The Hertzstück™ lead sulfide (PbS) detector is a short wave infrared (SWIR) semiconductor sensor for 1 – 3 µm wavelength. For Hertzstück™ PbS detectors we have developed a new, patent pending encapsulation technique: Hertzstück™ is the first bare chip lead salt photoconductor that can be wire-bonded to printed circuit boards. Using this chip-on-board (COB) technology Hertzstück™ enables your devices to be smaller, more flexible and more efficient.
If your application needs a packaged detector, we also offer Hertzstück™ PbS sensors in TO packages.
|Operating temperature [°C]||-30 to +70|
|Storage temperature [°C]||-55 to +70|
|Peak sensitivity wavelength λP [µm]||2.2|
|20 % cut-off wavelength λC [µm]||2.9|
|Time constant [µs]||200|
|Dark resistance Rd [MΩ]||0.3 to 3.0|
|Min D* (606 Hz, 1 Hz) [cm·Hz½/W]||5 ∙ 1010|
|Peak D* (606 Hz, 1 Hz) [cm·Hz½/W]||1 ∙ 1011|
Our encapsulation technology allows Hertzstück™ detectors to be directly wire bonded on printed circuit boards. Bare chip solutions enable small, flexible and very efficient devices.
We can offer a test kit, a bonded bare chip on a pluggable board, so that you can experience Hertzstück™ in your application. We can also support you in bonding our bare chips. For small volumes we offer in-house bonding and can work closely together with you to find the optimum bond parameters for your application. To learn more about how you can integrate a bare chip detector into your device, get into contact with our engineers.
The infrared detectors Hertzstück™ are also available with double encapsulation for higher safety and longer lifetime. The sensors are not only protected by a TO-package, but also by a novel thin-film encapsulation directly on the chip. This patent-pending technique ensures not only longer lifetime, but also highest detectivity up to 3µm (at room temperature) and thus increased safety.
Current production processes for optical devices in the semiconductor industry are optimized for TO-packages. Hertzstück™ double-encapsulated sensors are fully compatible to such automated production and can readily replace existing single-encapsulated sensors.
Are you looking for smaller and bigger sensor sizes, TE cooled photoconductors, linear arrays, detectors with grids, or custom specifications? We are committed to offer the right solution for your IR sensing application.
Already in our pipeline: Hertzstück™ PbSe detectors for 2 – 5 µm wavelength as bare chip and TO packaged sensors. Get in contact with us and we will inform you as soon as Hertzstück™ PbSe detectors are available.
Applications like moisture detection, gas sensing, spectroscopy, flame control and chemical analysis depend on reliable detection of infrared light. Hertzstück™ offers distinctive advantages for your measurement:
For the use of Hertzstück™ PbS and PbSe infrared photodetectors in medical devices, monitoring and control instruments and consumer applications RoHS exemptions apply.
For automotive applications Hertzstück™ PbS and PbSe infrared photodetectors fall under ELV exemption.