This version of the CCD42 family of CCD sensors has fullframe architecture. Back illumination technology, in combination with extremely low noise amplifiers, makes the device well suited to the most demanding applications requiring a high dynamic range.

Mission Heritage

Space Agency Mission Instrument
ESA Rosetta Optical Spectrograph and InfraRed Imager System (OSIRIS)
JAXA / NASA Solar-B/Hinode X-Ray Telescope (EIT)
NASA / PSU SWIFT Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT)
NASA STEREO B Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUVI)


Part Number CCD42-40
Sensor Type CCD
Resolution 2048 x 2048
Pixel Size 13.5 x 13.5 µm
Image Area 27.6 x 27.6 mm
Output Amp 2x VLN
Package Compact Ceramic, 37.0 x 51.7
Total Pixels 4.19 MP
Wavelength Category X-Ray (0.01-10 nm)
Ultraviolet (193-400 nm)

Relevant Applications

Space Astronomy & Space Science
Imaging technology for orbiting telescopes, observatories, and the study of the universe
Planetary Exploration
Mission critical image sensor solutions for planetary orbiters and rovers
Ground Astronomy
Visible and infrared image sensors that set the standard for the world's leading ground-based astronomy applications and observatories

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