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pco.2000 - Show Details article
Product Details

This high resolution 14bit CCD cooled camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 160 MB/s. The system features thermo-electrical cooling (delta vs. ambient -50 °C), a superior high resolution (2048 x 2048 pixel) and low noise (down to 6 e- rms). It consists of a compact camera with an external intelligent power supply. The image data are transferred via customer selectable standard data interfaces to a computer (IEEE 1394 (“firewire”), camera link, GigE Vision, USB 2.0). The available exposure times range from 500 ns to 49 days.This digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for low light camera and piv camera applications. Color and monochrome image sensors are available.

Areas of Application

  • laser induced fluorescence
  • high resolution microscopy
  • luminescence microscopy
  • electron microscopy
  • fluorescence spectroscopy (up to NIR)
  • bioluminescence / chemoluminescence
  • low light level imaging
  • imaging of bio markers (e.g. GFP)
  • time-resolved spectroscopy
  • spray imaging
  • fuel injection
  • hydrodynamics
  • fluorescence lifetime imaging & imaging microsc. (FLIM)
  • absorption & luminescence spectroscopy
  • gel imaging
  • electrophoresis
  • astronomy
  • ion imaging
  • particle imaging velocimetry (PIV)
  • scientific imaging
  • flow visualization
  • fluorescence imaging
  • combustion imaging
  • scientific imaging
  • semiconductor quality control
  • flow visualization
  • traffic control




Technical Data

  unit setpoint pco.2000
resolution (hor x ver) pixel   2048 x 2048
pixel size (hor x ver) µm²   7.4 x 7.4
peak quantum efficiency % @ 500 nm typical 55
dynamic range A/D bit   14
readout noise e- rms @ 10 MHz 6
imaging frequency, frame rate fps @ full frame 14.7
exposure time s   500 ns .. 49 days
binning horizontal     1, 2
binning vertical     1, 2, 4, 8
optical input     C-mount, Nikon f-mount
data interface     IEEE1394a, camera link,
      GigE Vision / USB 2.0
cooled CCD temperature °C delta vs. ambient -50




Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.2000 monochrome CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).




Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.2000 color CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).


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