This high speed 10bit CMOS camera system comprises advanced CMOS and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 1GB/s. The system features an excellent resolution (1280 x 1024pixel) and low noise. It consists of a compact camera with an external intelligent power supply. The image data are transferred via customer selectable standard data interfaces to a computer (IEEE 1394 (firewire), camera link, USB 2.0, ethernet). The available exposure times range from 1s to 100ms.

unit setpoint pco.1200hs
(hor x ver)
pixel   1280 x 1024
pixel size
(hor x ver)
µm   12 x 12
peak quantum efficiency % @ 500 nm typical 23.4
dynamic range A/D bit   10
readout noise e- rms @ 10 MHz 105
imaging frequency, frame rate fps @ full frame/ @ROI VGA 625 / 1330
exposure time s   1s..100ms
ROI horizontal     yes
ROI vertical     yes
optical input     C-mount, Nikon f-mount
data interface     IEEE1394,
camera link, USB2.0, ethernet
interframing time ns   400

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 analysis
• hydrodynamics
• fuel injection
• sparks in electronical switches
• combustions process analysis
• semiconductor quality control
• fast events in nature and machine
• ballistics

data sheet (.pdf)

pco.2000 hs total view large
pco.1200 hs back firewire

pco.1200 hs back camera link