The TE-77 is the first of our advanced scientific CCD cameras, and showcases the power and possibilities of new CCD technology. Utilising novel new chamber sealing methodology, alongside increased cooling delta of -60°C, this camera achieves incredibly low read noise, enabling detection of the faintest signals. Furthermore, the exceptionally deep full well depth means there is much lower saturation when imaging, revealing exceptional detail. Atik’s design and engineering complement this advanced sensor from Teledyne e2v perfectly.



For advanced scientific imaging, the TE-77 houses the incredible CCD77 sensor. This sensor has very low noise and dark current, large pixels, excellent full well and QE characteristics. Maximising on dynamic range, this CCD sensor is manufactured without anti-blooming structures. Combine this with Atik's trusted, robust build quality and reliable cooling to -60°C delta to achieve an imaging solution capable of detecting very faint signals in the most demanding of applications, such as:

  • Chemiluminescence

  • Fluorescence

  • Spectroscopy

  • Microscopy

  • Bioluminescence

Another key feature of CCD technology is asymmetric binning to achieve even greater detail. Additionally, Teledyne remain committed to the development of CCD technology, giving peace of mind for continuous support of this product for years to come.

Atik cameras are manufactured in ISO 9001 accredited European facilities, with support and integration assistance from our in-house engineering team based in the UK.

All Atik's OEM scientific products are delivered with our collaborative customisation service. Along with the choice of a front or back illuminated sensor, the TE-77 has the option to add a 45mm bi-stable high speed scientific shutter, capable of 20.0 millisecond opening times. It is also possible to adapt the case or the comprehensive software development kit to suit your specific requirements, so please get in touch to discuss your needs.

Technical Specification

  • A choice of e2v CCD77 front or back illuminated sensor
  • Pixel array (resolution): 512 x 512
  • Pixel size: 24 x 24 μm
  • Sensor size: 12.3 x 12.3 mm
  • Full well: 300,000 e-
  • Summing well: 600,000 e-
  • ADC: 16 bit with low noise and high speed readout options
  • Cooling delta: -60°C (provisional)
  • Read noise: 8e- (provisional)
  • QE (peak): front illuminated: 46%   back illuminated: >92% with midband coating
  • Digitisation MBPS: 200kHz or 2 MHz
  • Regulated cooler: yes
  • Water assist: no
  • Max exposure: unlimited
  • Min exposure: 10 ms
  • PC interface: USB 2.0
  • Power requirements: 12V DC, 10A
  • Backfocus distance: without shutter: 11.9mm ±0.5   with Shutter: 16.9mm ±0.5
  • Thread on front: M54 x 0.75
  • Weight: without shutter: 2.5kg  with shutter: 2.65kg
  • Mono or colour: mono
  • Optional scientific high-speed shutter: yes

Software Development Kit (SDK)

  • C interface covering all camera functions
  • Windows c++ examples
  • .net examples
  • .net Wrapper
  • Linux compatible
  • μManager compatible
  • Python compatible

System Requirements

  • Windows 10/Win8 (not RT)
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port


What's in the box?

  • Supplied with a USB 2.0 cable
  • Atik's free imaging software and comprehensive SDK can be downloaded here.

Available Accessories

  • C-Mount lens adaptor
  • Universal power supply (90-240V AC/DC) 12V