pco.4000
cooled 14 bit CCD camera

This high resolution 14bit cooled CCD camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 128MB/s. The system features thermo-electrical cooling (delta vs. ambient -45°C), a superior high resolution (4008 x 2672 pixel) and low noise (down to 12e- rms). 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. The available exposure times range from 5µs to 49days. This cooled digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for low light and high resolution camera applications, like microscopy, aerial photography or quality control. Color and monochrome image sensors are available.

  • resolution (4008 x 2672pixel)
  • cooled 14bit dynamic range
  • image rate of 5 fps @ full resolution
  • low noise of 11 e- rms @ 8MHz
  • thermoelectrical cooling of delta -45°C vs. ambient
  • image memory in camera (camRAM up to 4GB)
  • standard interfaces (IEEE1394, camera link, GigE, USB 2.0)
  • ultra-stable offset
  • parameter unit setpoint pco.4000
    resolution
    (hor x ver)
    pixel 4008 x 2672
    pixel size
    (hor x ver)
    µm² 9.0 x 9.0
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 500 nm typ. 50
    dynamic range A/D bit 14
    readout noise e- rms @ 8 MHz 11
    imaging frequency,
    frame rate
    fps @ full frame 5.0
    exposure time range s 5 µs .. 49 days
    binning (hor) pixel analog 1, 2
    binning (ver) pixel analog 1, 2, 4, 8
    optical input Nikon f-mount
    data interface GigE, USB 2.0,
    Firewire, USB 3.0,
    Camera Link (base)
    cooled CCD
    temperature
    °C @ difference vs.
    ambient
    - 45
  • Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.4000 monochrome CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).
  • Quantum efficiency curves of the pco.4000 color CCD image sensor (measured and supplied by Kodak).