Scientific-Grade CCD Camera supports time-resolved imaging.

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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.

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Andor Launch Ultra-Fast Intensified CCD for Time-Resolved Imaging

Belfast, Northern Ireland, - Andor Technology plc (Andor), a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the latest addition to its new iStar range of high-performance, scientific-grade ICCDs.

Andor's new iStar 312T Imaging platform provides ultrafast acquisition rates greater than 15 frames per second, ideally suited to combustion and plasma studies. This platform also offers "crop mode" and "fast kinetic mode", allowing exceptional acquisition rates in excess of 5,500 spectrum per second (continuous) and 55,500 Hertz (burst) respectively.

As part of the iStar family, the 312T platform also features a -40°C thermo-electric cooling interface, low-noise electronics and high Quantum Efficiency photocathodes for the highest sensitivity. It also offers ultra-precise timing control through low-jitter electronics and comprehensive software control interface, as well as ultra-fast gating better than 2 nanoseconds.

The new iStar's fully integrated Digital Delay Generator boasts ultra-low insertion delay and excellent timing accuracy down to few 10's of picoseconds, allowing ultra-precise synchronisation of complex experiments through a comprehensive range of input/output triggering options. Solis software provides an intuitive interface to accurately set all delays, gating and CCD parameters, while also offering a unique real-time control GUI for on-the-fly acquisition and timings optimisation.

Antoine Varagnat, Product Specialist for Spectroscopy and Time-Resolved at Andor, commented that: "The 312T platform is the last - but not least by any means - addition to the iStar family, and complements perfectly Andor's existing range of high speed, high-resolution Spectroscopy and Imaging Intensified CCDs. The 312T holds the performance pedigree of the new iStar platform with a unique combination of high sensitivity, high-speed, ease-of-use and versatility, and provides a very powerful tool for the LIF and PLIF technique user and combustion analysis community."

About Andor

Andor is a world leader in Scientific Imaging, Spectroscopy Solutions and Microscopy Systems. Established in 1989 from Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andor Technology now employs over 300 people in 16 offices worldwide, distributing its portfolio of over 80 products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.

Using the latest cutting edge technologies, Andor designs and manufactures robust, high performance instruments allowing scientists around the world to measure light down to a single photon and capture events occurring within 1 billionth of a second. This unique capability is helping them push back the boundaries of knowledge from nano-scale to universe-scale level in fields as diverse as drug discovery, new material development and analysis, medical diagnosis, food quality control, art restoration, astronomy and solar energy research. More information about Andor Technology PLC (LSE: AND) is available at

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