Thanks for visiting Imaging and Machine Vision Europe.

You're trying to access an editorial feature that is only available to logged in, registered users of Imaging and Machine Vision Europe. Registering is completely free, so why not sign up with us?

By registering, as well as being able to browse all content on the site without further interruption, you'll also have the option to receive our magazine (multiple times a year) and our email newsletters.

Kingfisher V

Share this on social media:

Raptor Photonics, a manufacturer of high-performance digital cameras, has launched the Kingfisher V – a deep-cooled, vacuum-based CCD using vacuum technology called PentaVac.

According to Mark Donaghy, Raptor’s VP of sales and marketing, the Kingfisher V is a deep-cooled version of the Sony ICX694 6 megapixel sensor.

He said: 'This is our first camera using PentaVac technology, enabling us to cool the sensor down to Δ-111°C.' Cooling to Δ-111°C enables long exposure times.

The Kingfisher V has 4.54 x 4.54μm pixels, enabling sharp image resolution and QE of up to 77 per cent. The extremely low dark current of 0.000001 e/p/s is achieved by deep cooling, either by water or air.

Tags: