Hamamatsu Corporation Introduces Flat Panel Sensor San Jose, CA (Photonics West 2003) - Hamamatsu Corporation introduces the C7930-01 flat panel sensor that features a fast frame rate and excellent pixel pitch for the acquisition of dynamic X-ray images. The C7930-01's ability to generate high quality X-ray images makes it very well suited for mammography applications, as well as virtually any non-destructive analysis application, ranging from semiconductor inspection to national security systems.
Featuring a frame rate of 7 frames/second at a 100-micron pitch, the C7930-01 produces images quickly. The video image is transferred in 12-bit digital waveforms through a digital image grabber board to produce images with resolution of 10 line pairs/mm. The result is X-ray images with amazing clarity that allow for detection of small tumors, minor imperfections or tiny objects that otherwise would be missed.
The C7930-01 consists of an array board and control board. The array board is designed with a Cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator that sits on a two-dimensional active detector matrix consisting of a 176x220.8 (mm) photodiode array area that is sensitive to the scintillator's emitting light. An FET switch and integrated amplifier circuit with charge-sensitive amplifiers featuring 4416x3520 pixels are also on the array board. The amplifier channels are designed with a horizontal shift resistor that accurately senses the charge on each of the video lines and transfers the video signal via an A/D converter to a monitor for easy viewing.
Hamamatsu is a leading manufacturer of devices for generation and measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. Its products include photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, scientific light sources, infrared detectors, photoconductive cells, and imaging devices. The company's unique corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of photonics through extensive research, and yields products that are regarded as the state of the art. Hamamatsu products are used throughout the world in scientific, industrial, and commercial applications.
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