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FAQ about sCMOS scientific cameras


For Large sensor / pixel camera - MX377 model

What gain modes would be available?

Standard ones are 10 and 12, planned is the 14 bit mode with CMS (16bit).

What frame rate can be reached in what gain mode?

For 10bit it would be around 60 fps in full resolution.
For 12bit around 45 Fps.
If 14-bit is available it should reach 10+fps

What will be the expected full well capacity (FWC) in gain modes?

For 10 and 12 it should be around 120 000 e-.
For 14 bit the expected value is 100k e-.

How can the camera reach such speed with such resolution and gain?

This model is equipped with PCIe interface (X4 Gen3) allowing the bandwidth of 32 Gb/s

What is the expected temperature when using TE Cooling?

With the built in Thermoelectric Peltier cooling the temperature could be around -10C

What is the expected readout noise?

For the 10 and 12bit modes it is 4e-.
For 14 bit mode with CMS (16bit) measurements are coming soon

Will Global Reset be available?

Yes.
The sensor uses Rolling shutter technology to increase sensitivity and S/N ratio. For Global shutter sCMOS sensors please check HERE

Will the camera provide time stamping?

We have timestamp in camera - resolution 4us.

Will the camera have a window in front of the chip?

Absolutely, cooling requires this.
If the "sensor glass" is meant - the sensor will be available in the "Taped Glass" version so it will be removable if necessary.

What about Binning and Windowing, ROI?

The sensor does not support Binning, but it is implemented on the camera side - Binning 4x4
Windowing or ROI (Region of interest) is supported and integrated.

Will the chip have tip/tilt adjustments to fine align to optical axis?

No.

What versions of the Gpixel sensor will be used and offered?

We are planning to offer the GSENSE6060 sensors with regards to the sensor grade provided by Gpixel.
There will be three grades 0, 1 and 2 (or E for “engineering sample”) which differ in the amount of defects allowed.
Typically grade 0 will be omitted as the chances of producing such sensor are low which results in highly uncertain lead times.
Also, there are front-side and back-side illuminated options available.