The KAE-08152 is an 8.1 MP Interline Transfer EMCCD image sensor that provides increased Quantum Efficiency (particularly for NIR wavelengths). It is based on an advanced 5.5 - micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, and has extended dynamic range, excellent imaging performance, and a flexible readout architecture that enables use of 1, 2, or 4 outputs. All four outputs of the sensor incorporates both a conventional horizontal CCD register and a high gain EMCCD register. Vertical overflow drain structure suppresses image blooming, provides excellent MTF, and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure.
The intra-scene switchable gain feature samples each charge packet on a pixel-by-pixel basis. This enables the camera system to determine whether the charge will be routed through the normal gain output or the EMCCD output based on a user selectable threshold. This feature enables imaging in extreme low light, even when bright objects are within a dark scene, allowing a single camera to capture quality images from sunlight to starlight.
KAE-08152 is available in two package configurations: PGA, and PGA with integrated thermoelectric cooler (TEC).