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Syncerity CCD Camera

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SYNCERITY TM 1024 x 256

The deep cooled Open Electrode 1024 x 256 CCD Camera combines affordability, performance and versatility for both Research and OEM applications. With peak UV QE at 32% and peak VIS-NIR at 58%, SyncerityTMoffers a relatively flat response and addresses multiple applications. In the near-NIR, this detector is a lower cost alternative to the deep depletion CCD, with no etaloning. The dynamic range of this SyncerityTM camera is unmatched at 92.5dB (in image mode) and the CCD’s tall format is an  excellent fit for imaging spectroscopy applications. Its flexible design allows our OEM dedicated team to quickly adapt the camera for industrial requirements, ranging from alternate CCD chips to  electronics customizations.



Spectroscopy Benefits for Research and OEM

Unmatched Readout Noise

 Unmatched Readout Noise at a speed of 45 kHz

Unparalleled Linearity & Dynamic Range

Measured values on each camera exhibit outstanding performance: 
92.5 dB typical dynamic range with <0.4% non linearity.

Deep Thermoelectric Cooling (Minimum)

-60 °C @ +25 °C ambient yields very low dark current

Ultra Compact size

Ideal for use on microscopes and OEM integration

Life time Vacuum Warranty

All metal sealed technology provides a maintenance -free permanent vacuum.

PC Interface

USB 2.0 high speed with 100% data integrity. No controller box.

Ruggedized Connectors

Maintains overall system integrity in industrial environments

Open Electrode CCD Technology

Broad spectral coverage with QE of 27% at 250 nm and 55% at 800 nm.

Scientific Grade 1 CCD with 6.7 mm Height

Ideally suited for low light level detection in a variety of spectroscopic applications. We offer other CCD formats and Sensor types for OEM volumes.

Flexible Input & Output Trigger Interface

Experiment synchronization with External Trigger In & TTL Shutter Out with programmable edge triggering

LabView VIs and SDK available.

Flexible software to integrate a Syncerity CCD into existing apparatus or as an OEM component. Contact us for a Linux driver.

Technical specification

CCD Sensor Format

1024 x 256

Quantum Efficiency at 20 °C  (See QE curve below)

27% at 250 nm – 31% at 300 nm – 42% at 550 nm
58% at 750 nm – 55% at 800 nm – 12% at 1000 nm

Pixel Size

26 μm x 26 μm

Image Area

26.6 mm x 6.7 mm, 100% fill factor

Deep ThermoelectricCooling

-60 °C @ +25 °C ambient or -50°C @ +40 °C ambient
Yields low dark current suitable for most OEM and some Research applications

Single Pixel Well Capacity

200 000 e/pixel (Minimum)

Serial Register Full Well Capacity

 1 000 000 e/pixel (Typical Output Register Saturation)

Scan Rates

45 kHz and 1 MHz

Readout Noise (at 45 kHz and at -60 °C)*1

4.7 e (Typical) to 7 e (Maximum)

Readout Noise (at 1 MHz and at -60 °C)*1

17 e (Typical) to 20 e (Maximum)

Maximum Spectral Rate

27 Hz at 45 kHz scan rate;
278 Hz at 1 MHz scan rate


16 bit ADC

Dynamic Range (Typical for Single Pixel)*2

42 550:1 (92.5 dB providing >15 bit effective dynamic range)

Non Linearity (Measured on Each Camera) 

< 0.4% at 45 kHz – Linearity better than 99.6%
< 0.8% at 1 MHz  – Linearity better than 99.2%

Dark Current at -60 °C *3
(Note that pixel size = 26 μm)

0.0052 e/pixel/sec (Typical)
equivalent to 0.0020 e/pixel/sec for a 16 μm pixel size
equivalent to 0.0031 e/pixel/sec for a 20 μm pixel size

Software-Adjustable Gains

1 – 12 e/count

Environmental Conditions

  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C ambient
  • Relative Humidity < 70% (non-condensing)
  • Storage Temperature -25°C to 50°C


1.769 kg (3.90 lb)


Refer to mechanical drawings herein

Power Requirements

AC-DC Power Supply (Provided)

Recommendation for OEM Supplying Camera
Power Directly:

90- 264 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz

  • Pin:+9V, ± 5%, 6.44A maximum
  • Regulation:+8.55 Vmin,  +9Vtyp, +9.45 Vmax
  • Ripple & Noise:200 mVpp maximum

Minimum Computer Requirements:

  • 3.0 GHz single core or 2.4 GHz multi core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 bit or 64 bit compatible
  • 500 MB free hard disc space (additional disc space may be required depending on data storage needs)
  • USB 2.0 High Speed Host Controller capable of sustained rate of 40 MB/s
  • Windows (XP, Vista and 7)

Specifications subject to change without notice


  1. Entire system noise measured for a single pixel
  2. Dynamic range is defined as: Full Well / Readout Noise and is measured at 45 kHz
  3. Averaged over CCD area, but excluding any regions of blemishes.
Quantum Efficiency

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