This version of the CCD42 family of CCD sensors has fullframe architecture. Back illumination technology, in combination with an extremely low noise amplifier, make the device well suited to the most demanding applications, such as spectroscopy.

Mission Heritage

Teledyne Imaging's image sensors have a rich history of successful space service. CCD42-10 powers key instruments on NASA's Curiosity (2012) and Perseverance (2020) rovers.

Space Agency Mission Instrument
NASA Mars 2020 SuperCam and SHERLOC on board Perseverance Rover
MSL (Mars Science Laboratory)
ChemCam instrument on board Curiosity Rover


Part Number CCD42-10
Sensor Type CCD
Resolution 2048 x 515
Pixel Size 13.5 x 13.5 µm
Image Area 27.6 x 6.9 mm
Output Amp 1x VLN
Package CIL-20, 32.89 x 20.07
Total Pixels 1.05 MP
Readout Noise 6 e
Wavelength Category Visible (400-700 nm)
Near Infrared (700-1000 nm)

Relevant Applications

Planetary Exploration
Mission critical image sensor solutions for planetary orbiters and rovers

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