Andor Launches Zyla sCMOS USB 3.0 Cameras with Market Leading Frame Rate Performance


Source: Oxford Instruments plc

Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of USB 3.0 versions of the ultrasensitive, high resolution Zyla sCMOS camera platform. Offering unparalleled frame rate performance of up to 53 fps from a 4.2 megapixel array, coupled with extremely low read noise and wide dynamic range, the Zyla USB 3.0 models are superb price/performance options for a wide range of microscopy applications, such as ion signalling, super-resolution, light sheet and TIRF.

The high bandwidth ‘plug and play’ USB 3.0 interface is available on Zyla 5.5 and Zyla 4.2 models, housing 5.5 and 4.2 megapixel sensors respectively. Zyla offers a light, compact, low vibration design intended for both research and OEM usage. Comprehensive on-head FPGA real-time data processing ensures superior image quality and quantitative stability. The dual Rolling and Global ‘Snapshot’ Shutter capability of Zyla 5.5 renders it an outstanding all round live cell imaging solution. Zyla 4.2 provides the ultimate in sCMOS sensitivity and speed which, coupled with absolute lowest fan vibration, is superbly matched to the needs of the super-resolution microscopy community.

Dr Colin Coates, Andor’s Imaging Product Manager, said; “Andor’s Zyla sCMOS cameras dramatically out-perform interline CCDs across several key parameters and have been widely adopted as a means to significantly upgrade the performance of a fluorescence microscope. Introduction of a speed optimized USB 3.0 interface to our Zyla range boosts performance yet further, but within the price bracket expected of a workhorse ‘plug and play’ camera.”  

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