Newsletter | November 14, 2019

11.14.19 -- What You Might Not Know About High-Performance Imaging

Is It True That Cooled Cameras Are More Sensitive Than Non-Cooled Cameras?

The reduction of temperature through “cooling” of image sensor components or electronic circuits can improve image quality and performance. This article examines the underlying effects of cooling in cameras and their sensitivities.

Improving Microscopy And Biological Imaging With Backside Illuminated (BI) sCMOS Sensors
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.
What Are All The Discussions About Global Vs. Rolling Shutter?

The shutter in a camera system enables the control of the exposure time and thus, the level of signal in an image. The shutter also defines the quality of an image if the objects are moving, as well as setting the environment for experiments, especially involving synchronization with illumination light.

What Is All The Hype About Resolution And Mega Pixels Anyway?

Resolution, in the context of an image sensor, describes the total number of pixels utilized to create an image. The question is then, "Why does pixel count matter?" This article discusses the importance of resolution and its relevance in camera systems with image sensors.

Understanding A Camera’s Resolution

The resolution of an image sensor describes the total number of pixels that can be used to detect an image. From the standpoint of the image sensor, it is sufficient to count the number and describe it usually as the product of the horizontal number of pixels times the vertical number of pixels, which gives the total number of pixels.