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Andor Technology, a leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, has engineered higher performance from its sensitive interline CCD camera, the Andor Clara. Based on measured QC data from the first 200 cameras built, Andor is able to reduce the camera's typical read noise to 2.4 electrons at 1MHz, representing a very low detection limit. In addition, Andor has improved the cooling performance; the Clara now offers cooling to -55°C with internal fan only (no water required).

The Clara is based around the 1.3 Megapixel ICX285 sensor from Sony and is engineered to provide high sensitivity and dynamic range. Dynamic events can be followed with high quantitative stability via low noise 10 or 20MHz readout modes, the data channelled through a USB 2.0 interface. Andor's iCam technology and I/O functionality ensures high acquisition efficiency through live cell microscopy software platforms, and an accurate hardware generated timestamp ensures temporal precision. The compact, robust design and accessible SDK, means the camera is ideally suited to OEM integration. 


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