Lumintek EMCCD system

EMCCD technology

EMCCD Technology Lumintek’s EMCCD technology provides a cost effective solution for photon limited biological applications, making the technology available to any laboratory. Lumintek provide two EMCCDs the 640×480 pixel VGA Vision and the 1 Megapixel MP Vision. Both these cameras provide outstanding EMCCD performance in one of the smallest packages available on the market today. Both Lumintek EMCCDs are incredibly powerful and versatile and can be used in a number of biological applications.

To harness the power of the EMCCD Lumintek provide its unique easy to use imaging software with each camera. The Lumintek Image32 image processing software is designed with life scientists in mind and provides the features and functions you would expect and is compatible with popular third party software.

VGA Vision

Sensor Texas Instruments
TC247SPD
Sensor type 1/2″ Frame Interline
Transfer (FIT) Impactron
Active pixels 658 × 496 pixel size 10×10 μm 2
Active area 6.58×4.96 mm 2 full well capacity 24.000 electrons
Shift register well depth 100.000 electrons non-linearity 1%
Readout noise 1 e- with EM gain ON
20 e- with EM gain OFF
dynamic range 65 dB
Frame rate 50 Hz dark current 1e / pix / s
Digital output format 16 bit CameraLink (base configuration) peak quantum efficiency 53% @ 480 nm
Spectral response 350 – 1100 nm cooling -20°C bei +20°C
Binning 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5 antiblooming protection yes
Lens mount C-Mount synchronization Trigger In and Out – TTL compatible
Power supply 12 VDC ±10% power consumption 12 W
Operating temperature 20°C to +55°C storage temperature -30°C to +85°C
Dimensions 97×68×61 mm weight (without lens) 550 g

Features

  • VGA Vision 658 × 496 @ 50 fps
  • EMCCD sensor gives optimum image resolution in low light biological applications
  • 16 bit CameraLink output provides wide dynamic range
  • Monochrome EMCCD technology provides high sensitivity imaging with 1000x on-chip gain
  • VGA Vision 53% QE @ 480 nm
  • Readout noise of <1 e
  • Compact and lightweight

What is included

  • EMCCD camera with PSU and mains cable
  • CameraLink interface card and cable. PCI express card supplied as standard. Cardbus interface card for laptops available on request
  • Image32 software and documentation on USB stick

MPix Version

Sensor Texas Instruments
TC285SPD
Sensor Type 2/3″ Frame Interline
Transfer (FIT) Impactron
Active pixels 1004 × 1002 pixel size 8×8 μm 2
Active area 8×8 mm 2 full well capacity 30.000 electrons
Shift register well depth 80.000 electrons non-linearity <1%
Ausleserauschen 1 e- with EM gain ON
<27 e- with EM gain OFF
dynamic range 65 dB
Frame rate 30 Hz dark current 1e / pix / s
Digital output format 16 bit CameraLink (base configuration) peak quantum efficiency 65% @ 600 nm
Spectral response 350 – 1100 nm cooling -20°C bei +20°C
Binning 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5 antiblooming protection yes
Lens mount C-Mount Synchronisierung Trigger In and Out – TTL compatible
Power supply 12 VDC ±10% Verbrauch 15 W
Operating temperature 20°C to +55°C storage temperature -30°C to +85°C
Dimensions 109×76×76 mm weight (without lens) <650 g

Quality & Support

Lumintek, part of Photek Limited, is ISO 9001:2008 Certified so has quality systems in place to ensure your product is manufactured to the most exacting specification. We offer a twelve month warranty as standard and provide support for the lifetime of our products. In the unlikely event that something does go wrong with your Lumintek EMCCD we will ensure that it is repaired within three weeks, meaning your downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.

At Lumintek, we pride ourselves in the support we provide to all our customers and our expert team of scientists and engineers have the capability to understand your application and provide you with the right solution. In addition, the Lumintek product specialists can visit you on site to help with installation and provide full training. This service is also available remotely via the internet.

To talk further about these products or the custom specific design for your application then please contact us.

Features

  • MP Vision 1004 × 1002 @ 30 fps
  • EMCCD sensor gives optimum image resolution in low light biological applications
  • 16 bit CameraLink output provides wide dynamic range
  • Monochrome EMCCD technology provides high sensitivity imaging with 1000x on-chip gain
  • MP Vision 65% QE @ 600 nm
  • Readout noise of < 1e
  • Compact and lightweight

What is included

  • EMCCD camera with PSU and mains cable
  • CameraLink interface card and cable. PCI express card supplied as standard. Cardbus interface card for laptops available on request
  • Image32 software and documentation on USB stick