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C-BLUE One UV is an ultra-high performance scientific CMOS camera specifically designed for demanding imaging applications in the UV and visible range (200 nm – 1000 nm).

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  • 2848 x 2848 pixels | 8.13 MP sCMOS

  • 2.74 μm pixel pitch

  • 1.31 e- MED read noise

  • 170 fps (8 bits) |121 fps (12 bits)

  • UV-optimized for 200 - 400 nm

  • Global shutter

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C-BLUE One UV is an industrial-grade Ultraviolet-optimized scientific camera which opens new possibilities for highspeed CMOS imaging. The camera offers a spectral sensitivity from 200 to 1000 nm.

Equipped with a high-performance monochrome CMOS global shutter sensor with a very high resolution of 8.1MP (2848 x 2848 pixels, 2.74 μm pitch), the camera is optimized for the 200-400 nm wavelength range with more than 50% quantum efficiency at 300 nm, and 30% at 220 nm.

C-BLUE One is a GigE Vision camera and GenICam compatible.

Monochrome global shutter CMOS - Silicon-based CMOS monochrome sensors with global shutter architecture.

Data interface - C-BLUE One has two high-throughput interfaces compatible with long reach cables: 10 GigE and CoaXPress. 10 GigE enables data transfer using the GigE Vision protocol and Ethernet cables. CoaXPress is optimized for real time operation. Two synchronization connectors enable peripheral device control.

Temperature management - C-BLUE One is the only camera offering high-end thermalization of the Sony Pregius™ sensors. This guarantees optimal noise performances and a stable position of the sensor. The integrated fan provides an air-cooled stabilization down to 0°C which can be completed by a cooling plate to further increase the temperature differential.

Camera body - The dimensions of the camera (154.3 mm x 76.2 mm x 64.1 mm for 1.1 kg) enable an easy integration into imaging and detection systems.

Lens mount - The camera has a CS-mount native interface and is provided with a C-mount adaptor.

ADC readout options - To optimize either bit depth or speed, both 8 bits and 12 bits modes are available.

Gain tuning - Capacitor gain can be switched between High gain and Low gain modes. In addition, 24 dB analog gain can be added, and up to 48 dB using digital gain.

Multi-windowing and Region of Interest (ROI) - Windowing mode allows to achieve faster image rate. A multiple region mode, illustrated below, further enhances the possible applications.

Key Specifications C-BLUE One UV
Sensor Type Back Illuminated Scientific CMOS | Type 2/3 Monochrome CMOS
Active Pixels (W x H) 2848 x 2848 (8.13 Megapixel)
Sensor Size 2856 x 2912 | 16.6 x 14.0 mm |11.2 mm diagonal
Shutter Architecture Global Shutter
Peak Quantum Efficiency > 70 %
Interface Options CoaXPress 2.0 (CXP-12) | High speed SFP+ 10 GigE interface with Ethernet or Fibre | GigE Vision | GenICam compatible
Optical interface C-Mount / CS-Mount

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