BAE Systems Imaging Solutions - Fairchild Imaging introduces scaled-down version of its scientific CMOS (sCMOS) sensor. The new CIS1021 has 6.5um pixels in a 1920x1080 format and is based on the same 5T pixel structure previously released in the 5.5MP CIS2051 sensor, initially available to its development partners Andor and PCO. Now sCMOS sensor seems to be open to a wider range of the customers, such as Photonic Science (UK), Lavision, and others.
The new sensor is said to have <1.2e readout noise, >55% QE, dark current of <10pA/sq.cm at 20C, provides greater than 88dB of intra-scenic DR and produces images at rates up to 100fps in rolling shutter mode or 50fps with global shutter, booth at full resolution. PRNU is specified at <3% RMS, full well is 30,000e-, image lag is 0.1% of maximal output, MTF at Nyquist is 0.4.
Incidentally, Laser Focus World published a comparison article on low-light imaging with ICCD, EMCCD and sCMOS sensors, written by Michael Buchin, president of Stanford Photonics. The author seems to favor sCMOS approach.