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Falcon II EMCCD

Digital Monochrome Scientific Frame Transfer EMCCD, 1024 x 1024, 13um x 13um pixels, cooled to -95C, 1MP Scientific


The digital FALCON II EMCCD camera is based on e2v’s CCD-201 back-thinned 1″ sensor. It combines high sensitivity, speed and resolution. with QE up to 95%. It has strong response from UV through to NIR. With EM gain on it offers less than 0.01 electrons read noise. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output.

Ultra low noise readout for THE BEST image quality!

  • 1024 x 1024 Back-thinned EMCCD sensor – Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • EMCCD technology – Highest sensitivity imaging with up to 1000x on-chip gain
  • 16 bit CameraLink output – Realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image
  • Up to 95% QE from back-illuminated sensor – Optimum Photon collection
  • Strong UV and NIR reponse and ultrawide bandwidth – From 200nm through to 1100nm
  • Deep cooled to -95°C – For minimal background events
Sensor Type 1" Back Thinned Frame Transfer EMCCD
Active Pixel 1024 x 1024
Pixel Size 13µm x 13µm
Active Area 13.3mm x 13.3mm
Full Well Capacity 80,000 electrons
Shift Register Well Depth 730,000 electrons
Non-Linearity <1%
Readout noise <0.01 electrons with EM gain ON, <60 electrons with EM fain OFF
Frame Rate 10fps
Dark Current <0.0003e / pix / sec
Digital Output Format 16 bit CameraLink (base configuration)
Peak Quantum Efficiency 95%
Spectral Response 200 - 1100nm
Cooling -95°C with +10°C coolant
Binning 1x1 up to 32x32
Lens Mount C-Mount
Synchronisation Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
Total power consumption <100W
Operating case temperature -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to +85°C
Dimensions 129mm x 112mm x 94mm
Weight (no lens) < 1.5kg
falcon III QE graph, quantum efficency / wavelength

falcon II QE graph

Typical Applications:

  • Adaptive Optics and Astronomy
  • Calcium signaling
  • Fluorescence imaging / spectroscopy
  • Flow cytometry
  • FRET / FRAP / TIRF
  • Genome sequencing
  • High content screening
  • High resolution fluorescence imaging
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • LIBS
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Single molecule detection
  • Solar Cell Inspection
  • X-ray tomography

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