15 May 2000 Scientific/industrial camera-on-a-chip using Active Column Sensor CMOS imager core
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The first section will review the requirements for scientific/industrial cameras and discuss the limitations of conventional CCD and active pixel sensors (APS) approaches. The next section will describe the Active Column Sensor technology, and discuss the reasons for the improved performance compared to passive pixel CMOS and APS imagers. Then the Active Column SensorTM (ACS) pixel structure and modes of pixel operation will be discussed. The paper will also describe the other camera functions that are placed on the same substrate. Experimental results including images will be presented. The paper will close with a glimpse into the future of industrial and scientific CMOS ACS image enabled systems.
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Thomas L. Vogelsong, Thomas L. Vogelsong, Jeffrey J. Zarnowski, Jeffrey J. Zarnowski, Matthew A. Pace, Matthew A. Pace, Terry L. Zarnowski, Terry L. Zarnowski, "Scientific/industrial camera-on-a-chip using Active Column Sensor CMOS imager core", Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385428; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385428


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