Pioneering sCMOS back illuminated!

PCO is introducing its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2 back illuminated (bi), a state-of-the-art sCMOS camera. It features the same compact 65 x 65 x 65 mm dimensions of the renowned pco.panda. PCO’s new back-illuminated sensor provides outstanding quantum efficiency up to 95 percent. These attributes among others make the pco.panda 4.2 bi camera of specific interest for microscopy and life science applications.

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New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously
By Naomi Shisaike, Canon USA, Inc.

If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” This new parameter goes beyond IC and DOI to enable measure of non-glossy surfaces such as textured surfaces, matte paint, and matte paper. 

Spotlight On Scientific CMOS (sCMOS)
The Eyes Of The Instruments: Using Optical Filters To Observe And Measure Earth From A Different Perspective

An improved ability to manage or understand the natural or influenced phenomena is critical to ensuring that we maintain a healthy planet capable of sustaining humanity as part of its diverse biomass. But understanding these phenomena and how they are changing over time requires measurement.

Digital High-Speed Phantom v-Series Camera Family

The Phantom v-Series of digital high-speed cameras are designed to eliminate blur, see the smallest of details, and keep moving targets in frame as long as possible for the longest recording time for an event. 


The FASTCAM Multi is a unique high-speed camera system featuring one or two compact and lightweight, RV sealed camera heads tethered to a remote processor that can be located up to fifty meters away.

First Sensor Embedded Area View System

This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view, and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1

New Canon technology has exploited a large 35 mm full frame CMOS image sensor with spatial sampling of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) to acquire a distinctively large photosite of 19 um x 19 um, which enabled development of an HD camera with unprecedented sensitivity. 

Image Contrast Enhancement For Thermal Imaging

As advances in thermal imaging technology and manufacturing efficiencies improve performance and drive down costs, we are experiencing a transition to thermal imaging as the preferred low-light solution for security and surveillance systems as well as the emergence of new, innovative products and markets. 

Motion Control Advances For Laser Micromachining And Microprocessing

This article discusses how many laser micromachining and micro-processing issues can now be solved with PI’s motion/CNC controller technologies that are designed to reduce complexity, and allow for faster time-to-market while improving the process accuracy.

The Advantages Of LWIR SLS Thermal Cameras

New Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detector materials from FLIR offer shorter integration times, wider temperature ranges, better uniformity, stability, and price than SWIR InSb and LWIR MCT materials, and are much cheaper than current LWIR MCT cameras.

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An Interior Skyline: Automotive Ambient Lighting

The driving experience has recently grown from a form of transportation from point A to point B into a safe space of leisure and activity. Equipping the automobile with ambient lighting can create an entirely new sense of space. SCHOTT has developed an array of fiber optic components specifically for such lighting concepts.

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