Acc.#1984.0062
EG&G Reticon - Donation

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Description - IMAGE SENSORS - significant areas of application.

The self-scanned solid state image sensor comes in two versions, i.e., a one-dimensional row, or linear array, and a two-dimensional matrix, or area array.

There are basically four areas of application for the linear arrays.
The smaller arrays, 64 to 512 pixels, are used in optical character recognition and point-of-sale applications.

Typical SMALLER Arrays:

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.10
1984.0062.10larger view 593K
RL64 General-Purpose Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 64
Center Spacing (m): 50.8u
I(C)on Min.(A) Light Current: 2.5
V(O) Max.(V) Output Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.11
1984.0062.11larger view 609K
RL256C General-Purpose Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 256
Center Spacing (m): 25u
V(O) Max.(V) Output Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*


EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.06
1984.0062.06larger view 981K
RL512S General-Purpose Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 512
Center Spacing (m): 25u
I(C)on Min.(A) Light Current; 280u
Ioff Max.(A) Off-state Current: 5.0p
V(O) Max.(V) Output Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*


The longer arrays, 1024 t o 4096 pixels, are used in document scanning, such as facsimile or electronic copiers.

Typical LONGER Arrays:

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.08
1984.0062.08larger view 1.46MB
RL1024C Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array - 4-Phase 10MHz Clock
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 1024
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 25.4u
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m)=12.7u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 26.0m
Vertical Dimension (m): 25.4u
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 3.0m
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.05
1984.0062.05larger view 1.25MB
RL1728H Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array - Sample Freq 3MHz
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 1728
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 16u
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m): 7.0u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 25.5m
Vertical Dimension (m): 16u
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.07
1984.0062.07larger view 1.39MB
RL2048H Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array - Sample Freq 3MHz
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 2048
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 16u
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m): 7.0u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 30.2m
Vertical Dimension (m): 16u
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.01
1984.0062.01larger view 927K
RL4096H (data spec unavailable)


Scientific instrumentation, i.e., spectrophotometry, chromatography [sic], use a variety of special, wide apperature [sic] linear arrays ranging from 512 to 2048 pixels.

Typical LINEAR Arrays:

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.06
1984.0062.06larger view 981K
RL512S General-Purpose Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 512
Center Spacing (m): 25u
I(C)on Min.(A) Light Current; 280u
Ioff Max.(A) Off-state Current: 5.0p
V(O) Max.(V) Output Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.04
1984.0062.04larger view 1.23MB as found
RL1024S Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 1024
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 2.5m
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m): 25u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 25.6m
Vertical Dimension (m): 2.5m
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 1.0m
Package: DIP*


Industrial instrumentation and process control provide an almost unlimited number of applications for linear arrays of all sizes. Such applications include inspection and measurement on moving production lines in fields such as textiles, pharmaceuticals, the automotive industry and the glass and steel industries.

Typical LINEAR Arrays:

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.09
1984.0062.09larger view 590K
RL512C General-Purpose Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 512
Center Spacing (m): 25.4u
I(C)on Min.(A) Light Current: 0.7
V(O) Max.(V) Output Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.08
1984.0062.08larger view 1.46MB
RLlO24C Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 1024
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 25.4u
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m): 12.7u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 26.0m
Vertical Dimension (m): 25.4u
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 3.0m
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.07
1984.0062.07larger view 1.39MB
RL2048H Linear Self-Scanned Photodiode Array
Vertical Pixel Count: 1
Horizontal Pixel Count: 2048
Vertical Pixel Dimension (m): 16u
Horizontal Pixel Dimension (m): 7.0u
Horizontal Dimension (m): 30.2m
Vertical Dimension (m): 16u
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5.0
Package: DIP*


The matrix arrays are specially designed to facilitate computer interfacing, rather than picture-taking for human observation: Special features have been incorporated to facilitate their application in vision systems for robotics and for other industrial inspection and process control applications.

Typical MATRIX Arrays:

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.03
1984.0062.03larger view 1.46MB
RA128x128 Photoresistor-Based Position Sensor
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 120m
Vsup Max. (V) Supply Voltage: 16
Isup Max.(A) Supply Current: 10m
Peak Wavelength (m): 750n
Package: DIP*

EG&G Reticon 1984.0062 NMAH Catalog Number 1984.0062.02
1984.0062.02larger view 2.58MB
RA256x256 Photoresistor-Based Position Sensor
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 120m
Vsup Max. (V) Supply Voltage: 165
Isup Max.(A) Supply Current: 10m
Peak Wavelength (m): 750n
Package: DIP*

Many special configurations have been designed for applications ranging from outer space to the ocean depths.

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