This article discusses recent technological leaps in camera-based UV imaging, starting with a look at the differences between UV and visible light imaging, as well as the equipment used in each. It also describes how predecessor technologies and direct input from users have fueled the development of a new generation of advanced UV imaging cameras.
OEMs can enhance their products with expanded capabilities and attract customers by incorporating scientific CMOS sensor technology. While in many applications sCMOS sensors offer better performance, features, and price, many staff scientists, product managers, and chief science officers at life science and physical science related companies have not fully realized the advantages they could gain.
The introduction of scientific CMOS, or sCMOS, sensors has opened new possibilities for researchers to get better and more quantifiable image data out of biological samples. Now biological labs can get better and more quantifiable image data from microscopes with sCMOS sensor-based devices.
"Binning" is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This article discusses the reasons for the difference of "binning" in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.
Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in the pathway of the incoming light as it reaches the volume of the pixel, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. As a result, backside illuminated CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.