Linear CMOS Sensor

Linear CMOS Sensor

Low noise optical sensor for spectral analysis systems or biological fluorescence detectors. The controller is based on a modern element base with low-noise analogue amplifiers. The high quality analogue to digital converter gives a stable output signal without drift. According to the documentation, you can connect your signal handler on the microcontroller.

The Top side of the board with CMOS sensor installed

The Bottom side, component view

Compatible with Hamamatsu
The dimensions of our board are exactly the same as Hamamatsu's C13015-01 board. You can replace their board with ours without hardware modifications. The difference is the ADC used. Our board has an ADC with a serial SPI interface for data output. The parallel interface is not used.

Compatible CMOS sensors
The datasheet C13015-01 shows a detailed compatibility table for different CMOS sensor models. They can be installed in the PCB without modifying the electronics.

CMOS Compatible

How To Use

Connect the desired output or input directions on the board with weeding jumpers. Connect the common power supply +5v. Internal supply voltages necessary for CMOS matrix operation are already on board. All digital signals for connection to the microprocessor are +3.3v.

Open the documentation for the chips used in the sensor and look at the control and communication protocols. Open the documentation for the CMOS sensor S11639-01. Any other sensor with functionally identical pins can be used instead. Check the matrix selection table on the Hamamatsu Photonics website.

If you do not have your own controller for signal processing, you can additionally buy our board. The board is equipped with ARM STM32G431VBT6. You can process the Optical signal directly in the board using your own code. Or connect the sensor to a computer via CAN bus using a compact CAN adapter. A total of 1023 sensors can be connected to one adapter.

Sensor schematic