Thursday, December 06, 2012

NEC Shrinks IR Pixel to Less Than Wavelength Size

Tech-On: NEC has developed an uncooled VGA IR sensor with pixel pitch of 12um. The sensor operates in 8-14um band, so its pixel size is less than one wavelength. The pixel is based on NEC's own MEMS technology.

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  1. Is this PN junction based? What is the NETD?

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    1. NEC makes microbolometric imagers since 2007 or so. This new one is said to use MEMS processing, so, I'd guess, it's bolometric too.

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  2. The cool thing about this sensor is that it is uncooled.

    NETD = Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (a temperature difference resulting in a signal being equal to noise).

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    1. I understand the meaning of NETD, of course :). My question was on the value of NETD. haha...

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