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    Cardinal 1280

    The Cardinal 1280 HD is SCD next generation SWIR InGaAs 10μm pixel detector. The Cardinal

    1280 HD is a high resolution, high sensitivity InGaAs detector which enables EO IR systems to

    utilize the SWIR wavelength for low light imaging, very long range day surveillance at severe weather

    conditions (smoke, dust, fog, rain). The detector integrates SCD (patent-protected) SNIR ROIC

    which enables the implementation of “see-spot” with SCD ALPD capability. The FPA consists of an

    all-digital ROIC and state-of-the-art planar InGaAs P-I-N diode array.

    The package includes a Thermo Electric Cooler (TEC) that can be utilized for cooling the FPA for

    low light level scenarios.

    • Parameter
    • Technology
    • Format
    • Pitch
    • QE
      > 80% @ 1550nm
    • Spectral Response
      0.4 – 1.7µm (VIS-SWIR)
    • Dark current (typical)
      1fA @ 280K
    • Operating modes and well capacity
      High gain : 12Ke / Low gain: 600Ke
    • Pixel Operability
    • Max FR @ full window
      150 F/sec @ 13bit resolution (70MHz clock rate 500F/sec with Binning
    • Windowing
      Flexible, 2 row step
    • ROIC noise (typical)
      High gain : 10Ke, 35e with CDS / Medium gain: 500Ke, 170e / Low gain: 1Me, 350e
    • NEP
      <0.5fW@High Gain, 27msec integration mode
    • FPA power dissipation
      < 150mW @ 60 F/sec, standard imaging
    • Active imaging time constant
      2µsec@CTIA stage
    • Ambient operating temperature
      -40C to +71C
    • Package
      Metallic (vacuum tight), 34x34X10 mm3
    • Cooling capability
      ΔT = 40degC @ 30degC ambient
    • Vacuum lifetime
      >14 years @ 25degC ambient
    • Standard daylight imaging with 2 gain levels
    • Low light level with CTIA stage
    • ALPD with 2x2 binning
    • Active imaging
    •  Cardinal 1280
    •  Cardinal 1280
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