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Kinetix22 High Speed BI sCMOS Camera

August 9, 2021
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Kinetix22 High Speed BI sCMOS Camera

The new 5.7MP back-illuminated Kinetix22 scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera from Teledyne Photometrics delivers high speed, high dynamic range, and low noise imaging with an optimized field of view for microscopes and other optical devices with industry standard C-mount image ports. It is the camera of choice or researchers using super-resolution imaging, light sheet microscopy, multi-channel and voltage imaging.

The Kinetix22 features four modes, allowing users to prioritize different camera specs, optimise imaging, and avoid compromise. The 8 bit Speed mode offers 498 fps across the full frame, 12 bit Sensitivity mode offers low 1.2 e- read noise while operating at ~90 fps, 12 bit Ultra Low Noise mode offers sub electron read noises of 0.7 e- for EMCCD-like sensitivity, and 16 bit Sub Electron mode has a large full well capacity for imaging varied signal levels in a sample.

The Kinetix22 delivers a tremendous 498 frames per second (fps), full frame across the entire 22 mm diagonal field of view. This speed significantly outperforms typical sCMOS devices while featuring a higher megapixel sensor.

The optimized line time results in a data rate of almost 3000 megapixels/second, around 7x greater than typical sCMOS devices and achieves a near-perfect 95% quantum efficiency.

The Kinetix22 featuresS6.5 µm x 6.5 µm pixels, the accepted standard for most live cell applications using 40x and 60x magnification. This pixel size provides highly detailed images across the imaging plane and is most suitable for the broadest range of microscope objectives.

Also featuring Pattern Noise Reduction Technology and Correlated Noise Reduction Technology, the Kinetix22 delivers clean, pattern-free images with minimal pixel defects, delivering improved image quality in low light conditions. By bringing the light in from the back of the sensor, photons land directly onto the light receiving surface, maximizing light collecting capability. This allows for the weakest signals to be displayed as high quality images, even if the sample typically only emits a handful of photons.

PCIe and USB 3.2 interfaces are supported and the spectrum capabilities are UV (200-400nm), Visible (400-700nm) and Near Infrared (700-1000nm).

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