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The New Series of Evolve Cameras

The Evolve® is a high-resolution, back-illuminated EMCCD providing high sensitivity for the lowest light applications.

With proprietary Teledyne technology throughout, the Evolve provides a new standard in EMCCD performance and reliability. For single molecule imaging, TIRF microscopy, and more, achieve the best imaging performance when every photon counts.

  • >95% quantum efficiency
  • 10, 13 and 16 μm pixel size options
  • Ultra-high-speed readout
  • Highly stabilized deep cooling
  • Featuring Teledyne EMCCD technology

Key Features

Built with Teledyne EMCCD Technology

Here at Teledyne, collaboration is opening new doors for meeting customers’ imaging needs. The Evolve range includes world-leading EMCCD sensors designed and manufactured by Teledyne e2v. These are integrated into cutting edge cameras by Teledyne Photometrics.

Across Teledyne, our united experience and expertise crosses application boundaries from astronomy, life science, industrial imaging and more. We have the answers to your imaging needs.

Superior Signal to Noise for Faint Signals

When you can count your photons on one hand, you need the lowest noise possible. Alongside back-illumination for maximum quantum efficiency, the Evolve series uses Electron Multiplication to achieve a read noise as low as 0.25e- without sacrificing frame rate.

Various Pixel Size Options To Match Your Optical System

Pixel size choice is a balance of resolution and sensitivity – larger pixel areas collect more photons. The Evolve range includes 13 and 16 μm pixel cameras to provide optimum sensitivity. However, resolution was previously limited for EMCCDs due to a lack of smaller pixel size options.

Now with sensor manufacture taking place in-house, Teledyne is able to offer a 10 μm pixel back-illuminated EMCCD, matching the required pixel size for 100x oil immersion microscope objectives.

Frame Rate Flexibility

Full-frame imaging rates of up to 61 fps can be sustained in high speed readout mode, with frame rates greater than 4,000fps available when imaging with regions of interest.

Excellent Noise Uniformity

Through their single output amplifier, EMCCDs offer uniform noise performance across the sensor. This is highly advantageous for analysis in many single-molecule fluorescence imaging techniques.

The Evolve series fine tunes the performance of EMCCD sensors to provide excellent image quality though careful electronic design and calibration.

Family Specifications

Quantum Efficiency >95%
Wavelength Range 120 – 1100 nm
Read Noise 0.25e- With EM Gain
Supported interfaces GigE
Sensor type Proprietary Teledyne e2v sensor

Camera Models

Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Evolve 13
Sensor Area
13.3mm x 13.3mm
18.8mm diagonal
Frame Rate
25 fps
Sensor Area
Frame Rate
Evolve 16
Sensor Area
8.2mm x 8.2mm
11.58mm diagonal
Frame Rate
61 fps

Customer Stories

Electrophysiology and FRET

Dr. Masayuki Mori Kyoto University, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

“The scientific imaging solutions from Teledyne Photometrics has made evolutional progress on our eletrophysiology and FRET research applications.”

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Single Molecule and TIRF

Dr. Steven Magennis The University of Glasgow

“We’ve been very happy with both cameras performance and the excellent technical support provided by Teledyne Photometrics.”

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Single Molecule Spectroscopy

Dr. Mark Osborne University of Sussex

“The Evolve 512 EMCCD camera has performed exceedingly well under challenging and photon-poor conditions.”

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