The ORCA-R2 has two scan speeds, a normal scan speed of 14 MHz and a rapid scan speed of 28 MHz, that deliver full resolution 1.37 M pixel images at 8.5 frames/second and 16.2 frames/second respectively. With binning, the ORCA-R2 has a maximum frame rate of 64.3 frames/second. Data output is via Firewire IEEE 1394b.
The ER-150 CCD is enclosed in a hermetic vacuum-sealed head; the same as the previous ORCA-AG, but air-cooling has been improved to -35°C and the ORCA-R2 also comes with water-cooling connections as standard, for operation at -40°C for applications where low-level signals mean a tighter control of thermal noise is required.
Digitisation can be carried out in either 12 or 16 bit A-D converters, and image enhancement is possible using analogue gain and offset controls.
All this improved ORCA-R2 performance has been squeezed into the familiar ORCA-AG camera head size, including an extended range of programmable trigger signal (edge, level, start, synchronous, cyclic) output options.