The CIS1021 unites multiple capabilities into a single sensor and facilitates scientists to capture all the data in a scene, from the faintest to the brightest target in an image.

The sensor is used in various life science applications including live cell microscopy, drug discovery and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

The CIS1021 can capture images at speeds up to 100 frames per second at full resolution which allows users to collect more image information and track events in a shorter period of time.

BAE Systems Imaging Solutions deputy general manager Colin Earle said scientific applications such as live cell microscopy require imaging at extremely low light levels since too much illumination will lead to cell damage or death.

"The Fairchild Imaging sCMOS sensor reduces that concern, while at the same time enhances imaging speed and data collection range," Earle said.