pco.edge 3.1
Groundbreaking sCMOS technology for outstanding image quality

The pco.edge 3.1 is equipped with an innovative scientific CMOS sensor providing crisp images and precise measurements.
PCO’s edge 3.1 camera system is designed for users who require high resolution, high frame rates, best 16 bit dynamic range, good quantum efficiency, selectable shutter options or optionally a color sensor.

For further information see product data sheet.

All products at a glance: the new sCMOS product overview.

  • pco.edge sCMOS scientific CMOS camera
  • pco.edge usb 3.0 camera sCMOS side view
  • pco.edge USB 3.0 sCMOS camera front side view
  • thermal stabilization at +5 °C
  • extreme low readout noise of 1.1 e- med
  • high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixel
  • dynamic range of 27 000 : 1
  • quantum efficiency up to 60%
  • rolling shutter: 500µs to 2s
  • global shutter: 20µs to 100ms
  • maximum frame rate 50 fps
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • small form factor: 102 x 79 x 70 mm
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  • parameter unit setpoint pco.edge 3.1
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 2048 x 1536
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.5 x 6.5
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 590 nm typ. > 60
    dynamic range A/D bit 16
    readout noise e- med < 1.1
    frame rate fps 50
    exposure time range @ Rolling Shutter
    @ Global Shutter
    @ Global Reset
    500 µs - 2 s
    20 µs - 100 ms
    30 µs - 2 s
    region of interest (ROI) selectable
    optical input Nikon F-mount,
    C-mount
    data interface USB 3.0
  • pco.edge image quality Comparison between a scientific CCD (left) and a scientific CMOS (right, pco.edge) camera with identical illumination.
  • pco.edge scmos QE curve Monochrome Quantum Efficiency curve of the CIS2521 (EMVA1288 measurement)
  • pco.edge scmos QE curve color sensor Color Quantum Efficiency curves of the pco.edge (EMVA1288 measurement)