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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, Fu-Lung Hseuh, Frank V. Shallcross, Grazyna M. Meray, Peter A. Levine, Gary W. Hughes, and 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);

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