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pco.edge - Show Details article
Product Details
The new pco.edge is a breakthrough in scientific imaging cameras, due to its distinctive ability to simultaneously deliver extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution and large field of view - all in one image.

Areas of Application
  • live cell microscopy
  • single molecule detection
  • super resolution microscopy
  • TIRF microscopy / waveguides
  • spinning disk confocal microscopy
  • genome sequencing (2nd and 3rd gen)
  • FRET
  • FRAP
  • lucky astronomy / imaging
  • adaptive optics
  • solar astronomy
  • fluorescence spectroscopy
  • bio- & chemi-luminescence
  • high content screening
  • photovoltaic inspection
  • x-ray tomography
  • ophtalmology
  • flow cytometry
  • biochip reading
  • machine vision
  • TV / broadcasting
  • spectral (hyperspectral) imaging
  • laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)



Technical Data
  unit setpoint pco.edge
resolution (hor x ver) pixel   2560 x 2160
pixel size (hor x ver) µm²   6.5 x 6.5
quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm peak > 54
dynamic range A/D bit   16
readout noise e- med @ 30 fps < 1.1
    @ 100 fps   < 1.7
imaging frequency, fps @ full frame @ ssc mode 30
frame rate   @ full frame @ fsc mode  100
exposure time s @ rolling shutter 500 µs .. 2 s
    @ global shutter 10 µs .. 100 ms
region of interest     selectable
optical input     Nikon F-mount (std), C-mount (opt.)
data interface     full camera link



Comparison between a scientific CCD (left) and a scientific CMOS (right, pco.edge)
camera with identical illumination.


Monochrome Quantum Efficiency curve of the CIS2051


Color Quantum Efficiency curves of the pco.edge




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