Fraunhofer Press, Photonics.com: The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg has developed a CMOS image sensor for an industrial customer which can operate at temperatures ranging from -40 to +115 degrees Celsius. The research scientists have succeeded in developing pixels which exhibit an extremely low dark current. This reduction makes it possible to capture high-quality images even in extreme heat.
The sensor has a resolution of 256 x 256 pixels and an image size of 2.5 x 2.5 centimeters, translating into 100um pixels. The reported DR is 90dB. The sensor supports both global and rolling shutter. The chip is produced in 0.5um CMOS process.