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.
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.
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.