iXon Ultra EMCCD Cameras

iXon Ultra EMCCD Cameras Andor Technology
  • SW11183
0.3 MP; Pixel Size 13x13 µm, 16x16 µm; Sensor Size up to 13.3x13.3 mm; up 56 fps Full Frame, 93... more
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0.3 MP; Pixel Size 13x13 µm, 16x16 µm; Sensor Size up to 13.3x13.3 mm; up 56 fps Full Frame, 93 fps @ 512x512; 16 bit; USB 2.0, 3.0; Read noise <1 (e-) with EM gain

The iXon Ultra EMCCD series are back-illuminated, ultrasensitive scientific camera platforms, designed specifically to drive the absolute best from EMCCD technology across all critical performance specs and parameters. 

The highly innovative iXon Ultra 888 megapixel, back-illuminated EMCCD cameras offer single photon sensitivity across a large field of view, at 26 fps. The iXon Ultra 888 cameras facilitate a 3x acceleration of the pixel readout speed to an unprecedented 30 MHz, whilst maintaining quantitative stability, propelling the full frame performance to video rate. Furthermore, Andor’s unique ‘Crop Mode’ can be employed to further boost frame rates from a user defined sub-region, for example pushing a 512 x 512 sub-array to 93 fps and a 128 x 128 area to 697 fps.

With a 1024 x 1024 sensor format and 13 μm pixel size, the resolving power, field of view and unparalleled speed of the iXon Ultra 888 render it the most attractive and versatile EMCCD option for demanding applications such as single molecule detection, super-resolution microscopy, live cell imaging and high time resolution astronomy. 

The iXon Ultra 897 EMCCD cameras take the popular back-illuminated 512 x 512 frame transfer sensor and overclock readout to 17 MHz, pushing speed performance to an outstanding 56 fps (full frame), whilst maintaining single photon sensitivity and quantitative stability throughout. New Optically Centred Crop Mode unlocks unparalleled frame rate performance from centrally located ROIs, ideal for the particular speed and sensitivity requirements of super-resolution microscopy.


  iXon 888 iXon 897
Core Attributes Field of View, Sensitivity and Speed Sensitivity and Speed
Sensor Format 1024x1024 512x512
Sensor Diagonal 18.8 mm 11.6 mm
QE Options BV, EX2, UVB# BV, EX2, UVB (Ultra)
Pixel Size 13 µm 16 µm
Frame Rate 26 fps (670 fps with 128 x 128 Crop Mode) 56 fps (595 fps with 128 x 128 Crop Mode)
Read Noise < 1 e- with EM Gain < 1 e- with EM Gain
Pixel Well Depth 80,000 e- 180,000 e-
Interface USB 3.0 USB 2.0
TE Cooling Up to -95°C Up to -100°C


Applications: Fast Astronomy; Tomography; Fast Spectroscopy; Super-Resolution Microscopy

Product Group: EMCCD Cameras
Manufacturer Series Name: iXon Ultra
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