Hamamatsu ORCA-Flash2.8 camera C11440-10C – Scientific CMOS Camera

Hardware Properties

Imaging details:

Image sensor Wavelength sensitivity Intensity of signal Frame rate at full resolution Exposure time Spatial resolution (pixel size)
type 2.8 megapixel scientific CMOS Visible Low light 45 frames per second 20 microseconds to 10 seconds 3.63 microns

More Technical Details:

Property C11440-10C
Imaging device CMOS image sensor FL-280
Wavelength (min.) 300 nm
Wavelength (max.) 1000 nm
QE (max.) 67%
Active pixels 1920(H) x 1440(V)
Pixel size 3.63(H) x 3.63(V)µm
Active sensor area 6.97(H) x 5.23(V)mm
Frame rate (max.) 45.4 fps
Min. exposure 0.02 msec.
Max. exposure 10 sec.
Sub-array yes
Binning yes
Full well capacity 18,000e-
Dark current 1e-/pix/sec
Read noise (min.) 3e-r.m.s.
A/D converter 12 bit
Dynamic range 4500:1
Cooling method Peltier device + passive air-cooled
Cooling temp. +5°C
Trigger features Edge trigger, Level trigger, Global exposure trigger,
Synchronous readout trigger, Start trigger
Data interface Camera Link
Hamamatsu DCAM driver yes
Monochrome or color monochrome
Lens mount C-Mount
Line voltage + 12 V DC (external power supply)
Power consumption App. 45 VA

Why this is a nice camera:

Features Benefits
2.8 megapixel scientific CMOS image sensor with 3.63 microns square pixels Large field of view, high spatial resolution, and high dynamic range (4500:1)
3 electrons rms readout noise (at analog gain 8x) High sensitivity for dim signals
45 frames per second at full resolution High-speed imaging with low noise
Multiple external trigger and timing output functions Synchronization with peripheral equipment

Usage in LabView

The LabView virtual instrument camerainformation.vi reveals:

Model: C11440-10C
Camera ID: S/N: 060168
Vendor: Hamamatsu
Bus: Xcelera-CL_PX4_1B
Camera Version: 1.11.A
Driver Version: 3.0.530.3541
Module Version: 3.00.302.3541 (March 2011)
DCAMAPI Version: 3.10
Horizontal Offset: 0
Vertical Offset: 0
Horizontal Width: 1920
Vertical Width: 1440

About the FrameGrabber card

Building on the field proven technology and performance of DALSA’s X64 frame grabbers the new Xcelera Series leverages the PCI Express (PCIe) platform to bring traditional image acquisition and processing technology to new levels of performance and flexibility. The PCIe host interface is a point to point host interface allowing simultaneous image acquisition and transfer without loading the system bus and involving little intervention from the host CPU.

The X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Dual is a highly versatile PCIe frame grabber capable of acquiring images from two independent Camera Link™ Base cameras and performing image transfers at rates up to 1024MB/s. Its low cost, combined with its ability to support multiple tap configurations from area and linescan monochrome/RGB cameras simultaneously; in addition to its onboard FPGA Bayer decoding and real-time shading correction makes the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Dual an ideal solution to a wide variety cost-sensitive applications.

Compatible with a Base, Medium or Full Camera Link® camera, the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Full supports a wide variety of multi-tap area and line scan color and monochrome cameras. For greater versatility, the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Full board can interface with camera pixel depths and tap configurations not covered by the Camera Link standard.


  • Half-length PCI Express x4 Board
  • X64 Xcelera-CL Dual - Simultaneous acquisition from two Camera Link Base or one Medium camera
  • X64 Xcelera-CL Full - Acquires images from one Base, Medium or Full Camera Link camera
  • Simultaneous acquisition from area and linescan monochrome and RGB digital cameras
  • X64 Xcelera-CL Dual - Rapid image acquisition rates up to 255MB/s per input channel (510MB/s total)
  • X64 Xcelera-CL Full - Rapid image acquisition rates up to 1GB/s and high-speed image transfer to host memory at 1GB/s
  • Onboard processing including FPGA based processing engine
  • Bayer decoding and real-time shading correction for each input
  • Windows XP Professional X64 (64-bit OS) compatible