Described as the first backside illuminated (BSI) scientific CMOS image sensor, Gpixel’s GSENSE400-BSI is manufactured using TowerJazz’s TS18IS process. The makers claim that the component’s extraordinary UV sensitivity and extremely low dark current address the specific requirements for scientific measurement and professional applications. Employing an optimized anti-reflective coating for either UV sensitivity or visible light (VIS) sensitivity, dark current is below 0.03 e-/p/s at -50ºC and sensitivity spans 270 nm to 300 nm for the UV-optimized version, 300 nm to 400 nm for VIS-optimized versions. Other features include a read noise as low as 1.3e-, linear full well charge as high as 91Ke-, and a dynamic range of 96 dB.
Jazz Semiconductor Inc.
Newport Beach, CA