Senseeker Offers Low-Noise Neon™ Digital Readout IC for SWIR Applications
The 10 µm, 640 x 512 Neon™ RD0033 DROIC is available now for commercial use
By: Senseeker Engineering, Inc.
The Neon DROIC was developed for low-light applications such as short-wave Infrared (SWIR) and low-current detector technologies such as quantum dots-based detectors. It has been designed for use in high-operating temperature conditions.
"The low-noise and high-sensitivity of Senseeker's Neon family of digital readouts enable extremely high-performance infrared imaging in the next generation of SWIR cameras," said Dr. Martin H. Ettenberg, President and CEO at Princeton Infrared Technologies. "This new level of performance will allow Princeton Infrared Technologies to continue to offer high performance SWIR cameras and imagers across the Industrial, Scientific and Defense markets."
The Neon RD0033, with 640 x 512 format and a frame rate of 700 fps, has triple-gain modes with programmable well capacities of 22 ke-, 160 ke- and 1.1 Me-. The chip boasts very low read noise of 15 electrons at room temperature in high-gain. The RD0033 is a global shutter chip with both internal synchronous integration control and external asynchronous integration control modes and can be used for range-gating applications. It contains both on-chip and off-chip correlated double sampling modes that operate in both integrate-then-
The Neon RD0033 is in production now and is supported by an electronics kit and a thermoelectric cooler sensor test unit that, together, enable testing and evaluation of Neon-based focal plane arrays.
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Senseeker is a US owned transducer IC and cryogenic test solutions company that specializes in the design of state-of-the-