The video unit inside the high speed ICCD camera

Intensified CCD cameras from Stanford Computer Optics are available with different kinds of video units. Video unit means the combination of the CCD sensor and the dedicated electronics that forms the output signal.

The most striking difference between the video units is if they work analog or digital. Because the CCD sensor itself of course is analog, the difference is only the kind of output signal transmitted from the video unit. Neither the analog nor the digital technology is a benefit in itself. It depends on the application spectrum if one of both could be more advantageous for you. Please keep in mind that in our digital era analog systems are often regarded as antiquated even if they outperform competing digital systems.