Andor Technology Launch Zyla sCMOS
Fast, sensitive, compact and light sCMOS camera
April 12, 2012
Belfast, Northern Ireland, 12th April 2012 – Andor Technology plc (Andor), a world leader in scientific imaging
and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the new Zyla 5.5 megapixel Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera.
Ideal for research and OEM usage, Zyla sCMOS offers 100 fps frame rate, rolling and snapshot (global) shutter modes and
ultra-low noise performance, in a light, compact and cost-effective design.
Zyla achieves down to 1.2 electron rms read noise and can read out the 5.5 megapixel sensor at a sustained 100 fps through
a ‘10-tap’ Camera Link interface. A highly cost-effective ‘3-tap’ version is also available, offering up to 30 fps.
Comprehensive on-head FPGA real-time data processing ensures superior image quality and quantitative stability.
Thermoelectrically cooled to 0°C in up to 35°C ambient, Zyla sits alongside Andor’s unique -40°C vacuum cooled Neo sCMOS camera,
widening the Andor sCMOS portfolio to ensure a viable technical and commercial solution to all research and OEM application and
design requirements. Furthermore, a board level version of Zyla is available to facilitate more flexible OEM integration.
Dr Colin Coates, Andor’s Imaging Product Manager, said; “Zyla is an exciting addition to our sCMOS range, benefiting directly
from years of optimization effort and expertise. While sCMOS sensors do not possess the raw sensitivity of EMCCD cameras for
extreme low light applications such as single molecule detection, they do dramatically out-perform interline CCDs across several
key parameters. Zyla benefits from a markedly compact and cost-effective design, bringing sCMOS technology firmly into the
interline price bracket.
In this relatively new scientific CMOS landscape, purchaser care must be exercised in that not all scientific CMOS cameras
on the market offer snapshot, or ‘global’, exposure capability that ensures the tight synchronisation and distortion free
capturing of dynamic events that people are used to with interline CCDs, but this important mode is standard in Zyla."
For more information, please visit www.andor.com/zyla
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