In this paper, we present our developments on micro-calorimeter arrays, based on High Impedance Silicon sensors (MIS or resistive TES) micro-calorimeters and GaAS-GaAlAs HEMTs / SiGe cryo-electronics, started 5 years ago. We show the pixel design, the main steps to build a 32x32 array. We are presently developing two kinds of high impedance sensors: Metal-Insulator-Sensors and High Resistivity Transition Edge Sensors. We described our associated FrontEnd electronics and detailed system level analysis of the foreseen camera. We discuss why we will be able to handle a camera with a large number of pixels (thanks to excellent thermal insulation and no electronic power consuming at the 50mK stage). We discuss the main technological building blocks (Absorber, Sensor) and their present status.
Bolometers cooled to very low temperature are currently the most sensitive detectors for low spectral resolution
detection of millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths. The best performances of the state-of-the-art bolometers allow
to reach sensitivities below the photon noise of the Cosmic Microwave Background for example. Since 2003, a french
R&D effort called DCMB ("Developpement Concerte de Matrices de Bolometres") has been organised between different
laboratories to develop large bolometers arrays for astrophysics observations. Funded by CNES and CNRS, it is intended
to get a coherent set of competences and equipments to develop very cold bolometers arrays by microfabrication. Two
parallel developments have been made in this collaboration based on the NbSi alloy either semi-conductive or
superconducting depending on the proportion of Nb. Multiplexing schemes have been developed and demonstrated for
these two options. I will present the latest developments made in the DCMB collaboration and future prospects.