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greateyes GmbH
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 2
12489 Berlin

+49 (0)30 912075 250
+49 (0)30 912075 251
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This series of highly sensitive, cooled cameras with vacuum flange is equipped with ultra-low noise 18-bit readout electronics and perfectly suited for spectroscopy and imaging applications in the VUV, EUV and X-ray range up to 20 keV. The CCD detectors deliver spectra and images with outstanding dynamic range. To find the best solution for your application, greateyes offers different flange types and sensors with quantum efficiencies up to 97%.

  • Up to 98% peak quantum efficiency
  • Ultra-deep cooling to -80 °C
  • 18-bit dynamic range
  • Multi-MHz Readout
  • Max. full well capacity of 150 ke⁻
  • Scientific low-noise CCD sensors
  • Compact camera design
  • USB 3.0 & Gigabit Ethernet connection

ALEX 2048 2048 BI DD

Model Specification ALEX 2048 2048 BI DD

Image area 27.6 mm × 27.6 mm
Pixel format 2048 × 2048 pixels
Pixel size 13.5 µm × 13.5 µm
CCD sensor cooling Min. -80°C to 20°C, forced air or liquid cooling
Gain 0.5 (low noise);1.5 (high capacity) counts/e-
Data link USB 3.0 & Gigabit Ethernet
Distance flange - focal plane 5 mm with CF DN63 flange
Dimensions 8.3 cm (3.27ʺ) × 10.0 cm (3.94ʺ) × 10.9 cm (4.29ʺ) (W × H × L,  camera body)
Weight 2 900 (with CF DN63 flange) g
CCD sensor type Back-illuminated, deep depletion, fringe suppression
Sensor coating -
Full well capacity 150 k e-

Common Specification ALEX for VUV EUV X-ray

Pixel readout frequency 50 kHz, 250kHz, 1 MHz, 3 MHz (5 MHz for visualization mode; up to 6 speeds)
AD converter resolution 18-bit
Software greateyes Vision software for Windows XP/Vista/7/10
SDK and drivers DLL for Windows XP/Vista/7/10, LabVIEW, EPICS, Linux driver
Power supply 80-264 VAC (115/230 typical), 47-63 Hz (50/60 typical), max. 1.1 A (230 VAC), 1.9 A (115 VAC)
Certification CE
Linearity Better than 99%

Quantum efficiency curves

Quantum Efficiencies in the VUV, EUV and X-Ray range


greateyes Vision software

The greateyes Vision software suite provides access to all camera functionalities. It includes comprehensive visualization, analysis and storage options and supports important features such as wavelength and geometric calibration, crop and burst modes and various file formats. The software runs on 32/64-bit Windows systems. For integration into other systems, a software development kit and drivers are available.

  • Supports crop and burst readout modes for higher frame rates and precise time resolution 
  • Supports flexible horizontal and vertical binning
  • Wavelength and geometric calibration
  • Various file formats: JPG, BMP, TXT, TIFF (16-bit), DAT raw data
  • Many drivers available for integration into other systems 
  • Language support in English and German
  • Comprehensive visualization and image manipulation routines
  • Runs on 32/64-bit Windows systems