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RA1133J full-frame cooled CCD image sensor is suitable for spectroscopic, biomedical, and related scientific imaging applications. It can be integrated into cameras for continuous high-resolution imaging in low light situations. Two stage thermoelectric cooler enables device to be run 40 deg C below ambient temperature, or -15 deg C compared to room temperature. Low noise and dark current make sensor suitable for low light and high resolution applications.

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PerkinElmer Optoelectronics Announces the RA1133J-A State-of-the-Art Full-Frame Cooled CCD Image Sensor That Extends The Range of High Resolution Applications Through On-Board Cooling Functionality

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics today introduced the RA1133J, a full-frame TE cooled CCD image sensor with reset capabilities designed for spectroscopic, biomedical, and related scientific imaging applications. Used by OEM's of scientific and biomedical equipment, the RA1133J is integrated into cameras for continuous high-resolution imaging in low light situations.

The RA1133J is designed with an integrated two stage thermoelectric cooler. This enables the device to be run 40°C below ambient temperature, -15°C when compared to room temperature. The combination of very low noise and low dark current make the RA1133J ideal for low light and high resolution applications where high dynamic range is essential.

With on-board cooling of the CCD, the RA1133J allows instrumentation to be run in situations with very low light and long exposure times, without the build-up of noise and dark current typically seen in CCDs. The product is available as of March 2002.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics provides Digital Imaging, Sensor and Lighting technologies to speed the development of breakthrough applications for our customers in Biomedical, Communications and Industrial markets. With development and manufacturing centers around the world, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is able to leverage and align global resources to serve customers through innovation and operational excellence.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader focused in three businesses Life Sciences, Optoelectronics and Analytical Instruments. Combining operational excellence and technology expertise with an intimate understanding of our customers' needs, PerkinElmer creates innovative solutions backed by unparalleled service and support for customers in health sciences, communications and other markets whose applications demand precision and speed. The company operates in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through or 1-877-PKI- NYSE.

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