Ultra Low Noise CMOS Image Sensors

  • Assim Boukhayma

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book


This thesis provides a thorough noise analysis for conventional CIS readout chains, while also presenting and discussing a variety of noise reduction techniques that allow the read noise in standard processes to be optimized. Two physical implementations featuring sub-0.5-electron RMS are subsequently presented to verify the proposed noise reduction techniques and provide a full characterization of a VGA imager. Based on the verified noise calculation, the impact of the technology downscaling on the input-referred noise is also studied.

Further, the thesis covers THz CMOS image sensors and presents an original design that achieves ultra-low-noise performance. Last but not least, it provides a comprehensive review of CMOS image sensors.


Low Light Read Noise Noise Source in CIS Thermal Noise Reduction Photon Counting Readout Circuit 1/f Noise Reduction Mechanism Low Noise CMOS THz Imager VGA Imager CMOS Integrated Circuits Switched Capacitor N-path Filter

Authors and affiliations

  • Assim Boukhayma
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  1. 1.STI IMT ICLABÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneNeuchâtel 2Switzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68773-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68774-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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