New CMOS readout circuit for uncooled bolometric infrared focal plane arrays

Tsung Hsin Yu*, Chung-Yu Wu, Yung Chung Chin, Pei Yen Chen, Fa Wen Chi, Jiunn Jye Luo, Cheng Der Chiang, Ya Tung Cherng

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Abstract

By incorporating the basic Constant Current (CC) configuration with the buffered direct injection (BDI) structure, a new readout circuit called the constant current buffered direct injection (CCBDI) is proposed for the uncooled bolometer detector FPAs. Due to the use of BDI structure, the offset is decreased and the linearity range is increase. Thus linearity, dynamic range, and uniformity are improved. An experimental chip of 64×64 CCBDI FPA readout circuit has be designed and fabricated by using 0.5 μm double-poly double-metal n-well CMOS technology with the cell size of 50×50 μm2. The measured linearity is 94.36% whereas the measured uniformity is 81.3%. Both measurement and simulation results have verified the advantageous features of the proposed CCBDI readout circuit. It is believed that the new CCBDI structure has a great potential in the applications of large uncooled bolometer FPAs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventProceedings of the IEEE 2000 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Geneva, Switz
Duration: 28 May 200031 May 2000

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