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The Cardinal 1280 HD is SCD next generation SWIR InGaAs 10μm pixel detector. The Cardinal 1280 HD is a high resolution, high sensitivity InGaAs detector which enables EO IR systems to utilize the SWIR wavelength for low light imaging, very long range day surveillance at severe weather conditions (smoke, dust, fog, rain). The detector integrates SCD (patent-protected) SNIR ROIC which enables the implementation of “see-spot” with SCD ALPD  capability. The FPA consists of an all-digital ROIC and state-of-the-art planar InGaAs P-I-N diode array. The package includes a Thermo Electric Cooler (TEC) that can be utilized for cooling the FPA for low light level scenarios.

  • Parameter
  • Technology
  • Format
  • Pitch
  • QE
    > 80% @ 1550nm
  • Spectral Response
    0.4 – 1.7µm (VIS-SWIR)
  • Dark current (typical)
    1fA @ 280K
  • Operating modes and well capacity
    High gain : 12Ke / Low gain: 600Ke
  • Pixel Operability
  • Max FR @ full window
    160 F/sec @ 13bit resolution (70MHz clock rate 640F/sec with Binning
  • Windowing
    Flexible, 2 row step
  • ROIC noise (typical)
    High gain : 10Ke, 35e with CDS / Medium gain: 500Ke, 170e / Low gain: 1Me, 350e
  • NEP
    <0.5fW@High Gain, 27msec integration mode
  • FPA power dissipation
    < 150mW @ 60 F/sec, standard imaging
  • Active imaging time constant
    2µsec@CTIA stage
  • Ambient operating temperature
    -40C to +71C
  • Package
    Metallic (vacuum tight), 34x34X10 mm3
  • Cooling capability
    ΔT = 40degC @ 30degC ambient
  • Vacuum lifetime
    >14 years @ 25degC ambient
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