Rochester, N.Y. Eastman Kodak Company unveils two CCD sensors for the digital radiography (DR) and scientific imaging markets. The KODAK KAF-16803 and KAF-09000 image sensors offer improved sensitivity with high resolution, allowing
manufacturers to develop cost-effective x-ray systems with improved contrast of fine features.
The KODAK KAF-16803 and KAF-09000 image sensors provide both a significant
increase in quantum efficiency as well as a reduction in noise compared to CCD image sensors currently used in DR systems, according to the company. This improved sensitivity allows system designers the choice to improve the image quality of existing systems or trade this extra sensitivity for lower cost system components such as phosphor screens and other optical components.
For users requiring the highest resolution, the 16-million pixel KAF-16803 image sensor
provides higher sensitivity, higher dynamic range and lower noise than the current KAF-16801 image sensor to provide a significant increase in imaging performance. Click here for the KAF-16803 datasheet.
The 9-million pixel KAF-09000 incorporates a larger, 12-micron pixel that increases the sensitivity of this device even further. Both image sensors share the same package and pin-out configuration as the current KAF-16801 device for easier migration. Click here for the KAF-09000 datasheet.
The KAF-16803 and KAF-09000 image sensors are currently sampling, followed by mass production in the summer. Pricing for the KAF-16801 starts at approximately $4100 per unit and pricing for the KAF-09000 starts at $3300 per unit, depending on quantity.
Eastman Kodak Company, 1-585-722-4385, www.kodak.com/go/imagers