CMOS-SPADs (Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes) are highly sensitive and very fast avalanche photodiodes. They can reach an amplification of 108 for a short time and have high count rates as well as low noise. CMOS SPADs are used in Flash LiDAR systems, industrial robots and surveillance technology.
With the evaluation board, SPAD sensors for high-resolution imaging applications can be tested quickly and easily. A USB 2.0 interface facilitates data exchange with the application software.
The SPAD Evaluation Board provides reference voltages, data acquisition, sensor control, and two optional triggers. The sensor provides timing and counting mode to measure time between the start of measuring window and the first photon detection or the amount of detections inside a measurement window. The board supports USB 2.0 B data communication and is recognized as test and measurement device on the PC side.