Syncerity VUV

Deep Cooled Vacuum Ultra Violet Scientific Cameras

High energy camera detection that can interface with a vacuum chamber for measurement down to 120 nm

The new Syncerity VUV Camera features:
• High QE in VUV Range 58% @120 nm (no ARC)
• Attachable to High Vacuum Chamber with Viton®  O-Ring, down to < 10-6  Torr
• TE-cooled to -50°C (Vacuum) or -30°C with N2 Purge Low Dark Current, Low Noise

Segment: Scientific
Division: Custom Spectroscopy Solutions
Base product

“Typical” VUV Response*

Type A

Type B

*This data is reference data only and is not guaranteed.
*Cameras provided without window have no warranty on CCD and need special handling under N2


CCD pixel

 2048 x 702048 x 256
2048 x 512
1024 x 128
CCD pixel size14 x 14 µm12 x 12 µm24 x 24 µm
CCD height1 mm3 mm / 6 mm3 mm
Without AR coating for 115 nm - 200 nm
With AR coating for 135 nm - 1100 nm
Window No window or with MgF2 window
Flange Special flange for vacuum chamber with Viton 0-ring (Standard Syncerity cap + MgF2 window is also available)



CCD Sensor Format2048 × 70
Quantum Efficiency at 20 °CSee type A curve for VUV and UV-VIS QE responses
Pixel Size14 μm × 14 μm
Image Area28.7 mm × 0.98 mm; 100% fill factor
Deep Thermoelectric Cooling-50°C under vacuum (10-6  mbar) with +25°C ambient or -30°C under N2 purging
Single Pixel Well Capacity 50 000 e¯/pixel (minimum); 60 000 e¯/pixel (typical)
Serial Register Full Well Capacity 250 000 e¯/pixel (minimum)
500 000 e¯/pixel (typical output register saturation)
Scan Rates45 kHz and 500 kHz
Readout Noise (at 45 kHz and at -50 °C)*1

9 e–  (typical) to 12 e¯ (maximum)

Readout Noise (at 500 kHz and at -50 °C)*120 e- (Typical) to 25 e- (Maximum)
Maximum Spectral Rate 20 Hz at 45 kHz scan rate
189 Hz at 500 kHz scan rate
Digitization16 bit ADC
Dynamic Range (Typical for Single Pixel)*255 500:1
Non Linearity (Measured on Each Camera) <0.15% (typical) at 45 kHz (0.4% maximum)
<0.20% (typical) at 500 kHz (1% maximum)
Dark Current at -50 °C*3
(Note that pixel size = 14 μm)
0.05 e /pixel/s (typical)
Software-Adjustable Gains2,4 and 10 e-/count at –50°C
Environmental Conditions 
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C ambient
  • Relative Humidity < 70% (non-condensing)
  • Storage Temperature -25°C to 50°C
Weight1.769 kg (3.90 lb)
DimensionsRefer to mechanical drawings

Power Requirements

AC-DC Power Supply (Provided)

Recommendation for OEM Supplying Camera
Power Directly:

90- 264 Vac, 47 - 63 Hz

  • Pin:+9V, ± 5%, 6.44A maximum
  • Regulation:+8.55 Vmin,  +9Vtyp, +9.45 Vmax
  • Ripple & Noise:200 mVpp maximum
Minimum Computer Requirements: 
  • 3.0 GHz single core or 2.4 GHz multi core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 bit or 64 bit compatible
  • 500 MB free hard disc space (additional disc space may be required depending on data storage needs)
  • USB 2.0 High Speed Host Controller capable of sustained rate of 40 MB/s
  • Windows (XP, Vista and 7)

Specifications subject to change without notice


    • *1. Entire system noise measured for a single pixel
    • *2. Dynamic range is defined as Full Well/Readout Noise, measured at 45 kHz
    • *3. Averaged over CCD area, but excluding any regions of blemishes     

    Syncerity - Other CCD Format Specifications: Contact us

    2048 x 2562048 x 5121024 x 128


    Connecting to Syncerity

    Power Interface:
    Connector Type: 
    PDP-40, Mini PWR DIN, 4-Position, STR Plug
    Camera Interface:
    Connector Type: 
    USB Standard Type B

    Sync I/O Connectors:
    Connector Type:

     Input Jack:

     Output Plug: 


    TTL IN       (EXT TRIG In)

    TTL OUT     (SHUTTER Out)


    Syncerity VUV Camera Spec Sheet
    Size 2.8 MB


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