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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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PLUMBICON CAMERA TUBE

The plumbicon, developed by Philips of Holland, is a small lightweight television camera tube that has fast response and processes high quality pictures at low light levels. Its small size and low power operating characteristics make it an ideal tube for solid-state TV cameras designed to serve a particular purpose. Modern colour television cameras are making widespread use of the plumbicon because of its simplicity and spectral response.

Functionally, the plumbicon is very similar to the standard vidicon. Focus and deflection are both accomplished magnetically. The main difference between the plumbicon and the standard vidicon is the target.

As shown in part (a) of Fig. 31.13 the inner surface of the glass face plate is ...

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