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    Cardinal 640 Low Noise (LOON)

    This FPA consists of a Digital Low Noise ROIC and state-of-the-art Planar InGaAs P-I-N diode array. The detector can be supplied in two types of package:

    • Metallic package which includes a Thermo-Electric Cooler (TEC)
    • Ceramic TEC-less package


    The metallic package can be supplied with a low power proximity board which provides:

    • Timing and sensitive power supply to the ROIC
    • Camera Link Interface (similar to the Cardinal 640)
    • TEC control electronics


    • Parameter
    • Technology
    • Format
    • Pitch
    • QE
      > 80% @ 1550nm
    • Spectral Response
      SWIR-VIS: 0.6 – 1.7µm
    • Dark current (typical)
      1fA @ 283K
    • Operating modes and well capacity
      High gain (for Low Light Level imaging) – 15Ke / Low gain (for high quality daylight imaging) – 0.3Me
    • Max FR @ full window
      360 F/sec @ 13bit resolution Global Shutter
    • Windowing
      Flexible, 2 row step
    • ROIC noise (typical)
      High gain: 15e (with CDS) / Low gain: 170e
    • Ambient operating temperature
      -40C to +71C
    • Active imaging time constant
      600nsec @ full frame / 100nsec @ 64x64 block
    • FPA power dissipation
      < 100mW @ 60 F/sec
    • Package
      Metallic (vacuum tight), 30x30 mm footprint / Ceramic TEC-less (Inert gas) low SWaP, 25x20mm footprint
    • Cooling capability (metallic package only)
      Down to - 10C @ 30C environment
    • Proximity electronics (optional for metallic package)
      Camera Link interface / Power dissipation: 1.7W @ 60Hz, 25degC ambient (without TEC) / TEC control circuitry / EMC compatibility to MIL-STD-461C
    • Very low floor noise mode (15e)
    • High frame rate, Global Shutter
    • Low power Camera Link interface
    • Active imaging oriented
    • Gated imaging provision
    • (100ns time constant @ 64x64 ROI)
    • Digital interface (as Cardinal 640)
    •  Cardinal 640 Low Noise (LOON)
    •  Cardinal 640 Low Noise (LOON)
    •  Cardinal 640 Low Noise (LOON)
    •  Cardinal 640 Low Noise (LOON)

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