A new generation of IR and sub-millimeter wave radiation detector imager array with integrated per channel high-gain capacitive amplifiers and digital signal processing/enhancement circuitry was designed. The multi-core processor carrier chip, with the analog interface and the digital processor array were implemented in standard 0.18-μm CMOS technology and verified within a compact measurement system. Characterization with external photosensors has been completed and the associated measurement results are presented. A concept for nano antenna type detector array integration to the processor carrier was also developed, and some preliminary experiments have been conducted with metal-oxide-metal (MOM) diodes.
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