Canada-based QImaging, a manufacturer of scientific cameras for life science and OEM applications has launched its Retiga ELECTRO CCD camera for electrophysiology.
The Retiga ELECTRO has been developed as a cooled 1.4MP camera which has zero vibration and advanced technical features.
Electrophysiology defines studies conducted to determine the electrical activity of heart to detect the origin of an abnormal heartbeat.
It allows an electrophysiologist careful electrode placement while avoiding exogenous noise from disrupting recordings.
The Retiga ELECTRO offers 50MHz pixel digitations resulting in faster frame rates for an accurate placement of electrodes, while its regulated fanless cooling enables zero vibration imaging.
The camera’s external grounding removes the chances of electrical noise contribution and its field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based processing routines pave the way for good image clarity.
QImaging product manager Steven Smith said: "The fanless cooling used in the ELECTRO eliminates vibration and enables the electrophysiologist to accurately place electrodes.
“Integrated grounding is also important to insure the camera does not contribute any exogenous noise that could pollute electrical recordings.
"The camera also performs well in low-light applications, making it useful for more routine fluorescence imaging which is an added benefit to many of our customers."
The camera also features QImaging’s user friendly image capture software, Ocular.
Ocular’s ribbon-like design allows an easy navigation between live view, image acquisition, movie capture and image analysis tasks.
Image: QImaging’s Retiga ELECTRO CCD Camera. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / QImaging.