METHOD OF IMPROVED TDICCD DESIGN BASED ON SENSOR CLOCKING
Keywords: TDICCD, Taps Merging, Continuous Transfer Clocking, Pixel Binning, Area Array mode
Abstract. The final output signal quality of TDICCD is related to the key parameters such as working mode, output mode, signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range and so on. We can improve these parameters of TDICCD by reasonably designing the sensor clocking. Therefore, this text discussed four methods of improved TDICCD sensor clocking to solve some problem in TDICCD application based on using the principle of TDICCD. The technique of TDICCD Taps merging can reduce the number of TDICCD Taps, which helps to reduce the size of the TDICCD rear-end circuit significantly; The technique of TDICCD continuous transfer clocking can improve the charge transfer efficiency, which helps to promote the final signal-to-noise ratio; The technique of pixel binning clocking can enlarge the dynamic range of image; The technique of TDICCD area-array working mode can extend the field of TDICCD working; The principle, derivation process, clocking sequence diagram and application range of these clocking design schemes are given in this paper. At the same time, it also explains its actual effect and the matters to be noted.