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Teledyne Lumenera INFINITY 3S Microscope camera

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Ultra-Sensitive, 1.4 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Camera

Lumenera’s INFINITY3S-1UR is a high-speed, ultra-sensitive research grade microscopy camera with 1.4 megapixel resolution. The camera incorporates Sony’s new ICX825 CCD sensor, producing much higher dynamic range and sensitivity over the popular ICX285 sensor. The INFINITY3S-1UR has the unmatched light sensitivity needed for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence and NIR imaging. Lumenera’s high-speed USB 3.0 data interface provides maximum allowable throughput where full resolution images can be sent to a host computer at an industry leading 60 fps.

Key Performance Improvements for the ICX825:

The Sony ICX825 CCD sensor produces a 70% improvement in sensitivity over the popular ICX285 sensor. This sensor technology offers extremely high quantum efficiency, high dynamic range, 6.45 x 6.45 μm pixels and very low noise of 5.9 e-. The research-grade designation of the INFINITY3S-1UR is a testament to low noise electronics, high-grade components and unique thermal management techniques.

  • 6dB increase in dynamic range vs ICX285
  • 7dB improvement in QE at 850nm in the NIR range vs ICX285
  • Increased sensitivity thus reducing exposure time and reducing photo bleaching in fluorescence applications
  • Increased frame rate of over 60fps vs 30fps for the ICX285

High Speed USB 3.0 Interface:

The INFINITY3S-1UR uses the latest USB 3.0 technology at 5 Gbits/sec to deliver the fastest image transfer – even at its highest resolution. Lumenera’s USB 3.0 cameras are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for those not needing the full speed of the camera.

ICX825 sample image

ICX825 sample image

The ICX825 design increases sensitivity by 3.7 dB, and dynamic range by 6 dB over the ICX285 sensor.

Product Highlights:

  • Industry leading Sony EXview HAD ll sensor technology with 70% improvement in sensitivity over ICX285
  • Colour or monochrome ICX825 CCD Global Shutter sensor with 2/3” optical format providing a resolution of 1392 x 1040 using 6.45 x 6.45 μm pixels
  • 9 e- read noise
  • 14-bit pixel depth for 16,384 tonal values per channel
  • 60 fps at 1.4 megapixel
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface for plug and play installation on any computer
  • GPIO for control of peripherals and synchronization
  • 128 MB of on board memory for frame buffering results in reliable image delivery
Sensor Specification
Image Sensor2/3” Sony ICX825 , CCD, colour or mono, progressive scan
C-mount Adapter0.67x
Active AreaDiagonal 11 mm
Pixel Size6.45 μm x 6.45 μm
Resolution1392 x 1040 pixels
Region of Interest ControlAny multiple of 16 x 16 pixels
Camera Specification
Frame Rate60 fps (1392 x 1040)
Bit Depth8 and 14-bit
Binning / Subsampling2 x 2, 4 x 4 (mono only)
Exposure ControlAutomatic and manual control
Exposure Range3 μs to 71 min (snapshot), 23 μs to 1.3 s (video)
White BalanceAutomatic and manual control
GainManual and automatic control
Gain Range0.6 to 30x
Camera Characteristics
Dynamic Range69 dB
Pixel Well Depth17,500 e- (colour), 11,500 e- (mono)
Quantum Efficiency~72 % (mono)
Read Noise5.9 e- rms
Dark Current Noise< 1 e-/s
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
Operation Temperature0° C to +50° C
Camera Software
Operating SystemsWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32 & 64 bit), Mac OSX 10.7