CCD Image Sensors Plays Key Role in COVID-19 Diagnostics

e2v CCD77-358 sensors in production (Source: Teledyne)

Teledyne is supplying high performance charge-coupled devices (CCDs) for Covid-19 diagnostic scientific instruments. These highly sensitive image sensors are used for low-light imaging applications such as microscopy and other scientific imaging techniques deployed for research and diagnostic testing of Covid-19.

In the past few weeks, the UK CCD fabrication team have been producing hundreds of CCD77-358 devices that will be designed into camera systems to support Covid-19 diagnostics.

Miles Adcock, president of e2v’s space and quantum business, said: “The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered increased demand and interest for CCD and CMOS sensors. We expect to have manufactured several times the forecast annual demand for the CCD77-358 devices by the end of this quarter alone. Our ability to expedite and meet urgent requirements is testament to the drive and commitment of the Chelmsford CCD fabrication operations team.”

Chelmsford e2v CCD fabrication team members (Source: Teledyne)

The CCD77-358 sensor is back-illuminated and has an image resolution of 512 × 512 pixels, a large pixel size of 24 µm in size and a high dynamic range.

Teledyne has advanced wafer-processing facilities in the UK and Canada. Testament to the resilience of CCD technology in the most demanding applications, the company is committed to the provision of a long-term vertically integrated, dedicated CCD fab and continues to make technology developments to the design and production of CCDs. e2v CCD77-358 sensors in production (Source: Teledyne)

Link: Medical applications, Teledyne e2v, Teledyne UK Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

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