iKon-M Cooled back illuminated CCD cameras

iKon-M 912

Andor’s iKon-M 912 cooled back-illuminated CCD camera is designed to offer the ultimate in high dynamic range, low noise performance. The 512 x 512 CCD array with 24 μm pixels has been optimized for extremely high well depth and maximum photon collection per pixel.

  • 300,000 e- well depth
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • QE max > 90 °C from back-illuminated sensor
  • Ultra low noise readout
  • Multi-Megahertz pixel readout
  • UltraVac™

Very High Well Depth and Superb Photon Collection

Andor’s back-illuminated iKon M 912 camera offers the ultimate in dynamic range and photon sensitivity, by virtue of a large 24 μm, high well depth pixel architecture. The camera also offers a QEmax of 95% and exceptionally low readout noise.

The iKon-M 912 benefits from negligible dark current with industry-leading thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, enabling use of significantly longer exposure times than offered by any other camera on the market using this same sensor. The iKon-M platform offers Multi-Megahertz readout for more rapid acquisition or fast focusing, along with direct USB 2.0 connectivity to PC.

Key Specifications
Active Pixels 512 x 512
Sensor Size 12.3 x 12.3 mm
Pixel Size 24 μm x 24 μm
Active area pixel well depth (typical) 300,000 e-
Max. Readout Rate 5 MHz 
Read Noise 3 e-
Maximum Cooling -100 °C
Frame Rate 14.4 fps (full frame)
Features Benefits
24 µm pixels The large 24 µm pixels are designed with maximum well and photon collection area in mind.
Unparalleled thermoelectric (TE) cooling performance Negligible dark current, without the aggravation or safety concerns associated with LN2. Market-exclusive TE cooling specs of -100°C with 10°C water chiller/recirculator available from Andor); -80°C with air-cooling via integrated low-noise fan.
Up to 95% QE Back-illuminated sensors available for maximum photon capture and higher S/N ratio.
UltraVac™ Proprietary and proven vacuum process, critical for sustained vacuum integrity, sensor protection and unequalled cooling, year after year.
Ultra low-noise readout Down to 2.5 electrons rms with intelligent low-noise electronics, offering the most "silent" system noise performance available.
Software selectable readout speeds (up to 5 MHz) Faster readout for focusing and following dynamic events, slower readout for absolute minimal noise performance.
High quantitative dynamic range 16-bit scientific grade A/D, quantifying both strong and very weak signals in a single frame.
Single window design Maximum photon throughput.
Software selectable pre-amp sensitivity User configurable system optimization.
External trigger TTL input and output for synchronization to experimental events.
Integrated C-mount shutter Avoid vertical smear during readout.
USB 2.0 PC interface "Plug and Play" connectivity direct from camera to PC.
Windows, Linux & Labview Andor’s user-friendly SDK supports both Windows and Linux OS. Labview VI package available
Integrated into EPICS Platform is fully integrated into the EPICS control software
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QE Curve

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