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High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA
High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA At a lab in New Mexico, A team is assessing this dangerous “space trash” with the use of ultra-high-speed imaging cameras. They fire fake “space trash” no bigger than a pea at things like oxygen tanks and steel cables. Let’s just say it never ends well (everything gets ripped in half), and the scientists can’t even see the projectiles to track them. That’s where Vision Research Phantom cameras, such as...  Continue Reading...
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 2
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 2 Part 2 of the series describing advancements in CMOS sensors and processing focuses on a new Super 35 mm CMOS image sensor that is specifically developed to support origination of High Dynamic Range (HDR) motion imagery. Another development is two separate photodiodes within each photosite that is essential for achieving the 15-stop dynamic range, and supports a unique in-sensor phase detection strategy that closes a focus control loop around...  Continue Reading...
Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1
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.   Continue Reading...
Stellarator Monitored By Cygnets
Stellarator Monitored By Cygnets The IPP requires specific cameras to monitor plasma that can be found within the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. These cameras need to be able to fit into the tight spaces around the device as well as operate reliably when close to the large magnetic field in the necessary confinement. This application note introduces the Raptor Photonics Cygnet cameras that were able to meet these requirements with full testing up to 1.8 Tesla.  Continue Reading...
Boosting Sensitivity
Boosting Sensitivity When purchasing a camera, especially for “light starved” applications, the correct light sensitivity is an important specification to consider. Light sensitivity is more open to user or vendor manipulation, unlike more unambiguous specifications such as the maximum resolution or frame rates at key resolutions.  Continue Reading...
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 Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge

PCO offers a family of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras featuring high-resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates, high dynamic range, and availability with various interface options. These cameras are designed to provide low latency, low jitter, real-time signals between a camera and frame grabber while carrying image data, control data, and trigger events. These cameras feature 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution (2560 x 2160 in the 5.5 model), and the option of Camera Link HS (CLHS).

Compact sCMOS Camera Compact sCMOS Camera

The new pco.panda is a sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for applications including single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact, 65 x 65 x 65 mm3 package.

4.2 Megapixel Scientific CMOS Camera: Photometrics Prime 4.2 Megapixel Scientific CMOS Camera: Photometrics Prime

The Photometrics Prime is the first intelligent scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera to incorporate a FPGA-based Embedded Signal Processing™ engine (ESP) that enables a number of real-time processing features. Utilizing sCMOS sensor technology, Prime is and an extremely versatile imaging solution for life science imaging applications such as microscopy and high-speed ratiometric imaging.

Scientific CMOS Camera: Orca-Flash 2.8 Scientific CMOS Camera: Orca-Flash 2.8

Hamamatsu's Scientific CMOS Camera: ORCA-Flash 2.8 is a high-sensitivity digital camera based on their scientific CMOS image sensor, FL-280, that offers 2X the pixels, 4X the speed, and 1/2 the noise — all at a lower price than standard interline CCD chips. The Orca-Flash 2.8 has the ability to deliver high resolution, high readout speed, and low noise all at an affordable price making it the scientific camera of choice for applications including life sciences, microscopy, semiconductor inspection, industrial imaging and x-ray scintillator readout.

sCMOS Camera with High QE and Low Noise: ORCA-Flash4.0 LT sCMOS Camera with High QE and Low Noise: ORCA-Flash4.0 LT

Hamamatsu’s ORCA-Flash4.0 LT is a scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera that lends itself particularly well to brightfield, fluorescence, live cell, 3D, ratiometric calcium imaging, and multi-dimensional imaging. When compared to traditional CCD cameras, it offers higher signal-to-noise ratios, faster frame rates, and larger fields of view.

CMOS linear image sensor (S11638) CMOS linear image sensor (S11638)

Hamamatsu’s S11638 CMOS linear image sensor has enhanced sensitivity in the UV region, resulting in a wide spectral response range from 200 nm to 1000 nm. It’s an active pixel sensor type and features an amplifier added to each of its 2048 pixels.

sCMOS Cameras for OEM sCMOS Cameras for OEM

These new OEM cameras from Hamamatsu feature an advanced scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensor capable of high resolution, fast frame rates, and low noise simultaneously. With their small size, board-level design, and simple, low-cost integration, these OEM cameras are ideal for imaging in life science, failure analysis, and semiconductor inspection.

OEM and Custom Camera Solutions OEM and Custom Camera Solutions

SPOT Imaging offers a variety of OEM and custom camera solutions – from board level designs for system integrators to fully functional and stand-alone imaging systems. An emphasis is placed on lowering overall electronic noise without sacrificing the camera’s speed.

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  • New KURO™ Camera From Princeton Instruments Is First In World To Utilize Back-Illuminated Scientific CMOS Sensor Technology
    New KURO™ Camera From Princeton Instruments Is First In World To Utilize Back-Illuminated Scientific CMOS Sensor Technology

    Princeton Instruments recently introduced the KURO, the world’s first scientific CMOS camera system to implement back-illuminated sensor technology. The KURO camera delivers both the fast frame rates and the exceptional sensitivity needed for applications such as hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, cold-atom imaging, quantum imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, and high-speed spectroscopy, all whilst eliminating the drawbacks commonly associated with front-illuminated scientific CMOS cameras.

