CMOS, CCD, CMOS TDI, EMCCD and infrared product platforms from Teledyne Imaging
Teledyne Imaging’s space and defense portfolio of solutions focus on performance, reliability and heritage, technological differentiators. Each part of the Teledyne imaging group brings its own unique specialisms and experience to support the full breadth of imaging technologies today.
CMOS imaging sensor (CIS) product platforms have achieved significant performance gains for airborne, defense and security applications in recent years, and are now starting to find uses in low earth orbit (LEO) space missions. Teledyne Imaging has an ambitious development roadmap for space qualified and radiation tolerant CIS solutions.
With an ever-increasing CMOS portfolio, the following provides an overview of the differentiating aspects between the different CMOS technology product platforms.CMOS Image Sensors for Space
Teledyne Imaging leads the way in high performance standard and custom Time Delay Integration (TDI) on CMOS technology having made rapid and significant gains in meeting the low noise performance of CCD based TDI technology.
TDI is used in low earth orbit satellite-based imaging for land scanning and airborne defense applications, where speed is high and light is low. Combined with CMOS sensor design innovations like backside illumination, sophisticated CMOS TDI sensor enabled instruments are bringing new possibilities to space applications.
Technology advancements that bring low noise performance to CMOS TDI include hybrid CCD-in-CMOS (charge-domain CMOS TDI) and electron multiplication CMOS (EMCMOS).
Combining new technologies in a single die and package including multispectral and hyperspectral imaging bands brings reduced size, weight and power devices through ultra-high quantum efficiency, backside thinning, high speed read rates, low defects and advanced packaging techniques.TDI Imagers for Space
Teledyne Imaging is the world’s pre-eminent supplier of 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.
Industry often refers to CCD technology as being-replaced by CMOS. Whilst this is true for commercial applications in the most part, Teledyne Imaging is proud to have a continued commitment to the supply of CDD 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.
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Teledyne Imaging is uniquely positioned to offer innovative custom solutions to exceed your next generation requirements. With a technology portfolio covering wavelengths from X-ray to infrared, Teledyne Imaging’s custom solutions delivers solutions tuned to the most challenging applications
• Optimize performance for your applications
• Differentiate your solutions with unique features
• Integrate functionality for competitive advantage
• Reduce your time to market by leveraging our technology portfolio
Teledyne’s history in solid-state imaging reaches back to 1969, and offers world-leading products in CMOS and CCDs with a wide range of advanced capabilities.
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