Andor Technology iXon Ultra 897 EX EMCCD *NEW* Microscope Camera

Cambridge Scientific ID: 16879 Category: Tag:


The iXon Ultra 897 platform overclocks readout to 17 MHz 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. The iXon Ultra maintains all the advanced performance attributes that have defined the industry-leading iXon range, such as deep vacuum cooling to -100°C,, extremely low spurious noise, and Andor’s patented EM gain re-calibration technology (EMCA™). Count Convert functionality allows real time data acquisition in units of electrons or incident photons and OptAcquire facilitates one-click optimization of this versatile camera to a variety of application conditions.


  • Sensor Type: Back-illuminated, EX2 dual AR coated
  • Active Pixels: 512 x 512
  • Pixel Size:  16 x 16 μm
  • Image Area: 8.2 x 8.2 mm with 100% fill factor
  • Thermostatic Precision: ± 0.01°C
  • Triggering: Internal, External, External Start, External Exposure, Software Trigger
  • Digitization: 16-bit (at all speeds)
  • PC Interface: USB 2.0
  • Lens Mount: C-mount
  • Direct Data Access: Camera Link 3-tap output
  • Dark Current and Background Events•4,5
  • Dark Current (e-/pixel/sec) @ -80°C: 0.00030
  • Dark Current (e-/pixel/sec) @ Max Cooling: 0.00015
  • Spurious Background (events/pix) @ 1000x gain / -85°C: 0.0018
  • Active Area Pixel Well Depth: 180,000 e-
  • Gain Register Pixel Well Depth•76: 800,000 e-
  • Linear Absolute Electron Multiplier Gain: 1 – 1000 times via RealGain™ (calibration stable at all cooling temperatures)
  • Linearity•8: Better than 99.9%
  • Vertical Clock Speed: 0.3 to 3.33 μs (user selectable)
  • Timestamp Accuracy: 10 ns








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