MyoCam-S3: High-Speed Contractility Camera

The IonOptix MyoCam-S3™ is our third generation MyoCam. Featuring a faster, higher resolution CMOS sensor, it is uniquely designed for use with IonOptix Contractility Systems where high frame rates and sub-micron resolution are required to capture myocyte shortening. The MyoCam-S3™ is an all-digital, variable field rate camera that utilizes the USB3 Vision standard for higher data transfer rates over its USB2 predecessor while retaining an easy-to-use plug and play interface. Power and data occur over the same lockable USB3 cable, enabling simple, secure setup and connectivity with better performance and a lower performance overhead. The MyoCam-S3™ gives you complete control of all aspects of video acquisition to deliver the optimum combination of temporal and spatial resolution, making it the ideal choice for superior myocyte data acquisition.

IonOptix MyoCam-S3

Major Features

  • 2.4 MPixel (1936 x 1216)
  • 1/1.2″ CMOS sensor (5.86 µm pixels)
  • Variable exposure time from 10 µs – 20 s
  • Maximum frame rate (full field): 161.4 Hz (subfield frame rates > 1 kHz)
  • 12 bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter) resolution
  • Signal-to-noise (max): 45.1 dB (according to the European Machine Vision Association standard 1288 datasheet)
  • Dynamic range: 66.4 dB (EMVA1288 data)
  • Programmable gain and offset
  • USB3 Vision industry standard
  • Single, lockable USB3 cable for power and data transfer
  • C-mount camera lens mount
  • Compact form factor
  • Programmable integration time to stop fast movement or increase camera sensitivity
  • Programmable frame interval and external trigger to synchronize with other recording devices


Note: This product is intended for research purposes only. It is not certified for clinical applications (including diagnostic purposes). Use of this product in uncertified applications is in violation of FDA regulations.

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