Pixelteq has released its PixelSensor 8-band multispectral photodiode array, which consists of eight wavelength-selective photodiodes in a compact 9mm square sensor. The PixelSensor enables multispectral sensing at a smaller scale by integrating spectral filters at the sensor level.

This photodiode splits the visible spectrum into eight discrete colour bands. Its standard 20-pin LCC package can be surface or socket mounted. Common cathode operation provides low noise and fast response time. Customised OEM versions of PixelSensor are also available with user-defined spectral bands. The PixelSensor is suitable for multispectral applications such as portable colour monitors and industrial and scientific instruments.