Andor Technology extends CCD camera platform with 'Clara E'

June 25, 2010
Andor Technology has announced the launch of the ‘Clara E’ camera, extending the available choice from the interline CCD camera range.


Andor Technology plc (Andor; Belfast, Northern Ireland), a world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, has announced the launch of the ‘Clara E’ camera, extending the available choice from the most sensitive interline CCD camera range on the market.

The Clara family of cameras is based around the popular 1.3 Megapixel ‘ICX285’ sensor from Sony and is engineered to drive the highest sensitivity and dynamic range performance available from a high-resolution scientific interline CCD camera.

‘Clara E’ avails of Andor’s proven vacuum process, delivering air cooling performance to -20°C, complementing a low read noise of 3 e- at 1MHz. Dynamic events can be followed with outstanding quantitative stability via low noise 10 or 20 MHz readout modes, the data channeled through a USB 2.0 interface. Andor’s iCam technology and comprehensive I/O functionality enables market-leading acquisition efficiency through live cell microscopy softwares, and an accurate hardware generated timestamp ensures temporal precision. The compact, robust design and accessible SDK make Clara ideally suited to OEM integration.

Dr Colin Coates, Product Manager within Andor Technology, said: "Since the launch of the Clara interline camera in early 2009, we have been extremely encouraged by the level of recognition it has attained on account of its industry-leading sensitivity, offering deep air cooling to -55°C which complements a unique read noise of 2.4 e-. Clara E represents a significant price/performance addition to the family, and both microscopists and OEM customers will appreciate the unquestionable value that this powerful camera presents”.

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About Andor Technology (Andor)
Andor enables its customers to break new ground by performing light measurements previously considered impossible. With a portfolio spanning high-performance scientific digital cameras, spectrographs, and microscopy systems, Andor is a world leader in scientific imaging spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AND). More information about Andor Technology PLC is available at

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