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.

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.

We’ve moved!

STA has moved to 1241 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente, CA, 92673.  Please direct shipments and correspondence to this new address.

Archon Updates

ArchonWaterCooledThere have been a variety of improvements and additions to Archon since its announcement.  These include the XVBias module and XV power supply for +/-100V biases, LVDS and HS modules for high speed clocking, and enhanced LVXBias, HVXBias, and HeaterX modules.  The Rev E backplanes support hot pluggable daisy chained multi-system synchronization, and all modules with digital I/O lines now offer embedded 16-bit CPUs that can be programmed on the fly for simple digital I/O tasks such as reading an I2C temperature sensor or RS232 vacuum gauge.  Update your GUI and firmware to take advantage of these new features.  We’ve also recently developed a water-cooled option for Archon (as shown).  Read more about Archon here or contact us.