NeutronOptics - Optional Slim USB lodestar and Ultrastar CCDs

Optional Slim Lodestar USB and Ultrastar CCDs

NeutronOptics x-ray or neutron cameras can be supplied with an optional slim "lodestar" CCD unit, with the same 752x580 pixels (~100µ spatial resolution with the 80x60mm compact camera), or a higher resolution slim (Ultrastar" CCD with 1392x1040 pixels. However, the new slim CCDs have far higher 16-bit intensity resolution compared to only 8-bits from the standard video CCD.

These slim CCD units cannot be Peltier cooled, and are connected to a Windows computer via a single USB-2 cable used both to control the camera and collect the image. Amplified 10m cable extensions can be supplied.

The standard camera options (wired/wireless controller, video cables and screen etc) are not used with these slim USB CCDs.

  • Sensor Type : Interline EXView ICX829ALA or ICX825ALA
  • Image size: Diagonal 8 mm (Type 1/2") or 11 mm (Type 2/3")
  • Resolution: 752x580 or 1392x1040 pixels
  • Pixel Size: 8.6 x 8.3 µM or 6.45 x 6.45 µM
  •    Common features

  • Binning: from 2x2 to 8x8 (improved intensity & read-out )
  • High Efficiency: (QE>75% at 500-600nm), low smear
  • Low dark current (<0.1 e.s ambient), anti-blooming
  • Full Well Capacity: >50,000 electrons (dynamic range)
  • ADC: 16 bit grey scale, optional filtering and distortion
  • Maximum Exposure Length: Unlimited
  • Readout Noise: 10 e- typical value (0ºC)
  • Readout Time: Typically 0.2 sec for full frame via USB2
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed with 10-20m USB cables
  • Power: USB powered, No cooling available
  • CCD Unit: 32mm diameter, 72mm height, 50g weight
  • SDK: C++, VB Wrapper, .net Wrapper, ImageJ, LabView