Syncerity CCD Camera for OEM and Research Applications

HORIBA Scientific has released an advanced Syncerity deep cooled Open-Electrode 1024 x 256 CCD Camera which has been specifically designed for OEM and research applications. The product is the latest member in the scientific camera range.

The Syncerity camera offers flexibility and performance and available at an affordable price. With peak VIS-NIR at 58% and peak UV QE at 32%, the camera provides a moderate flat response and fulfills numerous applications. In the near-NIR range, the detector offers a low-cost option to the deep depletion CCD detector without etaloning. Moreover, it has an excellent dynamic range at 92.5dB (in image mode) and the tall format of the CCD detector ensures a superior fit for imaging spectroscopy applications.

Additionally, the flexible design of the camera enables OEM team to configure it for industrial applications, ranging from electronics customizations to alternate CCD chips.

Key Features

Product features of the Syncerity TE-Cooled CCD Detector are:

  • Unparalleled readout noise
  • Excellent dynamic and linearity range
  • Ultra compact size
  • Deep thermoelectric cooling (minimum)
  • Ruggedized connectors
  • PC interface
  • Scientific grade 1 CCD with 6.7 mm height
  • Open Electrode CCD Technology
  • Versatile Input and Output Trigger interface
  • SDK and LabView VIs available
  • Life time vacuum warranty


Specifications of the Syncerity CCD Camera are provided in the table below:

CCD Sensor Format 1024 × 256
Quantum Efficiency at 20 °C 27% at 250 nm, 31% at 300 nm, 42% at 550 nm, 58% at 750 nm, 55% at 800 nm, 12% at 1000 nm
Pixel Size 26 × 26 µm
Image Area 26.6 × 6.7 mm, 100% fill factor
Deep Thermoelectric Cooling -60 °C @ +25 °C ambient or –50°C @ +40 °C ambient yields low dark current suitable for most OEM and some research applications
Single Pixel Well Capacity 200 000 e–/pixel (minimum)
Serial Register Full Well Capacity 1 000 000 e–/pixel (typical output register saturation)
Scan Rates 45 kHz and 1 MHz
Readout Noise (at 45 kHz and at –60 °C) 4.7 e– (Typical) to 7 e– (maximum)
Readout Noise (at 1 MHz and at –60 °C) 17 e– (Typical) to 20 e– (maximum)
Maximum Spectral Rate 27 Hz at 45 kHz scan rate; 278 Hz at 1 MHz scan rate
Dynamic Range (Typical for single pixel) 42 550:1 (92.5 dB providing >15 bit effective dynamic range)
Non Linearity (Measured on each camera)
Dark Current at –60 °C *4
< 0.4% at 45 kHz – Linearity better than 99.6%; < 0.8% at 1 MHz – Linearity better than 99.2%
0.0052 e–/pixel/sec (Typical); equivalent to 0.0020 e–/pixel/sec for a 16 µm pixel size; equivalent to 0.0031 e–/pixel/sec for a 20 µm pixel size
Software-Adjustable Gains 1 1–12 e–/count
Weight 1.769 kg (3.90 lb)


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