Rolera™ Thunder EMCCD Camera

Featuring Back-Illuminated EMCCD technology, the QImaging® Rolera Thunder is designed for extreme low light imaging applications. Many applications including TIRF microscopy, single molecule fluorescence and live-cell fluorescence emit light levels that are too low for standard CCD cameras to image at reasonable frame rates.
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QImaging Rolera Thunder EMCCD Camera Specifications


Light-Sensitive Pixels 512 x 512
Binning Modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 horizontally, arbitrary vertically
ROI (Region of Interest) 512 x 512
Pixel Size 16µm x 16µm
Linear Full Well 800,000e- (EM mode); 200,000e- (conventional)
Read Noise "EM gain" amplifier "Traditional" amplifier
40 e- rms @ 5MHz
55 e- rms @ 10MHz
Read noise effectively reduced to <1 e- rms with EM gain enabled
<8 e- rms @ 1.25MHz
15 e- rms @ 5MHz
Dark Current 0.5 e-/pix/s
Cooling Technology Three-stage Peltier cooling, chamber back-filled with nitrogen at atmosphere, assembled in a cleanroom environment.
Digital Output 16 bits
Readout Frequency 10, 5MHz (EM mode); 5, 1.25MHz (normal mode)
Frame Rate 30fps full resolution @ 16 bits (385+ maximum with binning and ROI functions)


Computer Platforms/
Operating Systems
Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
Digital Interface IEEE-1394 FireWire
External Trigger TTL Input
Trigger Types Internal, Software, External
External Sync TTL Output
EM Gain Control 1 to 1000 times (typical)
Self calibrating linearization
Optical Interface 2/3" - C-mount optical format
Threadmount 1/4" - 20 mount
Weight 3.18kg
Warranty 2 years
Operating Environment 0 to 30°C, 0 to 80% relative humidity non-condensing
Storage Temperature -10 to 60°C
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