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Readout circuits for two-dimensional microbolometer arrays
Author(s): Wenyun Gu; Defu Pi
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Paper Abstract

The uncooled thermal bolometer is preferred for a thermal imager because of its low cost, high reliability and high performance. The design principle of readout circuits for two-dimensional microbolometer arrays is introduced in this paper. Then the problems occurring during the progress when the signal is read out for a larger scale array are analyzed and the resolved method is introduced. Otherwise, the reason why the form of bi-CMOS circuit is more suitable for the microbolometer readout circuit is explained in the paper. At the end of the paper the nonuniformity of the circuit is simply described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4600, Advances in Microelectronic Device Technology, (15 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444677
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Wenyun Gu, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Defu Pi, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4600:
Advances in Microelectronic Device Technology
Qin-Yi Tong; Ulrich M. Goesele, Editor(s)

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