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Zyla 5.5 HF fibre-optic coupled sCMOS

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Andor Technology Ltd., an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of its new ‘Zyla 5.5 HF’ fibre-optic coupled sCMOS, Andor’s fastest and highest resolution platform for high-energy X-ray and neutron ‘indirect’ detection. This latest addition to the Zyla family builds on the market-leading performance of Andor’s sCMOS family, offering an unparalleled combination of high resolution 5.5 megapixel array with 6.5 µm pixel, 100 frames per second sustained acquisition rate and ultra-low 1.2 e- readout noise.

A high resolution fibre optic design maximises photon throughput and ensures the highest image fidelity relay from the scintillator. A modular architecture allows the coupling of a wide range of scintillators, fibre-optic tapers and Beryllium filters, allowing configuration of the Zyla HF to seamlessly match the requirements of applications such as X-ray materials imaging, non-invasive X-ray bio- and medical imaging, or neutron tomography. The compact size of the feature-packed Zyla HF also makes it the ideal platform for space-constrained research set-ups or OEM instruments.

Antoine Varagnat, Product Specialist at Andor Technology, said; “Andor’s Zyla HF provides a fantastic answer to the speed and noise limitations of traditional fibre-coupled based CCDs for fast transient or multi-acquisition high energy photon detection. Collecting very high resolution images at more than 100 frames per second with high contrast is of great benefit for applications such as extended patient X-ray biomedical diagnostics, X-ray imaging for process control or 3D neutron tomography. It is a perfect complement to Andor’s iKon and Newton fibre optic CCDs for slower, higher contrast X-Ray or neutron diagnostics.”