Teledyne Imaging is the world’s pre-eminent supplier of standard and custom Charge Couple Device (CCD) imaging technology. Our sensors have enabled tens of thousands of discoveries in scientific fields, astronomy, planetary exploration, heliophysics and Earth science.
Our heritage dates back to 1969 and is the heart of over 250 instruments, operating from x-ray through near infrared (NIR), found in spacecraft such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Mars Rovers, solar observatories and Copernicus Earth observation Sentinel satellites.
The rise of CMOS imaging technology has brought imaging system designers a wealth of choice in selecting the right imager for their needs (Teledyne Imaging's world-leading CMOS offerings among them), but for space-proven performance, CCDs still represent the best overall solution in many situations. Teledyne Imaging is proud to have a continued commitment to the supply of CCD image sensors for space, defense, scientific and astronomy applications and is continuing investment in key technological advancements and the long-term operation of a world-class fab in the United Kingdom.
Teledyne Imaging CCDs power many of the most significant astronomy, earth observation, and planetary exploration instruments deployed by the world's foremost space agencies. We have 50+ years of experience partnering with leaders including NASA, ESA, JAXA and CNSA to deliver optimized sensors and imaging systems. We are proud to supply CCDs that deliver the utmost in performance.
Teledyne is uniquely qualified to provide CCD solutions-we offer not only extensive experience, long heritage and IP portfolio in CCD design for space qualified imaging applications, but also our own semiconductor foundry optimized for CCD fabrication. Simply put we have no equal in CCDs for space applications.
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With over 5,000 cumulative years of image sensor operation in space empowering the discovery of new worlds, planetary exploration and observation of the Earth, you can be assured of the most sensitive, reliable and cost-effective instruments.
Resolution: 1024 × 1024 Pixel size: 13 µm Back illumination technology and extremely low noise amplifiers
Resolution: 2048 × 2048 Pixel size: 13.5 µm Well suited to the most demanding applications requiring a high dynamic range.
Resolution: 2048 × 4612 Pixel size: 13.5 µm Well suited to the most demanding astronomical and scientific imaging applications.
Resolution: 1252 × 1152 Pixel size: 22.5 µm Full-frame imaging device with two image area sections that can be clocked separately
Resolution: 512 × 512 Pixel size: 16 µm Well suited for scientific imaging where the illumination is limited.
Resolution: 1024 × 1024 Pixel size: 13 µm Extreme performance in high frame rate ultra-low light applications
Resolution: 2048 × 2064 Pixel size: 15 µm Large image area for demanding scientific imaging applications
Resolution: 6144 × 6160 Pixel size: 15 µm Four separately connected image area sections to allow full-frame, frame transfer, split full-frame or split frame-transfer modes
Resolution: 9216 × 9232 Pixel size: 10 µm Large image area for demanding astronomical and scientific imaging applications
Resolution: 24100 × 128 Pixel size: 7 µm Multispectral, multi-die TDI image sensor array
Resolution: 36200 × 128 Pixel size: 7 µm Backside thinned, multispectral, multi-die TDI image sensor array
Resolution: 8192 × 80 Pixel size: 7 µm TDI CCD image sensor with 7 μm x 7 μm pixels, selectable outputs and 100x antiblooming.
Resolution: 12288 × 128 Pixel size: 7 µm 12k pixel backside illuminated, bidirectional, multispectral TDI CCD
Resolution: 4096 × 96 Pixel size: 7 µm Backside illuminated five bands TDI CCD image sensor
Resolution: 12288 × 128 Pixel size: 7 µm Five band multispectral TDI CCD image sensor with selectable stages.
Resolution: 2048 × 1024 Pixel size: 13.5 µm CCD Sensor with full frame architecture, back illumination technology, and an extremely low noise amplifier. Well suited to the most demanding applications such as astronomy.
Resolution: 2051 × 4096 Pixel size: 15 µm Full frame imaging CCD designed to operate in Inverted Mode for low dark signal.
Resolution: 4096 × 4096 Pixel size: 12 µm Large image area with back-illuminated spectral response and very low read-out noise. Designed for demanding astronomical applications.
Resolution: 4096 × 3112 Pixel size: 12 µm Designed for the World Space Observatory Ultraviolet Spectrographs (WUVS) instrument, Teledyne e2v is supplying the CCD and the assembled cryo-cooled UV detector subsystems.
Resolution: 1404 × 1350 Pixel size: 20 × 30 µm CCD sensor with a graded anti-reflective coating unique to Teledyne e2v
Resolution: 1404 × 1350 Pixel size: 20 × 30 µm CCD image senor optimized for ultraviolet and visible wavelengths
Resolution: 384 × 288 Pixel size: 22 µm Inverted mode X-Ray to NIR sensor primarily intended to suit the requirements of astronomy and scientific measuring instruments.
Resolution: 384 × 1024 Pixel size: 27 µm Close butted CCD, with a dead region of less than 300 microns wide on three sides
Resolution: 512 × 580 Pixel size: 16 µm Back illuminated CCD which maximizes the quantum efficiency in the low energy X-ray region.
Resolution: 1024 × 512 Pixel size: 50 µm Back illuminated, deep depleted, low noise CCD image sensors for use in X-ray detection
Resolution: 0 × 0 Pixel size: 50 µm Back illuminated, deep depleted, low noise CCD image sensors for use in X-ray detection
Resolution: 2048 × 515 Pixel size: 13.5 µm Well suited to the most demanding applications, such as spectroscopy.
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