Newton 940 CCD Detector For Spectroscopy | Andor

Newton 940

The Newton 940 spectroscopic CCD camera series utilizes a 1024 x 255 or 2048 x 512 array of 26 μm or 13.5 μm pixels, with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, resulting in negligible dark current and provides unrivalled performance for spectroscopic applications.

  • Multi-Megahertz Readout
  • TE cooling to -100°C
  • UltraVac™
  • Down to 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixel size
  • Crop Mode Operation


This high-end USB2.0 Newton CCD series brings together Andor’s ultra fast, lownoise electronics platform and market-leading deep thermo-electric cooling to -100°C, complemented by Andor’s Ultravac™ technology with its un-matched reliability track record in the scientific and industrial community.

Broadband detection rates of up to 1,600 spectra per second are enabled with intelligent Crop Mode operation. The Newton CCD is an ideal tool for ultrafast UV, VIS or NIR spectroscopy (or all the above with the Dual AR-coating BEX2-DD technology!), such as 2D chemical mapping, online process monitoring or non-invasive medical diagnosis.

The Newton 940 series offers 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixels for the highest UV to VIS resolution spectroscopy, while the 920 series and its 26 x 26 μm offers the highest dynamic range for UV to NIR applications. Both > 6.6 mm high sensors are ideally suited for multi-track spectroscopy or hyper-spectral imaging.


Key Specifications
Sensor Options BU: Back Illuminated CCD, UV-Enhanced, 350 nm optimized
BU2: Back Illuminated CCD, UV-Enhanced, 250 nm optimized
BV: Back Illuminated CCD, Vis-optimized
FI: Front Illuminated CCD
UV: Front Illuminated CCD with UV coating
Active Pixels 2048 x 512
Pixel Size 13.5 x 13.5 μm
Image area 27.6 x 6.9 mm with 100% fill factor
Minimum Temperature Air Cooled -80°C
Coolant recirculator -95°C
Coolant chiller, coolant @ 10ºC, 0.75 l/min -100°C
Max spectra per second 122 (Full Vertical Bin),
943 (Crop Mode - 20 rows)
System window type Single UV-grade fused silica window, uncoated. Various AR coatings & MgF2 options available
Blemish specifications Grade 1 as per sensor manufacturer definition

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Peak QE up to 95% Visible-optimized ‘BV/BVF’, infrared-optimized ‘BR-DD’ and broadband UV-NIR ‘BEX2-DD’ model
Fringe suppression technology as standard Fringing greatly reduced (Deep-Depletion) or minimized (Back-Thinned ‘BVF’)
Extended range dual-AR option Superior UV-NIR broadband QE
TE cooling to -100°C Critical for elimination of dark current detection limit - no inconvenience associated with LN2
UltraVac™ Critical for sustained vacuum integrity and to maintain unequalled cooling and QE performance, year-after-year
Multi-Megahertz Readout High repetition rates achievable with low noise electronics
Crop Mode Operation Up to 1,600 spectra per second rates
Single UV-grade fused silica window Best UV-NIR throughput performance, specific AR coating and wedge options available
USB 2.0 Connection Universal plug-and-play capability, ideal for laptop operation. Seamless operation alongside USB-based Shamrock spectrograph family
Down to 13.5 x 13.5 μm pixels Optimized pixel format for high resolution spectroscopy
Software-selectable pre-amplifier gain Choice of best SNR performance of dynamic range at the touch of a button
USB 2.0 connection Ideal for laptop operation, seamless operation alongside USB-based Shamrock spectrograph family
Solis software for Spectroscopy Comprehensive, user-friendly interface for simultaneous detector & spectrograph control
Software Development Kit (SDK) Ease of control integration into complex setups: Matlab, Labview, Visual Basic or C/C++


Graphs and Drawings
QE Curve
Dark Current 

Readout Rate & Speed

Dimensions - Front 

Dimensions - Top 
Dimensions - Side

Connector Panel

Typical Setup


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Drivers and Downloads


Newton Spectroscopy CCD Series
Variable readout rates enable date readout at up to 3 Megahertz, through the plug and play USB interface. The camera utilizes a 1024 x 255 or 2048 x 512 array of 26 μm or 13.5 μm pixels, with thermoelectric cooling down to -100°C, resulting in negligible dark current and provides unrivalled performance for spectroscopic applications (1016 R2)