HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD

Built for high frame rates

The E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ camera optimized for speed

Frame rates exceeding 1460 fps in full frame
Made for high-speed applications such as Adaptive Optics (AO) and neural and cardiac imaging, the HNü 128 camera provides exactly what is to be expected from a high-end E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ camera: virtually no noise. This ultimate sensitivity enables highly efficient low-flux imaging, hence faster acquisitions and superior image quality.


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HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD

Outstanding S⁣N⁣R⁣ performances

  • Operation rate up to 1460 fps full frame
  • < 0.004 e-/pixel/frame background noise
  • E⁣M⁣ ⁣g⁣a⁣i⁣n⁣ up to 5000
  • Air-cooling down to -60°C

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Highest quantum efficiency

The HNü 128 integrates the high Q⁣E⁣ (up to 95%) typical to high-end E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ detectors. Coupled with Nüvü’s patented electronics for the lowest background noise and the highest E⁣M⁣ ⁣g⁣a⁣i⁣n⁣, this HNü 128 camera is ideal for ultra-fast imaging in ⁣p⁣h⁣o⁣t⁣o⁣n⁣-⁣c⁣o⁣u⁣n⁣t⁣i⁣n⁣g⁣ conditions.

The HNü 128 E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ camera is also available with U⁣V⁣-enhanced detectors or a U⁣V⁣ L⁣u⁣m⁣o⁣g⁣e⁣n⁣®⁣ ⁣c⁣o⁣a⁣t⁣i⁣n⁣g⁣ for higher quantum efficiency in the U⁣V⁣ spectral range.

HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD
Typical spectral response as a function of wavelength, as provided by the EMCCD detector manufacturer

P⁣h⁣o⁣t⁣o⁣n⁣ ⁣c⁣o⁣u⁣n⁣t⁣i⁣n⁣g⁣ performance comparison

Thanks to Nüvü’s C⁣C⁣D⁣ Controller for Counting Photons, less clock-induced charges (C⁣I⁣C⁣) are generated, the dominant source of noise in low-light E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ imaging, providing to the HNü 128 camera at least 10x less noise than other cameras with the same E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ detector and can operate at least 3 times faster.

HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD
HNü 128 benefits for photon counting imaging

Features for faster acquisition

  • C⁣r⁣o⁣p⁣ ⁣M⁣o⁣d⁣e⁣
  • Fast Kinetics Mode
  • Time-Delay Integration (T⁣D⁣I⁣) Mode
  • Multiple Region of Interest (m⁣R⁣O⁣I⁣) & R⁣O⁣I⁣
HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD
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Designed for easy integration

The user-friendly HNü camera provides many advantages to efficiently bridge the gaps between purchase, setup and discoveries.

The HNü camera is a compact and easy-to-use device with a Windows or Linux operating system. To allow quick and easy integration into any system, all standard HNü cameras come with a C-mount optical interface, imperial and metric mechanical holes on the faceplate, and standard holding posts on the sides of the camera. For fast and reliable image data transmission, the HNü camera communication interface are either Gigabit Ethernet or Camera Link. A built-in shutter enhances detector longevity, allows d⁣a⁣r⁣k⁣ ⁣f⁣r⁣a⁣m⁣e⁣ acquisitions, and is remotely controllable with our software tools for all application requirements.

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Read more on new researches and science enabled by this innovative scientific camera.

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Fully integrated services

Software tools

  • NüPixel control, acquisition and analysis software
  • Software development kit (S⁣D⁣K⁣) for customizable programming
  • Various drivers available for commercial software
  • Windows & Linux compatibility
  • Worldwide professional customer support
HNü 128 – 128 x 128 EMCCD
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  • Support

    In addition to an intuitive user manual for the easy installation and use of our products, Nüvü Camēras offers international on-site training as well as complete consulting services. Our team’s passion is the development of the ultra low-light imaging field; as such, we provide a variety of services to efficiently minimize the delay between purchase and discoveries.

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  • Warranty

    Nüvü Camēras is a Canadian company specialized in designing and manufacturing novel low light imaging cameras for fields where the drive for cutting edge instrumentation propels innovation. We improve imaging performance for a number of fields including biomedical research, astronomy, photonics and more. As such, our cameras benefit from extended warranty policies. Basic product warranty includes 2-year on all parts and labor (subject to the terms and conditions expressed in the respective products’ user manuals).

    Extended warranty options also available.

Darker EMCCD — Less noise

The darkest E⁣M⁣C⁣C⁣D⁣ cameras are manufactured by Nüvü Camēras. The secret? The C⁣C⁣D⁣ Controller for Counting Photons (C⁣C⁣C⁣P⁣), an innovative technology that virtually suppresses clock-induced charges (C⁣I⁣C⁣), and a cooling Peltier unit integrated into an ingenious packaging. The thermoelectrically cooled HNü camera operates between -60 and -90°C with outstanding precision to optimize C⁣I⁣C⁣ and d⁣a⁣r⁣k⁣ ⁣c⁣u⁣r⁣r⁣e⁣n⁣t⁣ to their ground level. The images below illustrate the accumulation of d⁣a⁣r⁣k⁣ ⁣c⁣u⁣r⁣r⁣e⁣n⁣t⁣ when the shutter is closed. The darker the image, the less noise is present.

Other EMCCD technology
With Nüvü Camēras' EMCCD technology
Acquisition conditions: -85 °C cooling, 10MHz readout speed, EM gain of 5000 for Nüvü Camēras, and 1000 for other EMCCD manufacturers.

No pixel leaking, superior image quality

At high readout speeds, the electron transfer from one potential well to the next may be incomplete, leaving a few charges behind. Consequently, the leftover electrons artificially increase the brightness of certain pixels, thereby diminishing the overall image quality with the addition of arbitrary blurry spots. However, Nüvü Camēras’ C⁣C⁣C⁣P⁣ preserves charge transfer efficiency (C⁣T⁣E⁣), even at low operating temperature and increased E⁣M⁣ ⁣g⁣a⁣i⁣n⁣, while decreasing C⁣I⁣C⁣, yielding highly superior image quality.

Other EMCCD technologies
Nüvü Camēras EMCCD technology
Acquisition conditions: -85 °C cooling, 10MHz readout speed, EM gain of 5000 for Nüvü Camēras, and 1000 for other EMCCDs.