pco.1300 solar
NIR sensitive 12 bit CCD camera

This camera system is no longer available. Support and drivers are still available.

This versatile high performance 12 bit CCD camera system is specifically designed for electro luminescence applications in the range of 850nm - 1200nm. The pco.1300 solar has an extraordinary quantum efficiency of up to 11 % @ 900nm. At the heart of the camera is an FPGA processor allowing for sophisticated control and accurate timing of the CCD and associated electronics. In addition, a proprietary offset control algorithm has been developed which provides very high offset stability, regardless of ambient temperature or signal changes ensuring accurate and repeatable quantitative data over long periods of time. The pco.1300 solar’s most unique feature is its increased sensitivity in the NIR range of the spectrum. Binning and cooling, as well as other features of the camera can be selected and optimized to accommodate the user's application. Camera features good resolution, high dynamic range, exposure time 5 µs to 1 hour, internal frame buffer for continuous image capture, excellent low noise, selectable regulated cooling, standard firewire interface, optimal offset stability and control (< 1 count).
This low light camera system is perfectly suited for many sensitive and low noise imaging applications, such as solar cell quality control, NIR fluorescence imaging, EL applications etc..

  • quantum efficiency up to 11% @ 900nm
  • excellent resolution 1392 x 1040 pixel
  • cooled 12 bit dynamic range
  • superior low noise of 7e- rms @ 10MHz
  • designed for electro luminescence (EL) applications
  • optimal offset stability and control (<1count)
  • standard IEEE1394a ("Firewire") interface
  • parameter unit setpoint pco.1300 solar
    resolution (hor x ver) pixel 1392 x 1040
    pixel size (hor x ver) µm 6.45 x 6.45
    peak quantum efficiency % @ 880 nm typ. 13
    dynamic range A/D bit 12
    readout noise e- rms @ 10 MHz
    @ 20 MHz
    frame rate fps @ full frame @ 10 MHz
    @ full frame @ 20 MHz
    exposure time range s 5
    binning pixel analog 1 x 1, 1 x 2,
    2 x 1, 2 x 2
    optical input C-mount,
    Nikon adapter
    data interface Firewire (IEEE1394a)
    cooled CCD temperature °C 5