Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM)

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Compared to other photosensor technologies, such as PiN diodes, APDs, and PMTs, SiPMs offer a winning combination of properties. These include high gain, excellent PDE, and fast timing along with the practical advantages associated with solid-state technology: compactness, ruggedness, low bias voltage, and insensitivity to magnetic fields. Each SiPM series combines high photon detection efficiency (PDE) with low dark count rate; and with other varying characteristics that are suited to specific applications.

Product Family

RDM-Series SiPM

Product family of NIR enhanced sensitivity SiPM products for automotive LiDAR applications.

J-Series SiPM

Product family of highest PDE SiPM pixel sensors for UV to green wavelengths.

C-Series SiPM

Product family of low dark count rate SiPM pixel sensors for UV to green wavelengths.

RB-Series SiPM

Product family of 1 mm SiPM pixels with enhanced NIR sensitivity for LiDAR applications.

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ArrayRDM-0112A20-QFN

NIR-enhanced for LiDAR Applications, Automotive Qualified

A monolithic 1 × 12 array of SiPM pixels based on our market−leading RDM SiPM CMOS process.

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ArrayRDM-0116A10-DFN

NIR-enhanced for LiDAR Applications, Automotive Qualified

A monolithic 1 × 16 array of SiPM pixels based on our market−leading RDM SiPM CMOS process.

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Application Note

Introduction to the Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM)

A complete introduction to Silicon Photomultipliers, their operational principle and key performance metrics.The Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) is a sensor that addresses the challenge of sensing, timing and quantifying low-light signals down to the single-photon level. Traditionally the province of the Photomultiplier Tube (PMT), the Silicon Photomultiplier now offers a highly attractive alternative that combines the low-light detection capabilities of the PMT while offering all the benefits of a solid-state sensor.

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White Paper

SiPMs in Direct ToF Ranging Applications

How to utilize SiPM in LiDAR and the impact of the various system and environmental factors on the resulting performance. This white paper is intended to assist in the development of SiPM (Silicon Photomultiplier) based LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems. The following sections contain information on the design and implementation of a direct ToF (Time-of-Flight) rangefinder, in terms of the laser, timing and optical parameters and detailed analysis of key aspects that must be considered when integrating SiPMs in such systems.

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White Paper

Direct Time−of−Flight Depth Sensing Reference Designs

An introduction to the LiDAR reference designs and evaluation kits available from ON Semiconductor. Depth sensing with precise measurements is a requirement for many applications in today’s markets, including industrial, consumer, and automotive. ON Semiconductor has designed a suite of depth sensing reference designs and evaluation kits to simplify the design process enabling faster development and time−to−market of depth sensing solutions for multiple markets.

Videos

Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) for Automotive and Industrial LiDAR Applications

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