Aspen is the newest in design innovation from Apogee Imaging Systems. Aspen increases cooling performance in a smaller package, improves stray light baffling, adds a Network interface with a built-in web server, supports dual output CCDs up to 16Mhz and sets a new standard in shutter reliability. The Aspen CG285 has a 1.4-megapixel interline transfer sensor with low noise and high quantum efficiency. The camera is available with a monochrome (CG285) or color sensor (CG285C). Small pixels are ideal for microscopy. This CCD is only available with a sealed cover glass. All Aspen systems are backed by a 2 year warranty on the camera and lifetime warranty on the CCD chamber integrity.
32 MByte camera memory
Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes
Adjustable fan speed for low/zero vibration
General purpose programmable I/O port
Programmable status indicators
32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included
Field upgradeable firmware
AR coated silica windows
Liquid cooling option
Precision locking filter wheels optional
Array Size (pixels)
1360 x 1024
6.45 x 6.45 microns
8.8 x 6.6mm (57.9mm2)
Linear Full Well (typical)
QE at 400nm
Peak QE (600nm)
Camera System Performance
USB 2.0; Network interface with built-in web server, up to 2MHz throughput
Max. Cable Length
USB: 5 meters between hubs; 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m) Ethernet: 100 meters maximum
16 bits dual or single channel
System Noise (typical)
7 e- RMS at 1 MHz
1 x 1 to 8 x 1024 on chip
100 microseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Full frame, subframe, focus mode
Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling up to 70°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical)
0.04 e-/pixel/sec (-10°C)
Frame Rate (high speed)
Binning 1 x 1: 6.6 FPS Binning 2 x 2: 13.3 FPS
-25º to 40ºC. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
50W maximum power with cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 12V input from user's source.
LVTTL trigger input, expose strobe output.
Camera Head Size
Standard: G01. Optional: G07. Aluminum, hard teal anodized. 6.5" x 6.4" x 3.9" (16.4 x 16.2 x 10 cm). Weight: 3.1 lb. (1.4 kg).