Senseeker Introduces Sales of Oxygen® RD0092 DROIC Quarter Wafers

August 27, 2020 | Santa Barbara, CA




Senseeker, a leading innovator of digital infrared image sensing technology, has reduced the barriers to entry to procure state-of-the-art digital readout ICs by introducing sales of quarter wafers of the Oxygen® RD0092 digital readout IC (DROIC). This allows customers to acquire a reduced minimum order quantity of ICs at lower-cost for evaluation and prototyping.

Each fully tested quarter wafer is supplied with a minimum number of guaranteed good die. A full data pack that includes a GUI-based clickable wafer map is also furnished. The wafer map provides color-coded grade information for each die along with a top-level summary (die yield, results of each individual test, and final grade). Clicking any die on the map displays a detailed test summary plot that contains test images, histograms for the test images, pixelwise differences used to reject bad pixels with pass/fail thresholds indicated, bad pixel map image and a bar graph showing the measured supply currents in the screen test state.

To further simplify the evaluation and development experience using the Oxygen RD0092, Senseeker offers an evaluation kit that can be used for cooled or uncooled lab testing. The evaluation kit comes complete with software and is easily connected to a host PC with a frame grabber card for image display. Also included are a chip-on-board Oxygen RD0092 DROIC for uncooled evaluation and an adapter board that interfaces to a Dewar for cooled evaluation.

"We are focused on making it as inexpensive and easy as possible for customers to get up-and-running with Senseeker's commercial readout products." said Kenton Veeder, President at Senseeker. "Our goal is to lower the barriers-to-entry of using advanced digital readout ICs by making them available off-the-shelf in lower quantities than a full wafer. We also believe that it is critical to provide the whole ecosystem of tools that are required to expedite the development process."

Senseeker's Oxygen RD0092 product is an ideal solution for focal plane array developers who want to shorten their development process with a high-performance DROIC that is available off-the-shelf, or customers who want to hybridize new photodetectors and evaluate the results quickly and easily.

About Senseeker

Senseeker is a wholly US owned transducer IC semiconductor company that specializes in the design of state-of-the-art digital imaging sensors and readout integrated circuits for hybrid infrared image sensing arrays. Senseeker's products and IP enable designers to produce world class infrared image sensing solutions. Read more at


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