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Lumenera INFINITY3-6UR

Lumenera INFINITY 3-6 Microscope camera

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High resolution, large field of view, 6MP, CCD, USB 3.0 Camera

Lumenera’s INFINITY3-6UR is a high-speed, high-sensitivity camera with 6 megapixel resolution. The camera incorporates Sony’s ICX694 CCD sensor with high QE, high dynamic range and high speed. Full resolution 6 MP images are sent to a host computer at up to 27 frames per second (fps) over the plug and play USB 3.0 connection. The ‘R’ grade designation of the INFINITY3-6UR is a testament to low-noise electronics, high-grade components and unique thermal management techniques. This camera is designed for use in a wide variety of life science, clinical and industrial applications requiring optimal colour reproduction, extreme sensitivity, increased resolution and high speed.

INFINITY3-6UR

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To maximize the sensitivity of the new INFINITY3-6UR, Lumenera used a new larger 1” format Sony ICX694 sensor. With an approximately 50% larger active surface area than the ICX285 with 2/3″ optical format, this high resolution camera achieves a more-than-4x increase in resolution with a less-than-2x decrease in effective sensitivity.

The INFINITY3-6UR is the ideal general purpose camera for most microscopy applications due to its 6MP resolution, excellent colour reproduction, speed and light sensitivity needed for low-light applications. Built on Sony’s EXview HAD II sensor technology, this camera offers extremely high dynamic range, 4.54 x 4.54 μm pixels and very low noise. With 2×2 binning, there is a fourfold increase in sensitivity while providing a 1.5 MP (1376×1096) resolution. The INFINITY3-6UR delivers outstanding image quality and value for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence including the NIR region.

The INFINITY3-6UR uses the latest USB 3.0 technology at 5 Gbits/sec to deliver the fastest image transfer – even at its highest resolution. Image captures can be synchronized using either a hardware or software trigger. 128 MB of on board memory for frame buffering ensures dependable and reliable image delivery at full frame rate and highest resolution even in the most demanding systems. USB 3.0 is the ideal choice for microscopy as it is readily available on today’s computers, while plug-and-play connectivity makes for easy installation.

The INFINITY3-6UR comes with Lumenera’s fully-featured INFINITY ANALYZE, an image capture and analysis software package offering camera control, measurement, annotation, tiling and post capture enhancement. Camera and software combine to create a complete microscopy imaging solution for your application.

Product Highlights:

  • 27 fps at 6.0 megapixel, 46 fps (binned 2×2), 75 fps at VGA (640 x 480)
  • Industry leading Sony EXview HAD ll sensor technology with high QE
  • Colour or monochrome ICX694 CCD sensor with 1″ optical format providing a resolution of 2752 x 2192
  • using 4.54 x 4.54 ?m pixels
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface for ease of installation on any computer
  • GPIO for control of peripherals and synchronization. 1 optically isolated output, 1 optically isolated input and
  • 2 configurable I/O ports
  • 128 MB of on board memory for frame buffering results in reliable image delivery for demanding systems
  • Select 8 and 14-bit pixel data modes
Sensor Specification
Image SensorSONY ICX694, CCD, colour or monochrome
C-mount Adapter1x
Active AreaDiagonal 15.99 mm
Pixel Size4.54 μm x 4.54 μm
Resolution2752 x 2192 pixels
Region of Interest ControlAny multiple of 16 x 16 pixels (quad tap mode)
Camera Specification
Frame Rate27 fps (2752 x 2192), 46 fps (2 x 2 binned), 75 fps (640 x 480)
Bit Depth8 and 14-bit
Binning / Subsampling2 x 2, 4 x 4, 8 x 8 (3 x 3 mono only)
Exposure ControlAutomatic and manual control
Exposure Range3 μs to 71 min (snapshot), 23 μs to 1.79 s (video)
White BalanceAutomatic and manual control
GainManual and automatic control
Gain Range0.8 to 58x (colour), 0.8 to 33x (mono)
Trigger ModesHardware and software triggerable
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range68.6 dB (Colour), 64.8 dB (Mono)
Pixel Well Depth~17,500 e- (Colour), ~11,300 e- (Mono)
Quantum Efficiency73 % (Mono), 66% (Colour)
Read Noise6.5 e- rms (Quad-Tap Mode)
Dark Current Noise<1 e-/s (at 22 ºC ambient, 41 ºC internal)
Mechanical Specifications
Data InterfaceUSB 3.0 (USB 2.0 support for lower frame rates)
Lens mountC-Mount
Dimensions3.85 x 2.75 x 1.56 inches
Mass395g
Operation Temperature0° C to +50° C
Camera Software
Operating SystemsWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32 & 64 bit), Mac OSX 10.7