PCO Articles

  1. Understanding Camera-Based Ultraviolet Imaging And Applications

    A new generation of advanced UV imaging cameras has opened the door to new applications and enhanced performance in existing applications.

  2. Improving Microscopy And Biological Imaging With Backside Illuminated (BI) sCMOS Sensors

    Biological labs can get better and more quantifiable image data from microscopes with sCMOS sensor-based devices.

  3. OEMs: Expand Your Product Portfolio With sCMOS Sensors

    OEMs can enhance their products with expanded capabilities and attract customers by incorporating scientific CMOS sensor technology.

  4. 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.

  5. Understanding Intensified sCMOS Imaging

    This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.

  6. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About sCMOS Cameras – But Were Afraid To Ask

    Everyone has questions they are afraid to ask. If those questions concern sCMOS cameras, this e-book by PCO is designed to help answer them. Whether your questions relate to pixel size, camera sensitivity, industry standards, or data transmission, this information is meant to be helpful and fun to read.

  7. Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?

    “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 white paper discusses the reasons for the difference of “binning” in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

  8. Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?

    Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in incoming light's path as it reaches the pixel volume, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. Thus, BI CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.

  9. Why Does High-Resolution Inspection Of Food Products Matter?

    The presence of any foreign material in food products could be a disastrous outcome for any company. This white paper discusses the use of high-resolution cameras for food inspection and the benefits that it offers over other types of inspections.

  10. Why Are There Special Interfaces For The Transmission Of Image Data?

    The amount of image data that must be transferred to computers for storage and processing is continuously increasing. This paper discusses the progression of camera interfaces, and how they are continuously improved to enable reliable streaming data transfer from the camera to the computer.