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Kite EMCCD

-20°C VGA Scientific EMCCD


The digital KITE EMCCD camera, model KI247-CL, combines high sensitivity, speed and high resolution. It uses a peltier cooled Texas Instruments’ 640 x 480 Interline Transfer Impactron device which provides QE up to 53%. It uses a 16 bit A/D converter and offers a standard CameraLink output.

The KITE EM247 camera features:

  • 658 x 496 EMCCD sensor – Enables optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications
  • B/W EMCCD technology – Enables high sensitivity imaging with 1000x on-chip gain
  • 16 bit CameraLink output – Provides wide dynamic range
  • 53% QE from Virtual Phase sensor – Optimum Photon collection
  • Frame Interline Transfer (FIT) – No mechanical shutter required, less smear at shorter exposures
  • High frame rate imaging – Enables capture of fast events
Sensor Texas Instruments TC247SPD
Sensor Type 1/2” Frame Interline Transfer (FIT) Impactron
Active Pixel 658 x 496
Pixel Size 10μm x 10μm
Active Area 6.58mm x 4.96mm
Full Well Capacity 20000 electrons
Shift Register Well Depth 100000 electrons
Non Linearity < 1%
Readout noise < 1 electrons with EM gain ON, < 20 electrons with EM gain OFF
Dynamic Range 83dB
Frame Rate 50Hz
Dark Current < 1e / pix / sec
Digital Output Format 16 bit CameraLink (base configuration)
Peak Quantum Efficiency 53% @ 530nm
Spectral response 350 - 1100nm
Cooling -20°C with ambient air @ +20°C
Binning 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5
Antiblooming protection Yes
Lens Mount C mount
Synchronisation Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
Total power consumption < 12W
Operating case temperature -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to +85°C
Dimensions 97mm x 68mm x 61mm
Weight (no lens) < 550g

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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
  • Shooting Star using a Raptor EMCCD camera - Speed & Sensitiviy

  • Image of All Sky - Alcor System. Courtesy of Cyril Cavadore, Alcor System, Lyon, France

  • Images of close binary stars obtained by speckle interferometry using a Kite Camera and a 11’’ télescope. Courtesy of Jocelyn Sérot

  • Images of close binary stars obtained by speckle interferometry using a Kite Camera and a 11’’ télescope. Courtesy of Jocelyn Sérot.

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