Speed Cameras


This high speed 12bit CMOS camera system comprises advanced CMOS and electronics technology. With its sensitive 12 bit dynamic it enables remarkable fast image rates of 1100 frames per second (fps) at full resolution of 2016 x 2016 pixel. The system features also a vraiety of trigger options to cover all offboard applications that have been required by the automotive industry. The image data are transferred via GigE Vision or USB2.0 interfaces. For preview purposes a DVI interface is integrated. The pco.dimax has a smart battery control, which allows a full operation for 1 h and a data backup for 6 h. The available exposure times range from 2 •žs to 1 s. This digital CMOS camera system is perfectly suited for high speed camera applications such as material testing, external crash testing or super slow motion movie clips.
  unit setpoint pco.dimax
(hor x ver)
pixel   2016 x 2016
pixel size
(hor x ver)
µm2   11.0 x 11.0
peak quantum efficiency %

@ 520 nm

> 44
dynamic range A/D bit   12
readout noise e- rms   tbd
imaging frequency, frame rate fps @full frame / @1032x1024 1100 / 4000
exposure time s   2•žs..1s
ROI horizontal     steps of 48
ROI vertical     steps of 4
optical input     Nikon F-mount
data interface     GigE Vision, USB2.0
interframing time ns   tbd

areas of application
• high speed particle image velocimetry (PIV)
• short time physics
• spray analysis
• hyper velocity impact studies
• automobile crash tests
• material testing
• tensile tests
• airbag inflation
• fast flow visualization
• spray imaging
• hydrodynamics
• fuel injection
• sparks in electronical switches
• combustions imaging
• semiconductor quality control
• fast events in nature and machine
• super slow motion movie clips
• ballistics

pco.dimax data sheet (.pdf)