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Ultra-low power ADC on chip for high-performance IR detector
Author(s): Gilbert Decaens; Michel Zecri; Patrick Maillart; Frédéric Advent; Laurent Baud; Stephen Parola; David Billon-Lanfrey; Frédéric Pistone; Sébastien Martin
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Paper Abstract

The InfraRed staring arrays developed by SOFRADIR are more and more compact and offer system solutions for wide range of IR wavebands. IR detectors have been taken to an even more advanced level of sophistication to achieve staring arrays high performances. Latest developments have also been focused on the silicon readout circuit. Digital conversion on chip is one of the recent progresses in this field of activity. In order to match each system requirements, on chip high performance ultra low power ADCs have been developed. Beyond the performance aspects, digital focal plane arrays can be considered as the first step towards low cost Dewar family, since they allow for a more simple electrical interface on Dewar designs and on chip image processing. Recent results concerning these new readout circuit architectures are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72983H (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820337
Show Author Affiliations
Gilbert Decaens, SOFRADIR (France)
Michel Zecri, SOFRADIR (France)
Patrick Maillart, SOFRADIR (France)
Frédéric Advent, SOFRADIR (France)
Laurent Baud, SOFRADIR (France)
Stephen Parola, SOFRADIR (France)
David Billon-Lanfrey, SOFRADIR (France)
Frédéric Pistone, SOFRADIR (France)
Sébastien Martin, CEA LETI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7298:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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