Fairchild Imaging’s new BSI sCMOS 3.0 sensors define the next horizon in professional imaging.
The HWK4123 incorporates Fairchild Imaging’s new sCMOS 3.0 BSI technology, resulting in an ultra low light capable 4k sensor with market leading 0.5e- RMS read noise. Combining the exceptionally low read noise with high quantum efficiency BSI processing enables <0.001 Lux (starlight) imaging capability. The HWK4123 delivers the performance demanded by night vision and high end surveillance applications.
The ultra low light capable HWK4123 is available in monochrome and color versions, and employs new engineering to realize extremely low noise, boost QE, and reduce dark current. An innovative BSI process enhancement delivers a broad spectrum NIR-QE out to 1100nm to sense nightglow for improved night vision. Low dark current enables lower dark signal noise and maintains high image quality under high temperature conditions.
Fairchild Imaging’s proven dual gain amplifier architecture results in 16 bits per pixel to encompass the full dynamic range. Low gain and high gain signal paths provide analog to digital conversions at multiple gain factors on a pixel by pixel basis. The process optimizes both dynamic range and low light noise. The result is a high native dynamic range that can be further extended utilizing the HWK4123’s multiple-exposure HDR operating modes.