Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spectral Instruments Offers 112MP CCD Camera

Tucson, AZ-bases Spectral Instruments shows its new product - 112MP CCD camera with 95mm x 95mm B&W sensor. The CCD is cooled down to -100C to reduce noise. The company's Youtube video demos the new 1110s camera:



Spectral Instruments also has 900 series 256MB camera, but the CCD sensor there is composed of 16 lower resolution CCDs.

12 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Let's try that again. This looks like Dick Bredthauer's sensor. see:
    2007 IISW paper

    ReplyDelete
  3. The sensor should be placed in a vaccum chamber, no??

    ReplyDelete
  4. Albert TheuwissenMay 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Oeps, is this correct ? If I remember well (sitting in a hotel room you can not remember everything !) this camera is based on the Canon CMOS sensors presented at ISSCC and IISW. I think it is not a CCD in that case.
    Also Canon used an 8" wafer, and Dick's was on a 6" wafer. At Philips, a full wafer-scale CCD was done in 1996 as well, but that was also 6" (see 1997 IISW).

    ReplyDelete
  5. Albert TheuwissenMay 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Look at this one :
    http://www.canonwatch.com/112-mp-bw-sensor-that-captures-the-sun-and-the-stars-in-on-shot/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well, they say CCD many times, and Zeke says the sensor is 95 mm x 95 mm which is 9 um x 10,560 pixels on a side, almost exactly, as Dick said. Just because an article shows up on the Canonwatch site, doesn't mean it is a Canon product!

    I am sticking with Bredthauer over Canon based on these facts.

    ReplyDelete
  7. On the flyer on Spectral Imaging's website there is a picture showing a 6" wafer with the CCD on it. You can even read "STA" at the top of the wafer, so quite likely it's Bredthauer's CCD.

    See page 2 on http://www.specinst.com/1300S%20Camera%20Broch_Rev.pdf

    Another picture of the same wafer can be seen here (Dalsa semiconductor, who fabbed the CCD) : http://www.teledynedalsa.com/corp/news/news.aspx?itemID=17

    ReplyDelete
  8. Albert TheuwissenMay 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Thanks for your reactions. So I think you are right, the title CANONWATCH was misleading to me. Enjoy your day.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm pretty interested in astronomy, but I'm curious if there are some non-astronomical applications for this thing?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Contact sensing or long micro-channels integrated on top?

      Delete
  10. Giant mobile phone for example :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It has been a pleasure watching the speculation. Yes, Eric it is our STA1600 111 mega pixel CCD imager. Dinosaurs continue to roam the earth. If you look at our web page www.sta-inc.net you can see where they are going.

    ReplyDelete

All comments are moderated to avoid spam.