1 October 1990 High fill-factor CCD imager with high frame-rate readout
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The design for two high fill-factor CCD arrays for optical signal processing applications is described. The imaging registers have 1024 x 1024 and 512 x 512 pixels and achieve virtually 100 percent optical fill factor through the use of substrate thinning and back illumination. High frame-rate readout is obtained by the use of a dual storage register and multiple floating-diffusion output ports resulting in reduced readout frequency. On-chip correlated double sampling amplifiers are implemented to reduce the readout noise and simplify off-chip analog signal processing. Both chips include antiblooming drain structures and ESD protection circuits.
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Donald J. Sauer, Donald J. Sauer, Fu-Lung Hseuh, Fu-Lung Hseuh, Frank V. Shallcross, Frank V. Shallcross, Grazyna M. Meray, Grazyna M. Meray, Peter A. Levine, Peter A. Levine, Gary W. Hughes, Gary W. Hughes, John M. Pellegrino, John M. Pellegrino, "High fill-factor CCD imager with high frame-rate readout", Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20994; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20994
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