STA specializes in the development of custom CCD image sensors, controllers, and complete camera systems. We have designed, fabricated, and delivered purpose built CCDs for applications including astronomical surveys, aerial mapping, direct X-ray detection, and space-based sensors. Contact us to discuss your project's requirements.

Archon CCD controller announced

Archon controllerSTA is excited to announce the availability of our next-generation CCD controller, Archon.  The system offers a simple fiber or copper gigabit ethernet interface.  Archon features a modular, 12 slot design that can digitize up to 16 CCD outputs at pixel rates up to a few MHz.  Digital CDS processing enables a typical SNR of 108 dB at 100 kHz, and 98 dB at 1 MHz, with optional concurrent raw 100 MHz “oscilloscope” data.  An example cross-platform GUI is provided with source code.

Full details are on the product page here.

STA4150 announced

sta4150_thumbSTA is pleased to announce the STA4150, a 4k x 4k scientific CCD with 15 um pixels and four low noise outputs.  See more details here.

First AST3 camera accepted and in transit to Antarctica

The first of 3 STA cameras has been accepted by NIAOT for the AST3 (Antarctic Survey Telescope) project.  Each camera consists of a backside illuminated STA1600FT CCD (10k x 5k frame transfer, 9 um pixel), a compact dewar with TEC cooling, and an STA Reflex camera controller.  The NAIOT announcement can be read here.