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FLI - MicroLine Series - KAF-0402E / ME Grade 1 Full Frame Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera with 41mm High Speed Shutter

Model#: ML402-1

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FLI - MicroLine Series - KAF-0402ME Grade 1 Full Frame Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera - 25mm Shutter Included

Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine is smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

FLI MicroLine CCD cameras feature fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.


  • Sensor Cooling up to 65°C below ambient (air cooled)
  • Interline sensor operation at 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Full frame sensor operation up to 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Dual Super Coated AR Window - VIEW REFLECTANCE INFORMATION
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package
  • Liquid or Air Cooled base
  • RBI Anti-Ghosting Technology standard
  • Video mode with interline sensors - focus and center images live!
  • Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
  • Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!

 

 

What sets FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras apart is their small form factor. At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

Now, let's talk about FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Cooling... The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest - quickly and worry-free.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.

When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.

 

Features of MicroLine Cameras


Cooling

As a standard, all FLI cameras incorporate a TEC (Peltier) that enables the camera to cool the sensor. The actual cooling for any given camera will depend on the sensor size and ambient temperatures.

 

The Truesense Imaging KAF-402 Grade 1 Front Illuminated Sensor


The KAF-0402 Image Sensor is a high performance area CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor with 768H x 512V photoactive pixels designed for a wide range of image sensing applications.

The sensor incorporates true two-phase CCD technology, simplifying the support circuits required to drive the sensor as well as reducing dark current without compromising charge capacity. The sensor also utilizes the TRUESENSE Transparent Gate Electrode to improve sensitivity compared to the use of a standard front side illuminated polysilicon electrode.

Optional microlenses focus the majority of the light through the transparent gate, increasing the optical response further.

 

 

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Product Series

Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine is smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

Typical performance and features include:

  • Sensor Cooling up to -70°C
  • Interline sensor operation at 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Full frame sensor operation up to 10 MHz (16-bit)
  • Dual Super Coated AR Window
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package
  • Liquid and Air Cooled bases
  • RBI Annihilator Standard
  • AR Coated Windows
  • Video mode with interline sensors
  • Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
  • Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!

Additional Information

Name FLI - MicroLine Series - KAF-0402E / ME Grade 1 Full Frame Front Illuminated Monochrome CCD Camera with 41mm High Speed Shutter
Manufacturer Finger Lakes Instrumentation
Model ML402-1
Antiblooming None
CCD Grade 1
CCD Type Front Illuminated
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Cooling 60ºC Below Ambient
Dark Current <0.02 e-/pixel/sec @ -35ºC
Digitization Speed 2.8 MHz
Dimensions 3.70 x 3.70 x 4.77 (94 x 94 x 121.3)
Environment -30ºC - 45ºC | 10% - 90% Relative Humidity
Focal Plane to Faceplate 16 mm (optical)
Full Well Capacity 100,000 e-
Non Linearity <1%
Pixel Size 9 μm
Power Requirements 12V (100-240V AC to 12V DC power supply included). With TEC off: <1A. TEC at 100%: 4.4A. (Optional Electromechanical Shutter open: 4A pulse for 100msec. Shutter held open, add 0.22A.)
Remote Triggering Standard
Resolution (Horizontal) 768
Resolution (Vertical) 512
Sensor Diagonal 8.3
Sensor Type Truesense KAF-0402E/ME
Shutter 25 mm
Shutter MTBF 1,000,000
Temperature Stability 0.1ºC
Typical System Noise 12 e- RMS @ 2.8 MHz
Video Size 0.5