Andes Scientific Instruments (ASI) is a spin-off of DICTUC and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The goal of DICTUC, private company owned by PUC, is transferring PUC’s School of Engineering new knowledge to society. ASI creates scientific instruments for improving our ability to measure our Universe.
ASI is located on Campus San Joaquín, Pontificia Universidad Católica, in Santiago, Chile. From here, we work with local and international partners creating projects and products for astronomy and other sciences.
ASI’s products and services are created with the sole goal of improving the performance of the systems where they work in. We develop state-of-the-art systems applying our knowledge in optical, electronic, mechanical and other related engineering disciplines.
Our engineering team has been immersed deeply in vacuum science. Leak detection, outgassing sources and sealing techniques have been our main areas of research in order to provide control of pressure rise inside our cryostats.
Engineers at ASI design and make our products, using the best available technology for electronics and mechanical fabrication.
Meet the SCI-CAM:
Cryogenic CCD at the lowest (ever) readout noise.
The SCI-CAM is our CCD camera for astronomy. It runs our multi-sampling algorithm for noise reduction, below stated noise levels. It can run any scientific CCD at -110 Celcius. A FPGA-based pixel processor can be integrated into any astronomical instrument.
Available in 2017
Meet the Andes Controller:
Read any CCD easily and with the best perfomance
Andes Controller is designed to run any CCD with our multi-sampling algorithm for noise reduction, below stated noise levels. An adaptive solution to control your own detector that let you integrate FPGA readout technology easily.