New digital readout inegrated circuit targets SWIR applications
Senseeker Engineering has announced the Neon RD0033, an advanced digital readout integrated circuit (DROIC) with low-noise performance, triple-gain modes and a 10μm pitch pixel with a capacitive transimpedance amplifier (CTIA) front-end circuit.
It 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 Neon RD0033, with 640 x 512 format and a frame rate of 700fps, has triple-gain modes with programmable well capacities of 22ke-, 160ke- and 1.1Me-. 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 modes and external asynchronous integration control and can be used for range-gating applications. It contains both on-chip and off-chip correlated double sampling modes operating in both integrate-then-read and integrate-while-read modes. Additional product modes include sample-up-the-ramp, on-chip temperature monitoring and programmable multiple high-speed windows to observe and track targets at thousands of frames per second.