Impuls Supports

Impuls Bildanalyse GmbH now supports the new product line from camera manufacturer PCO AG. The different models pco.1600, pco.2000 and pco.4000 can be used in all Impuls software products, like VisComet and Vision. In addition, the camera support is available for the mvIMPACT SDK. is a cooled digital 14bit CCD camera available with with high and highest resolutions: 1600×1200 pixels, 2048×2048 pixels up to 4008×2672 pixels.

Main features:

  • superior resolution up to 4008×2672 pixels
  • 14 bit dynamic range
  • image memory in camera (camRAM up to 4 GB)
  • excellent low noise of 12 e- rms at 8 MHz
  • thermo-electrical cooling of -50 °C vs. ambient
  • standard interfaces (IEEE 1394, camera link)
  • UV sensitive & color CCD image sensor available

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 up to 160 MB/s. The system features thermo-electrical cooling (delta vs. ambient -50 °C), a superior high resolution of up to 4008×2672 pixel and low noise down to 10 e- 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.

Currently, the IEEE 1394 (firewire) and camera link interfaces are available; a Gigabit Ethernet interface is in the works.

This cooled digital CCD system is perfectly suited for low light and high resolution camera applications, like microscopy, aerial photography or quality control.

More information can be found on the PCO AG website.