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SIM-D ultra-fast framing camera

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Specialised Imaging has added a new auxiliary viewpoint option to its SIM-D ultra-fast framing camera. The function enables research groups to interface high speed video, streak cameras or time-resolve spectrometers with their SIM-D camera. The camera is capable of scanning up to 1 billion frames per second

The intuitive design of the SIM-D allows even occasional users to achieve top quality results. A novel optical periscope for focus adjustment enables rapid and simple experimental setup and optimisation. Comprehensive triggering facilities, highly accurate timing control, and a wide range of output signals, coupled with a software package that includes full measurement and image enhancement functions simplifies image capture. Full remote operation using Ethernet connectivity comes as standard enabling the SIM-D to be easily integrated into almost any environment.

The optical design of the SIM-D provides the choice of up to 16 separate optical channels without compromising performance or image quality. Effects such as parallax and shading are eliminated and the high spatial resolution (>36 lp/mm) is the same from frame to frame and in both axes. Individual ultra-high resolution intensified CCD detectors, controlled by state-of-the-art electronics, offer almost infinite control over gain and exposure allowing researchers total freedom to capture images of even the most difficult transient phenomena.

The camera is perfectly suited for applications in fields as diverse as automotive testing, biomedical research, combustion research, failure dynamics, impact studies and nanotechnology.

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