Ascent® ASP-A205 1360 x 1024 4.65u

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Terms and Conditions
Lead time 6-8 weeks, built to order 

  • 1 to 16 MHz 16-Bit digitization
  • Binning up to 8 horizontal x 1024 height
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Subarray readout and fast sequencing modes

The Ascent A205 has a 1.4-megapixel interline transfer sensor with low noise and high quantum efficiency. The camera is available with a monochrome (A205) or color sensor (A205C). Small pixels are ideal for microscopy.  


Additional Features:

  • 32/64 bit ActiveX drivers included with every system
  • Programmable cooling to 35°C below ambient
  • External triggering and strobe controls
  • Programmable offset and gain
  • Programmable status indicators
  • Moisture free chambers
  • Video focus mode
  • Precision locking filter wheels optional

CCD Specifications
Array Size (pixels) 1360 x 1024
Pixel Size 4.65 x 4.65 microns
Imaging Area 6.3 x 4.8mm (30.1mm2)
Imaging Diagonal 8mm
Linear Full Well (typical) 10K electrons*
Dynamic Range 60 dB*
QE at 400nm 46%*
Peak QE (600nm) 62%*
Anti-blooming (nominal) Yes
Camera System Performance
PC Interface USB 2.0
Max. Cable Length 5 meters between hubs, 5 hubs maximum (max. total of 30m); or up to 50m with icron 2.0 Ranger extender
Digital Resolution 16 bits (single channel): 3.3 and 10Mpixels/sec
System Noise (typical) 4.5 e- RMS at 3.3 MHz; 6 e- RMS at 10 MHz
Pixel Binning 1 x 1 to 8 x 1024 on chip
Exposure Time 100 microseconds to 183 minutes (2.56 microsecond increments)
Image Sequencing 1 to 65535 image sequences under software control
Frame Sizes Full frame, subframe, focus mode
Cooling (typical) Thermoelectric cooler with forced air. Maximum cooling 35°C below ambient temperature.
Dark Current (typical) 0.1 e-/pixel/sec (-15°C)
Frame Rate (high speed) Binning 1 x 1: 6.6 FPS Binning 2 x 2: 13.3 FPS
Temperature Stability +/- 0.1°C
Operating Environment -30° to 35°C. Relative humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing.
Power 20W maximum power with cooling maximum. AC/DC "brick" supply with int'l AC input plug (100-240V, 50-60Hz). Alternate 6V input from user's source.
Remote Triggering LVTTL input allows exposure to start within 25 microseconds of rising edge of trigger.
Camera Head Size Aluminum. 3.2" x 4.7" x 1.3" (8.1 x 11.9 x 3.3 cm). Weight: 1.4 lb. (0.65 kg)
Back Focal Distance Standard: 0.32" (0.81cm). [optical]
Mounting 1.5" x 2.5" bolt pattern, 6-32 thread. Optional C-mount (1" 32 tpi thread), Nikon F-mount, or 2" slip-fit adapters.
Op. System Support Windows, Macintosh, Linux


CCD Sensitivity