  • Adimec Introduces N-5A100/CXP High Speed Camera For Multi-Camera Inspection Equipment

    Adimec recently announced the new NORITE 5 Megapixel compact CoaXPress high-speed area scan camera, the N-5A100/CXP for high speed multi-camera inspection systems. The Norite N-5A100 camera is a 5 megapixel camera with CMOS global shutter technology in a 1” optical format. For developers of multi-camera systems, such as side-view cameras for 3D metrology, the N-5A100 cameras offer reduced system complexity through its simplicity while increasing throughput.

  • Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor That Achieves Expanded Dynamic Range Through New Drive Method
    Canon Develops Global Shutter-Equipped CMOS Sensor That Achieves Expanded Dynamic Range Through New Drive Method

    Canon Inc. recently announced that it has developed a new CMOS sensor equipped with a global shutter function that enables the capture of distortion-free images even when shooting fast-moving objects. Employing a new signal-readout drive system and new pixel structure that significantly expands the full well capacity and reduces noise, the sensor contributes to high-image-quality video capture by making possible the realization of a wide dynamic range.

  • Photometrics Launches Scientific CMOS Camera With 95 Percent Quantum Efficiency

    Photometrics, a manufacturer of high-performance scientific cameras for life science applications, andGpixel Inc., a company specializing in high-performance CMOS image sensors, recently announced the release of the Photometrics Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera.

  • New Canon ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production
    New Canon ME20F-SH Cinema Kit Offers Versatility For Filmmaking And Television Production

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the ME20F-SH Cinema Kit, which bundles the ME20F-SH Camera with 10 accessories to enhance the user operation and provide significant savings compared to purchasing the accessories separately. The ME20F-SH camera's CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras.

  • Adimec Exhibits New CMOS Daylight Cameras With Adaptive Resolution at SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing 2016

    Adimec plans to showcase its portfolio pf vision products and technologies that are optimized for the global security market at the 2016 SPIE Defense and Security Syymposium event in Baltimore, MD. The company will display and discuss the enhancements made to the TMX series of rugged full HD and beyond COTS cameras to provide full motion video in daylight on airborne payloads, long-range observations systems, and other sensor system architectures.

  • Photometrics Launches Intelligent Scientific CMOS Camera

    Photometrics has released its new sCMOS camera, the Photometrics Prime. Prime is the first 4.2 Megapixel scientific CMOS camera available for life science research that actively defeats the negative impact of Poisson noise in low light images. The camera packs a formidable FPGA-based Embedded Signal Processing engine, ESP, that enables powerful signal restoration and feature detection for localization based Super Resolution Microscopy. 

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  • Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System
    Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System

    Forza Silicon's 100+ MP Cam Platform is a CMOS image sensor module camera reference design with 15360 x 8640 resolution, 2.45 μm pixel size, 68 dB dynamic range, and 4 e-read noise. President and cofounder Barmak Mansoorian met with us on the first day of the show to show us some of the camera's features and the images it can capture.

  • MEMS Mirrors, CMOS Cameras, Flow Cells, And More

    Shruti Sharma, inside sales manager with Hamamatsu, walks us through several of their product offerings displayed at Photonics West 2013.

  • CCD, CMOS, And sCMOS Cameras For Imaging Applications
    CCD, CMOS, And sCMOS Cameras For Imaging Applications

    Murad Karmali, VP of sales for PCO-TECH, introduces us to several cameras from his company’s product line at Photonics West 2013. This includes the pco.edge, an sCMOS camera that features simultaneous high light sensitivity, high frame rate, high resolution, and high dynamic range.

  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Lower-Cost Scientific CMOS Camera Chris Ryan of QImaging talks about their new scientific CMOS camera, the Rolera Bolt, which, according to QImaging, costs less than half that of most scientific CMOS cameras. It features a high-quantum-efficiency 1.3-megapixel sensor (3.63 µm x 3.63 µm pixel size), low read noise (~ 3e-), and high-speed (30 fps full resolution) simultaneous readout.
  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Camera Comparison — Three-Chip CCD Vs. Single-Chip CMOS

    Paul Dempster of Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division demonstrates the sensitivity and color accuracy advantages of the company’s three-chip high-definition video technology by comparing the performance of Toshiba’s new IK-HD1 three-chip CCD camera with its IK-HR1 single-chip CMOS camera.

  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Scientific CMOS Camera Built On Gen II sCMOS Detector

    In this video, Jessica Uralil of Hamamatsu Corporation highlights several new technologies, including the ORCA-Flash4.0 scientific CMOS camera. Built on a new Gen II sCMOS detector, this camera is ideal for applications such as single molecule imaging, super resolution microscopy, and high-speed calcium ion imaging.

  • Live From Photonics West 2012: Scientific CMOS Camera Introduction

    Murad Karmali of PCO-TECH Inc. (formerly The COOKE Corporation) discusses the features of several cameras, including the pco.edge scientific CMOS camera. Used in super resolution microscopy, single molecule imaging, calcium imaging, and other applications, the pco.edge simultaneously offers extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution, and large field of view.

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