About the FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series
Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine CCD cameras are smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperform them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.
FLI MicroLine CCD cameras feature fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.
What sets FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras apart is their small form factor. At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.
Now, let's talk about FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Cooling... The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling (sold as a separate option, visit the Accessories section for a list of choices) or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest quickly and worry-free.
Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.
When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.
FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series Features
- Storage temperature range: -50C to +100C - Operation temperature range: -40C to +50C - Relative humidity operating range: 95%
- Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package with Liquid and Air Cooled bases
- RBI Annihilator Standard and AR Coated Windows
- Video mode with interline sensors and Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
- Power requirements: 12V - Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!
- Ideal for X-ray Applications, Astronomical Imaging, Scientific Imaging, Medical Applications, and Forensic Applications.
About the E2V 42-40 Ultraviolet Sensor
This model of Microline camera employs a top quality E2V CCD42-40-1-075 sensor that has been optimized for Ultraviolet usage. This sensor benefits from back illuminated architecture, working to produce high sensitivity and sharp images of a truly splendid quality. The sensor itself is very much so top of the line, with a the sensor boasting a respectable pixel array, and being of notable physical size in and of itself.
Fused Silica glass is a notably higher quality of optical glass than most standard cameras use. It has very high purity and is one of the most transparent kinds of glass available. The optical and thermal qualities of Fused Silica glass are greatly benefited by it's extremely high purity. This is evidenced in its transmission and homogeneity, both of which exceed that of crystalline quartz while also bypassing the inherent issue of temperature instability that is inherent to the crystalline form. As it cools down, fused silica retains its shape with a high degree of accuracy. What that means is that its optical performance and focus are consistent and unchanging as temperature shifts occur over the day. Due to these features and more, Fused Silica Glass is the preferred optical glass of observatories and scientists!
Features and Specifications of the E2V 42-40 Ultraviolet Sensor
- Pixels: 2048 x 2048
- Pixel Size: 13.5 um
- Full Well Capacity: 100,000 e-
- Sensor Diagonal: 39.1
- Video Size (inch): 2.4
- Typical System Noise: 10 e- at 500 kHz; 14 e- at 2 MHz (23e- at 3 MHz)
- Typical Maximum Cooling: 55C Below Ambient
- Digitization Speed: 500 kHz and 2MHz
- Typical Dark Current: 24 e-/pixel/sec @ -35???C (UV)
- Non linearity: <1%
Manufacturer Product Number: ML4240-1-UV