Andor Technology plc has launched the ‘Optically Centred Crop Mode’ on its iXon Ultra EMCCD platform.
The new addition is designed to provide extremely fast frame rate performance from Region of Interest (ROI), and is ideally matched to the speed and sensitivity needs of live cell super-resolution microscopy.
Available on the iXon Ultra 897 camera, the Optically Centred Crop Mode facilitates centrally-located ROI performance that claims to significantly outstrip anything available through conventional ROI means.
For example, a frame rate of 569 fps is achievable from a 128 x 128 ROI. The iXon is available to ship with the OptoMask accessory, which facilitates use of this high speed mode.
Colin Coates, imaging product manager at Andor Technology, said: “Initial feedback that we have received points towards Optically Centred Crop Mode being of particular relevance to the pointillism single molecule-based super-resolution microscopy community.
“For example, the camera may be operated in full 512 x 512 resolution at a frame rate suited to generation of fixed cell super-resolved images. Then this new mode can be invoked with a 128 x 128 ROI for generation of super-resolved live cell images at 10x faster rate, allowing dynamic events to be followed.”
The mode will also be of interest to many other fast applications, such as ion signalling, fluorescence correlation microscopy and astronomy adaptive optics,” Coates added.
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