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Standardized high-performance 640 x 512 readout integrated circuit for infrared applications
Author(s): Naseem Y. Aziz; Robert F. Cannata; Glenn T. Kincaid; Randal J. Hansen; Jeffery L. Heath; William J. Parrish; Susan M. Petronio; James T. Woolaway
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a standardized high performance 640 by 512 readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for p-on-n detectors such as InSb, Heterojunction HgCdTe, QWIP, and InGaAs. The array is intended to support a wide range of system through flexibility and advanced modes of operation. The ISC9803 uses a flexible, programmable, multistage pipelined architecture to achieve a state-of-the-art ROIC suitable for applications ranging from hand-held IR viewers to high-speed industrial imaging system. A simplified default mode directly supports single output NTSC or PAL operation. Using the programmable mode, the ISC9803 supports such advanced features as dynamic image transportation, dynamic windowing, multiple high-speed multi tout configurations, and signal 'skimming'. Both default and programmed modes support integrate-while-read and integrate-then-read snapshot operation, and variable gain. This array is part of the Indigo Systems family of standard ROICs that use a common architecture and electrical interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354577
Show Author Affiliations
Naseem Y. Aziz, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Robert F. Cannata, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Glenn T. Kincaid, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Randal J. Hansen, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Jeffery L. Heath, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
William J. Parrish, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
Susan M. Petronio, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)
James T. Woolaway, Indigo Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3698:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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