PCO Articles

  1. Understanding A Camera’s Resolution

    The resolution of an image sensor describes the total number of pixel which 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 product of the horizontal number of pixel times the vertical number of pixel which gives the total number of pixel.

  2. Understanding A Camera's Dynamic Range

    Since many camera manufacturers define dynamic range from a different point of view, a distinction should be made between the “dynamic range of an sCMOS, CMOS, or CCD image sensor,” “dynamic range of an analog-to-digital-conversion,” “usable dynamic range,” and “maximum dynamic range or SNR.” 

  3. The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity

    PCO-TECH looks to debunk the myth that “large pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors.” This article describes, in detail, the relationship between an image sensor’s pixel size and its sensitivity, and how each defines the quality of an image.

  4. Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras

    PCO has launched a new high-speed series of pco.dimax cs cameras, adding three new models to its portfolio. These new models are compact, ruggedized, and targeted for on- and off-board crash test applications.

  5. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging -- Application Simplified

    The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor. This white paper discusses the pco.flim camera, and how it simplifies the process of fluorescence lifetime imaging.

  6. USB 3.0 PCO Camera Interface Application Note

    This application note discusses the features and issues of using the PCO USB 3.0 camera interface, as well as important considerations and configurations of its recommended hardware and software.

  7. sCMOS On The Rise

    When scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensors debuted in 2009 at the Laser World of Photonics meeting, the imaging world knew the technology could be big. Three years later, sCMOS image sensors and their uses continue to grow.  By Gerhard Holst, Head of the Science & Research Department, PCO AG

  8. The Cooke Corporation Is Now PCO-TECH Inc.

    As our new logo indicates, we’re pleased to announce that The Cooke Corporation has now become PCO-TECH Inc. better reflecting the relationship with PCO AG of Kelheim, Germany.

  9. White Paper: Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) - Image Sensor Technology
    sCMOS is a breakthrough technology developed by Andor Technology and based on next-generation CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) design and fabrication techniques. sCMOS is poised for widespread recognition as a true scientific grade CIS, capable of out-performing most scientific imaging devices on the market today.
  10. Technical Note: Linearity
    Linearity as it relates to CCD technology refers to the relationship between incoming light and the output signal. This signal can be in analog or digital form after the primary light to charge conversion.