FLI Proline 16801 Monochrome Grade 2 CCD Camera with 63.5mm Shutter

FLI Proline 16801 Monochrome Grade 2 CCD Camera with 63.5mm Shutter
Item # FL-PL16801-2
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  • This FLI PL16801 CCD Camera uses the large format 16-megapixel class 2 KAF-16801 sensor with microlenses, great for wide field imaging. The ccd is full frame, front-illuminated, and has an imaging diagonal of 52.1mm. Its peak quantum efficiency, at 550nm, is 69%.
  • The amazing performance and flexibility of the Proline camera series makes it the flagship imaging system for FLI. Enjoy user selectable download speeds, hermetically sealed CCD and electronics chambers, 16-bit operation, and 100% CNC machined sub-assemblies for quality that will continue to serve you for years to come!
  • The FLI Proline 16803 features triple TEC cooling for true, maintainable 65C cooling and an internal frame buffer.
  • This package comes with a 63.5mm mechanical shutter.


FLI Proline CCD Cameras

The ProLine Imaging System sets a new standard in CCD camera performance and flexibility. As FLI's flagship imaging system, the Proline cameras feature user selectable download speeds, choice of cooling base configurations, and a separate hermetically-sealed chamber for the CCD and electronics. Every major component of the ProLine is CNC machined to ensure a long life in the most demanding conditions. The ProLine base / heat sink, shutter housing and front flange are each machined from a single piece of high-grade aluminum. (Being part of the base assembly, even the ProLine fan cover is CNC machined!) The electrical printed circuit boards use only the highest quality components and are protected from harsh environment without the need for conformal coatings.

Breaking new ground in download speeds, the FLI ProLine provides the user with extremely fast user-selectable download speeds. You can download images at 12 mega-pixels per second for focusing. This means that an un-binned image can be downloaded to your PC in as little as 1 second! For imaging, the download time can be slowed to reduce the noise in the final image. The ProLine achieves a sustainable 65°C cooling performance. This means you can operate your camera at -30°C with ambient temperatures of up to 35°C (84°F) for lowest dark current and its attendant noise. No additional cooling or cooling sequence staging is necessary but a liquid cooling option is available to achieve a wider range.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. Each ProLine camera has an internal memory capacity so that the imaging chip can be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image. Through sophisticated design and production techniques, the ProLine image sensor is accurately aligned so that the imaging chip is perpendicular to the optical path without shims or other post-assembly adjustments. This is crucially important as chips get larger to insure the entire frame of your image is in focus.

FLI ProLine CCD Camera Feature Overview

  • The ProLine standard window has the highest transmittance available (~97% to below 390 nm). Systems that require higher transmittance are supplied with windows with extended high transmittance to 180nm.
  • The ProLine shutter (63.5mm in this model) avoids the issue of particles falling from the shutter onto the sensor surface.
  • ProLine is setup with external triggering for those applications that require it.
  • The ProLine allows a user to power and connect an FLI focuser and filter wheel directly - avoiding long messy cables.
  • ProLine standard air cooled base provides up to 65 deg C differential.
  • Selectable download speeds up to 12 mega-pixels/seconds and On-board frame buffer standard
  • CCD overscan capability, Field upgradeable firmware and USB 2.0 high speed serial interfaces
  • Triple TEC Cooling for true, maintainable 65ºC cooling and separate hermetically-sealed chambers
  • Electronics and sensor are back filled with medical-grade Argon
  • Low noise, 16-bit operation and High tolerance sensor alignment and orthogonality
  • 100% CNC Machined Sub-Assemblies with High Transmission camera windows (97%) and Custom window available with transmission below 200nm


About the Truesense KAF-16801 Class 2 Sensor…

The Truesense KAF-16801 is a high performance image sensor with 4096 H x 4096 V photo active pixels designed for a wide range of image sensing applications. The sensor incorporates true two-phase CCD technology, simplifying the support circuits required to drive the sensor as well as reducing dark current without compromising charge capacity. The sensor also utilizes the Truesense Transparent Gate Electrode to improve sensitivity compared to the use of a standard front side illuminated polysilicon electrode.

KAF-16801 Features…


  • True Two Phase Full Frame Architecture
  • TRUESENSE Transparent Gate Electrode for high sensitivity
  • 70% Fill Factor with anti-blooming drain
  • Low Dark Current
  • High Output Sensitivity


KAF-16801 Specifications…


  • Architecture: Full Frame CCD
  • Class: 2
  • Pixel Count: 4096 (H) x 4096 (V)
  • Pixel Size: 9 μm (H) x 9 μm (V)
  • Imager Size: 36.88 mm (H) x 36.88 mm (V)
  • Chip Size: 38.60 mm (H) x 37.76 mm (V)
  • Optical Fill Factor: 100%
  • Saturation Signal: 100,000 electrons
  • Output Sensitivity: 13 μV/electron
  • Dark Current (25 °C, Accumulation Model): <10 pA/cm2
  • Dark Current Doubling Rate: 6°C
  • Dynamic Range (Saturation Signal/Dark Noise): 76 dB
  • Quantum Efficiency (450, 550, 650 nm): 40%, 52%, 65%
  • Maximum Data Rate: 10 MHz
  • Cover Glass: Clear
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU FL-PL16801-2
Manufacturer FLI
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Sensor Type Full Frame
Series FLI Proline
Pixel Size 7-9 Microns
Chip Diagonal 22mm & Up
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Front Illuminated
Sensor Model KAF-16801E
CCD Class Class 2
Anti-Blooming Sensor? no
Micro-lensing Sensor? yes
Quantum Efficiency 52% at 550nm
Full Well Capacity 110,000 e-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 9um x 9um
Pixel Array 4096 x 4096
Sensor Diagonal 52.1mm
Integrated Guider? No
Shutter Type Mechanical
Dark Current <0.04 e-/pixel/sec @ -35ºC
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Operating System Compatibility Windows
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Body Dimensions 6.2 x 6.2 x 3.8 (157.48 x 157.48 x 96.52)
Camera Weight 5.6 lb.
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