Andor EMCCD cameras allow data acquisition in incident photon units

April 23, 2011
The iXon X3 range of electron-multiplying CCD cameras lets users optimize a variety of acquisition parameters for a wide range of application conditions.

The iXon X3 range of electron-multiplying CCD cameras lets users optimize a variety of acquisition parameters for a wide range of application conditions. It allows real-time data acquisition in units of electrons or incident photons. It also has spurious noise filters and a cropped sensor mode to boost frame rates.
Andor Technology
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, 27th October 2010 – Andor Technology plc (Andor), a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the iXon X3 range of high-performance EMCCD cameras. Building on a rich history of ‘first to market innovation’ the X3 represents the next generation of cameras within the marketing-leading iXon platform.

The iXon X3 EMCCD camera range offers an advanced feature set, the highlight of which is OptAcquire ™. This allows users to ‘single click’ optimize an array of camera acquisition parameters to offer best performance under a wide range of application conditions. The OptAcquire function makes the iXon X3 range the easiest cameras to use, whilst allowing complete flexibility for the user.

The new iXon X3 range also offers Count Convert functionality, allowing real time data acquisition in units of electrons or incident photons. Additional new features include Spurious Noise Filters, a Cropped Sensor Mode to significantly boost frame rates, improved Photon Counting capabilities and real time Data Averaging. Reflecting the exceptional quality record of the iXon platform, the X3 now also carries a standard 7 year warranty on Andor’s UltraVacTM vacuum head.

Dr Colin Coates, Imaging Product Manager within Andor Technology, said; "Andor’s award winning EMCCD solutions have become the technology of choice for leading researchers worldwide and the iXon platform has evolved to become the gold standard in ultra-sensitive imaging. As in the past, the heightened performance and new features we are offering have been developed as a direct response of listening to our customers. Some have asked us to offer ways to make it simpler to optimize performance for a wide range of application scenarios. OptAcquire™ uniquely achieves just that with the click of a button, without having to sacrifice the leading performance versatility of the camera.”

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