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Andor Technology has announced several performance enhancements to its Neo camera, based on next-generation scientific CMOS (sCMOS) technology.

The enhancements include faster sustained frame rates, better image quality, hardware pixel binning, flexible region of interest capability with single pixel granularity, an accurate timestamp and improved global snapshot exposure performance.  

Neo’s 5.5 Megapixel sCMOS sensor, with 6.5µm pixel size, achieves a 1 electron read noise at 30fps. Its dual amplifier architecture facilitates a wide dynamic range of 30,000:1. Neo delivers deep vacuum cooling down to -40C, which is critical to maintaining the low noise advantage and a minimal pixel blemish specification across all exposure conditions.

The camera offers comprehensive FPGA intelligence for superior image quality and quantitative stability. Coupled with a 4GB on-head image memory, it has the ability to acquire extended kinetic bursts at frame rates that are faster than variable hard drive write speeds - overcoming the need for expensive and complex PC solutions.