Scientific EMCCD

Raptor Photonics Kite EMCCD Low Light Scientific Imaging Camera

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VGA scientific EMCCD with Frame Interline Transfer

The digital KITE EMCCD camera, model KI247-CL, combines high sensitivity, speed and high resolution. It uses a peltier cooled Texas Instruments' 640 x 480 Interline Transfer Impactron device which provides QE up to 53%.

It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output.

The KITE camera offers outstanding performance for low light applications such as fluorescence imaging, astronomy, electrophoresis, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging.

The camera is fully compatible with the XCAP software from EPIX (link).  This high performance Image Analysis Software offers easy-to-use menus and dialogs and allows simple or complex imaging tasks to be effortlessly completed.

KITE is also fully compatible with the Micro-Manager software.  uManager provides a universal, flexible and free software platform for automated microscopy.  Combined with ImageJ, mManager provides a full featured microscope management and image processing package, with quality and ease of use standards equal to commercial software.

The KITE EM247 camera features:

  • 658 x 496 EMCCD sensor - Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • B/W EMCCD technology - Enables high sensitivity imaging with 1000x on-chip gain
  • 16 bit CameraLink output - Provides wide dynamic range
  • 53% QE from Virtual Phase sensor - Optimum Photon collection 
  • Frame Interline Transfer (FIT) - No mechanical shutter required, less smear at shorter exposures
  • High frame rate imaging - Enables capture of fast events

Typical Applications:

  • Adaptive Optics and Astronomy 
  • Calcium signaling
  • Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • FRET / FRAP / TIRF
  • Genome sequencing
  • High content screening
  • High resolution fluorescence imaging 
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • LIBS
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Single molecule detection
  • Solar Cell Inspection 
  • X-ray tomography

Download full data sheet here.

See video of Shooting Star taken with a Kite here.

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