Philips announced a step forward in the development of its digital silicon photomultiplier technology by scaling it from a single-pixel sensor to a fully integrated 64-pixel sensor with a sensing surface of over 10 square centimeters and power consumption less than 1W.
“Our digital silicon photomultiplier technology is fully scalable and opens the door to new applications in areas such as medical imaging and nuclear physics,” says Rob Ballizany, vice president of Philips and general manager of Philips Digital Photon Counting. “With this new technology, we intend to bring the digital revolution to any application where ultra-low light levels need to be measured.”
Capable of counting single photons and detecting their arrival time with an accuracy of around 60 picoseconds, Philips’ digital silicon photomultiplier technology eliminates the power-consuming A/D circuitry associated with existing analog silicon photomultipliers.
Philips is looking for partners in selected applications to fully exploit the market potential of its new digital silicon photomultiplier technology.