15 Jun 2024

Backside Illuminated (BSI) TDI camera

The new Linea HS 16k BSI camera is ideal for near ultraviolet and visible imaging applications

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, has announced its Linea HS 16k Backside Illuminated (BSI) TDI camera is in production now. With its CLHS interface, the company says this camera offers enhanced sensitivity and is ideal for Near Ultraviolet (NUV) and visible imaging applications such as wafer, flat panel display and electronic packaging inspection as well as photoluminescence and life science imaging.

The new Linea HS 16k BSI uses Teledyne DALSA’s charge-domain CMOS TDI 16k sensor with a 5×5 μm pixel size and delivers a maximum line rate of 400 kHz aggregate. Compared with Front Side Illumination (FSI), the company says the BSI model significantly improves quantum efficiency in the near ultraviolet and visible wavelengths and boosts signal-to-noise ratio for imaging applications in light starved conditions.

Linea HS is a leading TDI product family for high-speed and high-sensitivity imaging. It can provide cutting edge performance based on multi-array charge-domain CMOS TDI technology, offering advanced capabilities including mono/HDR, color, multifield, and super resolution imaging for demanding machine vision applications. Linea HS 16k BSI also has the same form factor as the Linea HS FSI, so existing systems can be easily upgraded.

The Linea HS 16k BSI camera uses a CLHS data interface that delivers 6.5GPix/sec data throughput in a single cable. An active optical cable (AOC) enables a longer cable length which eliminates the need for a repeater, significantly improving data reliability and reducing system costs.

Company info: Teledyne DALSA