR fluorescence, time lapse fluorescence imaging, ratio imaging, failure analysis, semiconductor inspection, and others.
The ORCA-R2 camera contains an ER-150 progressive scan interline CCD which is enclosed in a hermetic vacuum-sealed head. The ER-150 CCD has 1344 x 1024 pixels, and is capable of simultaneous exposure and readout. The camera has two readout speeds (normal and rapid) that deliver full-resolution images. The normal readout and rapid readout modes deliver frame rates of 8.5 frames/second and 16.2 frames/second, respectively. When using the rapid readout mode with 8 x 8 binning and 8 sub-arrays, the ORCA-R2 attains 115.1 frames/second, its fastest readout speed.
In addition, the ORCA-R2 also features low noise due to optimized circuit design and its cooling systems. Dark current of the CCD is reduced by effective cooling through one of the two cooling options. Depending on the cooling method chosen, the camera operates at the low temperature of -35°C (air-cooling method) or -40°C (water-cooling method).
The ORCA-R2 camera is equipped with both a 12-bit and 16-bit A/D converters. Data output is via Firewire IEEE 1394b, which provides fast, easy, and reliable operation. Also included are an extended range of programmable trigger signal output options such as edge, level, start, and synchronous readout triggers.
For more information about the ORCA-R2 cooled CCD camera, including pricing and delivery time, please call 1.800.524.0504 (U.S.A.) or 00.800.800.800.88 (Europe).
About Hamamatsu Corporation
Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), a leading manufacturer of devices for the generation and measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. These devices include photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, scientific light sources, infrared detectors, photoconductive cells, and image sensors. The parent company is dedicated to the advancement of photonics through extensive research. This corporate philosophy results in state-of-the-art products which are used throughout the world in scientific, industrial, and commercial applications.
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