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 DriverX Added

The new Archon DriverX module is a 12 channel version of the standard 8 channel clock driver. The additional channels have the same 14-bit 100 MHz waveform generation capabilities, but enable higher density controller configurations. Complete details are in the Archon manual.

STA4850 announced

STA4850 announced

STA is pleased to announce the STA4850, a 4k x 4k scientific CCD with 15 μm pixels and four low noise outputs.  It’s packaged on a high stability, high performance AlSi substrate, and is available in 30um epitaxial and 100um deep depletion variants. See more details here.

Introducing Archon AC

We are pleased to announce a new variant of Archon, called Archon AC. This version of our CCD controller is taller than the standard chassis, but integrates the AC/DC and DC/DC converters to simplify cabling and reduce costs.  It also includes a water block for cooling, and the fan can be disabled in software for dedicated liquid-cooled applications.  The new options have been added to the Archon manual and price list.  The standard AD module has also been updated to Rev K, and demonstrates crosstalk levels better than 1 in 107.  The Archon Backplane has been updated to Rev F, and offers better jitter performance when synchronizing multiple systems, along with system fan tachometer reporting.  Learn more here.