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16 September 2011 Digital scanner infrared focal plane technology
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Advancements in finer geometry and technology advancements in circuit design now allow placement of digital architecture on cryogenic focal planes while using less power than heritage analog designs. These advances in technology reduce the size, weight, and power of modern focal planes. In addition, the interface to the focal plane is significantly simplified and is more immune to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). The cost of the customer's instrument after integration with the digital scanning Focal Plane Array (FPA) has been significantly reduced by placing digital architecture such as Analog to digital convertors and Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Inputs and Outputs (I/O) on the Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC).
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M. A. Ortiz, N. R. Malone, M. Harris, J. Shin, S. Byers, D. Price, and J. Vampola "Digital scanner infrared focal plane technology", Proc. SPIE 8154, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX, 81540Q (16 September 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897342
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