Design of current-type Readout Integrated Circuit for 160 × 120 pixel array applications

Eun Sik Jung, Young Seok Bae, Man Young Sung

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We propose a Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC), which applies a fixed current bias sensing method to the input stage in order to simplify the circuit structure and the infrared sensor characteristic control. For the sample-and-hold stage to display and control a signal detected by the infrared sensor using a two-dimensional (2D) focal plane array, a differential delta sampling (DDS) circuit is proposed, which effectively removes the FPN. In addition, the output characteristic is improved to have wider bandwidth and higher gain by applying a two-stage variable gain amplifier (VGA). The output characteristic of the proposed device was 23.91 mV/°C, and the linearity error rate was less than 0.22%. After checking the performance of the ROIC using HSPICE simulation, the chip was manufactured and measured using the SMIC 0.35 um standard CMOS process to confirm that the simulation results from the actual design are in good agreement with the measurement results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


  • Image sensor
  • Infrared ray
  • Microbolometer
  • Readout IC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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