Andor High Resolution CCD Camera Specifications | Clara


Clara has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from an interline CCD camera. Based around the popular ICX285 sensor from Sony®, the Clara interline CCD is ideally suited to high-resolution cell microscopy and OEM applications.

  • Ultra-low noise floor
  • Deep TE cooling to -55°C
  • -40°C ‘vibration free’ mode
  • UltraVac™
  • Rapid Frame Rate

Clara Interline CCD

Andor's expertise in scientific camera performance optimization has been harnessed once again.

Clara High Resolution CCD Camera has been designed to deliver the highest sensitivity performance achievable from a high-resolution CCD camera. Clara 'E' high resolution ccd camera extends the series to offer high sensitivity interline operation in a unique price/performance package. Andor's proven UltraVac™ process, alongside close attention to thermal management, has resulted in deep air cooling to -55°C for elimination of darkcurrent, complementing a uniquely low read noise of 2.4 e- @ 1 MHz.

Key Specifications
Minimum temperature air cooled
Fan on @ 25 ºC ambient
Fan off @ 25 ºC ambient

Pixel well depth (typical) 18,000 e-
Dark current (e-/pixel/sec) @ min. temp. 0.0003 e-
Read noise (e-) Typical 1 MHz
10 MHz
20 MHz
Linearity Better than 99%
Dual digitization 16 bit @ 1 MHz;
14-bit @ 10 MHz & 20 MHz
Baseline (bias) offset clamp Yes
Timestamp accuracy 12.5 ns
Interface USB 2.0
Lens mount C-mount
Features Benefits
Ultra-low noise floor Proprietary noise-reduction technique delivers an unprecedented 3e- read noise @ 1MHz
Deep TE cooling to -55 °C Elimination of darkcurrent from noise floor
-40 °C 'vibration free' mode Excellent Thermal Management offering passive (fan–off) cooling to a stable -40 °C for vibration free operation
UltraVac™ Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year after year
Rapid Frame Rate 11.6 frames/sec @ 20 MHz readout speed
High Resolution 1.3 megapixel sensor format and 6.45μm pixels
High Dynamic Range 6000:1 standard dynamic range at 1MHz, higher when binned
16-bit & 14-bit digitization 16-bit facilitating low noise / high dynamic range performance at slower speeds
Enhanced Baseline Clamp Essential for quantitative accuracy of dynamic measurements
iCam Unique innovation that empowers the Clara to operate with market-leading acquisition efficiency through live cell microscopy software
Visual Acquisition Follow events in real time during data acquisition
USB 2.0 Direct 'Plug and Play' connectivity
OEM friendly Compact and robust, vacuum longevity, easily accessible SDK, Andor integration support
Comprehensive and Flexible Inputs/Outputs Synchronization within intricate experimental set-ups
Graphs and Drawings
QE Curve

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